Sunday, June 10, 2007

John Mayer at the Bowl

Just got back from the John Mayer show. This was my first time to see him live and I was pleased with the show. One observation I made is he seems to be playing these multiple roles of pop star, blues guitarist, singer/songwriter and leading a blues/rock band. When he turned on his pop start charm all you could hear were screaming girls. That doesn't happen often at the types of shows I normally go to.

Highlights of the set for me were Good Love is On The Way and Stop This Train.

Openers were Rocco Deluca and the Burden, and Ben Folds. Both sets were good but I don't see myself running out to buy their material. Ben Folds was a character on stage and if you do get a chance to see him you will be entertained. His set seems it would transfer well in a small club.


No Such Thing
Belief
Good Love is On the Way
I Don't Trust Myself (With Loving You)
Waiting on the World to Change
Dreaming With A Broken Heart
I Don't Need No Doctor
Why Georgia
Vultures
Bigger Than My Body
Gravity

-- encore --
Slow Dancing (acoustic)
Stop This Train (acoustic)
I'm Gonna Find Another You

This is the third time I've been to the Hollywood Bowl and now I'm a fan of the venue. The sound was great and the garden seats didn't hurt. I even spotted Jimmy Kimmel sitting near by.

1 comment:

ExpatJane said...

Thanks for the review!

I'm a native Angelino living far away from home now. I got to see Mayer in Tokyo a few months ago, but when I heard he was playing the Hollywood Bowl I was sad that I'd miss it.

However, it was great reading your review and since I went to high school a hop, skip and a jump away, I could imagine being there.

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