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Rock band Bon Jovi raised the roof at Ashton Gate 27 June 2008
Evening Post article

Source: Evening Post

Rock band Bon Jovi raised the roof at Ashton Gate.

The American superstars played to 23,000 adoring fans - believed to be the biggest crowd for a concert at Bristol City's stadium since the Rolling Stones played there 26 years ago.

Fans sang along as the New Jersey rockers, led by singer Jon Bon Jovi, pictured, performed hits including Livin' on a Prayer, Lost Highway and Blaze of Glory.

Glorious weather added to the occasion as fans, many of whom had battled through near-gridlock in the city centre to reach the stadium, generated a party atmosphere.

But some fans were left disappointed after the online ticket agencies they had used failed to get their tickets to them in time for the show.

Among 50 people gathered near the Wedlock Stand was Steve Rose, a contracts manager for a building company, who drove 200 miles from Broadstairs in Kent yesterday with his wife, Sally, and four other members of his family.

The group paid 596 for six gold circle tickets at the start of the year through


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