Saturday, 15 June 2013

Our day at the Bon Jovi Concert, Sunderland!

Hi guys

Well on Wednesday we were at the +Bon Jovi concert in Sunderland, and it was bloody fantastic!!

We set off at around 1pm and went over to Sunderland. We wandered around the town for a little while, then found a chinese buffet to go to for dinner. It wasn't great, but it was food right?! Chris's (OH) mate came to pick us up (Darren), dropped his taxi off at the office, then the 3 of us walked over to the stadium. Got straight in, and straight in to the Golden Circle part! This was about 4pm.

Here's me and Chris before the show >

The stage was set up to look like a giant car and it looked great!

At around 6.30pm I think the first support band came on 'As Kings and Captains' who won the chance to play there. Then at around 7pm Sunderlands own +The Futureheads were next. Both bands were good, As Kings and Captains had a more rock feel, where +The Futureheads had a feel of Lindisfarne.

After a little wait, +Bon Jovi came on at 8pm, and opened with the fantastic 'Thats What the Water Made Me'.

Here's the set list (courtesy of :
    1. That's What the Water Made Me
    2. You Give Love a Bad Name
    3. Born to Be My Baby
    4. Raise Your Hands
    5. Runaway
    6. It's My Life
    7. Because We Can
    8. What About Now
    9. We Got It Going On
    10. Keep the Faith
    11. Lost Highway
    12. Whole Lot of Leavin'
    13. Captain Crash & the Beauty Queen From Mars
    14. We Weren't Born to Follow
    15. Who Says You Can't Go Home
    16. Rockin' All Over the World
      (John Fogerty cover)
    17. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
    18. Bad Medicine
    19. Encore:
    20. In These Arms
    21. What's Left of Me
    22. Wanted Dead or Alive
    23. The Fighter
    24. Someday I'll Be Saturday Night
    25. Have a Nice Day
    26. Livin' on a Prayer
    27. Always

Note: Phil X was filling in for Richie Sambora

The show was amazing as always, although I have to say the fans didn't seem to be as excited as I'd thought. When singing Bad Medicine, Jon walked around the walkway which went between the VIP section and the Golden Circle. We got pretty damn close! Here is a pic I got > I was so excited! I screamed a hell of a lot, and could not actually believe he was right there infront of me!

Here is a pic Darren got (he'll not mind me using it!) <

The concert finished at 10.30, a 2 and a half hour set and it couldn't have been better!

Always was played as the final sing, and Jon was on form with his notes.

A great night was had by all :D Off to see them in glasgow on July 3rd, so another post will be on its way then! 


  1. ohhh, you are so lucky! What I would have given to be there. Possibly a limb or kidney.

    And my goodness you were close. You lucky lady :o)


  2. I know!!

    I've just uploaded an album with some photos in on Google+ x

  3. That is soooo awesome! You guys were so close! He's coming to Madrid on the 27th of this month and I can hardly wait! I've had my tickets for over two months! It's my first Bon Jovi concert (at last!) and though I don't really like their latest CD that much, I'm looking forward to it :D

    1. It was amazing! ooh not long to go until yours! This was my 5th so next one in July will be my 6th :D I have to say although Phil X is doing a good job, he's no Richie Sambora :( I miss him!

      Oh I quite like the new album, my Daughter does too lol (she's 4 and knows more of the words than I do!).

      I hope you have a good time!!!


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