RIP Tom Petty

  At first, I couldn't believe the news because it felt like I just photographed his performance.  July 29, 2017, he seemed really happy performing.  Tom Petty had a lot of energy and was soaking in all the crowd cheers in-between the songs.  I even knew that I would put this photograph in my portfolio which I did shortly after.  His songwriting and dedication to his craft are very inspiring.  Ending this post with three of my favorite Tom Petty quotes.  The last one is what I strive for every day.  

  "The energy of the crowd is insane.  Twenty thousand people.  It's the biggest jolt of adrenaline.  It's very hard to explain.  You know the old story about the woman lifting the car off her kid?  It's in that realm.  You can actually hurt yourself and not know it."

  "Music is probably the only real magic I have encountered in my life.  There's not some trick involved with it.  It's pure ad it's real.  It moves, it heals, it communicates and does all these incredible things."

  "Go after what you really love and find a way to make that work for you, and then you'll be a happy person."  

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers photo set

Read my original Road to the GRAMMYs concept post