Bootleggers, roll your tapes! | 22 June – | Bon Jovi concerts Wembley 23, 24, 25 June 1995

the dvd Live from London contained 90s minutes of footage from only 1 of the 3 nights; There is a lot more!

Welcome to another day on this new daily blog! Every day you get
the Bon Jovi inspired yoga for that day
+ a Bon Jovi concert soundtrack for the day
+ 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! 
THAT IS TODAY! 
☺️
I m going to my first concert in three years, and I m also staying over, for the first time in 2.5 years.
So I m packing, and have a to-do list that contains things like:
“Wifi code for A.”
A. takes care of my cats.
And my house needs to be cleaned, after suffering from total neglect, as it is almost the 2 week anniversary of this series!
Days when I spent up to 10 hours, just on posts like these, the many playlists and the page that came with it; and on designing a yoga blueprint for the days of the week.
All things I m happy with, and the amount of extra work is a hallmark of any startup phase, but it is of course not sustainable to put in this many hours, in the long run.

In other words, today is when the whole thing comes crashing down, you guys.
When daily blogging AND daily listing out all the concerts Bon Jovi has played on-this-day, AND select a YouTube audio or video that matches the day as your soundtrack; Comes to a halt!
Something has got to give.

This is the day Life steps in and says:
“Enough, Suzanne!”
And I have to cut whatever I can cut.

The good news is:
I know what I m gonna cut.

I m no longer going to list ALL (pre-1997) Bon Jovi concerts;
And just share the ones that have YouTube uploads. 

And today, June 22 is a perfect day to make that switch because there are no recordings available from pre-1997 Bon Jovi concerts on this day.

If I would have shared the June 22 list with you
(for old times sake: it was
“1. opening for the Scorpions
22 June, 1984, Indianapolis, Indiana, venue; Indianapolis Market Square Arena
and
2. secret/ small gig between two legs of the Fahrenheit tour:
22 June, 1985, Detroit, Michigan, venue; Hart Plaza “
[ Bon Jovi | She Don’t Know Me | Hart Plaza, Detroit 1985 ]
since I had already done the research yesterday!)
I would have opted the soundtrack for today to be a concert upload from between June 10 and now, that we had not used yet.

But because it coincides with me going away and not wanting to blog when I m away; And also because I now understand I’ll have to seriously start culling and capping in this series, and start putting out multiple-day posts more often and put my 10 hour days on this blog behind me for good;
I am going for the Wembleys!

The three shows were set up to provide footage for an official Bon Jovi VHS, but ended up with a lot of last minute switching on what was going to be “the correct” show for this.
I don’t remember the details but I do remember it was an exciting story.
Although I admit I find all stories from bootleg traders and all the innerest of innerest intel they have, terribly fascinating!
I got the 22 June 1985 gig: “secret/ small gig between two legs of the Fahrenheit tour” through a list I got from one of them!

So I have a thing for these stories behind the concerts, including all the switching and choices made on the three nights in Wembley.
But your definition of what is top-of-the-bill fascinating may be a different one of course!

🗓️🎶🎸Bon Jovi 23-24-25 June

 

Cross Road/ These Days Tour

23 June 1995
Wembley night 1
Bon Jovi | 1st Night at Wembley Stadium | Fixed Audio! | London 1995
remastered by hAnD90
Don’t know what remastered tape is? Read the description box for the story behind this Wembley recording!

24 June 1995
Wembley night 2
Bon Jovi | 2nd Night at Wembley Stadium | London 1995
remastered by hAnD90
From the description box:
“The show itself is great and, by my take, the best of all three nights by a landslide!
Jon’s vocals, the setlist, the overall energy – they’re all very good.
Originally, this was the first night to go on sale, but after the ticket sales were that high, a “third” night was added before the first two shows, pushing this one back to being the second concert.”
I remember when I listened to this show in 2020/2021, Jon said something like:
“You’re the real fans!”
Referring to the fact that this night’s attendees, were the fans that had gone through lengths, and probably waited a night in line for their record store, to get a ticket to the original two shows.

25 June 1995
Wembley night 3
Bon Jovi – Wembley 1995 (3rd night – FULL SHOW)
remastered by Damned TV

Damned TV and hAnD90, belong to the same “guild”.
I think we fans are incredibly lucky they are around, they are true keepers of the flame and the reason new generations can tune in, and get on the Bon Jovi bus, so easily.
The bootleggers ARE the new generations!
My impression is they re mostly millennials, not Gen X, and I ve met fans online that were 13, 14 years old.

I believe without fans having a chance to interact with the material so intimately, Bon Jovi would not have stayed this big.

Bon Jovi seems to have understood the importance of having your fans record, play, and share your material.
Since the 90s there are “bootleggers roll your tapes” announcements by Jon Bon Jovi, mid-concert when they were about to play something special.
And where Guns N Roses material, at least until a few years ago, was taken down from YouTube all the time;
The legacy of Bon Jovi is kept by fans, creating this incredible archive all over YouTube.
It’s like an ever-expanding Bon Jovi library, provided by and maintained by fans.

Bon Jovi’s choice to use bootleggers-inclusive speech in the 90s, has paid off in having the best documented history of rock n roll.
It has paid off in having 13 year old fans in 2022.

It has paid off because when you shine your light on someone else,
when you acknowledge the other in their power of what it is that they do best;
They will do the same for you.

“Bootleggers, roll your tapes,”
is the symbol, of befriending your antagonists, without holding back;
And being rewarded for it.

The three Wembley shows have been added to the playlist, with all the concerts from this blog:
Bon Jovi concerts on this day

🤘🏾🧘🏾Yoga 

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

Whether you re reading this post on June 22, 23, 24, or at some point after I have returned from my concert, and will be back with new posts (subscribe to the blog!);
You can find your Rock Star Yoga/ #dailybonjoviyoga here below:

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🌎

 

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

 

👩🏼‍💻 the story June 22

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Of course I did tell a story after all.
In the first paragraphs, as well as tucked in between Wembley concerts.
Because that’s how it goes when you love something;
You can’t NOT engage with it. 

I m going off the grid now, so for a few days you’ll be on your own.

But with three excellent Bon Jovi concerts to choose from;
I really will be back, before you have even the slightest opportunity, to miss me.

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 ~Suzanne
Rock Star Writer
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Sources! 
 🎶🎸 A brand new, on-this-day playlist of Bon Jovi concerts!
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiGoDE3C06ScAo9UN4GyhtQWYfl3d6jMT
updated daily, most recent show on top
+ 🤘🏾🧘🏾 Rock your yoga, 7 days a week!
Check the yoga “touring schedule” 😉

https://dailybonjoviyoga.com/practice-materials-and-schedules/

+ 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
phase 2: April 2022 – 

3 YouTube channels
1. English YouTube “Liberation”: Rock Star Yoga + Life lessons in Bon Jovi songs
2. Nederlandse YouTube “de Catacombe” studio voor Rock Star Yoga 
3. YouTube Rock Your Business
De headers from all channels have been changed already, so you know you re in the right spot.

4 blogs
1. Rock Star Writer 
2. Yoga Blog: Daily Bon Jovi Yoga
3. World Between Worlds
4. Dutch blog: Suzanne Beenackers

2 Facebook pages
1. Rock Star Writer on Facebook
2. Dutch: Suzanne Beenackers Schrijver Facebook met beertje Puux

1 Twitter account
my personal Twitter account

🌍🌎 📚🛒
online bookshop

NEW: Books!

You can find my books The Little Mistress Who Turned Into A Baby Koala
A Boyfriend Like Jon Bongiovi
and White Tigress Yoga Workbook
at the bottom of this page:
https://www.lulu.com/spotlight/rockstarwriter

If you live in The Netherlands, Belgium or Germany, you can also order these books from me – just go to the bottom of this page:
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to check out which ones you want, and write me an email at s_beenackers@hotmail.com.
Payment is via PayPal or bank transfer.

This series now has a playlist of On-this-day Bon Jovi concerts.
Updated daily with the most recent date at the top.

 

A place to experiment (Walk away Renee)| Bon Jovi 18 June 1995 Lahr, Germany

There have been days when took me 7 hours to write this daily post.
And days when I ve been able to bring it back to about 3-4 hours, including reposting the post from the day before to social media.
But even that still needs to be trimmed, and sooner rather than later, until I can write a yoga story, based on a Bon Jovi concert, in under 90 minutes.

So I already know that these first weeks on this series, will be the most time intensive.
And also the most productive, in terms of big breakthroughs! 

Because I finally have an understanding of what I want to teach, to totally rock our yoga!
And no teacher allowed, just a helluvalot Bon Jovi!

You can find the Daily Bon Jovi Yoga blueprint on this special page;
https://dailybonjoviyoga.com/practice-materials-and-schedules/
And I ll be bringing it to life for you SOON, on both my Dutch and English YouTube channels.

So more than anything, the main place where I am currently doing my experimenting, is obviously, just right here! 
This series is still in the experimental phase, for sure. Lots of trials and errors, although I consider the fact that I ve settled on a format, already quite far down the road.
It’s more than I had when I started.

But the experimenting I m doing here?
That is the level of experimenting in the concert that I ll highlight today!
Change a song or two, add a rarity; But with an understanding that ultimately the thing is gonna have to rock, and will have to meet the general expectations of what a blog post, or a 2+ hour rock show, are.

I m not crazy stuff experimenting here, any more that Bon Jovi was crazy stuff experimenting on June 18 1995 in Lahr, Germany!

So what do we got? 
What [ pre-1997 ] Bon Jovi concerts were played on June 18?

First off! I missed an entire concert yesterday! 
Werchter, Belgium, 1995
The show is no longer on YouTube, that channel was taken down. But I did make a video review about it in 2020/2021:

June 17 concert, I missed yesterday
Cross Road/ These Days Tour:
17 June 1995, Werchter, Belgium, Werchter Open Air Park
No recordings online at the moment.

In 2020/2021 the concert was available on YouTube, and I reviewed this concert. 
You can watch my video here:
#18 Werchter, Belgium June 17 | 1995 Bon Jovi Concert Series (Stories)
[ end of added concert ] 

Let’s proceed with this day!
Pre-1997 Bon Jovi concerts on June 18th:

Slippery When Wet Tour:
18 June 1987 Salt Lake City, Utah, Salt Palace (second night)

Cross Road/ These Days Tour:
18 June 1995 Airport Rock, Lahr, Germany, Flughafen Lahr
This concert has an audio upload:
Bon Jovi – Lahr, Germany 18.06.1995 (audio show)
Unfortunately, the last song is missing. The full recording was on a channel that was taken down recently.
And here is a video review I made in 2020/2021:
#19 Lahr, Germany June 18 | 1995 Bon Jovi Concert Series (Stories)
Other concert
Cross Road/ These Days Tour:
18 June 1996 Budapest, Hungary,  Óbudai-sziget

None of the other shows have YouTube/ audio recordings, so obviously we’re going with Lahr, 1995!
If you’re interested in doing your own research, you can find the backstory to all Bon Jovi records, as well as the tours Keep the Faith and up, on this website:
https://bjtours.jimdofree.com/

Older tours are being added.

So having all that settled! Let’s dive into Lahr, 1995! 
A concert where Bon Jovi experimented with their setlist, because it was less than a week before they would play three nights in Wembley.
Lahr got the first live performance of “Good Guys Don’t Always Wear White”, an acapella “Don’t Walk Away Renee”, which had not been played on this tour yet; And a “We Will Rock You” intro to Lay Your Hands On Me.

I know all these things, not because I put in hours of study before getting behind my writing desk at 7.15 AM this morning;
But because for the first time in this series, I used my own video review of the concert to prepare this post.

On this blog, I talk about the pre-1997 Bon Jovi concerts that were on that day, and then use an aspect of one of them to teach something about yoga.
But 9 days ago, this series didn’t start out that way.

The concerts, the YouTube videos from an “on this day” concert, were supposed to be a something extra.
But now, of course, it is running the show!
You don’t sideline a Bon Jovi concert, not even in your blog.

So this blog is 90% about a concert on this day + whatever story it sparks;
and 10% yoga, life lesson, bringing it home.

But despite this shift in perspective, despite this being a Bon Jovi blog far more than a yoga blog, something I do still stick with, is that I don’t have to, listen to the recording before writing my post.
My commitment is to writing a daily post, not to reviewing concerts.

This is gonna be a year long daily blog, running to June 9 2023;
If I make myself study 1.5 -3 hour recordings before I am “allowed to” write, just like I did with my Bon Jovi video review series from 2020/2021! – then this series too, will not last.

What I learned from making that video review series, is that you have to limit your preparation time.
That review series ultimately got stuck in Wembley.
When for three concerts in a row, I had to plow through the recordings, the setlists, and I prepared Wembley night #2 multiple times! For months!
Just couldn’t get my head around it, and I had to start from scratch every time.
Until I ultimately saw that I was not the right person to do that work, and quit the 1995 concert series, even though as a concept I absolutely loved it.

But what I learned is that the key to running a series, is a SHORT, repeatable production process, with a predictable outcome.
It was because I failed to find a time-saving formula for that 1995 series, I had to give up.


With blog posts (free style, creative blog posts) I rarely have had times when I throw a blog post out, where I store it in draft, or when I have to take it to the next day to finish it.
It’s write and publish.
I do remember having 8 hour writing days, and then throwing it all out. It were intense periods, when I was trying to figure something out, and although the writing helped me, it didn’t turn into a blogpost.
Wasted time for content creation, not wasted time for my personal development. But that only happened like once a year.

But with videos, and particularly making yoga videos, I had as many minutes of video to throw away, than to use.
Recording a 30 minute yoga video – recording alone: not including cleaning the set, setting up the camera, getting changed and in makeup, preparing yoga sequence -, the filming, quitting, deleting, and starting again, was done rarely if ever under 90 minutes.
And I threw out a lot of Bon Jovi related videos too.

This is why, in yoga, people rarely experiment.
Why yoga is almost always, a set series, a decided upon time window. The method is almost always entirely fixed.
There is stability, predictability.

The yoga I ve encountered, is being done with the same mindset as how content creators do their work;
They NEED a predictable outcome, for their yoga. They need to have it contained and planned.

For practical reasons;
If you commit to having a fixed result, one yoga session, one blog post, one video;
You NEED to have a predictable process to get that result, or you need to define the result in a measurable way.

You can commit to doing 20 minutes of yoga a day.
To finding the handful of Bon Jovi concerts that were on a certain date.
And I know of at least one very successful YouTuber, Aaron Doughty, who committed to making one video every day, so it CAN be done!

And I can commit to making this daily blog IF!
If, I manage to find that move, where I can crush it, squeeze it, and pump it out, within 90 minutes;

Or 9 minutes when pressed for time!!

Almost ALL teachings on habit and productivity, are based on this idea.

I will need to get good at that, if I want this blog to be flexible enough to fit into;
-my life as a full-time content creator
Which is the life I have this summer. This is the easy part!
But also, to have a production method for this blog that: 
– fits into what may come after
I feel a lot of “can I really do this” uncertainty, and have not thrown away the key, burned the boat, to having a more regular job, or work as an independent in the “real world”.
– still fits if the day goes to something else
– still gets done if my mind goes to something else

The year is long, and even when I finally bite the frickin’ bullet and show up as a fulltime content creator after summer and for every day for the rest of my life! Then there will still always be 4 blogs and 3 YouTube channels, I create content for. And that s just under this name, because I also have a penname.

So after accepting this startup phase, where it still takes 7 hours a day to blog here;
This Daily Bon Jovi blog will ultimately be embedded in the rest of my work.
Or it will die.

I HAVE TO streamline writing these posts, if I am to successfully complete this year of blogging.

However!
And this is why I m teaching this new school of yoga, Rock Star Yoga, #dailybonjoviyoga;
I think yoga should be BROKEN.
That your aim should never be, for it to fit in with your daily life.

I have more than had it with the sameness, and the properness, and the tidiness of all these daily habits because we re missing out of LIFE.
We re missing out on the biggest of our dreams, because we re micromanaging ourselves through our days. 

One reason I feel teaching yoga is so tricky, is because it is almost ableist to an unhealthy lifestyle!
One where we have single serving portions of things that are meant to be whole;
One where we sideline things, and label them as “extras”, just like I labeled the Bon Jovi concerts for this blog as “extra”;
When those things are meant to be the main show!

You’re actually doing not so much them, those things, but yourself a huge disfavor, to cut them into 5 or 20 minute pieces.
And I, with the utmost certainty, no longer want to be the person teaching you that.

Here’s my yoga teaching for 2022 to you now:
To just let the whole thing, your whole life, fall apart into glorious pieces.
So that it can be built back up.

Either that, or ten years from now you re still micro-managing, squeezing, and do whatever it is that you think you should be doing daily, into an efficient process with a predictable outcome.

But that shit ain’t gonna fly.
That shit ain’t gonna ROCK.

When I made that yoga schedule, in this first week of having those 7 hour blogposts, my aim was not that you (I!) could easily fit it into our lives.
My aim was you, me, us, thinking;
“How on EARTH, am I going to do THAT?
It’s never gonna fit!!”
and:
“I don’t even understand what it says!”

“I can’t get my head around it! It’s like Wembley 1995!”
Okay, in all fairness, that last one is probably not what you think, but that’s what I think when I see the Daily Bon Jovi Yoga week schedule page. 

And that instead of chopping it up into 20 minutes of the same predictable yoga everyday;
We re going to find a way to either swallow this whole.
Or walk away, Renee!

We re going to let our desire for it, our enthusiasm for Rock Star Yoga, for #dailybonjoviyoga, for that schedule with its 7 days of 7 entirely different types of yoga, RISE! 
Until our desire for yoga has pushed away not just our worries about yoga, but all the other worries as well.

Just like Bon Jovi, Rock Star Yoga needs to be a headliner.
And then it will run the show for you.

Until we are so passionately in love with the idea of yoga, that we clear our calendars, barricade the doors, turn our phones off, and are willing to ignore all the other things in the world (okay, unless a living being, dedicated to your care, needs you, or your house is on fire);
Unless we are ready to wall off everything else, and are burning with desire to do it? 
Don’t do yoga.
In fact: I urge you NOT to.

I have this Daily Bon Jovi blog, where for one year I write about all the  Bon Jovi concerts that were on this day;
Creating a 365 day legacy, that we can always return to, and that I can update , repost, and build on, for years to come!
So it’s worth it to me, to adopt that productivity-based way of at least being able to crush writing a post in 9 minutes, if all I would have on one day are 9 minutes.
But I will do it for this purpose, alone.

Because we, don’t have a 365 day yoga commitment; 
We, have a commitment to let Daily Bon Jovi Yoga run the show.

Or walk away Renee.

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 ~Suzanne
Rock Star Writer
☕️ Buy me a coffee
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🇳🇱Tikkie van de week 

new page on this blog! 
https://dailybonjoviyoga.com/practice-materials-and-schedules/
With a yoga “touring schedule” 😉
To rock your Daily Bon Jovi yoga.

+ On my Dutch YouTube channel you can find all my playlists,
including my beginner friendly one + international teachers.

This blog is all the support you need
I will mention videos or things I added for you on YouTube, right here.
Subscribe to receive these posts in your inbox.
You can find the subscription button on this page, probably on the top right.

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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
phase 2: April 2022 – 

3 YouTube channels
1. English YouTube “Liberation”: Rock Star Yoga + Life lessons in Bon Jovi songs
2. Nederlandse YouTube “de Catacombe” studio voor Rock Star Yoga 
3. YouTube Rock Your Business
De headers from all channels have been changed already, so you know you re in the right spot.

4 blogs
1. Rock Star Writer 
2. Yoga Blog: Daily Bon Jovi Yoga
3. World Between Worlds
4. Dutch blog: Suzanne Beenackers

2 Facebook pages
1. Rock Star Writer on Facebook
2. Dutch: Suzanne Beenackers Schrijver Facebook met beertje Puux

1 Twitter account
my personal Twitter account

🌍🌎 📚🛒
online bookshop

NEW: Books!

You can find my books The Little Mistress Who Turned Into A Baby Koala
A Boyfriend Like Jon Bongiovi
and White Tigress Yoga Workbook
at the bottom of this page:
https://www.lulu.com/spotlight/rockstarwriter

If you live in The Netherlands, Belgium or Germany, you can also order these books from me – just go to the bottom of this page:
https://www.lulu.com/spotlight/rockstarwriter
to check out which ones you want, and write me an email at s_beenackers@hotmail.com.
Payment is via PayPal or bank transfer.

 

Dream first. Always. | Bon Jovi June 15, Hannover 1996

“The romance of Paris, Italian cooking, Scandinavian fjords, ev’ry nightclub in Berlin… ; The music of Vienna, and the beer, oh the beer of Prague!”
Jon Bon Jovi

Without video material of concerts that were played today, and already three hours in researching this post, and writing too much, all paragraphs that I have no idea how to share with you without having you fall asleep (all about a very mixed bag of emotions about this daily blog  which has already taken over my life);
With all of that, I have picked this post to be the place to share the video above, in support Bon Jovi’s 1995 Cross Road/ These Days tour.

From this day, June 15, we only have one pre-1997 concert recording, a 1996 audio from Hannover 1996. I will share it later.
But first I want to provide some context, of why the
1995 tour, together with its 1996 encore, will very often be the focus of this series.
For two reasons.

1. It was an extensive tour.
In a way it already started in 1994 with the Cross Road album and 1994’s experimental December concerts, and lasted all the way to Japan and European victory laps in 1996.

2. It was relatively well documented, many concerts of this tour are available on YouTube.

The video above, about the 1995 leg of the European tour, contains a difficult to locate scene of Jon walking a beach, where he dreams about Europe;
Fragments from an interview with Jon and Richie, where Jon seems to be directly addressing the things he said in the beach video;
And it has several scenes from a stadium show in Bremen. 

The video is worth a watch, in particular if you re from Europe.

But what I want to write about, what I want you to focus on for this post,
– now that I suddenly and quite magically hear ALL the pieces of this now four hour blogging puzzle clicking together in my head! – 
the thing I want you to focus on is the montage of Jon dreaming about Europe, cut in with scenes of screaming fans, packed shows, Jon being carried over the crowd and other scenes of a rock star life!
I want you to focus on that first minute, of the video.
And remember it for later, when I will bring the story home.

So. June 15th! What do we got? 
What pre-1997 Bon Jovi concerts were played on June 15?

opening for The Scorpions:
15 June 1984 Glens Falls, New York, Glen Falls Civic Center

off the grid concerts in a three week break in the Fahrenheit Tour:
15 June 1985 Rochester, New York, Harro East Ballroom

Slippery When Wet Tour:
15 June 1987 Denver, Colorado, McNichols Sports Arena (second night)

Cross Road/ These Days Tour:
15 June 1995 Lisbon, Portugal, Estádio José Alvalade  
and one year later:
15 June 1996 Hannover, Germany, Niedersachsenstadion
-> available as audio on YouTube, with context in description box:
Bon Jovi | Live at Niedersachsenstadion | Hannover 1996

Jon Bon Jovi Hannover 15 June 1996, source
https://twitter.com/jane_jbj/status/1536917080519450624/photo/1

Like I said, the only recorded 15 June concert is the 1996 Hannover one, but what.a.show!
Bon Jovi could have retired on the 16th of June 1996 and we would still be talking about them and their final show in Hannover!

If you read the description box of
Bon Jovi | Live at Niedersachsenstadion | Hannover 1996  you can see the Hannover setlist has 3 encores (!) and the note:

“The band’s performance is great though, as usual for that period though Jon’s voice gets a little shaky in the first chorus of Always! :)”
If you are anything like me, you then immediately click the timestamp at Always to listen, to check it out.
And then you start playing around with thoughts about the meaning of life through the lens of rock n roll, and 90s Bon Jovi concerts (but maybe you are not that much like me 😉 ) .
The same shaking of the voice happens at other points in Always, and I appreciate it for its rawness, its realness, and the emotion they bring to it.

I suggest we put that Hannover 1996 recording somewhere we visit it often, and listen to it for the rest of our lives. 

So far for now, about the concert side of it.
Because originally I started this post not with the Europe tour video, nor with listening to Always, and instead tried to evaluate my almost one week of writing this blog instead.

The mixed bag of “Oh my God! The blog has taken over my life!” and “This is not sustainable”; To the panicky: “I STILL have not made videos about yoga for my YouTube channels!”, and the final redemption of:
“This was The Way and this blog has already brought me more than I could possibly imagine.”
Unlike Bon Jovi I can’t retire on the 16th of June, feeling my work is done! But I sure as hell feel on track and on purpose.

In the MTV European tour video, Jon Bon Jovi described their European fans as intense.
After that previous paragraph, I realize he was not lying 😉

This new daily concert series, has proven to be an incredible gift as well as a curse.

Gift: Because I ve finally found a way to shape, teach and DO yoga in a way that inspires me AND OTHER BON JOVI FANS! In particular once I do get around to creating videos for my channels, teaching this Daily Bon Jovi Yoga system.
But I ve already created a new page/ tab on this blog:
https://dailybonjoviyoga.com/practice-materials-and-schedules/
So, less than a week! And after years of trial and a lot of error, I can finally inspire myself and other Bon Jovi fans to really rock their yoga.

And I also get up every day knowing I ll be diving into all 80s and 90s of Bon Jovi concerts of the day, and write about it! 
But if you ask me: “Suzanne, are you not worried about the number of hours this is costing?”
I would answer: “I am. No idea how to keep this up.”

My summer is dedicated to setting up my work as a content creator;
            Rock Star
Yoga/ Business/ Writer
But with this daily blogging about concerts costing all of my time; And not having gotten back on the wagon making YouTube videos for …. months?
I have mixed feelings about this.

A few months ago, I decided to never teach yoga real life anymore, and a few weeks ago I complemented that with withdrawing from making yoga videos.
Because to be bluntly honest here;
It was always the yoga videos that got the ass stares, and that made me aware that if I wanted to inspire people to create their own yoga, and really rock their own practice, being visible on screen doing yoga, had probable KEPT THAT from happening.

So even though I felt guilty for not having picked up filming, I understood that now I had thrown out teaching yoga, when my calling had always been inspiring yoga (which is an entirely different thing!), I would need time to adjust.
I needed to get a vision if inspiring yoga was not done by teaching it;
Then how was it done?

I understood this would require time and that it made sense filming had not started. But I have also read all the wisdom about “just starting” and “done is better than perfect”. 
Which explains why I still felt guilty, and was unsure if me not touching my YouTube channels for months, would ever lead to more clarity, and to coming back stronger.

Until this series, this daily, time-consuming, life-over-taking series on this blog,  starting with a Bon Jovi concert and then writing about yoga;
Until this series brought just that clarity that changes everything.

It saved me.

On Monday 13 June, exactly three years after the Bon Jovi concert I attended, which I considered the day I got the SPARK, for “Rock Star Yoga”, here on this blog I came up with the blueprint, the outline, for doing Bon Jovi yoga.

[text continues under schedule. Skipping allowed!]

#dailybonjoviyoga 

A touring schedule! To rock your practice:

Monday: Find What Feels Good
Your juicy Pink Flamingo/ Let it Rock combo is out there for you. You just have to go out and find it!
guided: Yoga with Adriene
freestyle yoga with soundtrack:
Find what feels good on your own with Slippery When Wet album
or a Slippery When Wet Tour concert (July 1986 – October 1987)

Tuesday, showtime! New Jersey Syndicate Tour
The monster tour, that nearly broke the band and each of its members.
And turned them into legends.

guided:
 Ashtanga yoga playlist
freestyle yoga with soundtrack:
Rock Star Yoga (vinyasa flow yoga, a strong practice) with New Jersey
or a New Jersey Syndicate Tour concert (October 1988 – February 1990, + Dec 1990, January 1991)

Wednesday: Santa Fe Day
Go out in the wilderness and start with a clean slate.
guided:
 the yoga playlist
freestyle yoga with soundtrack:
Some sort of flexibility/ relaxing practice with Blaze of Glory (45 minutes)

Thursday, showtime! Keep the Faith/ I ll Sleep When I m Dead Tour
According to many fans the tour with the most epic-beyond-belief concerts, including what is known as “The Holy Month of April”! (1993)
guided: Shiva Rea playlist,
or her 1999 album Yoga Sanctuary

freestyle yoga with soundtrack:
Rock Star Yoga (vinyasa flow yoga, a strong practice) with Keep the Faith 
or a full concert (October 1992 – December 1993)

Friday: An Evening With Bon Jovi
Time to unwind with friends.
guided:
 Tara Stiles videos from her playlist
freestyle yoga with soundtrack:
Hatha yoga with a few songs from Cross Road
or dive Keep the Faith: An Evening With Bon Jovi 

Saturday: Showtime! Cross Road/ These Days Tour
Time to bring it home and ROCK THE HOUSE!!!
guided:  Meghan Curry Playlist
freestyle yoga with soundtrack:
Rock Star Yoga (vinyasa flow yoga, a strong practice) with These Days (1h)
or concert Cross Road/ These Days Tour (April 1995 – July 1996)

Sunday: Vintage Yoga,
Time to go back to how it all started.
guided: Playlist Vintage Yoga Videos + tv 
freestyle yoga with soundtrack:
hatha yoga poses with Bon Jovi- Bon Jovi (1984) or Fahrenheit (1985)
or with their first concerts 1983, 1984, 1985

source:
https://dailybonjoviyoga.com/practice-materials-and-schedules/

So in the few days I have been doing this blog series – WHINING and worrying about how to keep doing this and that it’s not sustainable! –
I did crack a three year old riddle, of “What is Rock Star Yoga? What is the yoga that is mine to teach?”
That, that schedule with its weekdays and yoga practices modeled after a touring schedule;
THAT is mine to teach.

I finally have a structure to teach everything I wanted to teach but didn’t know how.

And I may even reverse my decision to not physically, visibly, teach instructional yoga videos!
That month old decision, may be reversed because by now I know the HOW and a WHY, of what it is I m doing.

I am able to see where I can create unique material, unique yoga videos, that are part of Daily Bon Jovi Yoga/ Rock Star Yoga.
And not just a lesser version of the videos I recorded 2015-2016, and that are uploaded/ unlocked on my YouTube.
You can find these older yoga videos here, among the playlists. https://www.youtube.com/c/SuzanneBeenackers/playlists
These older videos, which are still being updated and unlocked, were one of the reasons I felt I had little to offer or add, teaching yoga on video.
I m years older, and I m out of shape compared to those years when I was still a teacher, and teaching fulltime.
It felt awkward to be in front of the camera…

But next to offering me something to teach, a structure in support of anyone who wants to try Bon Jovi yoga;
This “yoga touring schedule” I discovered, the Bon Jovi Yoga weekly blueprint, has also inspired MY YOGA!
It’s very well possible that I will soon be rocking my yoga, and that the awkwardness I ve been feeling about teaching it, and about being on video doing yoga, will disappear.

So yes, this blog series is time intensive, its dictating my day, and has taken over my life.
But it has also given me the clarity teaching a new style of yoga, I have been looking for, for years.
Is the price too high?
No.

You re going to give your life for something anyway. If I give mine to teaching #dailybonjoviyoga by writing, and by YouTube?
I ll take it!
I have taken it already.

And the moment I realized that, I wondered if it had all been for nothing. The waiting, the missing years, the times I felt I was without profession, without anything to give.
All the times I felt I was SO close, and that I had been for years, and I was so incredibly frustrated, because the doers, the more pragmatic people who Nike-style “Just did it” and “Just took action”, seemed to have it made.
And I wondered if I had been closer to my dream, if I had DONE something?

But now I can see, that? Was never my dream.
My dream, to teach Rock Star Yoga and to be a rock star yogi who does #dailybonjoviyoga, never came from doing.
It came from dreaming.

Just like Jon Bon Jovi dreamed about Europe, walking along the shores of… Still at home, in New Jersey? 
Just like him, I needed to dream first.

Just like him;
YOU need to dream first.

Just like Jon Bon Jovi dreaming of Europe, and allowing himself to anticipate all the joys the tour would bring them, but also allowing the big picture, the meaning of it, to settle in;
Just like him, you need to fall in love with yoga first.

Before you can walk down the beach contemplating all the different ways in which you and yoga would hit it off?
Don’t do it.

Don’t do it, until you re as emotionally engaged as Jon Bon Jovi in Hannover 1996.
Don’t roll out your mat, don’t practice yoga, walk away from it and wait.
Wait until your voice would shake in Always. 

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 ~Suzanne
Rock Star Writer
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new page on this blog! 
https://dailybonjoviyoga.com/practice-materials-and-schedules/
With a yoga “touring schedule” 😉
To rock your Daily Bon Jovi yoga.

+ On my Dutch YouTube channel you can find all my playlists,
including my beginner friendly one + international teachers.

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phase 2: April 2022 – 

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1. English YouTube “Liberation”: Rock Star Yoga + Life lessons in Bon Jovi songs
2. Nederlandse YouTube “de Catacombe” studio voor Rock Star Yoga 
3. YouTube Rock Your Business
De headers from all channels have been changed already, so you know you re in the right spot.

4 blogs
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2. Yoga Blog: Daily Bon Jovi Yoga
3. World Between Worlds
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What “days off”? | secret shows 1985 + Bon Jovi June 14 1995 United Kingdom

Jon Bon Jovi in the windowsill of Tower Records, Glasgow June 14 1995

June 14 has only two regular shows, pre 1997.  But it is quite well known for 3 gigs on the streets of three different cities in the UK, all three this day in 1995. 
A single day off, between their Barcelona and Lisbon concert.

Which would already have been enough to explain the title “What days off?”;
If it had not been for the fact that just yesterday I received a list of 1985 dates they performed, off the grid. They were not included in their official touring schedules. 
And I was told they had done it again in 1988, but from that streak even less is known!

But the first time they used the less than one month off for extra shows, was  in 1985 between the European leg of their Fahrenheit tour, which ended in May 1985, and the upcoming first leg of their American tour, opening for RATT, which would start late June.

And to tie it to this blog; On June 10, I started this daily series. Where for one year I will follow their concert dates pre-1997. The “secret shows” started on June 12. 
So the first two shows should have already been in my two previous blogposts; 12 and 13 June, 1985.
The third of these gigs was today, June 14.

So before I catch up with you, with an overview of their official performances on this day, I want to share these three:

On this day, off the grid concerts in a three week break in the Fahrenheit Tour:
12 June 1985 Cleveland, Ohio, Mall C 
13 June 1985 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Metron 
14 June 1985 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Syria Mosque (As special guest / opening act)

I will dive into the three aforementioned UK performances, for this post. And see what’s online of those acoustic gigs they gave in Glasgow, Cardiff and London, but first let’s check in with the official tours.
What pre-1997 concerts were played on June 14?

The Slippery When Wet Tour:
14 June 1987 Denver, Colorado, McNichols Sports Arena

The New Jersey Syndicate Tour:
14 June 1989 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Civic Arena (second night) 

The concerts are not available on YouTube.

So with both the secret dates, as well as their official concerts on June 14 from the Slippery and New Jersey tour, not being documented;
The only material we have from June 14, are the promotional gigs they gave on the streets of Glasgow (*1), Cardiff and London.
On June 13 1995 they had played Barcelona, and on June 15 1995 they would play Lisbon.

June 14, acoustic sets United Kingdom.
Only the first one, in Glasgow, comes with a video: 

Tower Records, Glasgow, Scotland (*1)
Setlist:
1. Love For Sale
2. Livin’ On A Prayer
3. Wanted Dead Or Alive
4. Blood On Blood
5. This Ain’t A Lovesong
6. I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead
video: Bon Jovi | Acoustic at Tower Records | Glasgow 1995
source, BJ tours

Queen Street, Cardiff, Wales
“Bon Jovi played a short 20-minute acoustic show in the shopping street of Cardiff. There were still tickets available for their show in the city’s stadium a week later.” 
source, BJ Tours

South Bank, London, England
news item on MTV news:
Bon Jovi MTV News Busking in Britain June 1995
No videos or setlist are known of this performance either, but they would play Wembley three times at 23, 24 and 25 June.
source, BJ Tours

[post script June 15:
through a clip Jane posted on Twitter, I found a video about these three gigs, and the backstory to it!
Bon Jovi interviews/live 7:25

I didn’t have that at the time of writing the post below.]

I think some reschuduling may have been done, because to me it doesn’t make sense that they would play the streets of Glasgow, without having a show there that year.
But in 1996, one year later when they revisited Japan and Europe, they did play Glasgow.

All three acoustic gigs were absolutely packed; And must have caused severe disruptions in the streets of Glasgow, Cardiff and London.
For Glasgow, we can see so in the video;
for London we can see it in the item on MTV where the fans are even peeping through “windows” of what looks like a parking garage.

And of Cardiff a photo exists.

Three acoustic gigs in the UK, on their “day off” between Barcelona (Spain) and Lisbon (Portugal). And where Spain and Portugal are neighbors; the UK is definitely not next door.
And Glasgow is in the north, in Scotland, and Cardiff is in Wales on the east and London in England, on the west side of the UK.

So what at least in theory could have been a day off, probably turned into their most intense, travel heavy day of the entire Cross Road/ These Days tour.

And what I want to share with you, is not so much a lesson about when to rest, and when to go all in.
But something else, that has really worked for me, and that is this:
What if, you change your mindset, your thoughts about a specific day or a specific situation, into the exact opposite of what you thought originally?
From meh, to “this is going to be great!”?

I don’t know how the acoustic tour of the UK came about, but I imagine that on the drawing board in New Jersey, that 14th of June, had still been a day off between Barcelona and Lisbon.
And that somewhere along the tour that changed to: “We have to step on it!”
In the 90s we didn’t use the word “impact”, as in “the band wanted to have an impact”, but they did want to sell tickets.
And they were willing to put in the work, and do whatever it took. Now as much as in the beginning of their career; They were not going to leave it up to chance if they were going to be remembered as America’s biggest rock n roll band.

But still.
If you think you have it figured out, and then you have to work an extra day; That sucks.
We would all rather have a day off at that point.

But if you change your mindset around it; It feels entirely different.
In this case, Bon Jovi could go from: “We d rather not work, but we have to. We re all happy if this day is over. “
To:
“These three gigs are going to leave their mark. They will turn out to be the most important thing we do all year, and decades from now they will still be talking about it.”
Then you really board on the plane with an entirely different energy!

The same thing, can be said of your yoga practice.

On days when you’re not feeling it, a way to shift that energy is to go from:
“I don’t want to but I have to.”
To:
“I m going to have the most important yoga session of this year. I will always remember what happened on the mat today, and will think back to it with great fondness!”

And wishing, you had recorded more of it. That you had noted down exactly what you did, or exactly what music you listened to.
Because you long so deeply to understand what it was really like, and how you can get that special feeling of doing yoga that will last you for decades;
You want to know how you can have that again!

And just like Bon Jovi, you can’t.
It is what it is, there are not setlists or materials from Cardiff or London.

But the beauty is that you don’t have to know what happened exactly, to look back at it with fondness.
All you need is knowing that it was really great.
The best yoga session you ever had, with the most powerful insights and breakthroughs ever.

And the way to get there, is to decide right here and now;
That this is going to be the best yoga session ever.

And that this day, June 14th, is gonna rock! 

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 ~Suzanne
Rock Star Writer
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(*1) In 2020/2021 I made a few video reviews from the These Days tour.
This included June 14, Glasgow:
#17 Promotional Show Tower Records Glasgow June 14 | 1995 Bon Jovi Concert Series (Stories)

new page on this blog! 
https://dailybonjoviyoga.com/practice-materials-and-schedules/
With a yoga “touring schedule” 😉
To rock your Daily Bon Jovi yoga.

+ On my Dutch YouTube channel you can find all my playlists,
including my beginner friendly one + international teachers.

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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
phase 2: April 2022 – 

3 YouTube channels
1. English YouTube “Liberation”: Rock Star Yoga + Life lessons in Bon Jovi songs
2. Nederlandse YouTube “de Catacombe” studio voor Rock Star Yoga 
3. YouTube Rock Your Business
De headers from all channels have been changed already, so you know you re in the right spot.

4 blogs
1. Rock Star Writer 
2. Yoga Blog: Daily Bon Jovi Yoga
3. World Between Worlds
4. Dutch blog: Suzanne Beenackers

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The stunning result of one year of practice | Bon Jovi June 13 Barcelona 1995, Erfurt 1996

Bon Jovi Barcelona Spain 13 June 1995

June 13, is a day with frequent Bon Jovi concerts! 
For this series, I m focusing on the 20th century, but in the Netherlands there were at least 2 June 13 concerts on a later date:
2008, Amsterdam, and 2019 Nijmegen.

Here you can find a video, posted by Jane, of a mesmerizing Someday I ll Be Saturday Night performance, from Amsterdam, 2008.

These are the five 20th century concerts on June 13:
13 June 1984 Portland (opening for the Scorpions)
13 June 1987 Casper, WY, USA (with Cinderella opening for them)
13 June 1989 Pittburgh Civic Arena, first night (with Skid Row opening for them)
13 June 1993 Century Hall Nagoya Japan
13 June 1995 Barcelona, Spain | video: Bon Jovi Barcelona 1995 (Bootleg)
13 June 1996 Erfurt, Germany | video: Bon Jovi – Live in Erfurt, Germany 1996 [FULL]

The last two have been recorded and uploaded to YouTube, so they will be the focus of this Daily Bon Jovi Yoga blogpost.
One year apart, they make an excellent case for the Practice Makes Perfect adage!
AND also offer context;
What does “practicing” (yoga) and “perfection” (in yoga) mean?
What can we learn from these two Bon Jovi concerts, one year apart.

In yoga, “practice” is almost always defined as choosing for some kind of method, some kind of schedule or dedicated time. Practice means routine, and practice almost always means:
Daily.
Looking at touring and concerts as an example, illustrate that, providing you are trained, you could opt for having three 2.5 hour practices a week! 
Instead of a daily 45 minute one.

Now if you ve never dipped your toes into the yoga pond, this probably sounds logical to you, but in yoga no one holds this view! 
Moderation, and settling on one style or even one series, and doing a little each day, is encouraged. And doing long sessions or bringing too much variety, is considered foolish.
You re supposed to deepen, your practice.
Not spice it up, mix it up, and sprinkle confetti on top.

But the concert analogy illustrates that if you want to give it your all, if you want to SHINE, if you want your practice to be memorable, and push you, and ask something of you that you re not sure you can give?
You can’t be doing it every day, or you can’t be doing it at that level everyday.

The concert analogy illustrates that ROCKING your practice, is a different ballgame, and that you have to set that shit up!
Like a world tour, having unforgettable yoga sessions are not going to organize themselves; You  have to start with a vision, if rocking it at that level is what you want.

I just created the week schedule below, to illustrate this principle, and I will use it in upcoming posts as well
so you ll see it more often.

You could go for practice days, and no-practice days.
But I ve created a schedule where you do entirely different things each day, including “3 shows a week”!

Monday: Find What Feels Good
Your juicy Pink Flamingo/ Let it Rock combo is out there for you. You just have to go out and find it!

Monday: Find What Feels Good,
guided:

practice with the popular Yoga with Adriene channel

Monday: Find What Feels Good, 
freestyle yoga with soundtrack:
Find what feels good on your own with Slippery When Wet (45 min)
or
a Slippery When Wet Tour concert (July 1986 – October 1987)

Tuesday, showtime! New Jersey Syndicate Tour
The monster tour, that nearly broke the band and each of its members.
And turned them into legends.

Tuesday, showtime! New Jersey Syndicate Tour,
guided:

Choose one or more from Ashtanga video from the Ashtanga yoga playlist
A unique school of yoga, with long, prescribed series of poses. Ashtanga yoga was one of the first yogas to reach America. Around since the 70s, not understood until this day;)

Tuesday, showtime! New Jersey Syndicate Tour,
freestyle yoga with soundtrack:

Practice Rock Star Yoga (vinyasa flow yoga, a strong practice) with New Jersey (1 hour) or
a New Jersey Syndicate Tour concert (October 1988 – February 1990, + Dec 1990, January 1991)

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Wednesday: Santa Fe Day

Go out in the wilderness and start with a clean slate. 

Wednesday: Santa Fe Day,
guided:

Yin yoga/ relaxation video from the yoga playlist

Wednesday: Santa Fe Day,
freestyle yoga with soundtrack:

Some sort of flexibility/ relaxing practice with Blaze of Glory (45 minutes)

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Thursday, showtime! Keep the Faith/ I ll Sleep When I m Dead Tour
According to many fans the tour with the most epic-beyond-belief concerts, including what is known as “The Holy Month of April”! (1993)

Thursday, showtime! Keep the Faith/ I ll Sleep When I m Dead Tour,
guided:

choose one or more from Shiva Rea playlist, the turn of the century founder of modern day yoga, or buy her 1999 double album 2h practice, Yoga Sanctuary

Thursday, showtime! Keep the Faith/ I ll Sleep When I m Dead Tour,
freestyle yoga with soundtrack:
Practice Rock Star Yoga (vinyasa flow yoga, a strong practice) with Keep the Faith (1h+) or a full concert (October 1992 – December 1993)

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Friday: An Evening With Bon Jovi
Time to unwind with friends.

Friday: An Evening With Bon Jovi,
guided:

Choose one or more Tara Stiles videos from her playlist

Friday: An Evening With Bon Jovi,
freestyle yoga with soundtrack:

Practice hatha yoga on your own with a few songs from Cross Road (total album 1h:15min), or dive in with the excellent MTV production Keep the Faith: An Evening With Bon Jovi (this video 1h:10 minutes)

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Saturday: Showtime! Cross Road/ These Days Tour
Time to bring it home and ROCK THE HOUSE!!!
In 1994 the Best Of album Cross Road was released, with the new songs Someday I ll Be Saturday Night and Always.
And in 1995, in the first months of their new world tour, the new album These Days was released: The album that won over even the most hardheaded European music journalist. 

Saturday: Showtime! Cross Road/ These Days Tour,
guided:

Choose from the Meghan Curry Playlist. Beware of the peppered ones!

Saturday: Showtime! Cross Road/ These Days Tour,
freestyle yoga with soundtrack:
Practice Rock Star Yoga (vinyasa flow yoga, a strong practice) with These Days (1h) or a Bon Jovi concert from the Cross Road/ These Days Tour (April 1995 – July 1996)

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Sunday: Vintage Yoga,
Time to go back to how it all started.

Sunday: Vintage Yoga,
guided:

Playlist Vintage Yoga Videos + tv 

Sunday: Vintage Yoga,
freestyle yoga with soundtrack:
Do traditional hatha yoga poses with one of the first two albums from Bon Jovi, (Bon Jovi- Bon Jovi 1984 and Fahrenheit 1985);
Or with their first concerts,
-a world tour opening for major acts and playing smaller venues in the USA (September 1983-November 1984)
-or their Fahrenheit tour (April 1985 – December 1985)

I know it s a lot
& I will be getting back to the schedule and also turn it into a downloadable guide, soon. 

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As mentioned before, the two concerts from this day, that are recorded are:
13 June 1995 Barcelona, Spain | video: Bon Jovi Barcelona 1995 (Bootleg)
13 June 1996 Erfurt, Germany | video: Bon Jovi – Live in Erfurt, Germany 1996 [FULL]

They are both part of the Cross Road/ These Days Tour, one from the beginning and one from the end. 
And exactly 365 days apart.

And judging from the schedule of this tour, with the tour basically ending December 1995, and Japan and Europe being visited again in 1996;
I think this extra lap was because the These Days album and the tour, had been such a huge success in Japan and Europe, that they extended their tour.

In other words, and I m sure that in the upcoming year I ll have time to fact check that for you, but I think there was far less at stake at the extra concerts in 1996, than in 1995, when they were playing an album that was new to them as well.
And three nights in Wembley…. 1995 was an enormous production.
When in 1996 they could freestyle.

They could freestyle not just because they were not under a magnifying glass, the way they had been in 1995. But also because they KNEW the material inside and out.
And I ve been listening to the Dutch 1996 concerts, and they may be the best they ever gave in The Netherlands.
And the recording of June 13, in Erfurt as well!
There is an acoustic set in the middle, and they even throw in an unprepared Never Say Goodbye!

Where, as far as I remember from making my video series in 2020 (*1), it would have been unthinkable, to improvise in their 1995 concerts.
The pre-Wembley concerts, contained songs they wanted to try out,  yes. And that was deliberately so they knew if they wanted to play them in Wembley.

There was no fooling around in the first months of touring in 1995.

So if we take the peak experience of concerts, and create yoga practices that mimic that same energy shift, around the week;
Then judging from the 1995 1996 dynamic, what can we tell about “perfection”?

Was perfection the military precision with which they worked up to Wembley?
Where they also recorded a the show.

Or was perfection 1996 when “no one” was watching, and they gave two legs of brilliant shows that in all probability outdid everything they had done the year before?

Was it the MASTERSHIP of 1996, or the CRAFTMANSHIP/ SHOWMANSHIP of 1995?
What defined “perfect”?

I already gave it away in the first paragraphs, when I said:
“Practice makes perfect”
In my opinion, 1995’s practice had made 1996’s shows perfect.
Perfect in the sense that they had full mastership over the material.
They were in absolute full control, of the show, of the music. They could flip  it around, turn it backwards, toss it in the sky, and it would still land on its feet. And to the beat 😉

And I want you to remember that.
I want you to UNDERSTAND that.
Because this is stuff no one teaches you in yoga.

That yes, you can “learn” yoga, like practicing an instrument.
But that’s Jon Bon Jovi buying his first guitar stuff.
Yes, you can design and structure your way to make sure you can “achieve” things in your body, in your life. And get your Wembley tape out of it, or whatever it is you re after.

But if you want the joy, the mastership, the surprise, and the confidence of Bon Jovi 1996? 
If you want to be able to freestyle and improvise and even rock your yoga when you don’t know how to do it properly?
Like Jon Bon Jovi not knowing the lyrics to Never Say Goodbye, in Erfurt?

Then you have to let all of that go.

You have to let go of the idea of having to come up with your version of a Wembley dvd in a few weeks time.
Losing weight, getting more flexible, getting “good” at yoga;
Let go, let go.

But hold the vision of yourself, practicing with ease, rocking your yoga, laughing at yourself when you forget how it’s done,
and go with the flow forever and always.

And then 365 days from now?
Just like the 365 days between 13 June 1995-1996;
Just like that you will have mastership over your yoga, and effortlessly, deliver your best work.

I know today is Monday, but someday?
You ll be Saturday night. 

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(*1) In 2020 I made a few video reviews from the These Days tour.
This included June 13, Barcelona:
#16.part1 Barcelona, Spain June 13 | 1995 Bon Jovi Concert Series (Stories)
#16.part2 Barcelona, Spain June 13 | 1995 Bon Jovi Concert Series (Stories)

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