I Adore Jon Bon Jovi Photos 3 of 1,000
Everything goes back to Bon Jovi…
So out last night at The Hard Rock Casino with my best girls.
When we arrived I was grumbling and mumbling about “No Bon Jovi” memorabilia in plain view as usual.
I’m sure you can imagine me rushing here and there checking out the exhibits. Steven Tyler jumpsuit, hell yeah. Bruce Springsteen Display, hell yeah, Def Leppard Display, hell yeah, U2 display, hell yeah. Other less known and of no particular rock cred as far as I was concerned all over the place. BUT NO BON JOVI.
Well. Obviously there was Bon Jovi as you can see by my photos but it wasn’t until we were headed out the Main Entrance (which we had not entered through…)(me of course grumbling about how could it be a Hard Rock Venue with no Bon Jovi…)
When to my right, across from an Elvis display (no less) is MY BEAUTIFUL BOY! MR JON BON JOVI!
Made my most excellent night even more excellent!
(…and the venue also redeemed itself by playing “It’s My Life” in the Casino as we were walking through. Nice touch. Must have known I was there… ;)
My sister in law posted a photo of Jon from back in the day on my Fbook page…you know the one…the Versace one where the blanket is slung low on his assets…anyway, as gorgeous as that shot was, he was 35 when it was taken and in all honesty, it’s a lot easier to look like that in your thirties… but the real achievement is at 52 he looks like THIS!
"Well, I can’t make an edit or a gifset not the way it’s meant to be
I guess I’m just not good at that stuff
But Baby that’s just me…;)
But I will love you baby,
And I’ll be here forever and a day,
I’ll be here til the stars don’t shine
Til the heavens burst and the words don’t rhyme
I know when I die, you’ll be on my mind
And I’ll love you Always…”
There are not words to describe my feelings for the man known around our house as “That One Guy” or “Mr Bon Jovi” or “the guy we send on vacation” or sometimes just Jon…
I have loved and admired this man for 30 years. From the first time I saw him and heard his voice til this moment He has played a huge role in my life without ever knowing it.
He has brought me joy, pleasure and inspiration. He has helped me through hard times and helped me celebrate good times.
His voice calms me when I am sad and makes me smile and feel joyful when I hear it.
His words feel like they are written just for me.
So today I celebrate the day this wonderful man was born and wish for him peace and happiness in the coming year…god knows he deserves it.
Happy birthday Jon Bon Jovi, Happy Birthday to you…
If you had to pick 5 Bon Jovi Songs that cheer you up, which ones would it be and why?
1. Everyday…reminds me to appreciate my life and enjoy it…
2. All About Lovin You… It’s my husband and my song ♥
3. It’s My Life…It’s now or never…
4. Captain Crash and the Beauty Queen From Mars…It reminds me of my youngest daughter…love the line “You and me, we’re invinceable!”
5. Just Older…MY SONG!
"I like the bed I’m sleeping in
It’s just like me, it’s broken in
It’s not old - just older
Like a favorite pair of torn blue jeans
This skin I’m in it’s alright with me
It’s not old - just older”
What is the most important piece of Bon Jovi Memorabilia that you own?
It has to be my collection of personal photos that BabyJ has taken at the concerts we have attended together. “We’ve Made Some Memories…”
What Bon Jovi lyrics would you pick to describe what the band means to you?
“And I will love you, baby - Always
And I’ll be there forever and a day - Always
I’ll be there till the stars don’t shine
Till the heavens burst and
The words don’t rhyme
And I know when I die, you’ll be on my mind
And I’ll love you - Always …”
Have you seen them live?
14 times and counting. The first time being at the Slippery When Wet Tour.
A link to your favorite BJ Video from Youtube:
This one is ridiculously hard. Depends on the day, but today I’d say
Bed Of Roses ♥
(A big Jovi-hug to Illuminate-thenight.tumblr.com / Anjelica for putting this Q&A together!)