The Morning After | 1 July | Bon Jovi 29 June 1996, Cologne, Germany, Müngersdorfer Stadion (second night)

1996 06 29 Cologne Germany (second night) Credit @jane_jbj Twitter

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!

And today the story is absolutely pressed for time, but I got SO much to share!
About Jon Bon Jovi, Tara Stiles yoga
(the Friday’s are for Tara Stiles in Rock Star Yoga/ #dailybonjoviyoga!).
And I made 2 brand new playlists daily yoga, the first day-by-day Rock Star Yoga/ #dailybonjoviyoga playlists that I am insanely happy about, and that I hope you re gonna love.
And that is all without mentioning the concert, the second night in Cologne 1996, which is our soundtrack for today, and that has the adjective:
In the YouTube title.
Which obviously means there is a ton of cool stuff to discover and say about that show, I can’t promise I’ll cover that!
I’ll see what I can do.

And you get
(2) 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🏍️
OR (new!) do yoga with the live Dry County and Santa Fe playlist!
Will be explained below.

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


New: Day-to-day Playlists

I created two Rock Star Yoga/ #dailybonjovityoga playlists:

One ongoing 7 day one with practices from one hour.
🕉 🎬 yoga playlist: 7 Day Yoga Schedule | 1 Hour per day
Friday = video 5 = a 50 minute practice from Tara Stiles.

And one with short practices for 4 weeks of Rock Star Yoga/ #dailybonjoviyoga:
🕉 🎬 yoga playlist: Rock Your Yoga: 4 Week Yoga Schedule {start on a Monday}
Since today is a Friday, the 28 day playlist, would land you on video 5, the first Tara Stiles one.

So today is July 1!
Let’s dive in: What is the yoga for today?
What is the Bon Jovi concert or concerts, on this day?


🤘🏾🧘🏾Yoga 1 July


One of Tara’s first yoga dvds, 2010. Dvds currently unavailable in Europe, but she has her own online studio, and as one of the few teachers, she kept all her old videos available on YouTube.

1 July 2022, is a Friday, which means:
Friday: 🍻 An Evening With Bon Jovi🎤
Yoga wise it means it’s “Tara Stiles Day”.

Officially named: “An Evening With Bon Jovi” after Bon Jovi’s 1992 intimate gig for MTV, it is now time to unwind with friends.
And practice with friendly and easy going Tara Stiles.

Having been online since 2006, originally with yoga videos for the model agency she was under contract with, Tara Stiles one of the first YouTube yoga teachers.
She is an author, teacher, and the founder of Strala Yoga.

The Tara Stiles playlist on my channel is one of the longest ones, and contains many under 10 minute practices.
Making it a day of ease and flow.

🍻 An Evening With Bon Jovi🎤
option 1: 🤘🏾🧘🏾 Guided yoga practice
do yoga with: 💃🏽 Tara Stiles playlist

or 🍻 An Evening With Bon Jovi🎤
option 2: 🤘🏾🧘🏾 Practice yoga on your own:
do hatha yoga with a few songs from the Cross Road album
or An Evening With Bon Jovi


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

The concert part!
What concerts were played on July 1? 


🗓️🎶🎸Bon Jovi July 1

There are no pre-1997 concert recording of this day, so we are going to choose one from June, we didn’t have as a soundtrack yet:

It is a recording is the 1996 victory lap of the These Days Tour, when Bon Jovi gave an outstanding series of concerts in Europe:

Cross Road/ These Days Tour
29 June 1996, Cologne, Germany, Müngersdorfer Stadion  (second night)
YouTube upload:
Bon Jovi | Legendary 2nd Night at Müngersdorfer Stadion | Cologne 1996

29 June 1996, Cologne, Germany🇩🇪
is the soundtrack for today

The title of the YouTube upload has the adjective “legendary”;
Being the second night in Cologne, Jon invites the crowd to do even better than the one they had yesterday;
And apparently they succeeded!

The band was on fire, the concert was really long, and there was a remarkable moment:
from the concert page:
“During his improvisations in the middle of Someday I’ll Be A Saturday Night, Jon sang a few lines from Destination Anywhere. Indeed his solo song that wasn’t to be released until a year later. This gives an indication of when the track actually might’ve been written.”

Cologne, second night 1996 was already added to the playlist on June 29,
“Bon Jovi concerts on this day”

[ text continues below tweet ]

 For my photos I rely on Jane, from Twitter, she does an amazing job sharing accurately dated on-this-days Bon Jovi content on Twitter.


The Morning After

👩🏼‍💻 the story July 1

There is a press conference from the band Bon Jovi, on the day of their first concert in Cologne, on 28 June.
Again, credit to Jane for finding that, because even after she had shared the picture, I could not find the video material from the band giving interviews.

However, what I did find was an interview Jon gave on the 30th of June, probably in Frankfurt before the concert there, that I would qualify as:
The morning after.

Jon Bon Jovi Interview (30.06.1996)

Where the band had still looked fresh on the pictures of 28th of June;
After rocking Cologne for two nights, and in anticipation to their 3rd night playing in a row, now in Frankfurt, Jon was left to face the press alone.

The interview focuses on his movie work, probably the German release of Moonlight and Valentino, and the female interviewer doesn’t downplay her own or any other German female’s interest in him, which definitely pays off in getting Jon’s absolute best.
He takes off his sunglasses for her, they discuss chess hair, romance, there’s plenty of fun and laughter.
Even though he obviously must have been exhausted.

Which made me realize what the difference is between having the “it” factor, and being a world star, and not being that;
It’s how you are the morning after.

That success is as much about, if not more, how well you do in far from ideal circumstances; 
Than about how well you do on stage, or on set.
That it’s when you sit with an interviewer 48 hours after you were still fresh and backed by your band, but by now two nights of peak performances later and gearing up for the next- on your own when the rest of the band is having at least the daytime to recover;
And instead you are giving personal interviews. 

It’s about how well you do then.

It’s just like sex, where the key to having a spectacularly good sex life as a single;
It is not as much, or not ONLY, about how well you’re able to set it up, and how well you are able to perform;
But how you are doing the day after.

Can you let go of what was the night before, and meet the next person, taking your sunglasses off?

Because a true rock star can.

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