|21 June 2008 - Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom Concert Review
Bon Jovi appeared on stage at approximately 8.25pm to entertain 40,000 rain-soaked Scottish fans. Kicking off with John Fogerty's Rockin All Over The World (made famous by Status Quo), it seemed the perfect start to warm up the crowd. Lost Highway followed and was quickly complimented with Born To Be My Baby and You Give Love A Bad Name, both of which would have lifted the roof off Hampden if it had one.
We quickly entered into what seemed like the middle part of the show with Captain Crash and the Beauty Queen from Mars, Runaway (with great time travelling effects), I'll Sleep When I'm Dead featuring Duffy's Mercy and Twist and Shout (borne out of Jon's "stick a quarter in the jukebox" gag), Blaze of Glory, Whole Lot of Leavin, the surprising Always and In These Arms. A tremendous collection of songs to witness.
We Got It Goin On led us into It's My Life with eye-popping special effects on the screens behind the stage (turning into a virtual graphic equalizer for the whole song) and equally impressive effects for keep the Faith. We were then treated to Richie singing I'll Be There For You as Jon took a breather.
Dry County was another surprise and Have A Nice Day was a good reminder of the last time the band played at Hampden. Who Says You Can't Go Home led us into Livin On A Prayer and by this time the whole stadium had experienced a show of pure energy, brilliant music and all-round top quality entertainment.
The encore featured Jon singing Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah, Wanted Dead or Alive and finishing off with Bad Medicine featuring Lulu's Shout (as ever).
Weather wasn't too good, it rained constantly but this was a spectacle way beyond the benchmarks for top bands.
ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD
BORN TO BE MY BABY
YOU GIVE LOVE A BAD NAME
CAPTAIN CRASH AND THE BEAUTY QUEEN FROM MARS
I'LL SLEEP WHEN I'M DEAD feat. Mercy & Twist and Shout
BLAZE OF GLORY
WHOLE LOT OF LEAVIN'
IN THESE ARMS
WE GOT IT GOIN' ON
IT'S MY LIFE
KEEP THE FAITH
I'LL BE THERE FOR YOU feat. Richie on vocals
HAVE A NICE DAY
WHO SAYS YOU CAN'T GO HOME
LIVIN ON A PRAYER
WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE
BAD MEDICINE feat. SHOUT