Students at Pennsbury High School had a surprise guest at their prom — singer John Mayer.
Mayer’s song “Your Body Is a Wonderland” had become sort of a theme for the senior class, and their 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 for the prom.
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, and so it renewed a lot of faith people have in high school.”