Vacation

Vacation

This vacation has been one for the history books. 

I spent 7 days in Denver visiting with friends and wrapped up the week with a quick flight to Seattle for a friend’s wedding BBQ. 

I left the BBQ early, went back to my hotel room where I subsequently slept for the next 12 hours.  I have been coughy, feverish, and voiceless for a majority of the trip, this sleep was very much needed. 

Things I am learned while on vacation:

  • I prefer not to share hotel rooms (not a bad experience, I just like/need my quiet alone time especially when I am sick)
  • Denver is a great city, filled with awesome people. Well the seven I know are awesome, assuming everyone else is as well. 
  • My heart is still in Seattle, I can’t wait to live there again. 
  • I spend way too much of my precious time at work. 
  • John Mayer is really tall and very nice. 
  • Books. I love them (i already knew this, just wanted to throw it out there since I somehow acquired 16 new books this past week)

Things I lost on vacation:

  • my favorite blue sweater
  • 2.5 pairs of sunglasses, i started with three my last pair is minus one arm. 
  • iPhone power cord and usb cable
  • my virginity (kidding! just checking to see who is paying attention)
  • my voice, two hours before I was supposed to meet John Mayer. It’s about 67% back now. 

I am exhausted yet relaxed.  My flight to San Francisco leaves in less then four hours, I am returning to life/work with a renewed focus on living a life full of joy.

John Mayer – Red Rocks – Night 2

I met John tonight at a meet and greet, highlight of my week. Sadly I lost my voice today so all I could say to him was “hi John, I’m Melissa and I lost my voice” then it started cracking, but a great time none the less.
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The show was awesome. Shorter then night 1, but an incredible set list and awesome guitar solos.

I am sleepy, friends have an early am flight so i am signing off.

Go see a John Mayer show, you won’t be disappointed!

Red Rocks – John Mayer – Night 1

If you are music fan get yourself to a show at Red Rocks, you won’t be disappointed, the venue is beautiful. 

 

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If you are fan of John Mayer, get yourself to a show this tour as he is the Mayer I think many people either remember from when he first started or always hoped he would find his way back to. 

I was a late in the game Mayer fan, 2009 to be exact. I never knew the John who was first chasing his dream, but I knew the John who achieved his dream and became an asshole because of it.  For reasons that are my own I choose to stick by his musical side, and 4 years later I was rewarded with a musician who was gracious, humble, and appreciative of the success he has earned and the fans that stood by his side through it all.

I was a bit bummed before the show as the original plans fell through, my friend and I were supposed to have a seats in the 2nd row but ended up in the VIP section in row 7. In the grand scheme of life, not a big deal.  Dick Vitale was in my section, I had no clue who he was  until I googled him.  #notasportsfan

John opened with Queen of California, a personal favorite of mine because I am always in California and the show just took off from there. He played a mixture of old songs, new songs, and cover songs, he even pulled out Wheel as an encore opener. 

 

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At one point he called his dad out onto stage, for those that don’t know John’s dad is 86 or 87 years old, you can just tell he loves how happy John makes people. He requested that John play Stop This Train, and I thought John might cry as he was playing it as it’s a song about getting older. 

 

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Go to a show this tour to see a man who has lived through hell and come back to find exactly what he was missing.