I have not written in two days for good reason.
On Thursday, May 11, 2017, I got to check off one of my biggest bucket list items: I got to see the incomparable John Mayer in concert.
My life is now complete. Go ahead and throw me from Tower Bridge because the rest of life just HAS to be all downhill from here, right?
Let me share some photos and snippets. The concert was at The O2. Leave it to the Brits to design such a lovely and beautiful and well organized venue.
View of The O2 from afar.
I have loved John Mayer for over 12 years. His song, “Why Georgia” inspired me to move from Louisiana to Texas all alone. The quiet joy that he sang about in “leaving it all behind” is what I thought I would experience when leaving Louisiana. I felt those feelings and so many more.
Over the years, he has remained my favorite artist and I own all of his recordings except the last album, which I didn’t buy because I thought it’d be nice to hear those songs first while he played them live. I was right. It was such an amazing experience to hear so much of his new music live.
Here are a few snippets from the concert.
Here, he’s playing one of my favorite songs, “Gravity.”
The phone audio and video cannot do him justice. His guitar skills are absolutely masterful.
Once I told a colleague at work that I wanted to learn to play the guitar like John Mayer and he laughed and said “Uhhh well you would have to become REALLY GOOD. Do you think you could get that good?”
At the time, I took offense to his low belief in my abilities but both then and now I knew he was right. John Mayer is one of the best guitarists and song writers of my generation.
We returned to the O2 on Friday. I bought more concert merchandise and saw the “Fast and Furious 8” movie. I think I have found my new favorite place in London.
Yesterday, I noticed this gorgeous, metal obelisk thing outside.
Here is the “cream tea” that I ordered at a place called Square Pie. I went there thinking they served square shaped, sweet pies, but I was wrong. They did serve savory pies, like kidney and onions pie, and cream Tea, which was black tea with milk and sugar served with scones, clotted cream and strawberry jam.
Clotted cream is like if lightly whipped cream and butter had a baby.
Today, Saturday, is my last day in London.
I am so thankful to have had the chance to stay here for so long. I have learned that I’m tough enough to survive in a big city, ride public transportation , and survive on poorly seasoned food.
But even with the cardboard food, London is still made sweet by its history and absolutely lovely inhabitants.
I love London and Londoners!
See you soon, London…
It’s back to Lagos for a bit.
Until tomorrow, my friends…