My birthday was a few weeks ago, and this was my present.
The show was supposed to start promptly at 7:30 but, for whatever reason, did not start until 8:10. As the lights went down and Bon Jovi took the stage, nearly 20,000 screaming fans rose to their feet. Amid the thunder was heard "Shot through the heart and you're to blame", the chorus of the well-known "You Give Love a Bad Name".
|A packed house.|
They performed a number of songs from their new album "What About Now". Among those were "Because We Can" and the title song "What About Now". They were on stage for nearly 3 hours, and while the sound quality at the Time Warner arena left a lot to be desired, the band put on a fabulous show.
|So many lights.|
Behind them on stage was a video wall made up of forty 80-foot polycarbonate plastic columns covered in 3d fabric. Using 10 hi-def video projectors they can create all sorts of amazing backgrounds. This wall is automated and the columns move up and down independently from one another.
|Skyline on the video wall.|
We arrived just in time to get in line, so "dinner" was high-dollar concession food eaten standing up in the corridor.
After getting out of the parking garage, we went looking for some place that served "real food" at midnight. After trying at a place that had stopped serving at 12, we were directed to Skyland's, a 24-hour restaurant. It's not often we finish up our dinner at 1:30 a.m., but hey, a good time was had by all!