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John Mayer responds to concert arrests

Singer blogs about the 63 arrests in Pennsylvania

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John Mayer has been blogging about the arrests made at his show in Pennsylvania at the weekend.

Police arrested 63 people at the show at Hershey Park Pavilion on Saturday (July 21), 46 arrests were made for underage drinking.

In a message on his official blog, Mayer had a typically irreverent message for those arrested.

“First, to the 46 people accused of underage drinking; what were you thinking? You have your whole life to engage in underage drinking. What's the hurry? I didn't start underage drinking until I was 26. Underage drinking is not an function of age, but of style. And you kids are way too young to truly appreciate the nuances of true underage drinking.

"Though the names of the arrested were not released to the public, I was able to obtain them by way of my well-placed source in the Hershey police department. Upon first glance, I find it interesting that of the 63 arrested, 55 were named Kyle.

"In looking to the future, I hope that this will serve as a wake-up call to young fans who may be thinking about engaging in illegal activity at one of my concerts. If I happen to be walking backstage and I see any of you young men passed out drunk on a stretcher, make no mistake about it, you will come-to in front of your disappointed parents with a face full of Sharpie and the sneaking suspicion that you've been teabagged by one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people of 2007.”

The singer continues his tour tonight in Holmdel, New Jersey.

--By our New York staff.
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