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Bon Jovi bring Isle of Wight Festival 2013 to a close 7 July 2013
Metro UK article

Source: Metro

It might be just a short ferry ride from the mainland but Bon Jovi decided to make a typically grand entrance for the 12th annual Isle of Wight Festival tonight.

Dropping down in a helicopter onto the festival site, the band joined a long and prestigious line of acts who have graced the final night of this legendary music festival.

The New Jersey stadium rock titans had promised a three hour set and weren’t here to disappoint. Led by their charismatic frontman, Jon Bon Jovi, they commanded the definitive headline festival set, packed with hits and treats from more than 30 years in the business.

Though many would be ashamed to admit it, there is probably quite a high number of thirty-somethings that at one time or other had a picture of Jon Bon Jovi on their wall, so this festival finale was going to be more than just music – this was about memories.

But even those who are not Bon Jovi aficionados would find it hard not to have at least been half tempted to fist pump or air guitar along to classics You Give Love A Bad Name or to belt out the lyrical refrain to Bad Medicine or Livin’ On A Prayer, a trio of eighties anthems that have gone on to outlive the decade.

Tonight saw frontman Jon Bon Jovi play the role of expert showman, often stepping to the front of the stage, spotlight centered upon him, and encouraging the audience to raise their hands, clap or sing-along. During It’s My Life or Keep The Faith, where he picked up some maracas, the excitement and interest never waned.


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