Pick of the Day: Bon Jovi

This concert was announced so long ago (Oct. 22, 2009, to be exact), that I almost forgot about it. Fortunately, I remembered at the last minute. Prior to then, I’d been set to make Cinema Under the Stars my pick-of-the-day.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that. It’s one of several programs being held this summer with the goal of getting people to stop by Victoria Park. At noon today, in fact, the third installment in the Words in the Park series showcasing local writers is being held. Reading today are June Mitchell (And I Say to Myself), Ed Willett (recent works) and Brenda Niskala (For the Love of Strangers). Additional readings will be held Aug. 11, 18 and 25. Then tonight at dusk, there’ll be a screening of a recent, family-friendly Hollywood movie on a giant inflatable screen in the park.

Hopefully, there won’t be too much sound leakage from this show at Mosaic Stadium which gets underway at 7 p.m. when Kid Rock storms the stage (pictured above, as it looked yesterday afternoon). After he’s done, it’ll be Bon Jovi’s turn to ignite the assembled throng with their unique brand of cougar-friendly power pop.

Not a fan myself, but for those who are, here’s the video for the band’s monster 1988 hit “Bad Medicine”. As an added bonus, here’s the video for Kid Rock’s performance of “Yaba-daba”– I mean, “Batwitdaba” from Woodstock 1999.

Tix are still available, I believe, and range from $50.50 to $156.50.

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  1. Watching the Bon Jovi video just now, it struck me that the band’s more or less channelling Van Halen c. 1984

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