Jon Bon Jovi Still Wears Tight Leather Pants

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I had the awesome opportunity to go see Bon Jovi at Philip’s Arena.

Now, I wouldn’t call myself a huge Bon Jovi fan. I’m familiar with most of their songs and found that I knew more songs than I thought I did. I still think that if you get a chance to see a band well-known and generally liked, go for it!

I was also the youngest person in that audience, aside from the child (8-10 age range, I would say) that was crying at some point for some reason about which I do not care.

Then, some ladies next to us got into some kind of spat. When you mix rock n’ roll, beer and estrogen, no good can come of the situation. I have no idea what happened, but they called some security, someone left and then it was over. The end.

I was glad to hear “Bad Medicine” live. Aside from the fact that it’s just a great rock song, it’s kind of syncopated, which makes it a lot of fun to sing along to when you do get the hang of it.

“It’s My Life” was saved for the encore and IT WAS EPIC. Imagine roughly 21,000 people yelling “IT’S MY LIFE!”

Yeah, it felt just like that.

“Have A Nice Day” was, unfortunately, not on the set list. I would have liked to hear it live, but it is not a crucial piece of the Bon Jovi collection. So, I’m not too upset about it.

I was nervous, though. I thought that maybe Jon Bon Jovi would be a little too old to go around rocking everyone’s faces off.

I was wrong. He still wears tight leather pants and I think it’s hilarious.

Overall, it was a great experience. This was my first “SUPER AWESOME MEGA SHOW!!!” in a while, so it was a trip transitioning from intimate Copeland to distant Bon Jovi.

Which poses a question: How would you compare and contrast the intimacy of a smaller venue to the distance of a huge venue? Masq v. Philips, etc. Do you prefer one over the other?

Let me know your thoughts. I’m gonna go because I’ve been writing this during commercial breaks of “How I Met Your Mother” and I need to watch my show.

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