It’s time for a Wacky Wednesday post and the timing couldn’t be more perfect!
Last week, just for fun I checked ticketmaster to see if there were any decent seats for the Jovi concert in Columbus for last night. Well . . . to my surprise I was able to get tickets behind the stage, woohoo, without thinking I purchased them.
Probably should start at the beginning though. Back in 1986, at the age of 12, I moved to this country and lived in New Jersey and didn’t speak a word of English (ok I knew “window” but that was it), I discovered MTV! MTV actually played videos back in the 80′s, some of you might not remember this time but it was a GLORIOUS time – minus the big hair and awful clothes. Every night I would watch MTV and the top 10 countdown, Bangles were number one with “Walk like an Egyptian”, it was my jam!! Then one night, they weren’t number one anymore and it was Bon Jovi with “Livin on a Prayer”. What? how dare they?? I like the Bangles. Well it didn’t take long for me to realize that NO I actually LOVE Bon Jovi. Always did, always will!! I still remember that 80′s pink poster on the back of my door . . . ahh memories.
Fast forward to last night. My BBF Fiovi and I, made the 2 hour trip down to Columbus. We got there right on time, grabbed Donatos Pizza and a $5.25 Pepsi, and headed to our seats. As we walked down to our seats we were shocked how good they actually were? behind left of stage with no one in front of us blocking our view. Perfect view of Tico’s set up, btw (I kind of LOVE Tico too). How did this happen? I’ve seen Jovi quite a few times but these were the best seats I’ve ever had . . . we were on cloud nine!!! The only bummer at the time was that neither of us had cell reception and Richie’s in Rehab. We had so many great status updates to share but no such luck. So the concert started and we were screaming and dancing like a couple 12 year old girls, at one point Jon came up on this platform right behind the stage and we ran to be right in front of him, he blew us a kiss, we were only about 8 feet from him with no obstructions it was bananas!!!!! HE WAS RIGHT THERE! Of course I was too shocked to actually snap a picture (what’s wrong with me, I’m a professional). He ended the show with “Livin on a Prayer” . . . it was perfection. On the way out, we contemplated running away from home and heading to the next show (didn’t even know where that would be since both of our phones died during the show), it was a beautiful dream but we came to our senses, and I decided to get a $45 concert tee instead (against my better judgment)! The deciding factor was that it said “Est. 1983, New Jersey”. I was high on life I guess, Fiovi even tried talking me out of it and suggested that I could pick one up on Ebay. What?? that’s crazy talk!!!
After the show, to avoid the crowds, we walked down to a dueling piano bar where we listened to a little more Jovi and “Rocket Man”. The place was called The Big Bang Bar, and all the employees wore shirts that said “Bang This”, it was hilarious . . . well at least we thought it was hilarious. At this point, all we wanted was a Pepsi since we still had to make the 2 hour trip home, but some woman managed to spill an entire beer on me. Um yeah, I’m sure my husband would believe that really happened? Kind of reminds me of the time I came home with one shoe (but I digress), he didn’t believe that story either. Goodness, how do I get myself in these situations? On that note we decided against the Pepsi and got as far from this woman as possible. As we left the bar, after some of the beer had evaporated, a Rickshaw went past us (although I called it a Ricochet, and didn’t realize I was wrong until this morning, hahaha). I think we had a sign that said “stop”, cause he did and we went for a little ride. It was the most romantic and perfect end to a perfect night! Although the driver almost tried to kill us.
I will never be able to see Jovi with anyone other than my friend Fiovi. I want to remember this night forever!! Fiovi, thanks for the memories, you’re the BEST!
click here to see a little video I took, sorry it takes a minute or so to load
this is right after he blew us a kiss!! this isn’t even my pic, like i said i was too nervous and the girl that was next to me was kind enough to text me hers – lol. 8 ft. away people, if that!
i did manage to eventually film a little of it here, sorry about the screaming!
and a couple more iPhone pics, the one on the right would have been great, if I wasn’t shaking like a leaf!!!