I saw him four days ago in Prague and he was great.
I came to the theatre 1,5 hour before the show and as soon as I got into the foyer, I realized that JM was standing there behind a small table, selling and signing CDs. He was selling them alone, no assistant. He was obviously confused about our currency, so it went really slow and I think he would sell three times more CDs (or it would take one third of the time) if he got an assistant who would take care of the selling and if he would only do the signing. But well, he was really nice and patient. I got my John Mayall with Eric Clapton CD signed and went to the thetre to get a good spot by the stage.
The concert took 1hour 45 minutes. John was in a great shape, obviously enjoying himself. His band is really tight. Great musicians. Great guitar solos, very good bass solo towards the end. When I got back to the foyer after the show, John was already there with the whole band, selling and signing stuff again...I got my ticket signed and rushed for a train home.
The man is 80. I counted: in 62 days he plays 56 gigs in 56 different towns. 6 days off in total. I suppose he does regulary what he did in Prague - he spends quite a lot of time before and after each almost 2 hour gig by signing stuff. Unbelievable work engagement. But most of all the shows are really good. Go and see him.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2014-02-20 09:29 by Happy24.