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John Mayer’s birthday tomorrow & set list from last night 10-15-13 in Denmark

Published October 15, 2013 by ChasingJohnMayer

October 15, 2013 was John Mayer’s first show in Europe for the Born & Raised tour in Herning, Denmark. Currently, it’s around 3am there so the show was actually yesterday. And to get totally off track here, do you know what October 16th is? That’s right, today in Denmark or tomorrow in the US is JM’s 36th birthday!!!!!! I’m still trying to figure out how we’re going to celebrate tomorrow & what can we possibly give John Mayer for a birthday gift????

Ok, back to task here. The set list is up for the Herning show. You’ll see it posted below. You’ll also see it isn’t much different than most of John’s other shows this tour! He did play “Belief” & “No Such Thing” neither of which I got to see on our multiple show run, but all the rest we did see live & all were fantastic! I have no doubt this show was nothing less than amazing!

Here’s your setlist. While you’re perusing think about what you’d get John Mayer for his 36th birthday tomorrow & let us know! I personally am intrigued by the idea of what fans might send him if it were possible. Me? I’m considering a copy of all his different albums so he can remember some of his other songs!?!?! :X
Oh that wasn’t nice was it? Well it was a joke, because it doesn’t matter what he plays he’s always unbelievably incredible!!!!!! I hope I’m forgiven!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN MAYER!!!!!!!!!!

I’m so jealous of the fans in Frederiksberg, Denmark that are going to get to spend your birthday with you!!!!!  Hope you all have a smashing day!

Set List from 10-15-13 Herning, Denmark
1. Queen of California
2. Wildfire
3. Goin Down the Road
4. Slow Dancing in a Burning Room
5. Half of my Heart
6. Waiting on the Day
7. Belief
8. Born & Raised
9. Neon
10. Free Falling
11. Something Like Olivia
12. Paper Doll
13. Dear Marie
14. Who Says
15. If I ever Get Around to Living
16. No Such Thing
17. Why Georgia
18. Age of Worry
19. Gravity

John Mayer set list for the Jones Beach Theater in Long Island 8-28-13

Published September 8, 2013 by ChasingJohnMayer

Here’s the set list for the Jones Beach Theater. Steve Jordan, who is the drummer for the John Mayer Trio made a special appearance & played with John & the band. Unfortunately, we tried to get there, but the powers that be wouldn’t have it.

Queen of California
Paper Doll
Something Like Olivia
Dear Marie
Half of My Heart
Waiting on the Day
Who Says
Goin’ Down the Road Feeling Bad
Slow Dancing in a Burning Room
LA Song
Free Falling
Wildfire
Vultures
I Don’t Trust Myself
Call Me the Breeze
If I Ever Get Around to Living
Age of Worry
Born and Raised
Gravity
Lost at Sea
Waiting on the World to Change

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John Mayer set list 8-25-13 First Niagara Pavilion, Pittsburg, PA

Published September 8, 2013 by ChasingJohnMayer

Sadly, due to schedule issues we couldn’t make this show even though it was closer than some of the others we were at.

FIRST NIAGARA PAVILION 08-25-13
Apparently there was an engagement in the front row. John noticed it midway through “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room” and even paused for a second to solo Wagner’s bridal chorus on the electric guitar. Very cool.

Here’s the set list:

Wildfire
Half of My Heart
I Don’t Trust Myself
Goin’ Down the Road Feeling Bad
Slow Dancing in a Burning Room
Dear Marie
Fool to Love You
Something Like Olivia
Born and Raised
Free Falling
Lost at Sea
Queen of California
Waiting on the Day
Who Says
If I Ever Get Around to Living
Heart of Life
Age of Worry
Waiting on the World to Change
On the Way Home
Gravity

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John Mayer – Allentown Fair 8-27-13

Published August 31, 2013 by ChasingJohnMayer

Well our last official show was the Allentown Fair on August 27, 2013. This was the show we received free tickets for from GlobalCitizen.org. that we actually hadn’t planned on attending. Allentown is only about an hour and half from where we live. So it wasn’t a long trip. We figured it be a great way to end a run of shows by having a fun time at a fair. We had hoped that the tickets would be decent and we were pretty excited and pretty sad at the same time! What in the world were we going to look forward to now?

We got there super early b/c where I come from fairs open really early. Well, not in Allentown! We sat for about 3 hours waiting for the gates to open, but at least we got awesome parking! lol

John Mayer was in rare form this night. Now I’m not accusing anyone of anything, but it would appear he was under the influence of “something.” Personally, I enjoy him this way! He was more like his old self: chatty and silly, funny and rambling at times! It was great! Music wise he was outstanding as always. Definitely not his musically best performance, but most certainly the best entertainment wise! He brought a girl up and autographed her arm for a tattoo which seriously set Morgan on fire because it has been our goal all a long that if we met him we’d get his autograph tattooed! Overall, I just felt like he interacted more with the crowd and that was great to see even if it wasn’t us!

This would have been my favorite show by far if only we had better seats. Now I am familiar with the old adage that “beggars can’t be choosers,” but I think 2 things happened here. 1. We went to so many shows and had awesome seats for all of them that we were a tad bit spoiled. and 2. We had our hopes up that seeing as how they gave away one set of tickets at a show they might be good tickets. Unfortunately for us, they really kinda sucked. Granted there were worse seats, but not many. I feel like such a wretch saying that, but it is true. We were in the back section wayyyyyyy to the right of the stage so you couldn’t see much and the jumbotron screens were very hard to see. BUT the tunes were awesome as always and we got to be there to see the “old John” resurface. So it was very much worth the trip and did I mention the 96 degree weather? Yeah, that was tough! Couldn’t even enjoy us some fair food! (not that we need it anyway) lol

Here’s the setlist from the Allentown Fair 8-27-13
Queen of California
Wildfire
Paper Doll
I Don’t Trust Myself
Fool to Love You
Something Like Olivia
Goin’ Down the Road Feeling Bad
Love is a Verb
Slow Dancing in a Burning Room
Free Falling
Your Body is a Wonderland
Born and Raised
Waiting on the Day
Who Says
Half of My Heart
Vultures
Age of Worry
Waiting on the World to Change
Face to Call Home
Gravity

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John Mayer showed VA Beach how it’s done 8-24-13

Published August 26, 2013 by ChasingJohnMayer

Saturday in Virginia Beach proved to be another outstanding show by John Mayer and band! Again John seemed really into the groove and still keeping his chitchat too a minimum put on a fantastic show!!!!! These past 2 shows were both supercharged! Unbelievable! So happy we were lucky enough to be there for them! We got to see John on the keys again. Seems this is going to be a regular part of the show now and it’s a great addition! Also heard a cool mellow cover of “Friend of the Devil” for the first time this tour! We also got to hear “Why Georgia.” That’s a first for our ears as JM doesn’t bring that classic out too often. It’s nice to see a bit of a change from John Mayer! And Good Lord, I don’t know what’s gotten into Zane Carney, but he has seriously stepped it up a few notches as of late! Maybe it’s the announcement of his upcoming cd release and gig in NYC. Whatever it is, I say keep it coming. I didn’t know he had it in him and I’m really liking what I’m hearing! Think Mr. Mayer may have some competition in the future!

Again we were off to the left side of the stage, but could see very well! No complaints about that at all. What I will bitch about this night is: although most of the crowd seemed to be pretty intense, somehow we ended up sitting with the most miserable bunch of folks I’ve ever seen that side of the Mason-Dixon line! We were second row and no one near us wanted to stand. The 2 chairs in the front row were occupied by a couple who stood for the first song and then sat down. And hey, that’s their prerogative, but tell me, who gets front row seats and sits????? LAME! Then I had an antique couple sitting on each side of me and Morgan. At least the ones by Morgan stood up and moved around a bit. The wretched old man and woman next to me did nothing, but bitch from the minute Phillip Phillips started until they walked out towards the end! We were seriously cramped and in the beginning of the night I almost said the hell with it and left. I just kept thinking OMG we drove 8.5 hours to have a miserable time! I begged the security guard to let us stand up by the stage b/c there was at least 10 feet of open area by the wall there and he was an ignorant dickhead who barely acknowledged I was even talking to him. When he did his answer was “absolutely not!” Such a waste of good space for people to right up there to enjoy themselves!

Even with the crampy quarters and grouchy people around us it turned out to be a terrific show!!!! When I finally just gave up and said, “oh well, I tried, let them complain,” I felt much better! It was a splendid night filled with great music! I love the Virginia Beach area. It was nice to be back there. We had dinner at a great little place called Abbey Road Pub before the show. It was as excellent as I remember it being 15 years ago!

I actually caught Zane Carney’s guitar pick! Caught it! ::poof:: right into my hands! I was astonished! Probably should have played the lottery that night! lol On top of that, Morgan finally got her hands on a John Mayer set list. This was a huge accomplishment as she has been trying so hard at every show and always the roadies gave them to someone else. She was thrilled! I was thrilled! We were thrilled! It was a fabulous time and worth every minute and every dollar!

Setlist from 8-24-13 in Virginia Beach
Queen of California
Wildfire
Paper Doll
Half of my Heart
Vultures
Dear Marie
If I ever Get Around to Living
I Don’t Trust Myself
Stop This Train
Why Georgia
Your Body Is a Wonderland
Lost at Sea
Something Like Olivia
Waiting on the World to Change
Age of Worry
Who Says
Born and Raised
Friend of the Devil
Slow Dancing in a Burning Room
Face to Call Home

John Mayer ROCKED Camden 8-23-13

Published August 25, 2013 by ChasingJohnMayer

John Mayer was certainly “in the zone” on Friday when we saw him in Camden, NJ! What an amazing show!!!! Definitely the best we’ve seen thus far! The crowd was into it, the band was into it, and John Mayer was certainly into it! There was a kind of electricity in the air that I haven’t felt yet on this tour. What a fantastic show! We got to see John pull out the piano to play “I Will Be Found” from Paradise Valley for the first time this tour (well I didn’t, but Morgan and everyone else not having a hissy fit did). I believe he played it on 8-21-13 in Holmdel, NJ, but we couldn’t make that show. So it was a first for us. And what about that Zane Carney?!?! He let into a seriously intense guitar solo and he’s damn good! Keep you eye on that kid! I’m going to post you some of his youtube videos later. I’m seriously impressed! All in all, it was an astounding show!

Of course something always has to go wrong or we’d think we were dead, right? My review of the venue is far less flattering than that of the artists performing. First of all Camden isn’t known for being the “nicest” place in the U.S. especially for a couple ladies from the quaint little suburb of Clarks Summit, Pa. So we get there early as we do for all shows and not because we party or tailgate, but just to get our bearings and decent parking. There are who knows how many parking lots all over the place and none of them are open. Finally I ask a sheriff when we can park. Not until 4:30! Are you kidding me?????? I guess the law enforcement of Camden really feels tailgating is a bad idea. lol And forget about free parking! Live Nation makes a mint off the parking in Camden, let me tell you! $25 a car no matter where you parked and they did have “live nation parking” signs all over them. The center itself is a very nice place. Lots of concession stands so you didn’t have to wait forever for a water or libation of choice. So that was pretty cool. I’ve been to the Susquehanna Bank Center one time previously and I had seats back in the 200 section not nearly as close to the stage as we were this time. Our seats were front row to the left side of the stage and unfortunately for some unknown reason they don’t set up the bands in the center of the stage. They were more off center to the right side. Which for our intents and purposes was ok. We weren’t on top of John Mayer, but we could still see very well and that’s enough to make us happy! Plus we were right in front of Zane and I’m liking him more and more each time we see him! I did feel bad for the people behind us and further to the left, because there was at least one full section that was A LOT farther off to the left than we were. That would have been disappointing. However, those folks should be thanking whatever higher being they happen to believe in that they weren’t down closer to the stage. From the moment we sat down Morgan kept asking me what that nasty “porta-potty” smell was. Come to find out, there were grates in the floor directly in front of the stage and it was the smell of sewage!!!!! YES, you read correctly! Sewage! Apparently this isn’t something new because the security guys (you know the ones that stand there by the stage looking all tough and miserable as fuck) knew exactly what everyone was talking about when it was mentioned. Talk about nasty! At one point I actually had to leave for fresh air. I literally felt nauseous! Completely unacceptable! I plan on sending the Center itself and Live Nation an email about that! My only other problem with the place was that the people there are seriously like animals! No wonder they can’t park early or tailgate. The ladies room had no attendant which is unusual, but holy crap! The concert goers tore the ladies room apart!!! No kidding, The soap dispensers were torn off the walls, the paper towel holders were broken apart, there was vomit, urine, and trash everywhere! I’ve seen my share of nasty bar bathrooms and this was disgusting! I wouldn’t even use it and I know it wasn’t like that when the place opened and I previously used it. But even with all these things to bitch about, It was a such a great night!!!!!

We got a bit miffed though, because exactly one week earlier, Morgan took a rose for John Mayer to Darien Lake. Well, we couldn’t hand it to him so we finally tossed it up on stage and he never acknowledged it. Just walked right over it like it wasn’t there. So we said ‘ok, well shit happens.’ Fast forward one week later to a middle aged woman with a poster, flower, and a balloon that towards the end of the show she holds up and JM says “oh thanks you, you didn’t have to, but I’ll take those.” HOLD UP NOW, what was that? Yeah, and what makes it worse was she was right next to us and while I don’t expect to get any kind of acknowledgement or public recognition I do know that John Mayer and band have seen us and do recognize us from being at so many shows so close together. So, maybe it hurt my feelings or maybe it was my hormones, but I was PISSED! While he was standing there in front of us I actually called him an asshole and walked out for the last 2 songs and the encore! Perhaps not my classiest moment, but hey, I have feelings too and I happen to be more concerned with those of my daughter’s than even my own! And after looking at her face at that particular moment, he’s lucky he wasn’t standing next to me. Or maybe I’m lucky, because my motherly instincts kicked in and I probably would have ended up in jail! lol

In the end though, when they were done with the encore Zane Carney did specifically point to Morgan and tossed his guitar pick right to her. She was thrilled, but sadly, I missed her moment because of my temper tantrum. She was a bit upset with me, because I wasn’t there to take part in her happiness and then I felt like an even bigger schmuck! She forgave John Mayer his transgressions almost immediately. Me?  Well it took me a bit longer and even longer to forgive myself for not being there for her!

Stay tunes for some pics and see the setlist below:

Queen of California
Wildfire
Paper Doll
Who Says
Fool to Love You
Something Like Olivia
Dear Marie
Goin’ Down the Road
Slow Dancing in a Burning Room
Your Body is a Wonderland
Comfortable
Free Falling
Waiting on the World to Change
Waiting on the Day
Half of my Heart
I don’t Trust Myself
If I ever Get Around to Living
Born and Raised
Age of Worry
Gravity
I Will Be Found
Vultures

Setlist for 8-17-13 Mansfield, MA

Published August 19, 2013 by ChasingJohnMayer

Here’s the complete setlist from the Comcast Center on 8-17-13 in Mansfield, MA

Queen of California
Paper Doll
I Don’t Trust Myself
Fool to Love You
Something Like Olivia
Who Says
Goin’ Down the Road Feeling Bad
Love is a Verb
Slow Dancing in a Burning Room
Comfortable
Free Falling
Wildfire
If I Ever Get Around to Living
Half of My Heart
Vultures
Age of Worry
Dear Marie
Born and Raised
Waiting on the World to Change
Gravity

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Setlist from Hartford, CT 8-16-13

Published August 19, 2013 by ChasingJohnMayer

Here’s the full set list from the Comcast Theatre :

Queen of California
Lay Down Sally
Paper Doll
Half of My Heart
Speak for Me
I Don’t Trust Myself
Dear Marie
If I Ever Get Around to Living
Vultures
Free Falling
83
Your Body is a Wonderland
Wildfire
Something Like Olivia
Waiting on the World to Change
Age of Worry
Waiting on the Day
Who Says
Born and Raised
Goin’ Down the Road Feeling Bad
Slow Dancing in a Burning Room
Gravity

Set list from Toronto 8-14-13

Published August 17, 2013 by ChasingJohnMayer

The set list from Toronto:

Queen of California
Vultures
Fool to Love You
Something Like Olivia
Paper Doll
I Don’t Trust Myself
Who Says
Waiting on the Day
Goin’ Down the Road Feeling Bad
Slow Dancing in a Burning Room
Your Body is a Wonderland
Neon
Wildfire
Half of My Heart
If I Ever Get Around to Living
Speak for Me
Waiting on the World to Change
Born and Raised
Age of Worry
Gravity
Face to Call Home

John Mayer @ Darien Lake, front row!

Published August 14, 2013 by ChasingJohnMayer

Our 3rd time seeing John Mayer in a span of 2 weeks proved to be considerably different than the previous shows. Performance wise it was fantastic, but there are some other factors that were not as smashing.

First, I personally did not like the Darien Lake Music Center! Neither did my daughter. We drove almost 5 hours and starting from the beginning we were disappointed in the venue. We had VIP tickets and it wasn’t easy to figure out where the VIP entrance was. Of course this made navigating with my hurt knee that much worse. Then the ladies at the gates really took their jobs seriously. They were digging through purses and patting people down. I was kind of like, are you freaking kidding me? They ended up making my daughter walk all the way back to the car to get rid of our video recorder and her Nikon camera, because no videos and no detachable lens cameras. Which is really a moot point nowadays, isn’t it? With smart phones and Ipads people are all around taking videos and pics . But whatever, she was pretty pissed and it definitely started the night on a wrong note, pardon the pun.

The Music Center is all open and the seats were not at much of an incline therefore, the stage had to be elevated so people could see. This kind of ripped us off in the front row, because you were constantly looking up and a lot of the show you couldn’t see. Whenever John stepped back from his mic my daughter couldn’t see him at all. Not to mention we had a big security fellow standing right in front of us the whole show who had to stand right up against the barrier and block my poor Morgan. As if this place couldn’t get any more ridiculous they allow the press to stand in the way FOREVER!!!!!! I am not joshing you when I say, “Almost the entire time Phillip Phillips was on stage the press were standing on their foot stools blocking anyone sitting or standing in the very front.” See the previous info about the stage being so high and having to look up. Well when you looked up all you saw was photographer’s asses! Fortunately, John Mayer plays much longer so we weren’t blocked for the whole show, but still a good portion of the beginning of his show was also ruined by press. Now I’m all for publicity and letting the press get some shots, but seriously, they weren’t limited at all. Do they have any fucking clue how much money I spent on those tickets? Of course they don’t and they don’t give a rat’s ass either, but let me just say they might cover one of the tickets if they sold a kidney! Anyway, to say it was a truly harrowing beginning to the night would not be an understatement.

John Mayer’s performance was phenomenal as per usual! He kind of acknowledged my daughter while she was jumping up and down he was standing right in front of her and started jumping with her. lol He gave a little speech about how he’s happy people can connect with his music. He played a total of 20 songs including new ones like Paper Doll and Dear Marie and some crowd favorites, Gravity and Vultures. And he did so with the ease and fervor with which we have come to expect from his performances! In essence, HE ROCKED! but…I’m not sure what was going on inside his mind. He didn’t seem “happy.” With that being said, when he has a guitar in his hand I believe he is as comfortable as he can ever be, but he seemed “off” maybe. There was a bit of chit chat, but not nearly as much as we’ve heard from him previously. He smiled and made everyone feel his “love.” lol Still something that I am unable to put my finger on didn’t seem quite right. He never threw out the one “I Love You Too” that he’s become so well known for. I thought this was odd. But what was even more bizarre was at the end of the show after the encore where he normally bows with the entire band everyone just walked off stage. Now I’m not saying he didn’t say thank yous, because he did. We just thought it odd they didn’t all bow. He also didn’t throw out his guitar picks. He doesn’t go through that many throughout the show and we’ve seen him throw the remainders out at the end. Nothing! Kind of sad for anyone out there hoping to get her little hands on something JM touched as a little memento.

On a side note, my daughter bought him a rose. She carried it in and finally got it up on stage and she was a bit hurt that he didn’t even pick it up or acknowledge it. I’ve not really seen anything thrown up there before so I don’t know how he’d normally react, but since it was one flower he could have made it look like he appreciated the gesture. I hope his new ‘more sophisticated” self doesn’t start taking for granted all these young fans who adore him. That would be a shame!

Granted these strange behaviors at the end of the show didn’t make or break the concert. It was still a terrific show and we had the time of our lives!!!!! But, it leaves those of us who have seen him before wondering, “What gives?” We see the reports of him being out with Katy Perry the night before in NYC and it leaves many to speculate was it a late night? Perhaps too late? or was there something else? Things that make you go hmmmmm? It should be noted that last night was the first time he’s played A Face To Call Home last in several shows. The last 2 shows didn’t even see the song played at all. And while we don’t know that this song was written “for” Ms. Perry we do know that he made heartfelt references to her during his first show before playing it and since then people have been referring to it as “his song for Katy.” And that is all well and good. Whether it is or isn’t really isn’t my concern, but I do hope she is not the reason for his odd behavior last night.

Of course we love him and pretty much always will unless he singles out my daughter or me to insult. We certainly wouldn’t be spending all this time and money if we didn’t adore him and his music! Now I’m finished with that rant. Here’s the setlist from last night at Darien Lake!

Wildfire
Half of My Heart
Vultures
Goin’ Down the Road Feeling Bad
Slow Dancing in a Burning Room
Dear Marie
Fool to Love You
Something Like Olivia
Born and Raised
Stop this Train
Free Falling
Queen of California
Who Says
If I Ever Get Around to Living
Waiting on the World to Change
Age of Worry
Can’t Find My Way Home
Gravity
I Don’t Trust Myself
Face to Call Home