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. 

Vibrancy

Hello!  Long time, no post!  

I forgot all about this poor little blog, until I remembered it last night!  I can’t make any promises that I will be blogging daily, but I am aiming for once a week at least. 

I recently was reading an interview from everyone’s favorite guitar slaying musician, John Mayer, when this quote jumped out at me “I’m interested in living more of a life that’s invisible to everybody and more vibrant to a fewer people that are in my life.” and I immediately thought yes, that’s it.

While my life is no where as visible to as many people as Mayer’s is, I have long thought that the advent of social media and my adoption of it has caused my relationships to suffer.  For a long while now I lived inside my computer screen, forgetting the outside world and my real life friends. 

Part of it is because of all the travel I do for work and part of it is because I have dealing with a pretty serious episode of depression, thanks to those who picked up on this and helped me as I struggled through it. Now the travel is not going to stop nor do I want it to, it’s become such a part of me that I feel restless when I am in one place too long.  The depression is work in progress, one that is a constant battle but I turned a corner a while back and God willing I will be better then fine one day very soon. 

One thing I have learned during this episode is who really matters to me and who I really matter to.  It’s very easy to think that you matter to the 200 plus people who like a status or comment on a tumblr or facebook post, but in reality you don’t and you know what, that’s more then okay.  Everyone has their people and I have mine, that is only natural. 

It’s the ones who call or text or email to say hello or check-in.  The ones I long to see when I am away and who will insist we get together when I am home.   These are the people I want to strengthen the relationship with, even if it’s already strong.  I want them to see my vibrancy, I no longer have the need or the desire to share it with the world, just my little circle of friends/family.