Sharing the stage with Bon Jovi!

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by LeformerKillian, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. LeformerKillian


    Feb 6, 2017
    I was told to share some photos and such of my gig from two days ago. All I can say is that playing in a stadium was by far the pinnacle of my playing career. It was entirely fun despite the pure fear of the whole being in the back until you're just about to go on. Just while doing the sound check and hearing my bass just envelope the entire place made me so happy. The crowd reaction was amazing and they say my ego grew more than three times its size. On top of that I got to meet the man himself. I'm sure he was being extra nice for publicity reasons but he seemed genuine and told us some cool stories like how he did the same thing we did but for zz top back in the day. Apparently he got boo'd off stage that day. Was definitely not a comforting thing to say just when you're about to go on though haha. Anyways I'm rambling. Here are some photos!

    Tl;dr played a show with Bon Jovi. Was amazing.

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  2. BassCliff


    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.

    Yeowzer! Now THAT'S a gig! Pretty dang cool!

    Thank you for your indulgence,

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  3. Thummel


    Jun 24, 2007
    West Texas
    That's badass my friend. Sweet!
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  4. WOW! Just wow. I can't imagine the feelings when you are on that stage.
    How many people were in the stadium?
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  5. HOLY COW! Whaat a night!
  6. growlypants


    Nov 10, 2012
    What, no food pics?? (KIDDING!!) Talk about memories - outrageously excellent!!
  7. johnson79


    Jan 8, 2010
    Lancaster, PA
    Wow, that's amazing! I just looked up his tour and see he's getting locals to open. That's pretty cool!
  8. johnson79


    Jan 8, 2010
    Lancaster, PA
    Mr Bovine Joni himself!
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  9. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Congrats man. Great story. Thanks for sharing.
  10. seang15


    Aug 28, 2008
    Cary NC
    Wow, very cool! Never a fan of his music, but definitely a fan of the man himself.

    Is that a Fender VI I see you playing??
  11. MrLenny1

    MrLenny1 Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2009
    New England
    WOW, sometimes life is good, very good.
  12. Good going man.

    Though, would have been better if you had pics of you kicking him right in the jimmy.
    Even if you didn't, would you, at least, tell me you did anyway? Make an old man happy?
  13. Obese Chess

    Obese Chess Spicy Big Dad Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2005
    Portland, OR
    Holy **** dude!
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  14. RNG1


    Mar 1, 2015
  15. Very cool, very cool indeed must have had an incredible feeling before during and after the show, congrats on the show!!!

    My band are direct support for Saxon and UFO next month not on the same level as a stadium gig but very cool sharing the stage as your teenage rock-n-roll heros!!!
  16. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    That sums up my thoughts. Anything I try to add would just detract from how great this is.