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  • Writer's pictureSamantha Dawn

John Mayer at the Dunkin' Donuts Center

It all started when my sister wanted to buy tickets for John Mayer back in the dead of winter. We got the tickets, found a cheap hotel in Warwick by the airport and were on track to travel to the USA. Then we unfortunately, our friend was no long able to come with us, so our parents joined us!

I love New England, it's just so pretty with it's old charm. I don't remember if I had ever gone to Providence before, but I do remember going to the beaches along the coast of Connecticut, which is close. I got heat stroke and was sick in the middle of the night, it's hard to forget.

John Mayer is really good live. I also knew so many more John Mayer songs than I thought, so that was fun. This concert was super different then the ones I usually go to. This one stripped away all the pizzazz and it was just about the music.

There was no musical opener and John played two sets and an encore, which, is a lot for an artist nowadays. He started the concert off with a screen that had the dvd logo that moved from corner to corner and changed colours, it wasn't the dvd logo though, it was his initials. I thought it was funny, it was very anticlimactic, but funny.

He came on stage and started to sing at around 8pm. The crowd was very enthusiastic, but I don't think some were expecting him to come out so quickly because everyone had a hard time finding their seats.

In set 1 he played:

Heartbreak Warfare

Love on the Weekend

I Don't Trust Myself (With Loving You)

No Such Thing

Waiting on the Day


Who Says

Paper Doll


Dear Marie

Then there was an intermission and he went on Instagram live which was funny.

For set 2, he played:

Walt Grace's Submarine Test, January 1967

Your Body Is a Wonderland

Free Fallin'

(Tom Petty cover)

In the Blood

Still Feel Like Your Man

Dreaming With a Broken Heart

Queen of California

Fire on the Mountain

(Grateful Dead cover)

Slow Dancing in a Burning Room

Waiting on the World to Change

I Guess I Just Feel Like

I knew so many more songs in the second set. We didn't stay for the encore, but I knew the songs in the encore and I am sure they are great live as well.

John Mayer does really long guitar solos, which when I said that on Twitter, I got trolled for complaining. What an experience, the man who trolled me ended up apologizing for being awful. I was just stating a fact and didn't need to be bullied online.

Anyways, John Mayer is really good live and has a great voice. I really enjoyed it. Highly recommend if you like his music to go see him live. Now I love a broadway musical, so that is how I judge performances and John is more like going to see a play. He is musically phenomenal, but he is just there to play music for everyone to enjoy. He's really good at the guitar.

I like how he thanked his fans and you could tell he was genuine about it. I also liked that because his performance was simple, it was so less wasteful than some other performances I've seen.

It was a lot of fun and thanks for reading,



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