Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:56 pm
This thread led me to youtube so, out of morbid curiousity, I watched a few Bon Jovi clips throughout the years.
Kool experience, remembered the "Glory Days" of certain times in my life and Bon Jovi was certainly a mainstream radio fav back then. That is, until Nirvana showed up.
Anyway, my friend just texted me some pros and cons about the concert he saw last week.
He told me that Jon is still an amazing performer, had everyone hopping and jumping out of their seats, really cool, but his voice was touch and go. He said some songs came off really good vocally, but sour on others.
He did alot of oldies, he said, cover songs, ie. "Pretty Woman", "Shout", "Old Time of Rock 'n Roll" and such. Only 4 original Bon Jovi songs. That was the real bummer, he said.
I was also just told that the show was some sort of charity, or benefit of some sort, but no mention of this at, or prior to the show.
I realize Jon is up in 50's now, looking good, working out, but those steroid shots he was recieving as far back as the "New Jersey" tour probably did more damage than good.
I saw them in '95 on the "These Days" tour in Raliegh, N.C., IIRC, and they were real sharp to my recollection, real tight and Jon sounded great.
Whether it was due to pre-recorded tapes or back up, I don't know, I doubt it back 15 years ago, but from what I've seen on youtube thus far, more than likely.
With that said, musically, they were an ok band, nothing earthshattering, but they put on a good show, entertainment, and sometimes that's more than enough for a good night out.
I'd rather see them than a whole bunch a stuff that I hear that's currently on my friends and their freinds ipod any day of the week. maybe I'm "Just Older". LOL