Picture taken my Yours truly!
I am known for having adventures every time I go out, but my Mayer moments trumps all of my other moments always. The 1st time I went to see Mayer I got lost. The 2nd time I went to see John I ended up with a flat. Now last night, wasn’t any different from all my Mayer moments, on our way up, the car decided to hydroplane all over the road, freaking us all, after making it safe back home. Once we switched cars, my son’s decided they didn’t want to go after all. I ended up with two extra tickets which were quickly taken by my boy Tito and his girlfriend saving me from the thought of losing out on someone enjoying this magical night. Thank you Tito for joining me and for my Mayer shirt, you rock!
After all the drama that went into getting there and getting someone in, I felt this concert was specifically meant for me. As I am sure some of you felt this way during the tour. But can I tell you that from the beginning to the very end I was owned. The man came out sporting his John Mayer graph T-shirt and wearing the cutest pair of highwaters ever, with the signature accessory of the tour- a bandanna. He started the set list with Chest Fever/ Vultures and I have never heard it like this before and I felt privilege in getting a chance too. Now I’m not going to breakdown every song on the set list, moreover I will tell you about the songs I wanted him to play, in which he did. Therefore making me feel like maybe the man might have been reading my tweets after all? On the eve of the summer tour he went on ustream and said:
I am going to do whatever I want on this tour.
Boy did he ever. I jumped on the opportunity to request some songs via twitter in hopes to hear them played in WPB. And well, he played them all. He sang Clarity, Why Georgia, not before he opened up my wounds with Slow Dancing in a Burning Room, and showered me with (((Covered in Rain))). He gave us advice on how to “stop the train” while singing Stop This Train.
He brought back an old friend and it was unreal to finally get to hear Your Body is a Wonderland live. He brought on the tears with Gravity and mended my heart with Waiting on the World to Change. He did an amazing tribute to NYC on the backdrop, were he spoke a lot abouthow he went on tour right after 9/11 and even wore a Yankees hat and talked about how you shouldnt hate on it.
he teased us with a Miami/Cleveland Jersey which was very funny and the crowd loved every minute of it.
He was hilarious with his impressination of Jagger. took a few moments in which he spoke about is 18 month retirement plan. He did a fantastic job playing Voodoo Child which seemed to be a crowd favorite all tour long, and had me completely pumped with his mix of Good Love is On the Way/ Heartbreak Warfare (Mashup).
And while the lights went off and he said his thank yous and good nights, I knew it wasn’t over because he hadn’t take his last bow of the tour. Now, after what seemed like forever he then returned to the stage where I was completely speechless and remained that way until this morning. He came out and played Wheel and right before going into a long speech I heard it start; and the tears came rolling down harder than ever. He ended the night with gratitude towards the fans, family, friends and his band. And then just in the mist of it all Edge of Desire came in finishing the best set list of the night. I don’t know how to explain to you how beautiful it was but I will try.
A year of hearing, watching and waiting for Battle Studies to be completed was an honor. 10 months of a Winter and Summer tour was a pleasure. 9 months of waiting for him to come back was worth the wait. However none of that could have been possible without the respect, the understanding, the support, catching up, watching, and loving this man, which has all come to an end too fast, to soon. Last night was such an amazing night. And even though the summer tour broke all the rules he made sure he stayed true to the fans who love him most. Thank you for loving us back Mayer, enjoy your long vacation and know that we will be anticipating your return to do it all over again in 18 months.
This is the face of someone who still can’t believe that Mayer deleted his twitter account!
I wrote this over the weekend when everything was still running inside my blood, all the ohs and ahs that make for great concert bliss still fresh in my mind. I left for the lake yesterday afternoon because I needed to be in the air of the world after such a long Sat/Sun overdrive even though I didn’t make for good company, I felt I needed out. However when I got home the last thing I expected was a twitter death. I understand he needs a break, we all do. But I couldn’t help but to feel sadden by it all, I mean tumblr isn’t the same, twitter was like sending him a text to his phone, without having a number, I know- (way to personal) but tumblr is like sending an email to him on an account he never gets… I guess it’s something. Here is a link to the post I did when he (was over twitter).
Here is a link to where you can find all of Mayer’s tweets.