During Sunday nights show Tom Petty told the crowd point blank "I will make sure everyone is re-imbursed for the Saturday show even if I have to pay it out of my own pocket." That's called integrity. #tompettyismyhero.
I was fortunate enough to attend both the Saturday and Sunday night shows. SATURDAY was extremely unfortunate and an incredible drag. We had Premium Tickets ($300 each) on Saturday arrived to the line super early and ended up front row center. It was amazing!!!! Then truly Heartbreaking. There was talk in the crowd prior to what happened that Jack White was in the building and we thought commotion on side of stage was going to end in him coming on for a song or two. Didn't happen. -- SUNDAY: We had regular general admission floor seats and waited outside for three hours; we weren't front row but got a great spot for this show too. SUNDAY SHOW WAS TRULY EPIC!!!! Tom and the Heartbreakers were so tight and inspired it almost eclipsed Saturdays debacle. I don't know exactly what happened and how things went wrong Saturday but I do know where they went right! We were extremely impressed with the organization for getting everyone in efficiently and trying to keep scalpers from preying on the fans. Fonda security made very clear announcements to the line of exactly what was and wasn't allowed and things went very smooth. ALSO -- A guy named Tim Hare was the face of the company on the street and available by email or phone if the fans were having any hassles. He was out in front available for everyone Saturday night after they pulled the plug. People were very unhappy that night and it would have been easy for him to disappear but he didn't. I was impressed. Thanks again to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers! I hope they release a live LP of the Sunday night show; I'd love to listen to it again and again. (It would be great to see a video with Saturday and Sunday shows covering the whole story like we saw it!!!! But thats probably too much to ask.) I will do everything I can to see the Heartbreakers live as long as they tour!!! In my opinion no other legendary act cares as much for their fans as Tom Petty & Heartbreakers! (I probably sound like a "plant". I'm not. Things went very wrong on Saturday night but I also witnessed people w/ the Tour and the Venue who seemed to really care.)
I am a Saturday show premium ticket holder and I agree with this!!! Giving the option of tickets to another show or refund would probably be most fair. I would choose to see them again!
;D (he's a HERO of mine too!)