As many of you know John Mayer played a Solo & Acoustic show at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on Saturday night and I had the pleasure of going to see him sing to the hearts of so many.
The stage was very intimate with just John and his guitar, a piano to one side and a double neck acoustic to the other. He started off the 25 song set with 'Gravity' and the packed venue lit up! He worked his way through so many gems and had some videos from his past play intermittently, including his January 2002 interview for "Room for Squares".
As he moved to the piano he played 'You're Gonna Live Forever In Me' with a beautiful whistle solo. For someone who struggles to whistle, color me impressed. Not only can this man whistle like he is summoning every woman to fall harder for his sultry ways BUT he played a guitar WHILE playing the piano and singing 'Changing'. Clean up in section 207, row 6, seat 4... I melted.
From there he played the acoustic and lyrically blessed us with 'Slow Dancing in a Burning Room', 'Driftin', 'Your Body is a Wonderland' & 'Walt Grace's Submarine Test, January 1967'. The friend I took with me mentioned the lyrics "Cause when you're done with this world, you know the next is up to you" and that just hit different. Interesting how you can hear a song so many times and someone can hear things you might have missed. Thank you Taylor!
The double-neck acoustic portion was quite an experience. Of course he played 'Friend of the Devil' by Grateful Dead as he does tour with Dead & Company. (side note: I was supposed to see them then the world shut down so that was a treat for me. Dead Heads Unite!) He ended the setlist with 'Edge of Desire', perfect.
The evening was beautiful, the company was even better and John Mayer was great. Taking time to read signs, sing happy birthday and even tell little stories to the crowd of adoring fans.
If you were able to go to the show, I hope you enjoyed it just as much as I did!