Rocker John Mayer treated students at the University of South Carolina to a free show on Tuesday night, February 2 - after they camped outside his rehearsal room in a bid to glimpse their idol. The musician has been in Columbia, South Carolina to practice for his upcoming world tour, and the sessions have been staked out by devotees desperate to spot the star.
And Mayer rewarded their loyalty by sending out an alert on Twitter.com on Tuesday, February 2, urging students at the university to head down to their union on campus to pick up tickets for a free show there that evening. The message read, "USC students: come watch us run the show tonight. Free."
Two hours after the post went out, Mayer was on stage at the venue belting out his hits for delighted fans and telling the crowd, "Thank you for helping us out. This is the way you should rehearse a show." Mayer's tour kicks off in Sunrise, Florida on Thursday, February 4.