Listening to Bon Jovi Songs brings back memories of a Bon Jovi concert that I attended but it wasn’t all very good! To discover what happened study on..
Whenever I hear any Bon Jovi songs I am reminded of the time that I went to a Bon Jovi concert on Saturday 6th July 1996. The concert at the Milton Keynes Superbowl was towards the finish of the mammoth These Days tour that started on 26th April 1995 at the Andheri Stadium Bombay, India and ended on 19th July 1996 at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium.
It took my boyfriend and myself over three hours to drive to Milton Keynes and we had to queue for four hours till 2pm to get into the Superbowl. It was one of these quirky English climate days, 1 minute the extremely hot sun was beating down on us and the next there was torrential freezing cold rain.
When we got into the arena we have been able to get a spot at the front of the stage but as more fans arrived and blocked us in I became claustrophobic and worried that I would not be capable to escape to the loo throughout the subsequent 8 hours. I left Mark hugging the front of the stage and escaped to sit on a hillock exactly where I got a fairly excellent view of the proceedings as the help bands Seven, Gun and Joan Osborne performed.
The most memorable getting Joan Osbornes performance, she was excellent but the weather was nevertheless being quirky and it became pretty uncomfortable sitting on grass while soaked to the skin. I wandered round for a handful of hours and became much more uncomfortable as a bloke took a fancy to me and began to harass me regardless of being told that I was with my boyfriend.
Seeing my discomfort a group of Bon Jovi fans told the bloke to leave me alone and asked me to join them. That was fortunate for me in 2 techniques, 1 that it got rid of my stalker and the other in that we were in a marvellous position to watch the show, close to the stage but to the appropriate – away from the primary crush of fans.
It was just just before 7.00pm and I was feeling tired, very wet and shivering from the cold. I couldn’t have been wetter if I had stood in a pool fully clothed. As I attempted to warm my by now numb blue hands I was miserably wishing that I hadn’t agreed to go to the concert.
A couple of minutes later a helicopter arrived and shortly afterwards I could see the band climbing up the steps to the stage. I did a double take at seeing Jon, he was dressed in a tight tan leather jumpsuit which gave the impression of him becoming naked from a distance.
The band began up and for two hours my discomfort was forgotten as Bon Jovi launched into a string of their hits which includes Often, It really is My Life, You Give Love A Undesirable Name, Someday I will Be A Saturday Night and my lengthy time favourite Living On A Prayer.
Think about a sea of more than 60,000 fans joining in with the choruses, swaying, waving and punching the air with each other. It was a spectacular sight on and off stage as Bon Jovi rocked the Superbowl. I was enthralled with the bands functionality and stirred by the music and the interaction from the crowd.
I felt disappointed when a fireworks show ended the magnificent efficiency 2 hours on, but afterwards Bon Jovi reappeared for an air punching encore to round off the show. I was nonetheless really wet and cold but warmed by a magnificent performance from the complete band. I totally advise seeing Bon Jovi in concert and despite my discomfort I would go by way of it all more than once more – it was worth it.
I’ve been watching videos from the 2008 Lost Highway tour and consider that Jon Bon Jovi has still got what it takes. Bon Jovi are a great band and 12 years on I am nevertheless a huge fan of Bon Jovi songs and hope that I get a chance to see them in concert once again, but probably an indoor concert!
P.S. As for my boyfriend I dumped him after the show. I do not rate a guy that lets a lady he is supposed to care about wander off on their own for hours in a strange spot and in a 60,000 plus crowd. He cared much more about getting a place close to the stage than my security. I almost certainly ended up with a greater view than he did and I was capable to go to the loo when I wanted!