Me: You two are awful! I DO LISTEN TO OTHER MUSIC! I DO!
Husband: I've been listening to Bon Jovi on loop for 30 years...
Son: Come on Dad. She does listen to other music. There's The Goo Goo Dolls and The Goo Goo Dolls and then some more Bon Jovi...
Husband: I wouldn't be surprised if The Goo Goo Dolls actually are Bon Jovi.
(Well...he wouldn't be the first one to confuse them, now would he?)

Lights out.

Much screaming ensues. Can’t believe that I am going to be THIS CLOSE to HIM! JOHNNY RZEZNIK! Have I mentioned how much I love him?

Robby and the rest of the band take the stage and Johnny limps to a stool where his microphone awaits him.

Yes. I said limps. Turns out Johnny has injured his foot and he will be seated RIGHT IN FRONT OF US FOR THE ENTIRE SHOW. I feel a little guilty for thinking this is kind of great for us, when it must have been pretty shitty for him. Have I mentioned how much I love him?

But for a dedicated performer like John the show must go on. Hmmm…reminds me of someone else…oh yeah, Jon Bon Amazing Jovi who is known for continuing his tour(s) after sustaining leg injuries not once, but twice. ( I saw him in Calgary after one such injury and he put on an amazing show. Only the faithful would be able to tell he hadn’t moved the way we are used to seeing him do…) Have I mentioned how much I love these two men? Getting clearer why they are sometimes mistaken for one another…

I digress…anyway, sad for Johnny but good for us. Have I mentioned how much I love him?

So everything is going great! I can tell BabyJ’s excited about some of the shots she’s capturing, and we’re having a good time singing along with some of our favorite songs of all time, right there with Johnny like he’s done in my mind in my living room many, many times with the help of the Concert Video Live In Buffalo…

When suddenly I realize BabyJ is gone. My new Bon Jovi Friend says one of the “Security Staff” had just pulled her out. Visions of Bon Jovi again. When in Toronto some Security Dude had tried to confiscate her camera/camera card. Why out of all the people in the place taking photos would we get such grand treatment you might ask? Not a f**king clue. Maybe it’s because she stands out because she is so beautiful. That sounds right. I’ll go with that. Have I mentioned how much I hate Concert security?

Anyway, these security dudes don’t know who they’re dealing with apparently, because both times she has managed to talk her way out of the situation. Downside, not as many photos as we could have had. Upside, the guy thought she had deleted the photos so he let her put the camera away and for once BabyJ actually got to spend a good part of the evening just enjoying the show. 

And what a show it was! 

Thank you Mr Rzeznik and Mr Takac for once again exceeding my expectations!

And did I mention how much I love him?

(Will never understand why these management companies try to limit cameras at concerts when everytime people post their photos to websites such as this or facebook, it is amazing free publicity for the bands (?) Even the band has a place on their official Fanclub page where you can submit your photos wtf(?) How are we supposed to submit them if we’re not allowed to take them? Tell me? How?)

(Vancouver March 6, 2013, Hard Rock Casino, Photos by JKelly91.tumblr.com)

Hey! 

It’s that guy, Johnny Rzeznik who is often mistaken for Jon Bon Jovi…

So I don’t usually post anything but Bon Jovi on this blog but I will make an exception because I want to show off the fabulous photography skills of my daughter BabyJ!

And of course you know I can almost always find a way to bring everything back to Bon Jovi…

So BabyJ and I are sitting in our seats FRONT ROW and I overhear the woman next to me saying “blah, blah, blah, blah, Bon Jovi blah, blah, blah, Bon Jovi….”

I was listening to BabyJ at the same time so I wasn’t sure but I turned to the woman and said “Hey are you a Bon Jovi fan?” She of course, said “Of course.” I mean really, who isn’t a Bon Jovi fan? And if I have one skill, it is to find the one Bon Jovi fan in the room. 

We immediately began talking about the last concert and she whipped out her camera to show me the photos she had captured of Jon and The Boys. They were great and we exchanged a few stories before it was time to rush the stage. Where upon guaranteeing my spot almost dead center 2nd row I find what? Ya know it. Another Bon Jovi fan. She was also accompanied by her daughter who was “womaning” their camera. We got to talking about what concerts we had all been to and of course they had also been to Bon Jovi!

Apparently I am not the only mother who blackmails my daughter with Concert Tickets for Photographs while at the same time ensuring that the next generation in the family has fabulous music taste!

(Vancouver March 6, 2013, Hard Rock Casino, Photos by JKelly91.tumblr.com)

Way worse people he could look like. True. Very true…

A Jovi/Gooey Girl can always dream… ;)

I kind of feel guilty today.

Like I’m cheating on Jon with John…

But I can’t help it! I’m so excited!

Seeing The Goo Goo Dolls tonight and I’m front row and I’m losing it!

(not as much if it was front row Bon Jovi…but pretty close…)

So those of you who know me well will appreciate the fact that I am losing my sh*t right now because I just got front row seats to my second most favorite band on the whole planet, The Goo Goo Dolls!!!!! 

So apparently I’ve confused a few people with my latest “postmark” on one of my photos…

If you’ve messaged me about this, here’s the answer:

YES, I have two active blogs. Actually, three. One I co-host with another blogger. If you’re interested in figuring out what else goes on in my mind here are the other urls to follow.

BON JOVI BLOG:  http://notoldjustolder.tumblr.com/

MIXED BAG BLOG:  http://ihungyourpictureonmywall.tumblr.com/

LYRIC BLOG: http://justamazinglyrics.tumblr.com/

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Love my gif GIRLS!

Here’s a couple of my own personal photos just for YOU!

XOXO YOUR JOVIMAMA ALWAYS <3

Actually, he isn’t “a dope…” I must admit I probably do listen to Bon Jovi and The Goo a little more than what would be tolerable to the average person, dog or rock.

But “Thanks to Remedy” for the good advice. I believe I will keep him and invest in earphones!

http://ask-remedy.tumblr.com/

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THE CONCERT FOR NEW YORK CITY - Oct 20, 2001
The concert was organized by Paul McCartney and included many of his legendary British contemporaries, including The Who, Rolling Stones bandmates Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, David Bowie, Elton John, and Eric Clapton. American artists included Bon Jovi, Jay-Z, Destiny&#8217;s Child, the Backstreet Boys, James Taylor, Billy Joel, Melissa Etheridge, Five for Fighting, Goo Goo Dolls, John Mellencamp with Kid Rock, and a humorous performance by Adam Sandler as &#8220;Operaman,&#8221; singing a medley covering the events of 9/11, the greatness of New York City, and aboutOsama Bin Laden being a coward. Paul Shaffer acted as Musical Director for the show and various celebrities and political figures including Howard Stern and Rudy Giuliani appeared between the acts.

THE CONCERT FOR NEW YORK CITY - Oct 20, 2001

The concert was organized by Paul McCartney and included many of his legendary British contemporaries, including The Who, Rolling Stones bandmates Mick Jagger and Keith RichardsDavid BowieElton John, and Eric ClaptonAmerican artists included Bon JoviJay-ZDestiny’s Child, the Backstreet BoysJames TaylorBilly JoelMelissa EtheridgeFive for FightingGoo Goo DollsJohn Mellencamp with Kid Rock, and a humorous performance by Adam Sandler as “Operaman,” singing a medley covering the events of 9/11, the greatness of New York City, and aboutOsama Bin Laden being a coward. Paul Shaffer acted as Musical Director for the show and various celebrities and political figures including Howard Stern and Rudy Giuliani appeared between the acts.

FIVE FAVORITE ROCK BANDS
1. BON JOVI
2. GOO GOO DOLLS
3. AEROSMITH
4. NICKELBACK
5. HEDLEY
notoldjustolder:

My husband said “Go!” and to my freaking joy my other favorite band The Goo Goo Dolls were the opening act! Life was great! I’d finally see Jon live again and John Rzeznik for the first time!

We were just firming up the plans when my Dad died unexpectedly and I found out I had cervical cancer&#8230;

notoldjustolder:

My husband said “Go!” and to my freaking joy my other favorite band The Goo Goo Dolls were the opening act! Life was great! I’d finally see Jon live again and John Rzeznik for the first time!

We were just firming up the plans when my Dad died unexpectedly and I found out I had cervical cancer…

The singer of Goo Goo Dolls, John Rzeznik totally looks like Jon from the Crush era.

ihungyourpictureonmywall:

keepthefaitheveryday:

look tho.. he even has a guitar similar to jon’s in the iris video

THESE TWO TOGETHER…UNFF!

Definitely worth a REBLOG!

Drive home playlist&#8230;
One Wild Night - Bon Jovi
RagDoll - Aerosmith
Pour Some Sugar On Me - Def Leppard
We&#8217;re An American Band - Poison
Brooklyn - Buckcherry
Sleep When I&#8217;m Dead - Bon Jovi
Sweetest Lie - Goo Goo Dolls

Drive home playlist…

  • One Wild Night - Bon Jovi
  • RagDoll - Aerosmith
  • Pour Some Sugar On Me - Def Leppard
  • We’re An American Band - Poison
  • Brooklyn - Buckcherry
  • Sleep When I’m Dead - Bon Jovi
  • Sweetest Lie - Goo Goo Dolls