Archive | Oct 13, 2017

Certain Songs #1013: Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers – “One Story Town”

Album: Long After Dark
Year: 1982

The second time I saw Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers was on September 4, 1982, the second night of the first US Festival.

Tim and I and a guy named Mike made the five-hour drive from Fresno, slept two nights in sleeping bags in the dirt parking lot, and endured temperatures as high as 108 in order to see a whole slew of amazing bands — Talking Heads, Police, Fleetwood Mac, Ramones, Kinks — because at 19, I could endure just about anything for rock ‘n’ roll.