New Raincoat, Anyone?

So John Mayer finally visits Manila. And while I appreciated the entire show and felt it was awesome even from a view that was a million meters away from the stage, I am not really a good source of any review as I don’t think I would be able to give justice to it, read on to understand what I’m talking about.

 

Setlist:

Vultures
No Such Thing
Perfectly Lonely
Ain’t No Sunshine (Bill Withers Cover)
Slow Dancing in a Burning Room
Waiting on the World to Change
Stop this Train-> Daughters snippet-> Stop This Train
Your Body is a Wonderland
Who Says
Heartbreak Warfare
Gravity
Do You Know Me
Why Georgia
Half of my Heart / Don’t Stop Believin’

Edge of Desire

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Photo by Kayman

The show was great. No complaints. The setlist was pretty good, very true to the songs in his North American tour. And the guitars, ooh how I wish I was one of those. Oh, no no no. I meant, how I wish I could feel the greatness he showed using all those guitars that Rene handed to him one by one before almost every song. However, a little devil in me wished he played “Good Love is on the Way”, “Come Back to Bed” or “Wheel”; or the ones he would often play in those small club performances he does in the US, such as “In Your Atmosphere (LA Song)”,”Hummingbird” and “The Hurt”.

Great to see John, DRH, Bob Reynolds, Sean Hurley and Robbie Macintosh though, even if it means looking at the big screens near the stage. I wonder if Chad Franscoviak was by that booth in front? Most probably, must’ve been covered by all those freaking umbrellas.

Sigh. I guess it’s quite obvious that I wasn’t happy with the night, with the rain, our location (I will never again depend on an “insider” to bring us to the “nice” seats. NEVER!) and all. ‘twas great hearing him live, it would’ve been nicer if I saw him in person (versus looking at the screen) while he did the songs… Oh well. It was a good thing I was with friends who were happy enough to drink some beer with me while we listened.

Now what the heck am I gonna do with a new long raincoat? Any other concert coming up?

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