For us, going to a Bon Jovi gig is not just any ordinary gig... the emotional connection we have with the band members and the ability they have as performers to connect with their fans on a personal level is truly unique, and we will continue to follow the Jovi clan for as long as they are willing to make music :) We have a connection to this band that conjures many euphoric memories and allows us to celebrate our love for rock music.
So onto the day of the gig where we managed to buy tickets very last minute (only a few days before the gig as they were originally priced at £75 per ticket!) Faye being the bargain hunter she is, managed to track down a much cheaper deal on Groupon, and so made our entry into the Manchester gig possible! :)
The beauty this time around was that Faye lives very close to Etihad Stadium where the gig was held and this made the experience all the more enjoyable as it was much less stressful for travelling. In the spirit of getting merry before the gig started, we drank delicious cocktails that Saturday afternoon and blasted Bon Jovi's greatest hits DVD from Faye's Balcony, just to get us rockin' into the party mood of course ;)
After 2 hours of washing and styling hair coupled with glamorous make-up application, we were ready to see our guys perform a fantastic set list (the songs they performed are listed below). I particularly enjoyed their cover of 'Roadhouse Blues' - a 'Doors' classic! Despite being thoroughly disappointed that Richie was not on stage, he was there in spirit and in my opinion, this show was still their strongest yet! After performing a 3 HOUR long set, Jon, David and Tico proved that they are still every bit as full of energy as they were back in their humble beginnings :)
Me and Faye both bought a concert programme each as we do at every Bon Jovi gig, to keep as a souvenir.
I have no doubt that Richie will rejoin the band before the next tour and that they will all continue to make fantastic music together - BON JOVI FOREVER! \m/ xxx