Uncharted Territory | 28 June | Bon Jovi concert 11 June 1996 “Krakelshaff” Bettembourg, Luxembourg

11 June 1996, the headline means Bon Jovi ignited the audience/ set the crowd on fire. Not literally, of course!

Welcome to another day on this new daily blog! Every day you get:
(1) a story
Ranging from anywhere between
– a 2000 word blogpost, lavishly wrapped under, over and around, all things yoga and Bon Jovi;
– to refreshingly missing! 
Or, refreshingly present, since it’s almost one week ago I wrote this post in full, leaving you with three days of Wembley;
Then I went to a Guns N’ Roses concert;
Then I wrote about that;
And then yesterday I had 5 days of “on this day” Bon Jovi concerts to catch up on, to update our playlist, so there was no story.
So after 6 days;
The story will be refreshingly present today!
It is at the bottom of this post.

(2) You also get a Bon Jovi concert, a soundtrack for today
Also added to the on-this-day playlist, with all the concerts from this blog:
Bon Jovi concerts on this day

(3) a yoga practice you can do, based on the day of the week.
Pulled straight from day-by-day Rock Star Yoga/ #dailybonjoviyoga blueprint

About the yoga

Every day of the week, the Rock Star Yoga/ #dailybonjoviyoga is themed differently:

Monday: Find What Feels Good
do yoga with:🥤 Yoga with Adriene channel
or playlist 1: 🍭 Yoga with Adriene – selection
or playlist 2:🌱Yoga with Adriene Yoga for New Beginnings
or do hatha yoga with 🚧Slippery When Wet album🚧 or 🏟️Slippery When Wet tour🌎

Tuesday, showtime! New Jersey Syndicate Tour
do yoga with: 🕉️Ashtanga Yoga and  🏹 Rocket Yoga playlist
or freestyle with 🇺🇸New Jersey album🫐🟦 or 🏟️New Jersey Syndicate tour🌎

Wednesday:  🌵🏜️🏍️Santa Fe Day 🦅🏜️🌵
choose a yin yoga/ relaxation video from the yoga playlist
or do relaxing yoga with 🏜️Blaze of Glory album🏍️

Thursday, showtime! Keep the Faith/ I ll Sleep When I m Dead Tour
do yoga with: 🌊Shiva Rea playlist
or buy her 1999 double album 2h practice, Yoga Sanctuary
or freestyle with 🛐 Keep the Faith album✝️ or the 🏟️KTF tour🌎

Friday: 🍻 An Evening With Bon Jovi🎤
do yoga with: 💃🏽 Tara Stiles playlist
or do hatha yoga with a few songs from the Cross Road album or An Evening With Bon Jovi

Saturday: Showtime! Cross Road/ These Days Tour
do yoga with: 🌶️ Meghan Curry Playlist.
or freestyle with
🎸These Days album🚑 or the 🏟️ CR/ TD Tour🌎

Sunday: Vintage Yoga
do yoga with: 📺 Playlist Vintage Yoga Videos + tv 
or hatha yoga with 1⃣Bon Jovi- Bon Jovi album💘, 🌋Fahrenheit🔥 or concerts 🎛️1984🎴🏮-🦂-1985🌎

Or, choose the fast lane to enlightenment, with Guns N’ Roses Yoga.
Full story here: 
->  Free yourself. And have breakfast with the other guests.
| A Day or a Lifetime, of Guns N’ Roses Yoga

💀🌹🎸  Guns N’Roses Yoga
do yoga with: 🕉️Ashtanga Yoga and  🏹 Rocket Yoga playlist
or freestyle with a 💀🌹🎸 Guns N’ Roses album,
or a concert, for example: 💀🌹🎸 Guns N’ Roses – Paris 06.06.1992 
Or my playlist: Guns N’ Roses Groningen 2022 06 23



So today is June 28!
Let’s dive in: What is the yoga for today?
What is the Bon Jovi concert or concerts, on this day?

🤘🏾🧘🏾Yoga 28 June

28 June 2022, is a Tuesday, which means:
showtime! New Jersey Syndicate Tour
Named after the monster tour, that nearly broke the band and each of its members.
And turned them into legends.

You can choose between practicing on your own, or a guided practice.

option 1: 🤘🏾🧘🏾 Guided yoga practice:
Choose one or more Ashtanga videos from
🕉️Ashtanga Yoga and  🏹 Rocket Yoga playlist

Tuesday’s guided practice is Ashtanga yoga,
a unique school of yoga, with long, prescribed series of poses. Like the long New Jersey tour it has brought many to breaking point!
Ashtanga yoga was one of the first yogas to reach America. Around since the 70s, not understood until this day;)

A very rock star story about Ashtanga yoga is that it was practiced by the Grateful Dead, who brought their ashtanga yoga teacher Larry Schultz on tour with them, in the 90s. Together with Bob Weir from the Grateful Dead, Larry Schultz developed Rocket Yoga.

option 2: 🤘🏾🧘🏾 Practice yoga on your own:

Tuesday is a Showtime day, this means you practice your own blend of Rock Star Yoga, also known as vinyasa flow yoga.
Tuesday’s music is:
💿  🇺🇸 New Jersey (1988)🫐🟦, 1 hour
🎶🎸 New Jersey Syndicate Tour:
a New Jersey Syndicate Tour concert (October 1988 – February 1990, + Dec 1990, January 1991)
For example 11 June 1989
Bon Jovi | Legendary First Concert at Giants Stadium | 30th Anniversary | New Jersey 1989

—🤘🏾🧘🏾 🎶🎸 that was your practice for today 🤘🏾🧘🏾 🎶🎸—

The concert part!
What concerts were played on June 28? 


🗓️🎶🎸Bon Jovi 28 June


Bon Jovi Krakelshaff Bettembourg, Luxembourg, 28 June 1996

There are no 28 June concert recordings, no uploads to YouTube.
This means we cannot have a soundtrack of a concert, that was actually performed on this day.

Instead, we’re going to go with a past recording;
11 June 1996, Bettembourg, Luxembourg, venue; Krakelshaff
Bon Jovi | Live at Krakelshaff | Bettembourg 1996 by hAnD90

“Bettembourg” has not been a soundtrack on this blog yet, even though this concert was on June 11.
We had more to choose from, that day. 

Another reason to choose for this concert, now that we have an empty day, is that this concert was remastered and reuploaded by hAnD90, just this weekend.
We didn’t have this recording yet, on June 11.
So we now have an improved recording, to the one I had already added on our playlist.

11 June 1996, Bettenbourg, Luxembourg,
is the soundtrack for today

A different recording from Bettenbourg, Luxembourg, had already been added to the playlist,
“Bon Jovi concerts on this day”

I removed the older recording, and added the hAnD90 one, in its correct chronological spot.

 Uncharted Territory

👩🏼‍💻 the story June 28

I encountered the Bettembourg recording before, because it is a June 11 one.
Not a June 28 one.
And I started this daily blog on June 10, so on June 11, I was still getting my head around what the f I was actually doing. With regard to the yoga, because the schedule I shared above, with all the different types of yoga being assigned to different days was not designed until June 13.
But I was also still very much on the struggle bus figuring out all the concerts that had been on this day, in Bon Jovi history.

Until last week, I actually listed ALL Bon Jovi concerts on that day, including low profile, secretive gigs between two legs of the Fahrenheit tour.
“Between two legs” sounds more erotic than it was!
A leg of a tour, means a stint of concerts on one continent and/or within a certain time frame.
In 1985 Bon Jovi gave concerts in June between two legs of their American tour, that fell off the grid, and hardly anyone and that includes Wikipedia, documented them.

On June 11 I was still in the absolute earliest of stages of getting my feet under the table, yoga wise, format wise, research wise.
And it was in that stage I encountered the Bettembourg recording, thinking:
“What IS Krakelshaff? Is it a venue, is it a village?”
We had other recordings to choose from that day – if you want you can read the 11 June post here  –  
and not knowing what a Krakelshaff was, was probably not the reason I let it rest, but it certainly didn’t help.
All I encountered when Googling was a veterinary clinic called Krakelshaff, on what looked like an industrial area, outside of Bettembourg.
At least at first glance, just the clinic, not the area, was named Krakelshaff, which I thought was weird and I didn’t regret not being able to use it that day.

And low and behold! Salvation came! 
Because as I briefly mentioned in the concert paragraphs above, hAnD90 remastered Bettembourg between 11 June and now;
So not only do we have a far better recording than the one we had before;
But we can now also get our information from the hAnD90 description box below the remastered concert.

The description box warns us Bettembourg is
“Rather a recording for diehards to listen to since it is plagued by constant “metallic feedback”.”
I ll take that diehard fan label! 💪🏽
Let’s go!

And the listener is rewarded: 
“Jon seemed to enter Blood On Blood on his electric guitar that he had used for I Believe, giving the track a nice different touch in the beginning.
He also went for some great improvised lyrics in the break of the song!”

You can find timestamps to the beginning of every song, in the description box below the video.

But hAnD90 also solves the location riddle for us;
The only remaining location left, named “Krakelshaff”, is indeed the veterinary clinic.
The Bettembourg concert was built in the middle of nowhere. JUST like the concert prior to that, at recreational park “Het Rutbeek” in Enschede, The Netherlands!

But Enschede -at the 9th of June the last concert for at least the first year I m running this series (remember, I said I started on June 10th) – Enschede, was a normal sized concert.
Bettembourgh was very small!
Only slightly over 10.000 people, which much have been wonderful!

Luxembourg only has half a million inhabitants, and that is nowadays. In 1996 it was less no doubt.
But I think the choice to only have a small crowd, was because they didn’t have the crowd control or experience to make it any larger.
And not because they wouldn’t have been able to sell the tickets.

The crew in Enschede was a team of local professionals, with tons of experience in the music business.
And although Enschede didn’t get back on the map as a location; The business from the people who organized it, exists until this day and for years they were referred to as “the Enschede gang”, after the Bon Jovi concert (and one other, I believe Brian Adams) they had pulled off.
Enschede concert was 100% pro, and the 40.000 people coming to Het Rutbeek, were managed accordingly.

article about Enschede, in Dutch:
Organisatoren ‘Bon Jovi’ laat niets aan toeval over 05 / 06 / 1996 

Click photo for source article

But Luxembourg probably had a lot less to work with. And a lot more working against it. 
The description box gives us an article in French, that I think would have the whole story.

Archives spécial Musique #1AUDIO. Bon Jovi en concert à Bettembourg en 1996

I don’t speak French, but I think the photos of the desolated area, speak volumes that they really had to start from scratch.
The words “une prairie en légères”, are under the photo, and probably just mean empty grassland.
Like I said- my French is severely limited! 
But thinking they mean it was an actual Luxembourg prairie, that they had to work into a functioning concert ground,  doesn’t hurt the story 😉  

The concert in “Krakelshaff” is a symbol for going into uncharted territory, for making something happen at the most unlikely place, with limited means.
You may even have to name it yourself.

In this Daily Bon Jovi Series, I use the archives of YouTube of pre-1997 concerts that have already taken place.
And the material is largely static, i
t either is there or it isn’t.

But it is a good thing to remember, that every concert was once not there. That it required a decision, a plan, execution, and then the band showing up, in order for all this to really happen.
Concerts do not organize themselves; they need people IN IT doing the work and pushing it forward.

It’s the same for your (absent?) yoga practice, and any other part of your life where you may be disheartened or diluted by the absence of something.
You may wonder if you are even allowed to dream or have goals, if there is no physical manifestation of it, in your life or the real world around you.

But you don’t dream somebody else’s dream.
And you can’t find your realized dream in an archive because unlike a Bon Jovi recording, the realization of your dream, the physical manifestation of it, is not there.
It is not something you can Google, to see if it exists.

Your manifested dream is not going to magically upload itself onto YouTube.

Instead, it is your job, to decide, plan, and execute. You are the one who has to bring it to life.

And to start in uncharted territory.

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