Bon Jovi at BBT Center… Mar. 2, 2013

Let me start out by saying, I have been a fan of Bon Jovi and hair metal since I could remember. I grew up as an 80’s child listening and watching MTV videos and was always fascinated by the energy and craziness of 80’s hair metal. I even remember getting Bon Jovi’s New Jersey album after seeing the video for Lay Your Hands On Me back in the late 80s. Even into the 90’s Bon Jovi still put out some amazing songs but I do feel after It’s My Life off of Crush is when their music made a turn for the worse really. Anyways I have been waiting quite some time to see them live. I really didn’t wanna spend a ton of $ for this show so I bought a side rear seat and for $40 it was well worth it. Yes some of the time I couldn’t see cause these giant moving pillars and yes the band was faced towards the front “most” of the time but it was still a great experience. One of the most elaborate “rock” stage shows I’ve seen with moving column screens, moving lights all over the place and a very cool stage. The sound was dead on. The tones and music was all at perfect volume. The crowd seemed super energetic with plenty of older rockers and plenty of their kids. I actually felt kinda the oddball out honestly. Unfortunately Bon Jovi is putting out a new album, which of course they were promoting with this tour so they played a 1/4 of the concert in new songs, which were all…bad. They also played a few other tracks I may of heard but it’s newer garbage. The meat was in the old stuff. I heard almost everything I wanted to hear, You Give Love A Bad Name, Bad Medicine, I’ll Be There For You, Living On A Prayer, Runaway, It’s My Life, Keep The Faith, Someday I’ll Be Saturday Night, Wanted Dead or Alive and also my FAAAAVEE, Born To Be My Baby. Yes they played my favorite song and it was fantastic! Just to hear those 9 or 10 songs was worth the concert alone. The band seemed really stoked to be there and Jon Bon Jovi is quite the enigmatic stage man even for his older age now.

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RATING: 9/10

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