Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A night in Cougarville (or my night at a Bon Jovi concert)

All three of us in my family are Bon Jovi fans- when Matthew and I are in the car together, it isn't unusual to see the two of singing and rocking out to Bon Jovi songs. So, when I found out Bon Jovi was going to be in concert in Philly, I had to get tickets. So last night, Mike and I headed out to the Wachovia Center for the concert. (No, we didn't take Matthew, and yes, he cried about that fact-LOL!)

Now, this was not the first Bon Jovi concert we have been to. We saw them in Nov. 2007 in New Jersey. What I remember about that crowd was the "Jersey hair" and that we saw many moms and daughters together. This was a slightly different crowd.

The first thing I noticed when we got to the venue was there were a lot of middle-age couples (and by that I mean in their 40's and 50's!). Bon Jovi has obviously kept many of their fans throughout the years.

The second I thing I notice is- DANG- there are a lot of 30- and 40- something women who are looking for someone to go home with! I mean, there is a heavy display of tight jeans, high heels, and surgically enhanced body parts (specifically UPPER body parts). These ladies are definitely looking to not go home alone. Now, I gotta be honest- unless they were all hoping to go home with the various members of the band- I don't know who they were hoping to go home with. A Bon Jovi concert isn't exactly the place to find lots of young (20ish) guys. Actually, there really weren't ANY single guys of any age that I recall seeing.

The opening band was Dashboard Confessional. The only song they sang that I recognized was Summer of '69 which isn't even one of their songs- it's an old Bryan Adams song. Luckily, they only played for about 30 minutes. After a short break, Bon Jovi came out for their set.

If you have never seen Bon Jovi in concert, I HIGHLY suggest you go. They put on an AMAZING show. I just about fell over when Jon Bon Jovi mentioned that Runaway came out 28 years ago. It's hard to believe they have been around that long. Watching them perform, it is obvious they are still having a blast being on stage. And gals- I could sit and look at Jon all day long- and I don't just mean his face :)

The energy and enthusiasm of the show made the time fly by. They performed many old favorites (It's My Life, Shot Through the Heart) as well as several songs off their new CD (Superman Tonight, Love is All you Need). We also got to hear Richie Sambora (who plays a MEAN guitar) sing Lay Your Hands on Me. They played for well over 2 hours. The last song they did performed was Livin' on a Prayer. The audience singing in the arena was so loud that you couldn't even hear the band.

I can hardly wait for the next time Bon Jovi goes on tour. You can bet that we will be at that concert- and we will be taking Matthew with us!


  1. How fun!!! Lucky!

    You need to go to photobucket and find some Bon Jovi pics to add to your post! :)

    Will make it that much "yummier!"