NY Daily News article
|Jon Bon Jovi christens new Meadowlands Stadium just one day after it wins 2014 Super Bowl
Just a day after the new Meadowlands Stadium snagged the 2014 Super Bowl, Bon Jovi became the stadium's opening act.
Well, okay, it was a little more than that for about 50,000 ecstatic fans who saw New Jersey's second-favorite son give the new joint its musical christening.
With a crisp sound system that felt like it was pumping thunder into the cavernous $1.6 billion stadium, Bon Jovi delivered precisely the upbeat, fist-waving anthems the mostly middle-aged crowd had come to hear.
That included the likes of "You Give Love a Bad Name" and "Bad Medicine."
It also featured multiple songs from the band's new "Circle" album - including "We Weren't Born to Follow," about the "winds of change," and the ballad "When We Were Beautiful," which Bon Jovi introduced by saying the world is different now.
But this 82,000-seat stadium wasn't born for intimacy, and Bon Jovi wisely didn't try to turn it into a coffeehouse.
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