"I'm spinning round the room in awe" ryan adams

Friday, November 29, 2002

"Sometimes, I wish that I was the weather
You'd bring me up in conversations forever
And when it rained, I'd be the talk of the day" - john mayer

I am surrounded by the greatest friends in the world. More on that in the next blog....
It was John Mayer day :-) Brit got a few tickets fro John in Philly and I wasn't going to go. I couldn't deal with the 15 year old girlies after seeing John so intimately previosly. Michelle and I can't recall on how and when we got so jaded, but we have. But Wednesday's performance was nothing short of incredible...
Pick up Brit and Jen and Holly in NJ with no problem. We hit the diner before heading over the river to Philly. I think it is customary for the waitress of any diner to insert the word "honey" into every sentence. Off to Philly, find the venue with no problem. He played in the Temple Basketball court, though it was comparable in size to the FU center. Sold out. Fourth row. Word. But oddly it was the farthest away I have ever been. It was Brit, Jen, and Holly's first time seeing him,so it was exciting :-)
Maroon 5 were really good. I have heard good things about them and i have played their cd in the store, but it was the first time I saw them live.
And John....played acoustically the first few songs with the opener being "Love Soon". I do not want to give the 15 year old girlies any credit so i will not discuss them at all :-) Then the band came out. His setlist was incredible, old songs, new songs, and non album songs. "City Love" right into "Covered in Rain" was amazing. His whle performance and musicl talent was just amazing. I think Brittany and I were the only girls in there staring at his hands instead of his face haha. I did the whole phone thing too, I admit. Only one song though haha. I have never cried at a concert and the people that cry during concerts annoy me. I beleive it was John Mayer where this girl was bawling the whole time nad I just wanted to punch her in the face and give her something to cry about. But during the encore during "Comfortable" I almost shed a tear haha. I held it back though. Just the whole John Mayer/Tom thing and the past few crazy John years got to me. And it was odd because it hadn't before. And I will delve into that more later. Maybe tomorrow. Now the even more fun stuff...
So we parked on the fourth floor of the parking garage. Which means 30 minutes of waiting. Haha, the best thing was when we got into the car and trying to figure out what to listen to and Jen and Brit chose Jonasay which then Jen proceeded to say that if John and Jonasay played together it would "be the bestest concert ever". haha yay for jen. So then I see this guy walking and inform the car of his hotness. They agreed. Then a girl followed him. Boo. But he opened up the door for her and simultaneously we exclaimed "awwww!". The for the next 20 minutes we hypothesized about the hot boy. I let him pull out in front of me. Then we decided to follow him. Jen wrote down his license plate number. Are you scared yet...?
We got bored so we went to McD's.
Now I know why they made me drive in the city. As Jen put it "hey, we're not dead yet, but if I was driving we'd stil be in center city, you're a city driver." See, you just have to be aggressive. Cutting across traffic, cutting people off, it's all about the city life. Some dumb butt stopped in the middle of the lane and waited. I am not going to wait, I am going to get past him. Silly suckers who waited patiently. And yay for go go gadget accelerator. No way I could have gotten my exit (without any warning no less, it just jumps at you) without swiftly driving across three lans of traffic at a turn when the light turned green.
Back to NJ then DE...bed at 3 am.