Last month I woke up on an airplane back from Hyundai and Buzzfeed's Kamp Kona in Santa Fe, New Mexico to my phone absolutely exploding with notifications. I post pretty solid Instagram pics (lol) but nothing that would get this much attention... Turns out John Mayer, as in steal your girlfriend, slow dancing in your mom's house-JOHN MAYER, tagged me in his Instagram story.
Because he thinks I'm talented and a cool guy? Nope. He saw my L.L. Bean MIDDLE SCHOOL backpack, tie-dyed and covered in Grateful Dead patches, and wanted it to take on tour with Dead & Co.
It was pretty crazy messaging with one of my music idols. I know the press hasn't exactly been kind to John, but he was super nice! He asked if I wanted to sell it, but I honestly just wanted him to have to take on the road with the band whose patches covered the names of my middle school crushes.
He messaged me an address to send it and asked what size shirt I wore... and then was the nicest guy ever about me totally fan-boy'ing.
He ended up sending me a HUGE box of every Dead & Co. merch item from their current tour in my size! I'm talking t-shirts, long sleeves, hoodies, and hats. SO COOL! I obviously sent him the backpack right away.
John confirmed he got the backpack, but we haven't seen any pictures surface on his Instagram yet. I think his autocorrect called me Kanye, but I'm just going to take that as a compliment. Look out for photos oh his account, and try to get out and see a Dead & Co. show on their summer tour!