Tom Petty In Concert - 1981

Wednesday, August 06, 2014
I have been fortunate to see many artists in concert. Some more than once. Most have been pretty good, at least the ones I remember. The best concert I have ever been to was Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers back in 1981. It was one of those perfect evenings where the music made for a memorably wonderful concert.

I admit I was on more than just the music that night. Tom Petty glowed purple and the room was alive with the good old down home rock that can only be produced by the Heartbreakers. Petty had the audience in his hand as he crawled around the stage, peering over the monitors as he sang Breakdown.

At just the right quiet spot I shouted “Rock And Roll” and Mr. Petty replied to me with “Alright” which became my nickname, Alright Jay White.

I have had other great experiences at other concerts, but never one quite like that summer night in 1981. It’s a memory I will always cherish.


  1. Oh em gee I forgot all about "alright Jay White"! What a great memory.


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