Friday, March 7, 2008

High Grass Dogs

On this date in rock history, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers played the first of seven sold out dates at The Fillmore in San Francisco in 1999. It was a return to playing live after a two year break. Performances from The Fillmore gigs were filmed and released later in the year on the home video, High Grass Dogs: Live from The Fillmore. The 90 minutes of footage includes renditions of songs from throughout Petty’s career. A strange name for a concert, but then, maybe it means something to Mr. Petty. If you saw them at the Super Bowl half-time show, you know that Petty and the Heartbreakers are still out there layin' 'em down. Here's a preview from the Petty documentary film, "Runnin' Down a Dream." Thanks to for the trivia, please visit, and keep on rockin'!

1 comment:

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

Total synchronicity charlie mac -- I was in a sudden mood to hear Petty & so pulled up another Wilbury twist & meanwhile you're posting this gem. This preview is a double play ball for me because I actually didn't even know about the movie & most definitely had never had a chance to watch the opening chords to The Waiting before.