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John Mayer/#BKLovesMayer: A winner, A rant & A Good-bye

Published December 6, 2013 by ChasingJohnMayer

Well Dearies, the John Mayer/Citibank #BKLovesMayer contest winner was supposed to be chosen on 12/4/13. After spending countless hours of several days searching every single one of the 3,000+ photos entered I finally found the winner! It has not been publicly displayed on any websites yet, therefore I am not going to show it to you or tell you who submitted the winning photo. If you are so inclined & crazy like I am you can scroll through all the entries on Instagram & read the comments. I will tell you her’s was definitely in the first half if not the first quarter of the entries.

Now if you remember correctly, This contest was to submit photos of who or what you love. It was set up with the release of John Mayer & Katy Perry’s single “Who You Love” off the Paradise Valley album. There were 6 pages of what was labeled as “Official Contest Rules” which included how the contest was supposed to be judged. I use the word “supposed” very loosely as I am going to explain herein. You can also find the complete set of rules using the following link: http://citi-john-mayer.herokuapp.com/pdfs/CitiJohnMayerInstagramContestRules.pdf

If you perused the pics on Instagram for this contest you would notice that not many people actually followed the rules. There were tons of ordinary family, bf & gf, pets, John Mayer, & guitar pics submitted. Very few of any of the photos had any kind of good caption with them. It really should have been narrowed down to 10-20 enteries at the most! The following is a quote directly from the rules posted by Billboard.com who was a sponsor of this contest:
“4. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION. On or about December 4, 2013,
one (1) potential grand prize winner will be selected by John Mayer who will judge all
eligible Entries received throughout the Promotion Period based on criteria that will
include aesthetics, creativity, voice, visual impact, sensitivity, originality, creativity of
caption, and clarity) In the event of a tie, the Entry among the tied Entries with the
highest score in visual impact will be deemed the potential grand prize winner.”

So this would lead one to believe that you’d have to present a pretty good picture. It would most likely be a picture that a person put some serious thought & effort into creating. Those are pretty steep criteria for judging the winner. Not to mention to be chosen by Mr. John Mayer himself! (wow I just had a willy wonka flashback! lol) I would think John Mayer would be a pretty tough judge on the above criteria. Needless to say, the photo was of a lady with her grandpa sitting on a porch holding a guitar. Lovely picture yes, but contest winning material…

I’m not picking on this girl. It certainly isn’t her fault that this MACPresents (who is apparently in charge of setting things like this up) chose her picture. Is it b/c she started following @MACPresents on Instagram or b/c she begged with little emoji praying hands? Who knows, but I certainly do not believe John Mayer was the judge of this contest which is quite disturbing since they advertised he was!

So basically there are 2 theories of thought here. He couldn’t spare the time over the full week between the closing date of the contest & the date of winner notification & didn’t even bother to look at them. And for the record It wouldn’t have taken very long especially if he had someone weeding out the unoriginal ones. It wasn’t like there were 20,000 photos. Or he just picked any ole picture without really giving any thought to it. Either way, I am personally insulted that John Mayer didn’t have the courtesy to take this contest seriously!

There is no doubt in my mind that there are going to be many other fans who have similar feelings. Morgan & I have spent countless hours driving, not sleeping, & waiting in lines , not to mention the financial part! All done out of love for an artist who we thought gave a rat’s ass about his fans! Now only to look at the whole situation & say to ourselves, “We were wrong all along. He really doesn’t care anymore.” I told Morgan from the get go not to get her hopes up, but still we had some great entries that ranged from emotional to artistic & she should have had a good chance! Sadly not! All of our entries are on my previous post. You can judge for yourself.

So it is with a heavy heart & almost with tears in my eyes that I think I’m retiring from this blog. It has been great fun. I thank each & every one of you for being here whether you were regular readers or just happened by once in a while. You’re support has meant a great deal to me & I’m glad I could entertain you a bit. I may someday return, but as of right now I have lost a great deal of respect & need to step back from John Mayer a bit. We were going to buy tickets to see JM in Connecticut on 12/16, but I refuse to spend another dime on him right now. This just seems like it was a joke & the John Mayer I’ve known & loved wouldn’t have let it be made into such a mockery.

Ciao Lovies!
Perhaps we will run across each other at another time!

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John Mayer/Citi Bank #BKLovesMayer contest

Published November 18, 2013 by ChasingJohnMayer

Morgan & I have been brainstorming like mad to come up with our #BKLovesMayer contest entries! She has 3 & I only have 1 b/c my Instagram wouldn’t work last night, but I think we have a good shot if it’s judged in a legitimate fashion. We’ve covered creativity & emotional & I personally feel there were very few entries that were any kind of original! So many bf/gf pics & stolen pictures. Unfortunately people are not reading the full set of instructions. But I suppose that makes for better chances with regard to our entries!

I’m getting so aggravated by the people posting the same pics over & over again! If you have Instagram peruse the entries & you can see what I mean. I’m becoming angry. lol  Morgan tells me all the time that I over react to things which I know is very true. The problem is I’m just a very emotional person. Whether it be happiness, sadness, or anger it will just ooz out of my pores. I’ve always been this way. At this point in my life there isn’t much I can do about it. I need to learn how to meditate! lol But until then, I let people I don’t even know bug me & sometimes even bring out the worst in me! UGH!

Anyway, if you haven’t entered yet, What are you waiting for?  Go get your photos of who or what you love & get them posted on instagram with the hashtag #bklovesmayer! It certainly is a great prize package from John MAyer & Citi Bank! You have until November 26, 2013. Good Luck!!!!

I’ve showed you 2 of ours. See if you can pick out the other 2!

John Mayer snipit from 10-15-13 in Denmark

Published October 16, 2013 by ChasingJohnMayer

I borrowed this from John Mayer’s Instagram. Looks like he got a hair cut & lost the bandana for his European tour. He looks so young again!!!!! I love it!!!

We’re on Instagram from Darien Lake!

Published August 14, 2013 by ChasingJohnMayer

Here’s a pic from JM’s guitarist Zane Carney’s Instagram. Morgan & I are right next to the cameraman! How cool is that? We’re Instagram famous now!!!!!!

John Mayer checks his Instagram!

Published August 11, 2013 by ChasingJohnMayer

The show in Detroit on 8-7-13 was even more awesome than the night before. Again John seemed in good spirits. Again he kept his chatting to a minimum, but he was friendly and seemed to truly appreciate his fans! I have a video snippet where he’s talking about fans posting pics on instagram and how he looks at them all. He then mentions “seeing people on the lawn,” “by the fence,” and “in the car” and it almost seems he’s pointing right at us!!!!! We did take a pic in the car!!! Could it be? Or could I be imagining it? Anyone’s guess, but I’m going to totally stick with the story that he was pointing at us, just because it makes me feel cooler! LOL

Here is that video! Enjoy!