On Tuesday night I attended the Bon Jovi concert in Brisbane at the Suncorp Stadium. For months leading up to the concert I endured playful teasing from my friends and family; apparently trashy glam rock isn't 'cool' anymore, no one would believe I was a Bon Jovi fan and that despite the fact he's as old as my dad I still found Jon Bon Jovi incredibly attractive.
To say I expected great things from this concert is an understatement, perhaps that is why I left the show feeling a little disappointed. Don't get me wrong the band were in great form I just felt like something was missing. They played to a sold out crowd (around 40,000 I believe) and had the crowd eating out of their hand but for some reason I wasn't as impressed as I thought I would be. When I was 13 years old in 2002 I saw Bon Jovi perform at a festival called Rumba and I was amazed, not only because my mum was in the mosh pit jumping around like a teenager but more so because the band were on fire! Tuesdays show was good and very professional and polished the hits well they were AMAZING! 'You give love a bad name', 'Bad Medicine', 'It's my life', and 'Living on a Prayer' had me singing at the top of my lungs and feeling on top of the world but it was their newer songs (probably because I hadn't heard them before) that just left me feeling like something was missing.A highlight of the night would have to be a duet between Jon and Richie it was a big surprise and went down extremely well with the crowd.
All in all I was happy with the show but left wanting a little more. I think that was mainly because I was expecting a more 80's inspired show and was a little disappointed there was no leopard print or double denim in sight. To Bon Jovi's credit they are a band that have influenced and have are loved by fans across many generations - the youngest crowd member I saw would have only been a few months old!
I am off to Sydney for a holiday tomorrow so I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Fantastic New Year! Stay safe and don't forget to head over to City Chic for the boxing day sales. Brisbane girls if you are a Chermside shopper you will probably see me making a beeline for the dresses!
2011 is bringing many exciting festivals and shows my way and I can't wait to continue my musical journey with you all. I will be back in the new year with more festival & gig outfit ideas and of course stories from my festival and concert adventures.
Thank You all for reading and please, if you have any music suggestions, requests for reviews, or festival outfits please feel free to send me a comment! Any feedback is greatly appreciated.