We hope all you trick or treaters are having a safe & fun Halloween & getting lots of treats! You can help Morgan & I get the best treat ever by clicking the link below to see our entry into the Ernie Ball /John Mayer contest & clicking “like” on the pic! It is a pretty groovy tribute to John Mayer with a pumpkin! Thanks in advance!!!!!
John Mayer played the last of his shows in Europe for this leg of the tour on October 26, 2013 @ Wembley Arena in London (I sure hope he crossed Abbey Road while in London. Crossing over should be done on every trip to London and if he had told us we could have watched it live on my “Abbey Road Cam App”. That would have been nifty!) The show was sold out as just about every other show in Europe had been! What a rush that must be! I wonder if he wakes up and says to himself, “so what’s playing in front of 20,000 people, no big deal!) But seriously, does John Mayer or any other “big time” celebrity for that matter get stage fright? I practically pee my pants when singing in a bar in front of 30 people. I just cannot even imagine…Sorry to go off in a different direction on you. Back to the here and now, I’m guessing he’s back in NYC or maybe he took an extended holiday abroad, who knows. Whatever his plans he has a bit of time off from touring until 11/19 when he’ll resume the Born and Raised Tour in Moline, IL. He has been pushing so hard for so long he definitely deserves a bit of a break! He’s certainly put his all into his performances. Now lets hope he takes some time to let his voice and body rest. Without a doubt he’s earned it!
Now I’m going to let you in on a thought I had about this European tour. You can feel free to leave me a comment; let me know if you agree or maybe you think I’m off my bloody rocker. Did anyone else notice that our precious and adored John Mayer’s appearance seemed to change for Europe? He seemed to have a nice little hair trim and lost his headband and brought back a lot of flannel! OK, I do not have a problem or issue with any of these things, but just wondered if I was imagining things. We saw that head band (or one very similar) in every show in the US except the Hollywood Bowl just before he left. And another thing which is heading off topic slightly, but not, what happened to that little medicine pouch JM wore for the first month or so? He wore it for every show including our first 2 or 3 and then :poof: never saw it again. Back to where I was originally heading. My thoughts was, “Did Mr. Mayer’s PR people encourage him to change his image back to his youthful days for the trip to Europe?” He looks great either way, but was someone worried they weren’t ready for John’s newer more bohemian fashion sense in Europe? Hell, they’re much more laid back than we are here in the US and I took notice several months ago that many of those shows were sold out completely very early. I wouldn’t have thought appearance would be a concern.
I’m not going to list all the set lists from the shows in Europe since most shows continue to be the same songs. (good for the prevention of my hissy fits! lol) JM does continue to change up a few songs at each show the way he has all the way through the tour thus far. Even brought out a few we haven’t heard yet like Blues Run the Game by Jackson Frank, I’m on Fire by Bruce Springsteen & Buckets of Rain by Bob Dylan (VERY COOL). He also threw in a few of his own that we rarely get to hear: Daughters, No Such Thing, and Walt Grace(I’M SO DAMN JEALOUS, I LOVE WALT GRACE!!!!!) After perusing the social media sites for all hashtags pertinient to John Mayer I’d think it’s safe to say, “Europe loves John Mayer as much as we do here in the US! And why shouldn’t they? He’s John Fucking Mayer for Christ’s sake!!!! Who wouldn’t love him?!?!
To start let’s just briefly mention how dapper JM is looking for this show. All spiffed out with a fancy suit which does look stunning even though it doesn’t look like our typical John Mayer as of late. I’m dying to know why he got all decked out for Jimmy Kimmel. He wore what seems to have become his normal attire (denim shirt, khakis, more hippie like) for the Today Show & David Letterman. Perhaps he felt the need to be all chic for LA & but not NYC? Don’t know, but I should mention he did return to his “own” style when he played on Jimmy Kimmel that same night. It was a relief to see. Although he looked debonair in his fancy threads, it’s just not him & I don’t think he’d have looked quite right playing in his fancy suit! lol
Anywho, in the first segment of this interview the charismatic, loveable, crooner who cast his spell on all of us is immediately evident with his adorable smile & quick witted humor. It’s so easy to remember why we fell in love with John Mayer in the first place. It seems as if he can do no wrong. He’s not making any type of off color or inappropriate comments that the masses like to hound him for. Gosh, he’s just so damn loveable & that baby face!?! Oh what can I say…
In the second part of the interview JM talks about living in the small town in Montana. Still he continues to dazzle us with his charm & wit. Getting off on a side topic here John Mayer Fords really blow. Go with a Dodge they look nicer, ride more comfortably, & steer better! I personally am a Dodge pickup girl & always will be! If you want fancier probably more close to your Land Rover, Chevy is probably the classiest. Sorry about that all, lol. Back to the conversation at hand, here is where I started to see things taking a bit of a change. JM makes a comment about living in a small town & signing autographs. He cites the reason for signing that “he will see them tomorrow.” While I think there was a bit of humor behind this comment, all I can think of is that poor girl in Starbucks back in July or August that he photo bombed instead of posing for a pic with her. I feel so sorry for that poor girl & if that had never happened I wouldn’t think twice about this “seeing people tomorrow” comment. Unfortunately, I can’t stop thinking that most certainly is not a reason to give your fans an autograph! And it breaks my poor little heart that this is how John Mayer is thinking these days. There once was a time I thought he truly loved his fans & I’m praying that time is not lost! Please come back to us JM!!!!!! When they called you a “douche” in the past they just didn’t understand you! Please do not become some aloof asshole!
This leads us up to part 3 of this interview. Here is where I became personally offended. John began talking about touring & shows. People with phones taking video or pics are mentioned at this point. John Mayer discusses how the fans in South America were all going so crazy & he returned back to the states & didn’t get the same reaction. He gets into detail about how everyone has a phone in his or her hands & he has to check instagram after the fact to really see how people reacted to the shows in the U.S. This hurts me for more than one reason. First of all, as we all know Morgan & I have seen John Mayer 8 times this tour & of those 8 times some crowds were a bit more wild or energetic than others, but ALL were certainly thrilled & excited! Regarding the whole phone thing the United States has at least twice as many smart phones per capita than any of the countries of South America. So this may be one reason you didn’t see as many phones at these shows. But most importantly, I wonder if our dear John Mayer has forgotten what it’s like to be the menial lackey, to be the kid in the audience who’s ready to explode with anticipation & excitement at having great seats to see someone whom they adore or worship. Of course anyone with a smart phone or camera is going to want to video tape or take a million photos to remember this occasion (how often does one end up in the front of a show) & they are certainly going to post it on every available social media they have access to & then some! It’s human nature for Christ’s sakes! Everyone wants to brag & show off when they have something special! We saw him 8 times & were within the first 5 rows at 6 of said shows. I still have a million pics & video snippets! And I was the person who didn’t want to worry about videos & pics. I wanted to live in the moment to enjoy the music at that particular time, but we all want the moment to live forever in anyway we can! To be able to go back to that moment with just a glance at a photo.
There you have my opinion on the Jimmy Kimmel interview. I will dig around to post John Mayer’s performance on Jimmy’s show. It was fantastic as always!
The following videos are a 3 segment interview of John Mayer on Jimmy Kimmel from October 4, 2013. My opinion of this interview will come in a following post if you’re interested.
If you wish to see them in order watch from top to bottom.
How cute he takes a pic with a fan’s phone! Isn’t that lovely?!?! So we’ve seen him give an autograph on stage, drink someone’s drink, & take a pic now with a fan’s phone. I’m more than slightly jealous & moderately bitter, because on top of all of those nice little things he did for other people & didn’t do for us we never even made it into one of these fucking road session videos. Now the guy who tapes them is “Patrick” & to the best of my knowledge Patrick does most of John Mayer’s PR type stuff. I’ve seen him posting instagram & twitter during the shows. He seems like kind of an asshat for lack of better word right at this particular moment. We’ve only ever seen him talking to the pretty or trashy girls. Perhaps Morgan would have had a better chance without me there. Who knows, but one thing I do know is: of all 8 shows we’ve been to none of them were in the road sessions. How does this happen? We were at some pretty rockin’ shows. This one does mention Virginia Beach in the description, but not in the title so I’m thinking there wasn’t much. Sorry, I’m feeling a bit grouchy & disappointed today…