Episode 46: The Gorge – 9/1/2005
About the Episode
We’re celebrating our first anniversary episode by covering the show that won the listener’s poll – The Gorge from 2005! For those who entered the poster contest, don’t forget to wait listen to the end of the episode to see if you won!
The Gorge Amphitheater is a beautiful venue in the state of Washington, scenic and smack dab in the middle of nature. The band took advantage of their surroundings, especially in the early part of the set playing a 9-song sit down to start the show. It’s chock full of great highlights including Low Light being played as the sun went down and the first appearance of Hard To Imagine in 7 years.
But the theme of the night was centered around a rock n roll legend who would take the stage at The Gorge the following nights. Ed kept begging and pleading with Tom Petty to come down from his hotel room and join the band on stage, including starting numerous chants as well as jabs at the Heartbreaker. Finally after the realization that he wasn’t gonna come, Ed calls an audible in the set list and plays I Won’t Back Down for Tom.