Let's continue with the story of the Barcelona show. I will write about the other Bon Jovi shows in other posts.
"Sun, Jun 01, 2008 in Barcelona, Spain @ Olympic Stadium (Estadi Olímpic)"
After Bon Jovi playing at the Rock In Rio in Lisbon I went home. To take a bath, eat something. I save the Lisbon photos on my PC and maybe rest a little.
I think I got up at 6 am to be in the airport at 8 am. I went to Barcelona. I arrive there at 12. Before I catch the plain in Lisbon I met a portuguese fan from the North with her father who were in Rock In Rio and also went to Barcelona to see Bon Jovi again, just like me. Well, it was a very enjoyable trip as you can imagine. Talking about Bon Jovi all the way. When we arrive to Barcelona the mother of the girl with an aunt went to pick us. So I have a ride to the Olimpic Stadium in Barcelona. The girl and I got separated on the queues because she had a VIP package and I only have the Backstage Golden circle ticket. The girl family went to the stands.
In the queues for the show I was with more portuguese friends like Rute, Tania, Gisela, Cristina and Raquel.
When we got in the stadium I went to the left side behind Rute, Cristina and Raquel.
We had 2 bands before the main event.
The first band playing was Savia. They played for 26 minutes.
No Way Out was the 2nd band playing. They played for 41 minutes.
Finally was time for Bon Jovi. They appeard close to 9 pm and played for 143 minutes.
Before Bon Jovi started the show Rute who was on my front went behind to make some videos. So I was front row again. On my left was Raquel and then Cristina.
What a great show it was. I will write here the setlist and then talk about the show:
BORN TO BE MY BABY
YOU GIVE LOVE A BAD NAME
RAISE YOUR HANDS
CAPTAIN CRASH AND THE BEAUTY QUEEN FROM MARS
I'LL SLEEP WHEN I'M DEAD / Rockin' All Over The World
BLAZE OF GLORY
WHOLE LOT OF LEAVIN'
IN THESE ARMS
CAN'T HELP FALLIN' IN LOVE WITH YOU (Elvis Cover)
BED OF ROSES
WE GOT IT GOIN' ON
IT'S MY LIFE
KEEP THE FAITH
I'LL BE THERE FOR YOU (Richie Sambora on Vocals)
HAVE A NICE DAY
WHO SAYS YOU CAN'T GO HOME
LIVIN' ON A PRAYER
WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE
SOMEDAY I'LL BE SATURDAY NIGHT
BAD MEDICINE / Shout
I love the show. the 3rd time I saw Bon Jovi in Spain (twice in Barcelona and once in Madrid). The first was in Palu Sant Jordi in Barcelona in 2003/05/20, the 2nd in Estádio La Peineta in Madrid in 2003/05/22 (with "Pereza" before).
It was amazing to hear the songs "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead / Rockin' All Over The World", "Can't Help Fallin' In Love With You (Elvis Cover)" and "Hey God".
This time I was on the first row on the left side but a little far from the main stage so I have not many great photos. And this was the only show I did not make any videos.
After the show I leave the stadium with my friend Tania and we caught a bus to the center of Barcelona, to Plaza de España.
There was a crazy story when me and Tania triyed to leave the stadium. We went to several backstage stands to try to buy something and when we leave all the stadium doors were closed. You can't imagine Tania all crazy and me go all around inside the stadium to look for an open gate. Well, all closed. Then we found a guard who was with some keys and took us to a gate that he opened. Me and Tania got out with other crazy fans.
What a great adventure we had. Me and Tania went to the main plaza to try to first see if the metro or buses could take us to the airport. And nothing. We walk a little to a main road to try to catch a taxi and we could not find any.
So we decide to go back to Plaza de España and try other options. We found a hotel with a queue for taxis. Of course we went there and we stay more than 2 hours waiting for the queue to get shorter. Finally was our time, so the taxi took us to the airport finally.
Me and my friend Tania stayed in the airport for some hours to get the early plain to Lisbon. I didn't sleep a minute but my friend slept on the airport floor for some hours. I was looking for her, so no problems. Then I went to the plane alone and very early and my friend stay at the airport to get another plane a few hours later.
I hope you like the photos.
Next is Vienna on the 4th of June. I was there. My story of that show will be on the next post.