August 29, 2007

Johnny boy

if you know me at all, you know i love John Mayer. i love that man and his O-faced-soft-rock-guitar-licks with every inch of my heart. and one of the things i love most about him is that he has a blog. and he's actually pretty witty.

i found his response to the arrest of 63 fans at a Hershey, PA concert particularly amusing.

This weekend, at my concert in Hershey Pennsylvania, 63 audience members were arrested for various drug and alcohol offenses. Seeing as I have always kept a strong line of communication with my fans, I'd like to take a moment to address this unfortunate incident.

First, to the 46 people accused of underage drinking; what were you thinking? You have your whole life to engage in underage drinking. What's the hurry? I didn't start underage drinking until I was 26. Underage drinking is not an function of age, but of style. And you kids are way too young to truly appreciate the nuances of true underage drinking.

Though the names of the arrested were not released to the public, I was able to obtain them by way of my well-placed source in the Hershey police department. Upon first glance, I find it interesting that of the 63 arrested, 55 were named Kyle.

And to those reading who believe that 63 arrests is on the high side, it actually doesn't even make this tour's top ten. Night two of Red Rocks Ampitheatre in Colorado saw more than half that capacity crowd placed under arrest, and in Houston, Texas two weeks ago, I myself was ensnared by the long arm of the law when I was cited for illegally soliciting an undercover canine cop. (My apologies to Champ II.)

In looking to the future, I hope that this will serve as a wake-up call to young fans who may be thinking about engaging in illegal activity at one of my concerts. If I happen to be walking backstage and I see any of you young men passed out drunk on a stretcher, make no mistake about it, you will come-to in front of your disappointed parents with a face full of Sharpie and the sneaking suspicion that you've been teabagged by one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people of 2007.

I'm here (for you!),
John Mayer








~SCO

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