Source: Lauri (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Z-100 Zootopia – June 2/02
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This rather uneventful and uninspired concert, that was only made bearable by the awesome performance of Bon Jovi, began with Pink and “Let’s Get This Party Started”. Pinks throaty performance was followed by the Goo Goo Dolls, Michelle Branch and the most abominable performance by Outkast that was more like torture than entertainment.
Marc Anthony took the stage following a timid one song performance by Vanessa Carlton, and after battling a malfunctioning microphone, managed to give us three beautiful songs. Craig David was followed by Nick & Aaron Carter, Alanis Morissette and Celine Dion who performed to thunderous applause from the audience.
But it was Bon Jovi who, after being introduced by David Wells of the NY Yankees, heated up what was turning into a very chilly evening. The crowd exploded with cheers when the first notes of You Give Love a Bad Name pealed through the sold out stadium. The band followed with It’s My Life and Living on a Prayer with the crowd singing right along with them. The night would not have been complete without the words known to Bon Jovi fans worldwide “Please stand for our national anthem”. Richie and Jon took their customary positions and Wanted Dead or Alive washed over the faithful and the newly converted. It didn’t end there, with fans screaming for more, the band broke into Bad Medicine and the cheering overwhelmed everyone again. Jon said it was a shame they could only do 5 or 6 songs and with that had the band break into Shout which got everyone in the stadium jumping in unison.
Bon Jovi owned this show lock, stock and barrel. They were the only band that had everyone on their feet cheering and singing. Those that had come for other bands admitted Bon Jovi were truly amazing and many who weren’t fans before, certainly were now.
The concert ended with P. Diddy, Mary J Blige and Shakira but everyone’s thoughts were on Bon Jovi and when would they be seeing more.
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