Saturday, March 13, 2010

Jon Bon Jovi in Wichita

Greg and I went to see Bon Jovi in Wichita Thursday night.

The stage was crescent shaped, and he played to the whole audience, which was great for us because we were sitting behind the stage.

Of course, as I mentioned to Greg, some would argue that gave us a great view of Jon Bon Jovi's best side.

I was not unhappy with the seats.

He was totally into it the whole show - very energetic - definitely giving people their money's worth.

I guess that might depend on how much you paid, but I can't think of anything else he, or the other guys, could have done to give a better show.

He knows his audience. At one point he was talking and said, "Well, I'm going to stop talking. You didn't pay to hear me talk. You paid to hear music and watch me shake my ass."

And shake it he did.

And Richie Sambora played guitar like only he can do.

I was really struck by how they were all very much a "band," instead of Jon Bon Jovi's backup group. Credit all around for that. It's amazing for any group to stay together like they have - largely the same group for more than 25 years.

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