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Columbus Photos and Recap

  • June 13, 2017
    Columbus Photos and Recap

    Schottenstein Center

    Columbus, OH

    June 7, 2017

     

    Though it’d been more than a decade since their last visit to Columbus, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers were given a heroes’ welcome by the 15,000-plus screaming fans packed into the Schottenstein Center on the Ohio State University campus Wednesday night.

     

    And while songs like “I Won’t Back Down,” “You Got Lucky,” and “Don’t Come Around Here No More” were big crowd favorites, one of the special moments of the night was when Tom strapped on his acoustic guitar, surrounded in total darkness onstage, save for a lone spotlight on his mic, and started “Wildflowers.” The title track off the album of the same name, “Wildflowers” is considered by many Heartbreaker fans to be among Tom’s finest songwriting efforts of his entire career, and the version in Columbus was stunning. The band dropped in perfectly behind Tom after the second verse, and Hattie and Charley Webb’s gorgeous harmonies were just icing on the cake.

     

    Rockin’ Around With You

    Mary Jane’s Last Dance

    You Don’t Know How It Feels

    Forgotten Man

    You Got Lucky

    I Won’t Back Down

    Free Fallin’

    Walls

    Don’t Come Around Here No More

    It’s Good To Be King

    Crawling Back to You

    Wildflowers

    Learning to Fly

    Yer So Bad

    I Should Have Known It

    Refugee

    Runnin’ Down A Dream

     

    You Wreck Me

    American Girl

     

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on June 13, 2017

Schottenstein Center

Columbus, OH

June 7, 2017

 

Though it’d been more than a decade since their last visit to Columbus, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers were given a heroes’ welcome by the 15,000-plus screaming fans packed into the Schottenstein Center on the Ohio State University campus Wednesday night.

 

And while songs like “I Won’t Back Down,” “You Got Lucky,” and “Don’t Come Around Here No More” were big crowd favorites, one of the special moments of the night was when Tom strapped on his acoustic guitar, surrounded in total darkness onstage, save for a lone spotlight on his mic, and started “Wildflowers.” The title track off the album of the same name, “Wildflowers” is considered by many Heartbreaker fans to be among Tom’s finest songwriting efforts of his entire career, and the version in Columbus was stunning. The band dropped in perfectly behind Tom after the second verse, and Hattie and Charley Webb’s gorgeous harmonies were just icing on the cake.

 

Rockin’ Around With You

Mary Jane’s Last Dance

You Don’t Know How It Feels

Forgotten Man

You Got Lucky

I Won’t Back Down

Free Fallin’

Walls

Don’t Come Around Here No More

It’s Good To Be King

Crawling Back to You

Wildflowers

Learning to Fly

Yer So Bad

I Should Have Known It

Refugee

Runnin’ Down A Dream

 

You Wreck Me

American Girl

 

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I've seen Petty and the Heartbreakers several times over the years dating back to '99 at Polaris here in Columbus - this show topped them all. Combining a wonderful performance from the band, and my 2 daughter's first Petty show (Ages 15 & 9) - Seeing them singing along to all of the songs makes a father proud!! We were even lucky enough to catch 2 pics from the band to top of the night. My girlfriend and I will be traveling to London in a few weeks to see them at Hyde Park - can't wait!! Many thanks to the best damn band of all time!