So the night started out when Jessie and I went to get pho and were seated next to a married gay couple with their adopted 3-year-old daughter. We both chose watching her every move and listening to her talk about eating rice over speaking to each other. Then we went to the Phoenix show, which was so many kinds of amazing. I saw my friend Chris there, and he is the pop critic at the Washington Post. I feel like I wouldn’t be able to come up with an interesting way to describe the show because you had to be there. I mean, when was the last time you paid $40 to see a show and the lighting design was enough to make it worth it? Jessie says: EPIC.
“After the song had reached its grand finale, the band soaked up the applause before roaring back to life. Equipped with what must have been 50 yards of microphone cable, Mars went marching down the aisles of Constitution Hall, into a throng of photo-snapping fans. When he invited the audience to follow him back onstage, they obliged, over 100 strong.
For a moment, it felt like that sweaty Rock & Roll Hotel show all over again.”
Let’s be real here, though, this night was only a precursor for the lifechanging event that will take place on August 15, 2010: TOM PETTY AT JIFFY LUBE LIVE.