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The waiting is the hardest part

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July

Tom_petty Tom Petty's tour finally rolls through Tampa Bay next week -- Wednesday, July 16 -- but it seems like we've been waiting years for this show to roll around, doesn't it?

I remember watching his Super Bowl halftime show -- musically perfect, though somewhat lacking in stage presence -- and pleading with the rock gods that his tour would bring him through Florida one more time. After all, the guy got his start in Gainesville, and if this really is his farewell tour (as some whispers have it), then I need to see the guy play live at least once.

And so wish granted and ticket in hand -- thanks to my friend Jen, who is probably counting the half-seconds until Wednesday night -- the only thing left to do is sweat his set list. Will Tom play our favorite tunes? Will he take his final bow after a worthy tune?

You be the judge. Here's the set list from a May performance in Michigan:

  • You Wreck Me
  • You Don't Know How it Feels
  • I Won't Back Down
  • Even the Losers
  • Free Fallin'
  • Saving Grace
  • Mary Jane
  • Sweet William
  • End of the Line
  • The Waiting
  • Straight into Darkness
  • Spike
  • Face in the Crowd
  • Learning to Fly
  • Don't Come Round Here no More
  • Refugee
  • Running Down a Dream

Encores:

  • Mystic Eyes
  • American Girl

[AP photo]

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:36pm]

    

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