By Amy and Linda
A tale of two friends, a sign and John Mayer
Linda Cohen Kliethermes and Amy Fenster Brown have been best friends since 1st grade when one walked up to the other on the school playground and said “Wanna be friends?” That’s how it worked in those days. They have been by each other’s sides through the illnesses and death of parents, boyfriends, weddings, childbirth — you name it.
Linda has been a die-hard John Mayer fan for years. She went on one of his Mayercraft Carrier fan cruises. She has traveled to other cities from her St. Louis home for concerts. Amy is a fan, but not a crazy super fan like Linda. (And we mean crazy in a good way!) Linda offered to take Amy to Memphis for a Mayer show to celebrate their 40th birthdays. The two had taken many road trips before and always had a blast. So, off they went.
Linda wanted to make signs for the show. Amy replied with a very honest “Dude, we’re f@cking 40 years old, we cannot hold up signs.” Amy lost. She realized how much Linda really just wanted to meet John Mayer. Amy made a sign that read “Chubby Married Cougar Needs Hug.” She worked her way from Linda’s 3rd row seats to the front row and held up the sign. Previous to the show, Amy told Linda “If he even looks at the sign you make your way over and maybe he’ll come down to ‘high five’ you or something, so you take the sign and meet him.”
Well, the video shows what happened when John saw the sign. Oy, that infamous sign.
Amy and Linda have created a Facebook page titled Chubby Married Cougar Needs Hug.