Although the band was in Honolulu earlier this month, as announced at the concert last night, Seattle is the kickoff for his "The Circle" tour. Apparently JBJ keeps a condo here in town too.
Our friend has a job working concerts at the Key Arena and Jon Bon Jovi gave tickets to the employees. Since he was working the concert we bought the tickets from him for $20. We were in the nosebleed section (my crackberry was zoomed as far as it would go for the above photo) but it was still great. No luck getting backstage after the concert though.
All of the video screens and lighting hanging from the ceiling was the heaviest the Key Arena has ever had. There were no guys in the rigging but was all run remotely. JBJ was wearing a tracking device that would allow a spotlight to follow him whereever he went on stage. There were large video screens that would be moved around to create one large screen or sevel smaller screens.
Our dog is named Bon Jovi. He is a rescue and came with the name. We never changed it but what a great namesake I think!
Back to the real world of work tomorrow.