Flint Journal article
|Bon Jovi's heartthrob posturing can overpower music
AUBURN HILLS - Jon Bon Jovi might have been crooning his band's newest song "Who Says You Can't Go Home" with Jennifer Nettles of the country group Sugarland Tuesday night at the Country Music Awards but Friday night in Auburn Hills he was back to his 80s hair band roots - for the most part.
A sold-out crowd of mostly women (there's a surprise) packed the Palace of Auburn Hills waiting for glimpse of the famous frontman, who has been known to make women quiver almost as much as Neil Diamond.
Good thing for them that the immense stage, complete with dual catwalks was also backed by a massive high definition screen making Jon's every pose visible to even those in the worst seats.
As the lights when down and the band walked out the crowd roared, until that is Mr. Bon Jovi himself walked out and the roar turned to shrieks as he broke into "Last Man Standing" from the bands new album "Have a Nice Day."
The band then quickly moved into the monster hit "You Give Love A Bad Name" , which had the audience out singing the band and Jon flirting intensely through plenty of winks and blown kisses.
From "Born to Be My Baby" to "Story of My Life" to "Runaway" the band moved from new song to old and back again. They even played "Always" from the "Romeo Is Bleeding" soundtrack which even had diehard fans saying "Huh?".
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