In which he attends a music festival

Mile High Music Festival 2008Last weekend I hopped on a flight to Denver for my friend Bob’s 36th birthday party. His wife spent months planning “Bob’s Amazing Race 2008“; we spent Saturday as six teams of four people roaming around LoDo, barnstorming bars and looking for clues. It was a total blast.

The event was conveniently simultaneous with the first annual Mile High Music Festival, which featured a few dozen bands and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and Dave Matthews Band.

I used my iPhone to record the set list for the Petty show. He played so many classic, awesome songs. The list would make an excellent Tom Petty mix tape:

  1. You Wreck Me
  2. Listen to Her Heart
  3. I Won’t Back Down
  4. Even the Losers
  5. Mary Jane’s Last Dance
  6. End of the Line by The Traveling Wilburys
  7. Can’t Find My Way Home by Blind Faith, with surprise guest Steve Winwood
  8. Gimme Some Lovin’ by Spencer Davis Group (w/ Steve Winwood)
  9. Saving Grace
  10. Breakdown
  11. Honey Bee
  12. Learning to Fly
    He played this song almost completely a capella and the audience did most of the singing.
  13. Don’t Come Around Here No More
  14. Refugee
    encore break
  15. Runnin’ Down a Dream
  16. Mystic Eyes
  17. American Girl
    Of course the show finished with the hardest-rocking, purest rock n’ roll song there is.

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  1. Rio Grande margaritas FTW!

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