Thursday, May 20, 2004

Mayer stuns students at high school prom

Students at Pennsbury High School in Fairless, Pa., had a surprise guest at their prom - singer John Mayer.

Mayer's song "Your Body Is a Wonderland" had become a theme for the senior class, and its president, Bob Costa, had been working on getting Mayer for the prom for two years.

The three-song concert happened Saturday, thanks to Costa's lobbying and a book by Michael Bamberger. Intrigued by the school's annual prom parade, Bamberger wrote Wonderland: The Story of a Prom, about a year in the life of the school's seniors and their quest to have Mayer play.

Mayer's publicist learned about the students and Wonderland and arranged for the surprise show.

"Go be amazing people, and I'll see you again," Mayer told the students.

"Kids these days have no faith that things like this can happen," said Costa. "But it did."

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