Massachusetts Daily Collegian article
|Bon Jovi rocks the Garden
Some music knows how to shine only momentarily in the rolling spotlight of pop culture. But when Bon Jovi made pop meet metal in the early 1980s, his band's classic style of hard rock learned to last as long as his good looks.
Bon Jovi's music hooks the pop crowd with its clean, catchy tunes, but gives just enough grit to grab hold of those metalheads. Upbeat and badass sans swears, M?y Cr?ld never pull it off (good choice, Heather Locklear).
One year older than my mother, Jon Bon still manages to bring a blush to her cheeks and a flush to my own when he graces the stage in perfectly (painful-not-to-reach-up-and-grope) painted on denim. The Jersey-born frontman stopped off at Boston's TD BankNorth Garden (formerly known as the Fleet Center) Dec. 10 as part of his band's "Have a Nice Day" world tour.
When you have the time of your life at a concert - with your parents - you know that the musician in question must be, eternally, an icon. I learned this first hand as my parents led my boyfriend and me through a packed arena dappled with fans of all ages, but mostly one gender: female.
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