It all seemed a distant dream, until 5th December 2011, when walking out of work I got a text from Seamus, along the lines of “Tom Petty head lining the Isle of Wight”, to which I instantly replied “We’re going!”.
On the 14th December gigs in Dublin and Cork were announced too! After thinking about it I decided to go to Dublin, my thinking being how many opportunities will I get to see him, and if there were Cork ones available closer to the time I’ll pick one up.
I got there at twenty to nine and was #2 in the queue. Had an awkward conversation with the guy in front of me, I would have been happy with silence but he kept talking about seeing Petty in the Kings Hall in ’93. To try and get out of this conversation I looked busy by texting my friend Seamus, see above, who informed me they were going to Cork too, which wasn’t a surprise. I was still adamant I was only going to Dublin but ten minutes later I changed my mind and bought the two tickets on two different cards!
Told Leona at lunch time and she was annoyed as she was going to get me a Cork ticket for my birthday! She’s coming to Cork to.. we’ve never been before! Road Trip!!
Nearly 100 days to go! Three TP gigs in one month! Can’t fucking wait!!