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IN PICTURES: He was Mayer-velous

Fleetwood Mac (music group)American AirlinesJohn MayerJessica SimpsonJason KiddTom Petty

It was almost like he was axe-ing for forgiveness with every lick of the guitar.

During his Dallas gig at the American Airlines Center, John Mayer didn't talk about playing with his private parts or famous people he's had sex with in the past. He just played.

Mayer opened up with Heartbreak Warfare, playing his first big hit No Such Thing by the thrid song, then he went into Vultures with barely a word in between. A few songs later, Mayer played to the hometown crowd by putting on Jason Kidd's Mavs jersey and the AAC went wild. Then, with the Dallas crowd in his pocket, Mayer seemed like he was trying to say sorry again for his raw Playboy and Rolling Stone interviews by belting out My Stupid Mouth. After all, he is in Jessica Simpson's backyard here in North Texas. The crowd got it.

Mayer has made quite a career on sappy love songs, but unless you've been to one of his concerts you'd never know he is a rockin' blues guitarist. Tuesday night he didn't disappoint. He also broke into a little Tom Petty Free Fallin' and some Fleetwood Mac Dreams. Still, no talkin'. He just played.

But when he did talk, right before his encore, he hit the right note. He said now he knows what kind of fame he wants saying, "I want to be famous for lifting people up." Then when the lights came back up for the encore, Mayer cranked out Who Says....and he just played.

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