Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Paris, France June 27, 2012
By Andy Goldfinger
Here at Le Grand Rex in Paris, France to see Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers courtesy once again of the incredibly generous Campbell’s. This venue is incredibly classic. Everything is just so much older and well respected in Europe. This is the first time I have experienced a true concert overseas. What an experience. I have never heard a crowd that loud in my life, and I have been to a concert or two. Unreal.
As were my seats. As usual Mrs. C took care of me. They opened with Listen To Your Heart and then just ripped into You Wreck Me, throwing a Wilbury’s song (Handle with Care) and several other covers (Carol – Chuck Berry, Oh Well – Fleetwood Mac). It was just tighter than tight. It’s Good To Be King and Mary Jane’s Last Dance always good to hear.
Such an interesting crowd attending the show, all walks of life and in Europe that could mean anything. Truly a treat and I would highly recommend trying to see your favorite band overseas