Wednesday, September 8

My J May Obsession

I have an obsession. John Mayer. Not so much obsessed with him as a person, but more with his amazing music. This obsession started early, when I was in 8th grade. I remember the first time I ever heard "No Such Thing." I went to his On the Bricks concert in Atlanta that year, and I was hooked.

Since then, I have been to his concert every year, plus a few. Up to yesterday, I had been to 10 John Mayer concerts. I never miss him when he comes to Atlanta, and I hopefully never will! All that said, let me tell you about last night!

I was in bed, ready for a good night's sleep, when I decided to check out the details on John Mayer's website for tonight's (Sept 8th) concert that Doug and I are going to. I am not a twitter person, I really don't get the point of it, so I never use it. But, I believe fate stepped in last night! On J May's website, it shows his twitters (tweets?) and I saw that he had just posted a surprise gig at Eddie's Attic, where he got his big break about 10 years ago in Atlanta. I realized that it was after 11pm and none of my John Mayer-obsessed friends would be awake or anywhere close to Atlanta. Doug had a huge meeting early this morning, so he couldn't go with me. But I HAD TO GO!! I could not miss this amazing opportunity! So I threw on some clothes and jumped in the car. (Mom- if you are reading this, don't worry, it was very safe!) It took me only 30 minutes to get there, but by the time I got there, the line was huge and they had just let in the last few people.

I figured that this would happen, but I was still so disappointed. I met some awesome girls in the line, and one of them found a speaker in the back of the building where we could listen to the concert! So although I technically didn't see John, I listened to him reminisce of his Atlanta days and sing me sweet lyrics. We had our own little concert/dance party and all was good again.

So I don't know if that counts in my concert list, I think it does. So tonight's show will be my 12th! I can't wait!!! I wish I had my pictures from when I had front row at his show at the Tabernacle about 5 years ago. They are on my parents' computer at home. I got amazing pics and I even touched his shoe :)

One other fun fact. John and I now share the same initials (minus the middle one). Which makes the fact that I have a huge bumper sticker on my car that says JM all the more fun.


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