I got shut out for tickets to the Providence Civic Center in May of 1987. I used to skip school almost every Thursday that spring because a local radio station had "Bon Jovi Thursdays" and gave away tickets. I didn't win of course. I swore I'd never miss another Jovi show again, and so far I've made good on my promise. The week after the show I missed, I got tickets to see the band July 29 at Great Woods in Mansfield, MA. All my friends in my neighborhood had tickets and we drove everyone around us crazy with our excitement. Of course the show lived up to all of our expectations.
When "Keep The Faith" came out in '92, I was excited about the new Jovi album and the upcoming shows...but the friends who I'd gone with before?They couldn't believe I still cared. I worked in a record store at that time and the rest of the staff spent the entire weeked before the release picking on me and my band. Sigh. I had to beg and bribe people to go wait out for tickets and go to the concerts with that year. Fortunately, while we were waiting for tickets, I got back in touch with some other diehard fans who were also in line. Through that year I met more people because of the band who have all become very good friends....much more than just people I just go to concerts with. And I've never had to worry about missing another show again!
Who at that Great Woods show back in 1987 ever thought that hundreds of people would show up for fan club tickets on a freezing February morning in 2001? Who would have guessed then that a second show at Giants Stadium would have to be added this summer because the first one sold out? At least when people tell me I'm crazy, I can easily point out I am not alone. It reminds me of a saying that I've seen on Harley Davidson T Shirts: "If I have to explain it to you, you wouldn't understand it anyway."
While I'm getting things cookin' here....I thought the least I could do was give give you a little bit of eye candy. If anyone has any other suggestions for more eye candy...email me your pictures! In the meantime, here's Jon in a sheet.
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