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Postby renee » Tue Jan 18, 2005 8:25 pm

John Mayer Barred From School Ceremony

John Mayer Barred From Connecticut High School's Hall of Fame Ceremony Due to Security Concerns

FAIRFIELD, Conn. Dec 24, 2004 — Grammy Award-winner John Mayer returned to his alma mater to be inducted into its Hall of Fame and wound up in the headmaster's office.

The 27-year-old guitarist and singer, a 1995 graduate of Fairfield Warde High School, decided to attend the induction ceremony but was barred because of what school officials said were security concerns. They said they had not expected the pop star to attend.

"We were not ready for John Mayer," said Jim Conley, chairman of the school's Hall of Fame committee.

Mayer said he was taken to the headmaster's office, where officials stalled him until the ceremony was under way and then walked him to his car.

"It was hurtful," he said Thursday.

Headmaster James Coyne said he explained to Mayer that he was "concerned for his welfare and for the welfare of the students."

"I'm sorry he felt that way," Coyne said, adding that the star wasn't escorted from the premises. "We accompanied him to his car."

Mayer said he initially was not able to attend the ceremony, but changed his mind this week. He said he intended to donate a guitar he used on tour.

As he approached James Blake, a professional tennis player who also was inducted with golfer J.J. Henry, a former teacher took Mayer by the arm and led him into Coyne's office, Mayer said.

"So there I was," Mayer said, "I could see James out there with his mom and the whole thing's going on and I'm in the office."

Mayer won a best male pop performance Grammy for the 2001 single "Your Body Is a Wonderland." He's nominated in the same category and for song of the year for "Daughters," off his new album, "Heavier Things."



Copyright 2005 The Associated Press.

:( why doesn't the school's excuse gel with me?

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Postby lancechica4 » Tue Jan 18, 2005 9:42 pm

Because it's lame? :huh:

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Postby renee » Wed Jan 19, 2005 12:27 am

:hug: that's why you're the college girl.....but i swear if you come back here more often we'll teach you something :shrug: what, i haven't figured out yet :P

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Postby lancesgrl » Wed Jan 19, 2005 5:18 pm

<_< totally lame. :rolleyes: altho i guess there was a high probability that a bunch of horny teens (and teachers :lol: ) would rush the stage and maul poor john. :shrug: then there would've been a lawsuit and stuff. :nod: it could happen... :nod: especially the horny teacher attack thing.... (have i mentioned that i was an elementary/jr. high school teacher before my office job and my current occupation of domestic goddess?) :D

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Postby renee » Thu Jan 20, 2005 12:58 am

i remember you saying you were a teacher before.....ever think about teaching again later on when the kids are older?

hey did anyone see john perform on the tsunami benefit on sat? well he said sh** during his guitar solo and the network put out a statement about it :blink: i just didn't see what the big deal was...his head was turned and you could barely hear it...think they brought more attention to it by mentioning it than just letting it slide

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Postby lancechica4 » Mon Jan 24, 2005 11:32 pm

:shocked: I didn't hear/see that, Nay!

K-1, why doesn't that suprise me? :kiss:

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Postby justins bubbles » Tue Jan 25, 2005 6:59 pm

<span style='color:blue'>I saw him on something late one night. I don't know what it was, but it was about 2 weeks ago.


CSI! :sprint:</span>

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Postby lancesgrl » Thu Jan 27, 2005 12:29 am

renee wrote:i remember you saying you were a teacher before.....ever think about teaching again later on when the kids are older?


yeah... it's a possibility. there were so many factors involved in my not wanting to teach anymore. it's a long story... but truthfully, because of the experiences i had while i was teaching, i've given some thought to getting into social work some day, even tho i don't have a degree of specialization for it. there are so many problems with child protective services especially, at least in texas anyway... it's really sad. :( if i ever did go into social work like that tho, i would have to be in a good financial situation where we didn't necessarily need for me to earn a good salary. social workers are really poorly paid. <_< i just think i might be good at something like that... or maybe some sort of teen counseling or something. :shrug:

hey! :o i didn't see john on the tsunami benefit. :( so he dropped an "s" bomb, huh? :lol: oh please. :rolleyes: poor john. what was he saying "shiit" about? just curious. :P

oooh... and speaking of the tsunami relief efforts, etc.... did anyone watch oprah this past monday? ricky martin was on talking about his mission for rebuliding 600 homes etc... and then lisa ling ( i think that's her name - she's the chick that used to be on 'the view') came on and talked about the crimes against women in the congo. oh my god, you guys. :cry: it disturbed me so much. i hardly slept that nite becuz i couldn't stop thinking about it. it is so unbelieveable that that type of thing in our world is happening right at this very second. the stories were just... unreal... i just cried for these poor women. :no: did anyone see it?

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Postby justins bubbles » Thu Jan 27, 2005 12:51 am

<span style='color:blue'>Lisa Ling and Oprah are like, my ultimate heros. :nod: They are the ones that made me want to go into journalism. Unfortunately, I didn't get to see it. I've been non-stop busy lately. It kinda sucks. ;) </span>

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Postby renee » Thu Jan 27, 2005 2:19 pm

i missed it too, but did see oprah when she had the guy that does her home make-overs (can't remember his name)...anyway he was with his partner when the tsunami hit and the force of the water pulled them out of their hotel window...his partner's never been found...but they had so many horror stories and it's the ones with the children being snatched up there and sold into prostitution that just sickened me...isn't ricky martin volunteering with 'save the children?' these poor kids have lost their whole families and everyone's scrambling to make sure they're safe...

oh and john's 'sh**' moment came while he was really into his guitar solo and you could tell it was more of an "OH Yeah!" than anything else...i don't even think he knew at the time he said it....... or maybe he was thinking of lizzy grubman at the time and thinking 'what the hell was i thinking...oh sh**' :shrug:

personally i give credit to anyone who's a teacher...as much as i love kids and love watching them discover and learn, i really don't think i'd have the patience day in and day out....whatever you decide to do later on you're going to be great at katie :hug:

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Postby justins bubbles » Thu Jan 27, 2005 3:50 pm

<span style='color:blue'>Random, but if I were in the entertainment industry, I don't think I'd keep the name Grubman. ;) </span>

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Postby lancesgrl » Fri Jan 28, 2005 1:27 pm

or maybe he was thinking of lizzy grubman at the time and thinking 'what the hell was i thinking...oh sh**'  


hahahhahahahahaaaaaaaaaa! :rofl: :rofl: i think you hit that one right on, nay!! :rofl:

Random, but if I were in the entertainment industry, I don't think I'd keep the name Grubman.


i think you're right about that, bubs. i can't think of many names that would be much worse than that... well, i could actually think up some, but we'll not go there. :ph34r:

oh, and the decorator guy from oprah was nate somebodyorother.... but yes, i heard about what happened. so unfortunate. there was a man that nate met after his partner was pulled out of that window .... this guy's 9 year old son was swept away from his arms and drowned - he was on the show telling the story. he talked about seeing him every now and then surfacing and then going under.... but he couldn't keep up with him because the water was moving so fast. ugh! i couldn't imagine what that would've been like to see it happening and being helpless and unable to get to your child. i would think it would be like a dream that you couldn't wake from. and then the show went on to lisa ling's stuff about africa and i was just sitting there thinking "oh man! i don't think i can take any more of this!" i'm going to try and go see "hotel rawanda" tho -- it has to do with all of the stuff they were talking about on oprah. it's supposed to be really well done.

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Postby renee » Fri Jan 28, 2005 2:12 pm

that's one movie i definitely want to see....

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Postby justins bubbles » Tue Feb 01, 2005 3:01 am

<span style='color:blue'>And Don Cheadle was nominated for an Oscar. :nod:</span>


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