An Appropriate Tom Petty Song For Halloween About Cassadaga Plus The Legend Of The Devil’s Chair

An Appropriate Tom Petty Song For Halloween About Cassadaga Plus The Legend Of The Devil’s Chair 

Posted: 1:29 am Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

By Joe Rock

If you take the Tom Petty and The Heartbreaker’s single “Don’t Do Me Like That” you’ll find a B Side that wasn’t on the album.

That song is “Casa Dega”.

The song is written somewhat about nearby Cassadaga in Volusia County.

Cassadaga is a Spiritualist Camp originally settled in the 1800’s.

Petty said of the song and place “There are all kinds of psychics and fortune tellers. It’s this really small place. And I wrote that by putting myself in the mind of someone who went to Cassadaga. Though I spelled it wrong. … Poetic license, I guess.”

Cassadaga is also home to “The Devil’s Chair”, which involves legends of demonic conversations and beer drinking.

So watch a video below of Tom and the band performing “Casa Dega” and below that see a video about “The Devil’s Chair” in Cassadaga.

Oh, and Happy Halloween.

 

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