Straight from the 80s pit. | 1 August | Bon Jovi 1 August 1987, New York | 1st night Madison Square Garden

The band in front of Madison Square Garden, 1987

Welcome to this renewed and rebooted daily Bon Jovi blog!
Also the complementary blog for  #dailybonjoviyoga on YouTube.

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!
But not missing today…

Today, or more accurately “tonight”, I wrote this almost as tired as Bon Jovi one year into their Slippery When Wet Tour.
Like the recording:
It will probably be one for diehards!
At best 😉

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

Today’s post is called
Straight from the 80s pit.
Someone tweeted recently if the 80s were really such an amazing decade to live in, and let me tell you;
To visit concerts? Oh…. different ballgame.

Next to the story, you also get:

(2) a Bon Jovi concert, a soundtrack for today
Which is then also added to the YouTube playlist
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
And I ve also picked up yoga for YouTube!!

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


As of Friday, there are 3 different options, which firstly in helicopter view are:

option 1.
do yoga on your own, themed day by day

This is the only option where you get a “freestyle” (do yoga on your own) option, which means you can do yoga with Bon Jovi music.
The two other options are guided practices only.
Which would be hard to follow along, if you have Bon Jovi in Madison Square Garden 1987 with the crazy loud crowd, playing at the same time.

option 2.
pick one of the programs

option 3.
New! Do yoga with me on YouTube, or get inspired by my other yoga plans today, if I know I won’t be creating a new video.

Three options to kickstart, reboot or rock, your yoga.
Let’s go!

option I:  themed day by 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 Currie 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


option II: week & month program

Dive in with the above schedule, or pick one of the two programs, which are designed in the same Monday to Sunday rhythm. So for example, every Monday you get a Yoga with Adriene video:

4 Week Program (15-30 minute videos)
🕉 🎬 yoga playlist:
Rock Your Yoga: 4 Week Program {❤️🤍💙 est. July 4th, 2022}

Monthly playlist, with practices from 15-30 minutes.

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

Individual videos may be replaced when the original drops out or a better alternative is available, but the lists have a permanent status and you can count on them to stay up. 

Playlist Update  { Monday August 1 }

Every Monday my two programs (28 day and 7 day) suggest a video from Yoga with Adriene.
You can also have a look at this playlist separately:
playlist 1: 🍭 Yoga with Adriene – selection
or playlist 2:🌱Yoga with Adriene Yoga for New Beginnings
I added a playlist for August from Yoga with Adriene, to the channel:
BEGIN – YWA August 2022
Uploaded and created by the official Yoga with Adriene channel.

option III:  Do Yoga With Me
(reboot yoga channels)

Last week I rebooted my yoga channels, and this weekend I wrestled noise from outside that prohibited me from filming, and a few other annoying things, that made me throw out all videos I made over the weekend.
And then today I had one vidoe blocking because the memory card was full, because I had in fact failed, to delete last weekend’s videos appropriately.

In other words:
Lots of learning was done!

And today I did manage to pick up filming and posting, and came back with a new and very much improved, simplified concept, that has made YouTube into its own thing.
So it all ended well.

#dailybonjoviyoga planning
Monday 1 August 2022

🌎 international: I created a #dailybonjoviyoga video for my English YouTube
🎬 22 08 01 Lunar #dailybonjoviyoga for diehards. | Inspired by: Bon Jovi MSG 1987 08 01

🇳🇱 Dutch: the camera blocked, and second yoga session did not record.  So Nederlandse YouTube will start tomorrow.

Subscribe to those channels, I ll be making 3 weekly videos for both channels! 
NOW is the best start – entry level, Bon Jovi inspired yoga, for all new to the mat.

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

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


🗓️🎶🎸Bon Jovi August 1

Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection

There is one pre-1997 recording: 

🏟️ Slippery When Wet
1 August 1987, New York 🇺🇸
First night at Madison Square Garden

YouTube upload by hAnD90:
Bon Jovi | 1st Night at Madison Square Garden | New York 1987

The description box describes the madness and mayhem of the Slippery When Wet Tour and why the recordings from these types of concerts came out so poorly.
Ending with the disclaimer:
“It’s one for diehards at best.”

Are we? Diehards? 
Of course we are!

1 August 1987, New York🇺🇸
Bon Jovi | 1st Night at Madison Square Garden | New York 1987
is the soundtrack for today

The show is added to the playlist 
“Bon Jovi concerts on this day”
at 1 August.

Straight from the 80s pit.

👩🏼‍💻 the story August 1

There is a dvd from the first night in Madison Square Garden.
And either/or
-either the setlist on the back is not an actual representation of what is on the disc, which would not be a first.

My Guns N’ Roses Rotterdam 1992 dvd had a full color cover, with an entire setlist, when it should have just said:
“White noise”
So the fact that there is a setlist on the back of the dvd, does not mean all songs are on the disc.

– If the setlist is correct, than the dvd bootleg does have two songs more than the YouTube upload from the concert.

Because there, the final two songs were not filmed. Which were: “Drift Away” and “Travellin’ Band”.
But I am making a way too long story out of this, for someone who has trouble keeping her eyes open, and has to get up very early tomorrow.

Also because this story is not about the setlist or missing songs, but about a remarkably honest disclaimer on the cover of the bootleg dvd:
“Crowd is unbelievably loud.
Almost drowns out band.
Welcome to Bon Jovi circa 1987!”

In 1986 Bon Jovi made it big with the album Slippery When Wet. It was their third album, and it was designed to be their long-awaited breakthrough, and a breakthrough it was.
Like an avalanche the worldwide success came rolling in.
And with it:
The problems of a band that was nearly too popular for their own good.

Slippery’s July 1986 – October 1987 touring schedule became totally overbooked, the band became dead tired, but the shows themselves also suffered because the fans were screaming so loud, it was interfering with the concert.
You could no longer hear the songs.
And the PA system was also not suitable for the larger venues they were now suddenly playing.

But listening to the recording of Madison Square Garden, also reminded me of something else;
What a total madhouse the crowd was, right in front of the stage. 
It could be a Dutch thing, because in 2017 The Financial Times used a photo of the crowd in Landgraaf, The Netherlands, June 1996, as an illustration.
So maybe The Netherlands is a bit too enthusiastic.

All I know is that being at the front of the stage in the 80s and 90s, was of a physical intensity, that surpasses anything that you have been calling too intimate or unpleasant, up until that time.
The fainting from girls at concerts does not come from the band taking their breath away;
It comes from having the air pressed out of their lungs, from standing first row. Or, even worse: third or fourth, where there really is no air left.

They don’t “make ’em” like that anymore, I think.
Even if new artists would draw in an equally enthusiastic crowd of teens, security is so much better now. They don’t leave 15 year olds out to suffocate anymore.

And that means that these mad-house screaming, barely listenable bootlegs like Madison Square Garden 1987, where ethical bootleg traders tried to warn the listener for;
It means those poor quality, madness and mayhem recordings, are a thing of the past.
Like a cultural heritage.

And something to cherish.  

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#dailybonjoviyoga planning
Monday 1 August 2022:

🌎 international: I created a #dailybonjoviyoga video for my English YouTube
🎬 22 08 01 Lunar #dailybonjoviyoga for diehards. | Inspired by: Bon Jovi MSG 1987 08 01

🇳🇱 Dutch: the camera blocked, and second yoga session did not record.  So Nederlandse YouTube will start tomorrow.

Subscribe to those channels to see the videos once they’re posted!

 🎶🎸 A brand new, on-this-day playlist of Bon Jovi concerts!
updated daily, most recent show on top
+ 🤘🏾🧘🏾 Rock your yoga, 7 days a week!
Check the yoga “touring schedule” 😉

+ On my Dutch YouTube channel you can find all my playlists,
including beginner friendly yoga videos, made by yours truly,
all other playlists and international teachers.

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This Daily Bon Jovi Yoga blog is an element of “Rock Star” [phase 2]

Title: “Rock Star”
or “Rock Star yoga/ business/ writer”

artists: Suzanne Beenackers, little bear Puux           
art form: performance art
phase 1: earliest expressions, mixed work, July 2019 – March 2022
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