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Bob Dylan said "Play On" | Emmanuel Burgin
Luck led me to the office of Bob Dylan's Manager. I found myself sitting in the Hollywood and Sunset office because during the two-week hiatus from the Confessions World Tour, Tom Petty's body guard, a film stuntman, broke a leg performing on location in Jamaica. The North American leg of the tour, forty-four dates in fifty-five days was to start in five days and the tour's road manager was in a pinch and I had been recommended as a replacement. I sat face to face with the road manager on draftsman metal stools discussing my responsibilities as Petty's security. I had ten years experience in crowd control security, and had worked everything from small intimate nightclubs to large music festivals like Cal Jam. I was comfortable with stage and backstage security but I had never been on tour. During the discussion the road manager received a call. He listened with his head down nodding, and then he looked at me and speaking into the receiver said "I'll ask him." Dylan's