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ABOUT ME

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Member name: 
TPHummer
About Me: 
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers memorabilia archive owner. Runnin' Down the Dream and lovin' it!
City: 
Lansing
State: 
Michigan
Hobbies: 
Artist & Musician, creator of a huge TPATH memorabilia archive that will one day be offered to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Favorite Bands: 
TPATH Superfan, but I also follow the Wallflowers; MUTEMATH an electro/pop band that claims work in the Transformers & Twilight Saga movies; Silversun Pickups: L.A. natives that don't get enough credit; Death Cab For Cutie, and Nashville New South Rock band, The Vegabonds. I listen to many current bands and try to keep myself up on current music trends and sounds.
Country: 
United States
Name: 
Barbara Bogart Luoma
Favorite Concert You've Been To: 
Estero Florida show in 2012 was a great vacation attached to the concert. Stayed at the Edison Beach House right on the beach in Ft. Myers Beach, waded with wild stingrays, swam up close with wild dolphins and then went to the show at the Germain Arena in Estero. 2013's end of tour show in Minneapolis at Target Center was great! Stayed at the Marriott Depot Renaissance, went to the dueling piano bar The Shout House & got them to play Free Falling in honor on Benmont, attended the pre-show meet-up at Hubert's Sports Bar & Grill and then sat right in front of Tom for the whole night (right in front!!!) Lastly got our photo taken by a reporter for the St. Paul/Minneapolis Pioneer Press and wound up in the Sunday paper. What a hoot! My fav overall show was 2010 at United Center in Chicago because of the awesome size of venue & audience. We were in front of Tom's mic stand again & could see audience from his perspective. Plan to do this venue again in 2014. And Nashville!
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I have been a long time exclusive fan for many, many years. I cannot boast that I've followed Tom since Mudcrutch...I haven't. I became a fan when "Refugee" sucked me in and refused to let me go. After several years of collecting TPATH stuff from being in the old school, snail mail fan club, receiving the paper newsletters, buying every cassette, video, cd and taping shows, I decided I would take on a serious endeavor - to create an archive of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers memorabilia that only Tom Petty himself could top! My goal is simple...document and photograph each piece and archive it while sharing as much as I can about the items with other fans (currently on Twitter) and in the end donating the pieces to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (if they want it) in honor of Tom & the guys. I do NOT sell, I only buy, the rarest of finds, most interesting pieces of Heartbreaker memorabilia, with the goal of creating an archived history of those who have infringed on the work of one great songwriter and the musicians that support him. This is the ongoing dream I am runnin' down.

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