After listening post-concert to the studio recordings of Mayer’s concert playlist, it occurred to me that I insufficiently captured how powerful was his delivery Monday night.
There’s only one other performer whose live performance radically altered my understanding and appreciation for his music in such a way. It was in 1984 and, unlike with Mayer, I was already a big fan before attending his concert. But the guy’s live performance left me a fanatical devotee of his talent. He was just hitting the mainstream then, but everybody around knows who he is now. His name is “Bruce”.
Mayer was just that good.