Skip to main content

Bon Jovi Forever!

This past weekend I had a date with my teen crush.  

Bon Jovi came to my hometown this weekend.  For twenty-six years I have been attending his concerts. 
They started the concert off with a bang opening with What The Water Made Me. You Give Love a Bad Name and Raise Your Hands quickly followed. 

The stage looked simple enough. Then the concert started. And out of no where comes these blocks from the floor and down from the ceiling. All different shapes. Light being projected onto them.  Turning this simple stage into something cool.

If there is one song that speaks directly to me, it is It's My Life. When I was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago, parts of this song just repeated in my head.  I had cancer and I could not afford to say silent prayers, nor could I afford to lose faith. I needed to be heard. I needed to do it my way. It was my life. And now or never, I had to fight for it. 

I am sure when the song was written it was never to be about fighting for your life against cancer. But some where in my dark hour, I heard it and made it mine.  There might have been thousands of people at the concert, but honestly, when he sang It's My Life, he sang it for me.

We had good seats. I mean, we were not in "the circle" but we had decent seats. There was a catwalk right in front of us. Jon came out on the catwalk (even closer to me) and sang a trio of ballads; Wanna Make a Memory,  Bed of Roses, and I'll Be There For You.  

I am not sure what mesmerized me the most. Jon or the crowd. From the rows right in front of him to the back of the house all eyes were fixed on him.

 My friend Lori made the comment that if he would have asked us to drink Kool-Aid, the crowd would have. I think she is probably correct. 

They even played my friend Meeghan's favorite song..Who Says You Can't Go Home. 

 One of the super cool things they did was bring down these blocks from the ceiling and put very sexy computer generated girls on them. The girls danced their way through Bad Medicine.

 Over two and half hours of old Bon Jovi and new Bon Jovi.  Sadly, no Richie for this concert. He was missed. It seemed to me that Jon compensated for his absence. He played guitar nearly every song. I don't recall him doing that in the previous concerts I have attended.

Twenty-six years ago, five of them stood arm-in-arm saying good-bye to the crowd. It is very odd to only see three. I hope what ever is going on can be resolved. But I know great bands before this one have broken up. I just pray that is not the case here.

Thank you, Bon Jovi, for another great night. I shall see you again, sometime in the future!


Popular posts from this blog

My Weekend Project: A PVC Camping Lamp Post and Flag Holder

I have seen a few of these around campsites and I knew I would like to have one. The only problem that I had is The Husband.

He already thinks we drag too much stuff with us when we go camping and if I had told him my desire to have a PVC Camping Light Pole he would have shut it down quickly!

So, that leaves a girl with only one choice: Figure out how to do it by herself.

I did some internet searching and found a few road maps on RV forums. They seemed easy enough!

I visited the local hardware store for the supplies:

An exterior post lantern light2 inch PVC pipe (I used 5 feet but had to purchase a 10 foot piece)A 3 inch toilet flangeA 3 inch to 2 inch ReducerPVC GlueA 12 foot electric cord kit2 - 3/4 inch PVC Caps I also used a few supplies we already had on hand:

White Spray Paint

3 1/2 foot - 3/4 inch PVC PipeDrill Bits (1 inch and 1/2 inch)Tent Stakes

The first step was preparing the lantern light. I could only find black in the store and I knew I wanted all white. I covered the gla…

Camping Activity: Wood Chip Necklaces

My worry in taking a wide range of kids camping is that the younger kids would be happy just playing together but the older ones, the one's in that awkward pre-teen/teen age, would think everything was so uncool they would just sit around and mope. So I designed a few activities that would hopefully get them up, participating, and moving.

 I came home from work a few weeks before the Family Camp-out and found my neighbors had trimmed their tree limbs and piled the mess in my yard. I refrained from getting angry. Over a nice dinner, I asked The Husband to help me with a little project.

He looked at me in disgust. I was pulling him away from ESPN to help with an unnecessary camping craft.

 I admit I did some begging. In the end, The Husband borrowed his father's chainsaw and decided to help me cut medallions out of a limb.  His mood started changing, quickly.{I then begged him to let me try my hand at the chainsaw, but he would not let budge on that one. I had to settle for hol…

Hand Made Gifts: Tutu Ornaments

My  Short Chic is turning into a little dancer. To thank the dance teachers for their help, we decided to make them a little gift for Christmas. A tutu ornament.

Supplies needed:

Tulle. I selected black, white and hot pink. The pink and white both have glitter {I have been walking around for the past four days with glitter all over me!}. Glass Ornaments that coordinate with your tulle. Some kind of string {I used stretch magic}. And some super glue.

Step 1: Cut  the tulle. 

I learned, from trial and error, that my cell phone was roughly the right size. So, I used it as a template for cutting the tulle.  
Step 2: Tie the tulle to the string.

Using a simple slip knot, tie the tulle onto the string {or Stretch Magic}. I think I used about 40 loops per ornament.
Step 3:  Adhere it to the Ornament.
I do not have a photo of this step. But simply, you take some super glue and glue the tutu ring to the ornament. 
FINISHED!  Once the glue is dried, you are finished. {Well except the wrapping!} I …