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Bon Jovi fans 'live on a prayer' 11 February 2011
The Daily Collegian Online article

Source: The Daily Collegian Online

After performing the hit song “You Give Love A Bad Name,” Jon Bon Jovi led the audience in the traditional Penn State cheers of “When I say blue, you say white” and “When I say JoePa you say Terno.”

“I love that Penn State stuff,” Jon Bon Jovi said, receiving a rousing reply from the crowd.

Bon Jovi performed to a packed Bryce Jordan Center on Wednesday night as the first stop of its Live 2011 tour.

The band brought an upbeat atmosphere to the room when it played “We Weren’t Born To Follow.” During the song, the video screens featured images of the Wright Brothers, Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley and Princess Diana in the red, white and blue tritone of Barack Obama’s iconic “Hope” campaign poster. The phrase “Your time is now” flashed on the screen as the final chords were strummed.

In addition to playing new and familiar tunes, Bon Jovi’s concert featured a unique video screen, which could be broken up into smaller screens and moved in various configurations depending on the song.

“It was crazy and so unnecessary,” Dylan Cascino said.

Cascino (sophomore-journalism) added he’s been a fan of the band for a while because he’s from New Jersey, the band’s home state.

But some audience members enjoyed the screen setup, including Charlene Volansky, who has seen the rock band 17 times.


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