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Review: John Mayer charms Tampa's 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre





The last time John Mayer was in Tampa, in February, your humble Soundcheck editor got to review the concert. On Friday at the 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre in Tampa, it was Sean Daly's turn.

About 12,500 fans turned out to see Mayer in person, and despite Mayer's rep for, um, frankness, they seemed to hang on his every word:

The girls were here to sing along to the hits, and he'd give them those over the course of a smart setlist: No Such Thing, Waiting on the World to Change, Half of My Heart. But he and his killer seven-piece band had a far better time indulging in the extended burn of Jimi Hendrix's Voodoo Chile the jazzbo noodling of Do You Know Me and the blues-guitar coda of Slow Dancing in a Burning Room, which turned the venue into a cozy cocoon of l-o-v-e.

Click here for Sean's full review.

Photo: Luis Santana, tbt*

[Last modified: Sunday, September 12, 2010 4:52pm]


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