Bon Jovi rocks!! Yep, you heard it right, Bon Jovi - you know, that
band that you heard because your older brother played
"Runaway" over and over again way back when. Well, the
boys made the long trek from New Jersey, over to the ugly confines
of the World Music Theatre (I don't think I'll ever like that
place), and put on a 2 1/2 hour show that had all of the hot looking
ladies in the crowd (and they were everywhere) screaming, and all of
the guys either singing along or ogling the, well, you get the idea.
It was a night in support of "These Days," the latest
effort from the Bon Jovi boys, and touched on old, new, and some
covers that you would never expect to hear from this little old band
Opening with "Rockin' in the Free World," it was
destined to be a great night, and it was. The hits were there, you
know, your "Livin' on a Prayer" with the crowd still
knowing their role, "Runaway," a perpetual anthem of the
'80's, and our theme song from our trip to New Jersey "I'll
Sleep When I'm Dead." But there was more, much more...
New songs from the new album, which I read some guy say, to
paraphrase, dredged up New Jersey working-class songs, to which he
thought odd since Jon Bon Jovi is so rich now that he shouldn't have
any idea how "blue collar" people feel. To which I say,
hell should Jon write about - 'Hey God, I'm rich and the rest of the
people can kiss my ass.' Please, so Jon can't fit the role now, but
the lyrics still touch on anyone - enough ramblings - I love the
album!) Oh yea, he played "Hey God," a great song called
"Damned," a new single in "Something for the
Pain," and the return to the spotlight song, "This Ain't a
And they he played others. I talked about "Rockin',"
but they tossed in some Rolling Stones, a crowd pleaser for everyone
in "Shout," and a great rendition of "With a Little
Help From My Friends," showed that Bon Jovi can touch on more
than just their own material to keep a crowd on it's feet for over 2
About the only disappointment I had was he played some solo
stuff, a la "Blaze of Glory," but left out solo material
from Richie Sambora, who had a little known but awesome album called
"Stranger in this Town." Oh well!
The band was on, the crowd was great, and Bon Jovi showed that
they can still rock after all these years.
Yep, you guessed it, Bon Jovi gets TWO HUGEMONGOUS THUMBS UP from
me!!!! I loved the show, love the new album, love Richie's solo
album, and quite honestly, wasn't looking at Jon the whole time. I
guess an appendage up would be in order, but not necessarily for the
Way cool, even though it was about a bjillion degrees. And yep,
summer is coming to a close, and what a good summer it was. School
is getting ready to start, so start getting those thinking caps
on!!! Party Smart, and as always, Rellim Reeb, Rellim Reeb!!!!