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Orlando Recap

  • May 3, 2012
    Orlando Recap

    It's interesting how some shows boil down to snapshot moments.

    Just as the band was winding down the show-closing "American Girl," Tom wandered over to the section of Orlando's Amway Arena directly facing stage left, lifted his trademark Rickenbacker in the air and strummed a few chords for cheering friends and family seated just below him.

    Walking to the microphone at center stage, Tom bowed his head, raised his hand and placed it over his heart.

    "Florida, we'll never forget you," he said as the sold-out Amway Center roared with approval. "We'll be back again real soon."

    With that, Gainesville, Florida's favorite sons gathered at the front edge of the stage amid camera flashes and waving fans and bowed.

    SET LIST
    Listen to Her Heart
    You Wreck Me
    I Won't Back Down
    Here Comes My Girl
    Handle with Care
    The Best of Everything
    I'm A Man
    Something Big
    Saving Grace
    Free Fallin'
    Spike
    Travelin' Light
    Something Good Coming
    Learning to Fly
    Yer So Bad
    I Shoulda Known It
    Good Enough
    Refugee
    Runnin' Down A Dream

    ENCORE
    Mary Jane
    American Girl

     

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on May 3, 2012

It's interesting how some shows boil down to snapshot moments.

Just as the band was winding down the show-closing "American Girl," Tom wandered over to the section of Orlando's Amway Arena directly facing stage left, lifted his trademark Rickenbacker in the air and strummed a few chords for cheering friends and family seated just below him.

Walking to the microphone at center stage, Tom bowed his head, raised his hand and placed it over his heart.

"Florida, we'll never forget you," he said as the sold-out Amway Center roared with approval. "We'll be back again real soon."

With that, Gainesville, Florida's favorite sons gathered at the front edge of the stage amid camera flashes and waving fans and bowed.

SET LIST
Listen to Her Heart
You Wreck Me
I Won't Back Down
Here Comes My Girl
Handle with Care
The Best of Everything
I'm A Man
Something Big
Saving Grace
Free Fallin'
Spike
Travelin' Light
Something Good Coming
Learning to Fly
Yer So Bad
I Shoulda Known It
Good Enough
Refugee
Runnin' Down A Dream

ENCORE
Mary Jane
American Girl

 

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kristenlouise's picture

I just wanted to thank you for the tickets in the Twitter contest. Flew in from R.I. and brought my 9 y/o son Harrison, a wee musician who plays guitar just like-a-ringin' a bell. You guys have been such an inspiration to him that now he says "When I become famous" instead of "If I become famous". He was given a TPATH wristband from a fellow fan and swears he plays guitar better now because of it. Thanks for your generosity. Thanks for having so many contests for your fans. We really feel the love from you guys! We love you too!
smfinn4's picture

Tom and the boys delivered another perfect music experience to their adoring fans! I especially love the camaraderie between the guys; you can really tell how much you all love what you do, thanks Tom, Mike, Benmont, Scott, Steve and Ron!!
daniel_meagher's picture

Great show! Tom Petty showed the strength of his voice and the band still grooves real tight. I did,'t stay for "American Girl" but the JJ Cale cover was brilliant, and I had a moment when, sitting in my mid-section seat, I could hear the whole arena singing "..cause I'm FREE! Free falling!" I listened in rapture as a tear fell down my cheek, it was so beautiful to hear so many people singing together with such feeling. A concert moment I will never forget.
crissytharp's picture

WOW!!!! and WOW!!! again and again! There is nothing like being at a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers concert!!! An exciting memory I will never forget! I have vivid memories from each concert. At the Bank Atlantic in 2008 I was with my bro and sister in law having a tailgate party before the show and people were coming over cuz they thought my bro was Tom. They resemble each other a lot! CRAZY!! If you can go see the guys...DO IT!!!! You will not be disappointed and you will probably be like me!!! Just can't get enough! It's worth being hoarse for several days!!!! Love everything about these guys! The music is SUPERIOR!!!! THANK YOU TOM PETTY and the HEARTBREAKERS!!! You guys ROCK!