Live: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, CS&N @ SPAC, 8/27/10

September 3rd, 2010, 10:06 am by Greg

Tom Petty

Tom Petty

The crowd of well over 20,000 jumped to its feet with a thunderous cheer as Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers walked out onto the Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s stage amid a welcoming volley of fog, smoke and explosive flashes.

Sporting a huge grin, Petty launched the Heartbreakers into a hard-hitting set chockfull of hits all the way from “Refugee” to “Free Falling.”

And, yes, Petty certainly does have an awful lot of hits to choose from. Who hasn’t turned on the radio in the last three and a half decades to hear at least one of his hook-filled songs in the mix on just about any rock station – from classic rock to adult contemporary rock programming?

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