August 6, 2013 was the first John Mayer show to which we were heading. It was a 6 hour drive from our quaint lil town of Clarks Summit, Pa (located near Scranton.) We tried really hard to get a good night’s sleep the night before. Yeah, that didn’t happen! How could it with all this excitement and adrenaline?
Anyway, we left at 10:30am. We got to the Blossom Music Center around 4pm. Where we hung out until it was time to start moseying inside. We weren’t in a huge hurry because as I’ve already said, I had no desire to see Philip Philips and we had great seats. So it wasn’t like we had to go claim our spots. So we meandered around, bought some merch, and took our pic with the Paradise Valley cover.
Philip Philips opened with about 45 minutes of music. And as I’ve already stated previously I really did enjoy him! He definitely has talent and he’s just adorable on top of that! He was pretty well received, but a lot of seats were empty. They were probably thinking the same thing we were originally. Boy, we were wrong! We’ll be seeing more of Mr. Philips as the tour continues.
John Mayer seemed to be in good spirits and well rested that night. Not as much chit chat as previously seen at his concerts, but enough to make the screaming crowd feel welcomed and appreciated as well as add a bit of humor. He seemed sincere and happy to be doing what he loves. We had 4th row seats and aside from all the drunks which you have at nearly every concert, I don’t have any complaints! Except that it was a long walk back to the parking areas and there wasn’t enough lighting! I was worried I was going to break an ankle and then how would I make it to the rest of the shows? Of course that would be my luck! As luck would or would not have it, I did not get hurt that night or the next. I waited to come home and have my knee kicked out by a patient at work!!! (unfortunate hazard of being a psych nurse) I’m not quiet sure how I’m going to navigate Darien Lake in 4 days!
Anyway, I was thrilled beyond belief to hear JM play Comfortable!!!!! I love the new stuff, but I really love ALL of his old work too! I think it’s sad when a musician evolves and then leaves his past behind. I’m all for growing and enhancement, but You have to keep in mind what the people loved initially. I think that John Mayer is attempting to do just that without having to relive his entire past. He’s proving that he has grown and matured both musically and socially. (But I still think 99% of all the stuff people hated him for saying was funny as hell!)
Here’s the setlist from that night. What a GREAT night it was!!!!!
Queen of California
I Don’t Trust Myself
Half of My Heart
Goin’ Down the Road Feeling Bad
Love is a Verb
Slow Dancing in a Burning Room
Something Like Olivia
If I Ever Get Around to Living
Waiting on the World to Change
Speak for Me
Age of Worry
Angel From Montgomery
Born and Raised
Face to Call Home
But Wait! Our night didn’t end there! Tomorrow I’ll Let you know how we ended this super exciting night!!!! Not exactly like we wanted to, but still crazy nonetheless.