I was so excited about the concert. I couldn’t wait to see Tom Petty. When we got to Hanlon’s, we sat down in a booth and ordered our food. I had a chicken salad, coffee, and water. I needed to amp up and get excited about this concert.
After dinner, we made our way to PPG paints arena. We parked in the parking garage and walked past my dad’s building. We stopped into my dad’s work and I met two guys he works with. They are security guards. They talked about shop talk, then it was time for us to go to the arena. We had a bit of walk, and it was a little hot outside, but when the wind blew it felt so good.
When we arrived at the arena, we weren’t allowed into the building until 6:00pm, which was an hour before the show started. The crowd was a different kind of crowd mostly older, but there were some 80s looking groupies, and some young people, as well.
When we got inside, we got our drinks. I bought a beer for myself, and my dad a coke in a souvenir cup. I thought it was the least I could do. When we found our seats, we sat down and waited for the show to begin. Joe Walsh came on first. I knew a couple of his songs, but I didn’t really know who he was. The crowd around us was calm at first, the only people standing where the ones on the floor. Right before Tom Petty came on, we decided to go to the bathroom, and then get back to our seats. I knew they were going to take a while to set up.
When we came back to our seats, Tom Petty came on and everyone stood up. It made it hard to see, so we stood up for his first song, and hopefully, everyone would sit back down. We did stand for most of the concert and ended up moving down some to the last two seats in the row for the rest of the show, so my dad could still see and sit at the same time. We enjoyed the concert so much! We got good pictures, and videos of him. I was so happy to finally see him. I have been a Tom Petty fan since I was in diapers.
After the concert, I went home and crawled into bed with Drew. He was half asleep. I missed him so much. Last night, I went out with Anthony and Dylan and tonight the concert. I missed him so much.