Saturday, August 19, 2017

Live Review: BON JOVI Dick’s Sporting Goods Open, Endicott, New York by Roberta Jean Downing

Dick’s Sporting Goods Open, Endicott, New York
Released May 9, 2017
Today we celebrate not only the 31st anniversary of Bon Jovi’s Slippery When Wet album but also the ending of his American This House is Not for Sale tour at Dick’s Sporting Goods Open in Endicott, New York. Make no mistake; this is a 3 hour long concert which is almost unheard of in the rock n roll world! This is such a treat for New Yorkers especially in Broome County. More than 40 thousand tickets were sold for this concert and people from more than 30 states attended.
Bad weather in New Jersey delayed Jon Bon Jovi from arriving on time however, at around 10:15 pm he finally took the stage and the fans were more than ecstatic! All it takes is one very attractive, hard rockin’ man that has the confidence, talent and control to come out onto a stage and uplift the mood of the fans!
Bee from Endicott, NY said “I was a little worried because he [Bon Jovi] was late getting here and wasn’t even sure if the show was going to happen but her got here by police escort and the show started and now I’m really happy.”
Every fan in attendance and even those from across the street at a local hotel that are within ear shot are singing loud and proud with each and every song. Social media is blowing up with videos and pictures of the live show.
Dani from North Carolina says “It feels like every song he sings is just for me. I’d marry that man if I could!”
Dick’s Sporting Good at Enjoie Golf Course has been preparing for this concert for more than a month by putting up the stage, putting up VIP tents and making sure the sound system was working properly and perhaps most importantly getting the vendors and the port-a-pots brought in! It was not an easy job to do but somehow they managed to do it.
Mike at Enjoie has said that “this is by far the biggest attraction that we have ever had in the many years of doing these events. I don’t know if we are really ready for it; I don’t know if we really can comprehend the magnitude of the fans that are coming in from all across the US.”
The light show was really awesome, it wasn’t overdone and there were not a lot of strobes which made it very friendly for everyone!
This is one show I am so very happy to have seen and heard! There is nothing like watching a seasoned pro of more than 30 years take the stage, take command and it is such a privilege to witness him in concert for the second time in my life! My body is still vibrating from the drums and the energy!
The only thing that has myself and all the other fans disgruntled is that this show was supposed to be a 3 hour show and instead it was cut to an hour and a half.
If you were not able to attend, I am truly sorry because you all missed one HELL of a show!

-Roberta Jean Downing

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