Johnny Depp, Sarah Silverman, Ke$ha and Everyone Else Played at Petty Fest Last Night
10:42pm: Cory Chisel and Fabrizio Moretti do "You Don't Know How It Feels" (what a great song!) and then Patrick Carney from the Black Keys comes onstage and plays on Heartbreakers deep cut "Rock and Roll Style."
10:45pm: In the most surreal moment of the evening, Johnny Depp comes out dressed like Davy Crockett with a blue guitar slung over his shoulder. And then Ke$ha comes onstage. An then the two of them play "Mary Jane's Last Dance" together while Patrick Carney drums along. Oh my my.
Katie Bain Yep, it's Johnny Depp.
10:53pm: Ke$ha tweets "just got off stage w/ Johnny depp and patrick carney. wet dream? nope. REALMUTHAFUKKIN LIFE. #PettyFest" And this.
10:57pm: Johnny Depp is so into this, swaggering around the stage smoking a cigarillo and nailing the guitar solo in "It's Good to be King."
11:11pm: Sounds issues have ceased and crowd engagement has reached full on singalong level during "American Girl." Oh yeah. All right.
11:15pm: "Handle With Care!" Traveling Wilburys cover! Jeff Lynne co-wrote Full Moon Fever! What a great freaking song!
11:21pm: All the special guests, (except for Johnny Depp who has disappeared, probably in a cloud of smoke), return to the overcrowded stage and end the show, inevitably, joyously with "Free Fallin." Sarah Silverman is so into it.
Katie Bain Onstage crowd scene.
Personal Bias: The first time I ever got drunk was at a Tom Petty show in Milwaukee. And the first time I ever did mushrooms was at a Tom Petty show at Bonnaroo.
Overheard in the Crowd: "That was like a high school talent show at a high school that you were not cool enough to go to."
Random Notebook Dump: Just me or is it impossible not to accidentally see everything happening in the men's bathroom while waiting in line for the women's bathroom at the El Rey?
Petty Fest continues tonight, 11/15, at the El Rey Theatre.
Set list below