Out of all the bands and music I've ever enjoyed in my life, the band I've probably listened to the longest who still puts out good rockin' music is Bon Jovi. I dunno, ever since I was a teenager and started listening to 80's hairbands like Europe, Def Leppard, and Jovi, I've just enjoyed good music that puts a smile on your face. The one thing I really like about Bon Jovi is that their music has aged as they have and their new stuff is still fantastic.
I had bought tickets to their San Jose concert months ago, with the promise to Leif that he didn't have to go if I could find someone to go with. Funny thing though, none of the people I asked wanted to go, except for Debbie, but she already had a committment for that night and wasn't able to get away. So I had 2 choices. 1) Take Leif with me, and he would go because I wanted him to, and have him be bored most of the time, or 2) Go myself. I chose option 2 because I don't want to be "one of those wives", with the deal that since we live so close to the Shark Tank he had to drop me off and pick me up.
I timed it perfectly on that windy day, so I sat in my seat right when the opening act left the stage, so only had to sit around for 25 minutes waiting for the main band. In the meantime, I was amused by looking at the on-stage monitor's because they had a text messaging ID up there, and you could send a text-message and have it scroll across the on-stage monitor. Too dorky, but I was amused by what some of the people wrote.
Finally they came on the stage. This marked the 3rd time I've seen them in concert, and they're still one of my favorites to see live (the other is Weird Al - he puts in a sweet show). They played for 2 1/2 hours and I easily could have listened to them for longer. A mix of old stuff (Runaway) and new stuff (Have a Nice Day) was played to make it a damn good show. The Shark Tank is a great place to see a concert since there's not really a bad seat. I was right across from the stage, 2nd level, row 1 so had no one in front of me, and could sit down when I felt like and stand up when I felt like it.
Overheard from 2 women who didn't know each other behind me:
Woman 1: Is there anyone hotter than him?
Woman 2: No, he's the hottest!
(insert high pitched scream here)