Day one of the first annual Arroyo Seco Weekend is now in the books. Day two is gearing up.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers the headliner for day one was a hit. Especially for those up close and not next to a cart path with hundreds of people trying to get around. Making it especially challenging was that neither of the other two stages had acts opposite Petty.
I am sure the organizers are paying attention and figuring out what to change for day two. And that there will be less crowds for day two.
Petty with 4o years of hits did not perform “Breakdown” which was anticipated, but Petty did plug his performance at the Hollywood Bowl for September 21, 2017.
There was some concern about ADA access, and that it was not easy for people to get around. Once Tom Petty was on the main stage area was packed with thousands of people.
The organizers have a ten year agreement with the city but the City of Pasadena can terminate after three years. The wrap up report and list of compliments and complaints will be compiled and evaluated, as well as the cost to the City of Pasadena, police and fire personnel as well as other city staff.
We hope that the event will continue with improvements.
It was good to see Muir Ranch, Kid Space, and other local organizations included in the event. As well as local chefs and eateries selling their dishes.
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers on their 40th Anniversary Tour with Special Guest Lucinda Williams! Hollywood Bowl, September 21
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