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"A Wild Time Hits All the Way" 15 June 2001
Huddersfield show review

Source: The Huddersfield Daily Examiner

Last night Huddersfield partied to Jon Bon Jovi's One Wild Night show.

The deal was more than 20 stomping hits packed into two- and-a-half hours, with barely a five-minute break.

They threw in a fancy stage in the shape of a skyscraper, posh lights and fireworks - as well as support from breezy Matchbox 20 and Delirious?

Jon Bon Jovi went one better than shouting "Hello, Huddersfield!" at the McAlpine Stadium.

He cheekily included the name of our town into the second song of his band's mammoth set.

The recorded version of Raise Your Hands mentions Chicago and Tokyo - but strangely not West Yorkshire's foremost rock music mecca.

Last night, though, it did.

Bon Jovi rose to fame in an era when rock music was all about hairspray, cowboy boots and widdly guitar solos.

Fashions change, and today's nu-metal dominating the music charts bears little relation, with its grungy grunting and body piercing.

It's excellent, then, that old classics like You Give Love A Bad Name, Livin' On A Prayer and Bad Medicine still manage to sound so meaty.

Lay Your Hands On Me, with its robust riffery, and Sleep When I'm Dead are reassuringly solid.

Yes, there is still room in our hearts and our stadiums for Bon Jovi and their soaring, feelgood, out-on-the-freeway anthems.

And that's why they are one of the world's top rock attractions, alongside Aerosmith and the Rolling Stones.


To read the entire review, see some photos from the show and get links to 2 more Huddersfield reviews, go to The Huddersfield Daily Examiner web site by following the link below...

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