John Mayer: Enthusiasm is Contagious
By
Alyssa Hawn
8/4/2003 2:43:15 PM

Enthusiasm is contagious and that's why songwriters with an authentic, blatent passion for their craft can't help but build a following. On Tuesday, July 29th, John Mayer and Counting Crows were live at the UMB Bank Pavilion in St. Louis, packing both the house and the lawn seats. The Counting Crows kicked off the concert, playing hit songs like “Hanging Around” and “A Long December”. The Counting Crows had a broad range of stage settings, which included colorful farm landscapes to flowered backgrounds.

When John Mayer took over, however, the crowd grew louder. Mayer, on tour to promote his phenomenally successful album Heavier Things [Sony] was smooth, cool, sexy and gave a great performance. As charming live as on CD, John Mayer is definitely a crowd pleaser. He greeted his audience by saying, “welcome to camp” and then launched into his mega-hits, “Why Georgia”, “No Such Thing” and “Your Body is a Wonderland”. The crowd was so taken with Mayer, and vice-versa, that everyone stood and sang along for the remainder of the show. In conclusion, the concert rocked!

 

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