Sunday, 4 April 2010

Mayer: Floor 1/27

Ever wanted to sit front row centre for a concert? How about for John Mayer? We missed it by 2 seats. Centre would have been seats 25/26, and we were in 27/28. Ah, well. There's always next time.

I've rarely been impressed by opening acts. This one was an exception. Michael Franti and Spearhead. A little hip-hoppy for me, but otherwise, excellent.

Concerts always have crowd stories. Here were my faves:
• The group of late teen girls behind us discussing how they had deliberately dressed "like skanky whores" in order to get free drugs
• The nice young lady beside us who forgot her camera, and wanted me to take her picture to prove that she was there

• The security guard in front of us, a very nice man preventing people from invading our front row space, using only a flashlight
• The antics of Michael Franti, who for their last number, invited all the kids up on stage to sing and dance

• The very fun young couple who started out beside us -- until the folks who were supposed to be there showed up. They lasted until John's set.

Last time he was in town, Mr. Mayer played a scant 70 min then did a 10 min encore. This time, he played for 1:40 then did a 15 min encore. Better. All in all, it was a great show.

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