Thursday, June 27, 2013

Bon Jovi, 2013-06-26 - Parque da Bela Vista, Lisbon

Wed, Jun 26, 2013 in Lisbon, Portugal @ Parque da Bela Vista

The tour of Bon Jovi is: "Because We Can Tour".
It was my 25th Bon Jovi show and the first one I see without Richie Sambora. Is sad. The band at this moment are: Jon Bon Jovi, David Bryan, Tico Torres, Hugh MacDonald, Bobbie Bandiera and Phil X (instead of Richie Sambora).
I arrived at Bela Vista on Monday afternoon near 14h30. Took some photos of the stage inside Parque da Bela Vista. It was very cool to get in. Normaly in this tour Bon Jovi are using a big buick on stage that they name Sofia. But as they have at least 3 stages around Europe we didn't had the Sofia stage. We had a simple festival stage. It was cool because the stage was not high and I could take many photos and videos of all stage.
On this first day (Monday 24) I started to make the list to the backstage members (Bon Jovi official members). 2 lists, 1 for Diamond Circle and another for Golden Circle.
Met some portuguese friends and at the end of the day some spanish fans appeard.
On second day (Tuesday 25) again went to Parque da Bela Vista early morning and continue doing the lists. Rest on the shadow all day and even did an interview to SIC television. Me and a couple of friends.
Finally on show day (Wednesday 26) also arrived to Bela Vista very early and the lists got bigger. We get in inside about 15h45 slowly to the Diamond Circle. I was number 1 on the list and stood in front of the stage, front row in the middle, in front of Jon.
During the afternoon alreay inside the Diamond Circle I saw Obie O'Brien and the Bon Jovi Tour Fotographer David Bergman. I talked a little to David Bergman and took 2 photos with him. He was very nice.

Before "Bon Jovi" in Parque da Bela Vista, played "Brass Wires Orchestra".

The first band was Brass Wires Orchestra. They played for 45 minutes.
So boring. Never met them before. Thay were only official there in Parque da Bela Vista about 2 days before Bon Jovi show day (June 26). Strange sounds. They sing in english. They play a lot of instruments.

Finally was time for Bon Jovi. They played for 135 minutes.

It was one of the worst shows of Bon Jovi for me. Because as they started very late about 21h15 (the normal on other Countries in Europe was start at 20h00) and because there was a full strike on the day after they had to cut the show and leave early. They were afraid to have their flights canceled. And as I said before Richie Sambora was not here. For me Bon Jovi are Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, David Bryan and Tico Torres. This is the main band. Without even 1 member on tour the show is not the same. Jon Bon Jovi hired a knowned guitar player named Phil X (to fill Richie's place). He is good but he is no Richie sambora.
Love the first song "That's What the Water Made Me" they played from the new "What About Now" album. Made the video to remember.
Always good to hear "Runaway" live.
Other 2 songs of the new album are: "Because We Can" and "What About Now". Also made some videos of these songs.
In "Because We Can" the portuguese fan club organised a coreography with balloons. Greens in front on the Diamond Circle and red behing on the Golden Circle and on General Admission. It was awesome to see the videos of this song with the balloons. At the end Jon said "I like it, I like it".
"What About Now" is awesome live.
I love "Superman Tonight". I was very happy to see them play this one and of course I made the video to remember later.
Always fun to see them play "Captain Crash". Everyone on Diamond Circle with confettis on the air on this song.
"We Weren't Born to Follow" another of my fav of the last years.
"In These Arms" is one of my favorite songs by Bon Jovi. I try to make a video of this song in every concert I go.
Also love "Love's the Only Rule". Awesome to see it live.

Here it is the setlist:

01. That's What the Water Made Me
02. You Give Love a Bad Name
03. Raise Your Hands
04. Runaway
05. The Radio Saved My Life Tonight
06. It's My Life
07. Because We Can
08. What About Now
09. Who Says You Can't Go Home
10. Keep the Faith
11. Superman Tonight
12. Lost Highway
13. We Got It Goin' On
14. Captain Crash & the Beauty Queen From Mars
15. We Weren't Born to Follow
16. In These Arms
17. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
18. Rockin' All Over the World (John Fogerty cover)
19. Bad Medicine
20. Love's the Only Rule
21. Wanted Dead or Alive
22. What's Left of Me
23. Have a Nice Day
24. Livin' on a Prayer

Note: Phil X is filling in for Richie Sambora

In bold are the videos I made.

Videos of Bon Jovi (6 videos):

Bon Jovi-That's What The Water Made Me, Lisbon, PT, 2013-06-26 HD
And the video:

Bon Jovi-Because We Can 1, Lisbon, PT, 2013-06-26 HD
And the video:

Bon Jovi-Because We Can 2, Lisbon, PT, 2013-06-26 HD
And the video:

Bon Jovi-What About Now, Lisbon, PT, 2013-06-26 HD
And the video:

Bon Jovi-Superman Tonight, Lisbon, PT, 2013-06-26 HD
And the video:

Bon Jovi-In These Arms, Lisbon, PT, 2013-06-26 HD
And the video:

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