Bon Jovi…always.

So I have been sent many, many messages about what I think about the band and their current situation. I will once again state that as I am just a fan like all of you, I have no inside information and I choose to not post personal opinions on each and every little piece of information that comes out in the media.
As a matter of fact, I don’t believe anything that has been posted in the media, heresay by people who “know the band” or even what has been said in interviews by Jon or Richie. This is a private matter between the band and they are not going to play it out in the media. 
Even if there is a small kernal of truth in what Jon or Richie has said, it would only be “the truth” of the person saying it and what I have learned in life is there is your opinion, my opinion and somewhere in the middle you find the truth. Ask two people to tell the same story and you get very different versions of the events effected by their own personal perspective.
So basically, my view is to wait and see how it all plays out. No matter what is ever said or how it is resolved I don’t believe we will ever know the whole truth. Secrets will be taken to the grave for sure on this one.
Now having said that, I know many people here have lost their faith in the band and the fandom due to the differing opinions, interpretation of events and other people’s comments, but overall, I have not. I would be lying to say that it has not made me sad, disappointed and even angry somedays but my lifetime love for this band has not waivered.
Again, the Mom in me thinks that no matter how hard times get, if people pull together, put aside their differences of opinion and support one another, things will get better.
We have no power over what happens with the band but we do have the power to stay positive and support one another.
Recently, Braydon added a post that said”
"BEAUTIFUL THINGS HAPPEN WHEN YOU DISTANCE YOURSELF FROM NEGATIVITY."
I believe, because of his tagging, that he was referring to the negativity in our fandom recently and how we are all fragmenting. Fans turning on the band members.  Friends turning on friends. People who used to find joyin the camaraderie distancing themselves and many even leaving Tumblr or the fandom altogether bacause they can’t stand to read the hostile and negative opinions being shared.
It made me think that instead of dwelling on the hard times the band has been going through, I once again choose to concentrate on the good and the positive.
What this band and their music has brought me is a lifetime gift of joy and I’m forever thankful to them. THE ENTIRE BAND. Thirty years is a long time for any band to stay toghether, we will just have to wait and see where the road takes them.
As long as they all end up happy, I will be happy for them. Together, or not. It is a small gift to give in return for the music and the sacrifices they have all made in their own lives to give us the music and the countless tours, for so many years.
So there you go Anons. That is my opinion. You can stop asking.

So I have been sent many, many messages about what I think about the band and their current situation. I will once again state that as I am just a fan like all of you, I have no inside information and I choose to not post personal opinions on each and every little piece of information that comes out in the media.

As a matter of fact, I don’t believe anything that has been posted in the media, heresay by people who “know the band” or even what has been said in interviews by Jon or Richie. This is a private matter between the band and they are not going to play it out in the media. 

Even if there is a small kernal of truth in what Jon or Richie has said, it would only be “the truth” of the person saying it and what I have learned in life is there is your opinion, my opinion and somewhere in the middle you find the truth. Ask two people to tell the same story and you get very different versions of the events effected by their own personal perspective.

So basically, my view is to wait and see how it all plays out. No matter what is ever said or how it is resolved I don’t believe we will ever know the whole truth. Secrets will be taken to the grave for sure on this one.

Now having said that, I know many people here have lost their faith in the band and the fandom due to the differing opinions, interpretation of events and other people’s comments, but overall, I have not. I would be lying to say that it has not made me sad, disappointed and even angry somedays but my lifetime love for this band has not waivered.

Again, the Mom in me thinks that no matter how hard times get, if people pull together, put aside their differences of opinion and support one another, things will get better.

We have no power over what happens with the band but we do have the power to stay positive and support one another.

Recently, Braydon added a post that said”

"BEAUTIFUL THINGS HAPPEN WHEN YOU DISTANCE YOURSELF FROM NEGATIVITY."

I believe, because of his tagging, that he was referring to the negativity in our fandom recently and how we are all fragmenting. Fans turning on the band members.  Friends turning on friends. People who used to find joyin the camaraderie distancing themselves and many even leaving Tumblr or the fandom altogether bacause they can’t stand to read the hostile and negative opinions being shared.

It made me think that instead of dwelling on the hard times the band has been going through, I once again choose to concentrate on the good and the positive.

What this band and their music has brought me is a lifetime gift of joy and I’m forever thankful to them. THE ENTIRE BAND. Thirty years is a long time for any band to stay toghether, we will just have to wait and see where the road takes them.

As long as they all end up happy, I will be happy for them. Together, or not. It is a small gift to give in return for the music and the sacrifices they have all made in their own lives to give us the music and the countless tours, for so many years.

So there you go Anons. That is my opinion. You can stop asking.

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I don’t think so.

I challenge all Bonjovifamily Members to send positive, uplifting, supportive submissions to The Confessions Blog.

Instead of complaining…let’s do something about it.

Are you with me?

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Anonymous asked you: What is your position on the whole Jon and Richie thing?

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Listen anon…

You have sent me this message for 29 days. I believe my blog speaks for itself.

And it’s not that I feel I can’t or shouldn’t state my position, it’s just that really, what does it matter what my position is?

I have gone on record saying many a time how much I love this band and that I want to see them together. Pretty much end of story don’t you think?

So please stop sending me these messages. 

Thnx

Son: Can we listen to something other than Bon Jovi?
Husband: Good luck...
Me: I listen to other music than Bon Jovi!
Son and Husband: (Begin laughing uncontrollably)
Thank you to everyone who took the time to get back to me yesterday.As I said before, I would like to apologize for playing any part in the drama that unfolded over Richie’s last interview. I was just responding to the messages in my mailbox. Once again a good reminder that even interviews are not foolproof sources of information. A sentence taken out of context can mean so much to so many different people.
After checking into everything I’ve found that people were interpreting Richie’s quote of “That’s the thing about not being in a band any more: all of a sudden the doors swung open to artistic freedom…” as meaning he had officially quit the band.
I have found nothing to back up this theory.
We all need to stop over analyzing everything Jon and Richie say. They are just people. They will say things, sometimes carelessly and they will also contradict themselves. People speak in the moment, they are not robots, carefully weighing and calculating every word that will come out of their mouth. 
The reality of this situation is we will only know for sure what is going to happen with our band when it happens.
Either Richie will be back or he won’t.
Either the band will go on without him or they won’t.
It’s hard to take but that’s just the way it is right now.
Once again, I apologize if I upset anyone with my questions yesterday.
Always Keeping The Faith.    Notoldjustolder
 

Thank you to everyone who took the time to get back to me yesterday.As I said before, I would like to apologize for playing any part in the drama that unfolded over Richie’s last interview. I was just responding to the messages in my mailbox. Once again a good reminder that even interviews are not foolproof sources of information. A sentence taken out of context can mean so much to so many different people.

After checking into everything I’ve found that people were interpreting Richie’s quote of That’s the thing about not being in a band any more: all of a sudden the doors swung open to artistic freedom…” as meaning he had officially quit the band.

I have found nothing to back up this theory.

We all need to stop over analyzing everything Jon and Richie say. They are just people. They will say things, sometimes carelessly and they will also contradict themselves. People speak in the moment, they are not robots, carefully weighing and calculating every word that will come out of their mouth. 

The reality of this situation is we will only know for sure what is going to happen with our band when it happens.

Either Richie will be back or he won’t.

Either the band will go on without him or they won’t.

It’s hard to take but that’s just the way it is right now.

Once again, I apologize if I upset anyone with my questions yesterday.

Always Keeping The Faith.    Notoldjustolder

 

NO! SERIOUSLY. HAS RICHIE MADE AN ANNOUNCEMENT THAT HE’S OFFICIALLY LEFT THE BAND? I CAN’T FIND IT ANYWHERE. SOMEBODY!?! FILL ME IN!