Vector Arena, Auckland
Last night I went to see John Mayer perform live with some Wellington friends – and all of us were blown away. I have been a JM fan since way back, and know most of his songs – however [notoriously bad personal rep aside] I didn’t realise quite how much of a musical genius he really is. He definitely knows it though! 🙂
John definitely follows the old adage
keep it simple.
The set was minimal, no flashy light show, and the music was real. JM hooked his audience with spectacular solos while maintaing a captivating mellow vibe – followed by foot tapping anthems, everyone on their feet singing their best rendition of Free Falling (practiced countless times in Auckland traffic). There was a common feeling left in the audience: we wanted more… But at the same time he outdid our expectations. We walked away with a post-concert buzz and sudden urge to race home and nut out some guitar practice to become the next chart topper. One day. But until then, we will continue to fall more and more in love with the dark horse that keeps lyrics true and melodies pure.
I was also impressed by his set list, it worked really well and took the audience on a journey. If you went to the concert, I’d love to know what your favourites were!
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Lots of love,
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