By Ted Geltner
Gainesville Sun - Thursday, June 9, 2005
The best bits of culture and flat-out fun in the days ahead
June 10: TOM TERRIFIC: The legendary rocker Tom Petty grew up right here in Gainesville. In fact, we were best friends. He always used to say, "I want to be a rock star." And I would say, "Shut up, Tom. You should be a dentist." The rest is history. My buddy and the Heartbreakers play the Ford Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa.