John Mayer at the Comcast Center
July 12, 2008
John Mayer’s live performance is a bit different from what people may be familiar with in his live recordings. It’s a time where he lets his hair down a bit and you get to see not only the man perform, but interact with his band, and cut loose on guitar.
Mayer’s guitar playing is actually quite good, something you don’t get to hear as much in his recording. His bluesy pop-rock guitar stylings help draw in the crowd. Your not just seeing someone try to emulate their recordings; you’re watching someone perform. That makes each performance just that much more special.
Mayer’s set included excellent renditions of Tom Petty’s “Free Falling” and “Crossroads” by Cream. Theses were pleasant surprises during a set already packed full of his own gems.
In between songs Mayer would unleash his witticisms. Toward the end of the set Mayer told everyone that he knew they were tired and probably wanted to go home, but he’s learned to be patient because sometimes the best parts are near the end. If there’s one thing John Mayer proved tonight, is that it’s all good.