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?!?!