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Old 06-27-2021, 10:20 AM
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Default Favorite BJ concert of all time

Mk bowl 93. Band were on fire.
And. Because it was my first ever BJ gig - Wembley arena Jan 1990.


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Oslo, Norway 2011


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I partially agree with Dom's choices. I think if you'd add a show from April 1993 in there and then one of the shows done in Asia in may 1995 you've got the basics covered. I think Frankfurt 1996 is also a pretty good show.

I've never understood the enthusiasm for Helsinki 1996 though. The entire show has an interesting set but a terrible flow, a thing which often happened with these long shows in 1996. With the amount of ballads they either worked or they really didn't. Cologne 1996 is similar but a far better show. It's not to say Helsinki is terrible, it's a good show. But one of the best? Nah...



I'v no idea why people keep mentioning Wembley and Yokohama as great.

Jon blows his voice out after Always and gets raspier and raspier as the night goes on and by the time they're hitting the encores the entire band is tired and sloppy. Yeah, they're better than most of what was done that came after but compared to several other shows in 1995 Wembley isn't really that good. Rotterdam 1995 is far better.

Then there's the broadcasted show of Yokohama in 1996, which is about the worst show of the 1996 tour. The first night is slightly better but also not particularly great and yet the third night is a different band where everything suddenly seems to work. The difference between the second and third show at Yokohama is night and day.

How people who supposedly have listened to multiple Bon Jovi shows don't hear these things is beyond me. Then again, I think it's also the reason why so many fans still think Bon Jovi are a great band.

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Itís called opinions! Sometimes itís down to the atmosphere of the show. For me Wembley was an electric atmosphere and the energy from the band was second to none. Itís not always about the vocals!
You have encountered Seb before, haven't you?

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Itís called opinions! Sometimes itís down to the atmosphere of the show. For me Wembley was an electric atmosphere and the energy from the band was second to none. Itís not always about the vocals!
This. Well said.

I think mines potentially the same as Dominik in regards to Tampa 95. Lie To Me is absolutely insane. Genuinely get goosebumps every single time I hear that version.

Some shows I just love watching for different reasons, though.

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Itís called opinions! Sometimes itís down to the atmosphere of the show. For me Wembley was an electric atmosphere and the energy from the band was second to none. Itís not always about the vocals!🙄
Definitely a vaild point and I agree on that about Wembley. On Yokohama, I don't
I think what Seb was more or less trying to do is to encourage fans to look past the two or three Soundboard recordings of a tour. Of course, they're always the first to go to because of the sound quality (was the same for me in the beginning), but there's simply a lot of great moments from this band to find once you get past them. And luckily, many of those are available in decent sound quality as well
Wembley was fantastic - but Night 2 was. It knocked night 3 out of the park left, right and center. The band had been playing these shows on three consecutive days and halfway through the Sunday concert, they were exhausted. That's mostly the reason why the official release contains mostly of songs up until Bad Medicine and rarely of anything afterwards. Even Hey God and TAALS had to have major overdubs. The crowd was probably insanely good on all three occasions.
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Hammersmith 1990
-im dying for the official release which is more than likely not going to happen

Rotterdam 1989
-audience participation is once-in-a-lifetime

Cincinnati 1987
-my first Jovi bootleg ever, Jon's voice wasnt too shot at this and they were firing on all cylinders
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