Nothing “middle” town about it | 9 July | Bon Jovi 9 July 1989, Middletown, (not) New Jersey, Orange County Fairgrounds

I just wrote this blog, and found out the concert was Middletown California, since it says Orange County – 
Not Middletown New Jersey.

Making this whole post irrelevant to this gig.

However- Middletown New Jersey does exist, and the home of Jon Bon Jovi was for sale there.
My apologies, for today’s topographical inconsistencies.



There are no photos of the show in Middletown, New Jersey 1989.
The tour was called the New Jersey Syndicate Tour, or Syndicate Tour.

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!

At the one month marker of this series – today is the completion of month 1 🥳-
the formula has developed and engrained itself.

The blog is always three parts,
with the story as the closer, at the bottom of this post.

Today’s post is a short one, about Middletown, New Jersey. 
Home, of Jon Bon Jovi.

You also as always 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

So today is July 9!
Let’s dive in: What is the yoga for today?
What is the Bon Jovi concert or concerts, on this day?


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!

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

Yoga 9 July 

week & month program

Dive in with the above schedule, or pick one of the two programs:

4 Week Program (15-30 minute videos)
🕉 🎬 yoga playlist:
Rock Your Yoga: 4 Week Program {❤️🤍💙 starts Monday July 4, Independence Day 2022}
Monthly playlist, with practices from 15-30 minutes.
Videos subject to change.

Saturday 9 July, 2022
Month Program, 15-30 minutes
video 6/28 
20-Minute Restorative Yoga: Melt & Allow

(direct link)
Meghan Currie Yoga

Week Program (1 hour videos)
🕉 🎬yoga playlist: 7 Day Yoga Schedule | 1 Hour per day
Ongoing 7 day playlist, with practices of one hour.
Content may be changed over time.

Saturday 9 July, 2022
Week Program, 1 hour
1-hour Gentle Flow: The Art of Inner Communication  🌶
(direct link)
Meghan Currie Yoga


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

The concert part!
What concerts were played on July 9? 


🗓️🎶🎸Bon Jovi July 9.

There are no photos of the show in Middletown, New Jersey 1989.
The tour was called the New Jersey Syndicate Tour, Jersey Syndicate Tour, or simply Syndicate Tour.

There are two pre-1997 concerts recordings for July 9;

New Jersey Syndicate Tour:
9 July 1989, Middletown, New Jersey, Orange County Fairgrounds
YouTube upload:
Bon Jovi | Live at Orange County Fairgrounds | Middletown 1989

Cross Road/ These Days Tour:
9 July 1996, Manchester, England, Maine Road 
YouTube upload:
Bon Jovi | Live at Maine Road | Manchester 1996

Because we already did quite the few Cross Road/ These Days soundtracks, we’re going to embrace the 1989 recording today!


9 July 1989, Middletown, New Jersey🇺🇸
Bon Jovi | Live at Orange County Fairgrounds | Middletown 1989

is the soundtrack for today

The show was already added to the playlist 
“Bon Jovi concerts on this day” (on July 7)

Nothing “middle” town about it

👩🏼‍💻 the story July 9


Jon Bon Jovi Mansion Middletown, New Jersey

I usually try to find a photo of the concert that is today’s soundtrack.
This serves multiple purposes, but the main one, and the reason that at a bold and fed-up point in this series I stated that NO CONCERT would be chosen as soundtrack of the day unless they had a proper photo to go with it,
is that I want to see at first glance, what photos will go with the blogpost.

So, IF Middletown 1989 had a concert ticket jpeg, or a photo taken at the concert, which it doesn’t, but IF;
Then it would be filed under
Bon Jovi 1989 07 09
And I would be able to find it there when I post this to social media.

But if I start using other files to go with this post, that are not dated on that day, then I have to scroll through my downloads, wondering how I named the file, or even which file or photo I used with the blog.
So the moment I divert from the “Bon Jovi [ insert date concert ]” file name?
It’s basically asking for problems, and for having to redo posts on social media because I used the wrong picture.

Today’s the Google search, and Jane on Twitter’s timeline, both didn’t have any pictures of Bon Jovi concert in Middletown at July 9, 1989.
But the Google search did come up with ample pictures and articles for one of Jon Bon Jovi’s houses, which was put on the market about 16 months ago, by Christie’s International Real Estate.

And I found out that first of all, Middletown is NEW JERSEY:
Up until this point I had not noticed the small “nj” that was added, in some of the sources I use for this series.
Meaning playing in Middletown in 1989 meant they were playing “at home”.

And secondly, it meant that Middletown would be the area where Jon Bon Jovi would order to have a house built, ten years later, in 1999.

I researched Middletown, and despite its humble name, there is nothing humble about it!
It’s one of the best places to live, in all of America, and frequently features high up in Best Places to Live lists.

The Wikipedia page, gives its history, dating back to the first colonists, and it has buildings dating back to the 17th century, with fairy tale like names such as:
The Seabrook-Wilson House, Marlpit Hall and the Sandy Hook Lighthouse.

Although there were better, palm-rich photos, from what I think are other houses from Jon Bon Jovi, but I got the impression they were presented and therefor mixed up on multiple websites with the French mansion with its courtyard of stone;
I chose one that is absolutely from the house that is for sale, which is the terrace by the pool, included in this post.

And I will not mix that one up, posting it on social media.
And I will forever remember, that Middletown New Jersey, where Bon Jovi played on July 9th, 1989 and Jon Bon Jovi built a house in 1999;
Is everything, but an average town.

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