That moment when you realize that there are people all over the world who think of you now when they hear or see something related to your mutual favorite band…
that’s pretty cool 
So besides spamming all of you, sending out chain love and overdosing myself on Bon Jovi for the last two days…
I was also trying to load my collection of CD’s into my Itunes. 
When my old computer decided it had enough of Bon Jovi and packed it in…I lost all my music that I had manually added. 
I had been putting this job off for awhile because I knew how long it would take and how tedious it would be…
This table top represents about 170+ Cds. 
25 years of music collecting after parting with my even more extensive Vinyl Collection. One of my bigggggggggest regrets…
Bad news. This is not all of it…
Good news. I’m about halfway there…
(Everything goes back to Bon Jovi ;)

So besides spamming all of you, sending out chain love and overdosing myself on Bon Jovi for the last two days…

I was also trying to load my collection of CD’s into my Itunes. 

When my old computer decided it had enough of Bon Jovi and packed it in…I lost all my music that I had manually added. 

I had been putting this job off for awhile because I knew how long it would take and how tedious it would be…

This table top represents about 170+ Cds. 

25 years of music collecting after parting with my even more extensive Vinyl Collection. One of my bigggggggggest regrets…

Bad news. This is not all of it…

Good news. I’m about halfway there…

(Everything goes back to Bon Jovi ;)

But back in the day… oMJoVI! 

If there was something better baby I haven’t found it yet!

With both my favorite lead singers taking heat for changing their hair in recent months I have to give them credit for making a decision that may not be popular with their fan base. For Jovisakes, it’s THEIR hair.

Imagine having to keep the same hairstyle for years and years to please other people even though you have long grown bored with it or dare I even say, might be outdated…

Both Jon and Johnny are getting older, maturing. People need to accept that. It happens. 

Whenever I see the posts saying “I wish Jon Bon Jovi would  grow his hair long again. He was such a babe…” I laugh. Omg. He’d look like an idiot.  Don’t get me wrong. In the eighties perfect. Now at 52 he would look ridiculous.  

I feel maybe that is what prompted Johnny too. He had that hairstyle  A LONG LONG LONG TIME. Not to mention it could be something as simple as it is summer and freaking hot on stage with all that hair.

I have long hair myself and in the heat and humidity of this summer I have contemplated cutting it all off…

Anyway…just my opinion. I think they both look great and in time everyone will adjust. 

IT’S ONLY HAIR. 

Bon Jovi played Livin’ On A Prayer, Wanted Dead Or Alive and It’s My Life.

Goo Goo Dolls performed American Girl and Iris.

…and he did a very nice job.

Two such talented bands.

Coincidence? I think not…

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… ;)