John Mayer returns to where he was ‘Born and Raised’


John Mayer returned to where he was born and raised on Monday, performing for home state crowd at Bridgeport’s Webster Bank Arena.

Kicking things off with his roots-y, sunshine anthem, “Queen of California,” the Bridgeport-born, Fairfield-raised singer unraveled a set of career-spanning hits, including “Waiting on the World to Change,” “Gravity,” “Slow Dancing In A Burning Room, “Why Georgia” and “Your Body Is A Wonderland.” He also got into the Christmas spirit, playing “Please Come Home For Christmas” during an encore.

Mayer punctuated the set with anecdotes about his life in Fairfield. He recalled working as an attendant at the Mobil gas station on the corner of Fairfield Woods Road and Stratfield Road in Fairfield, and how he put his $7-an-hour salary toward the purchase of a 1996 Fender Stevie Ray Vaughan Stratocaster (check out 10 things you may not know about Mayer).

He also talked about showing his girlfriend, Katy Perry, the house where he grew up.

Check out photos from the concert, below:

Scott Gargan