March 23, 2010

John Mayer - Live in KC!

Many people around the world have created bucket lists of things they want to do before they die. I would like to say that I have one amazing list, but in all reality I have not spent the time to think of what those things would be.

Although my list has not yet been created, I think I checked off a huge box last night - John Mayer live in concert from 2nd row floor seats. I. Was. In. Heaven.



It all started in November when BF gave me the best semi-birthday/half Christmas present ever. Yes, ever. I was just shocked knowing I was going to get to see THE John Mayer in concert. So, you can imagine how floored I was when I realized we were going to be sitting 2 rows back right in front on the legend himself.

After 4 months of waiting, we got to have the entire John Mayer concert experience last night, and let me just tell you, it was the best concert I have ever been to!

San Francisco based Michael Franti & Spearhead opened the concert last night and I was blown away by their high energy hip-hop/reggae performance. They have their first Top 20's single, "Say Hey (I love You)", out on mainstream radio, which was the only song of theirs that I knew. After hearing a selection of new and past album songs, I knew that I needed their album A.S.A.P.

Michael Franti came out into the audience and walked all the way through crowds all around the venue just jamming with people. Of course, they played their hit single last and he invited a ton of kids to come dance and sing with him up on stage. All together an amazing performance that got us warmed up for what was to come.

Set List Faves
(Check them out - amazing!)

- "Sound of Sunshine"
- "I Got Love For You"
- "Hey World"



Well, after last night, I feel like I can't hear a thing! Between cheering for John Mayer myself, and hearing thousands of girls (middle school to suburban moms) screaming at the top of their lungs, I think my little ears are broken today.

Anyway, he started off with a great opening set, both a mix of his new stuff (i.e. "Heartbreak Warfare") and his well-known staples from Room for Squares (personal fave: "No Such Thing"), we were pumped! He did some cool mixes of his music, Journey and others, which was so awesome to hear a concert exclusive that i haven't heard before.

It turns out that John Mayer is a pretty hilarious guy. He was interacting a lot with his audience, and the best thing ever was when he commented on several clever fan signs that he saw out in the audience. My personal fave was a huge sign that read, "Shirts are expensive, can I have yours?", held by a big burly guy about 20 rows back. That makes me laugh just thinking about it!


And oh man, our seats could not have been any better. We were back just one row, which was far enough to see over the security and fencing but still only feet from him (pictures to post on FB soon!).

He took the stage at about 9:30 or so and played all the way up until 30 minutes before midnight, which was incredible! For the encore, he came back out on stage wearing a Kansas City Wizards jersey and the crowd just went nuts! Let me just tell you, if you have the chance to see him live, don't even hesitate to buy tickets. I would see that exact same concert a million more times if I could!

Altogether, it was an amazing evening with great company and many fantastic memories made (thank you, BF!). I hope all of you are off to a great start this week! Hugs and love from the big KC!


3 comments:

  1. Now you know why I've gone 3 times already... = ) So glad you loved him!

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  2. I sure did! You were totally right YINS! ...but then again, you always are! Love and miss you!

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  3. Wow, it sounds like you had an incredible time! And 2nd Row seats?! Wow! Glad you had a great time, girl!

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