The show may not, go on. | 5 July | Bon Jovi 2 July 1995, Dublin, Ireland, RDS Arena

video: Rammstein,2022 07 04 (first night) Nijmegen, Netherlands

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 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

So today is July 5!
Let’s dive in: What is the yoga for today?
What is the Bon Jovi concert or concerts, on this day?

🧘🏽🤘🏽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!

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 5 July 

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.

Tuesday 5 July, 2022
Month Program, 15-30 minutes
video 2/28 
20:21
Slow Sun Salutation For Beginners | HOW to do a Sun Salutation B step by step for beginners | 20 min
(direct link)
Ashtanga 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.

Tuesday 5 July, 2022
Week Program, 1 hour
video 2/7
1:05:20
Antonia Kidman / Kate Agnew – 

(direct link)
Ashtanga Yoga

 

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

The concert part!
What concerts were played on July 5? 

 

🗓️🎶🎸Bon Jovi July 5.

Jon before concert RDS Arena. Click photo for original by @jane_jbj on twitter

There is no pre-1997 concert recording for July 5;
So I m appointing a recording that has not been a soundtrack of the day yet:
2 July 1995:

Cross Road/ These Days Tour
2 July 1995, Dublin, Ireland, RDS Arena
YouTube upload:

Bon Jovi | Live at RDS Arena | Dublin 1995
A remastered recording by hAnD90.
Tech specifics in description box of the video.

Dublin was the final concert from the European tour, and Jane shared two clippings from two interviews Jon gave before the show:
1.news item + Jon on having a good time in Dublin 
2.Jon on the influence of Irish musician Phil Lynnott, on their work

The 1995 Dublin show was a fantastic show! 
And an absolute worthy closer for the European leg of the tour.

From the description box, by hAnD90:

“The band and the crowd are in a great mood as it’s usually the case in Dublin.
Jon does some nice ad-libs over the outro of Runaway and even considers moving to Ireland due to him being so impressed by the enthusiastic crowd.
Just like in Jakarta, the band delivers a mesmerizing rendition of Never Say Goodbye with them starting out slow and the band bursting in by the time the solo comes around and Richie taking the song home!”

Therefor:

2 JuLY 1995, Dublin, Ireland🇮🇪
Bon Jovi | Live at RDS Arena | Dublin 1995

is the soundtrack for today

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The performance was already added to the playlist 
“Bon Jovi concerts on this day” (on July 2)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiGoDE3C06ScAo9UN4GyhtQWYfl3d6jMT

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The show may not, go on.

👩🏼‍💻 the story July 5

 

“As you can tell, I am having a few issues, these shows are really important to us, I slept here last night. 
So I’ll be switching the songs around vocally, I hope you don’t mind. I’d really like to keep going.” 

Axl Rose, Tottenham (second night), 2 July 2022

Before Guns N Roses came to the Netherlands, on June 23;
I had about 15 months between buying the ticket and the show, to worry about all that could go wrong.
Groningen, The Netherlands was one of the extra concerts, and had not been included in the original 2020 European tour.
So I had a new ticket, for a new show, and not a rescheduled one.

But would there even be a show?
Or w
ould the pandemic still be keeping bands from touring in 2022?
On February 24, 2022, a day before the Dutch Covid measures were lifted, the war started in Ukraine.
Hardly anybody in The Netherlands was worrying about Covid anymore.

The first nights I heard what I can only identify as military aircrafts, passing over Nijmegen.
And there seemed to be an unusual amount of activity in the woodlands between The Netherlands and Germany; a side of the city that is normally dead quiet.

For the first month of the war, I thought it highly unlikely, that European airspace would stay open, for a band to tour the continent.
If aside from Ukraine, a few more countries would be at war or if their airspace was no longer open, European tours would be cancelled.
I estimated 85-95% of shows would need to go on as planned, for a tour to remain profitable.

Luckily, for obviously more and better reasons than for us enjoying concerts, the war did not spread further over Europe, and all bands including Guns N Roses, started touring Europe.
As planned.

Last night Rammstein gave a show at Goffertpark in Nijmegen, and from outside it sounded great and the show was absolutely spectacular!!
And their second show is scheduled for tonight.
With the Guns N Roses concert in Groningen, having been the best day of my entire life;
And the Red Hot Chili Peppers also having visited Nijmegen, last month!
It is easy to think that things are back to normal.

But far from it.

Last night, Guns N Roses cancelled their Glasgow concert for tonight, and I found out this morning, that the Red Hot Chili Peppers too, had cancelled their Glasgow concert for July 1st.
Both due to medical reasons.

And just last month, the Rolling Stones had to cancel both
Switzerland and The Netherlands, although the last one could be swiftly rescheduled to July 7.
And the Red Hot Chili Peppers too, are back, they only missed one show. 

But it shows that it is indeed a small miracle, to have these bands touring the world. And it’s probably something we have been taking for granted.

Covid brought us a realization that global circumstances can interfere with touring schedules. And keep us from enjoying concerts and festivals.
But these first summer months where everything is up and running again, also show us something else;
The human factor.

You can’t compare cancelled 80s and 90s concerts with today’s:
Covid legislation still makes it likely to have shows cancelled when they test positive, when in the 80s and 90s, far worse conditions would be covered up with strong medical interventions.
The show had to go on, and it did, in those decades.
So a band cancelling for medical reasons in 2022, can mean anything.

But there is another reason why cancellations may come more easily, aside from positive Covid testing:
The vulnerability of these artists.

They’re older now, they have to take better care of their health. They re way healthier than back in the day!
But also more professional, less destructive, and wiser, when it comes to health.
More powerful too I reckon; They make the decisions, not managers.

But there is another vulnerability, because contrary to the 20th century, everything is being recorded.
Everything is registered.
If you go up on stage, you know that whatever it is you do up there, you will have people watching it for years to come.

Guns N Roses final two shows, in Tottenham, were both cut short and Axl informed the crowd of his struggles.
He sung the songs differently, but now Glasgow is cancelled.

Jon Bon Jovi too, is having severe struggles with his voice.
Bon Jovi had a short tour in April, but it is unclear what the future holds, and if Bon Jovi will ever tour again. 

So I think the old Show Must Go On adage, does hold a different meaning now.
Perhaps even;
No meaning.

That we’ll see bands cancelling, when they can’t risk damaging their voice even more;
Can’t risk not taking the time to recover properly.
Can’t risk, having their reputation damaged by the many recordings that will be available after their show.

And that if we do see them, on stage, and in particular if we see them there struggling;
Then let’s be grateful, that they dare to go out there and meet us.
Because it’s a vulnerable position these days.

Covid may have dropped to the background for now,
and the war may be contained in the east;
But the years of pattern interrupt, and the decades of aging, and all the political and pandemic ebs and flows;
They have shown us that the show no longer, automatically, goes on.

And perhaps that, in itself, is a good thing.

 ~Suzanne
Rock Star Writer
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🥳 PayPalMe 
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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.

This blog is all the support you need
I will mention videos or things I added for you on YouTube, right here.
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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

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You can find my books The Little Mistress Who Turned Into A Baby Koala
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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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This series now has a playlist of On-this-day Bon Jovi concerts.
Updated daily with the most recent date at the top.

 

Show us your best: The raw, the flawed, the one where you’re winging it. (not Dead Rock Star Syndrome) | 2 July | Bon Jovi 2 July 1987, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, BC Stadium

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 I have a powerful message from you, AND for me, because what is it about teaching what we most need ourselves, right?
I need today’s lesson myself too.
Short and raw, not short and sweet, in the traditional sense, and it can be found at the bottom of this post.

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
Saturday = video 6 = a one hour Meghan Currie Practice.

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 Saturday, the 28 day playlist, would land you on video 6, the first Meghan Currie one.

So today is July 2!
Let’s dive in: What is the yoga for today?
What is the Bon Jovi concert or concerts, on this day?

 

🤘🏾🧘🏾Yoga 2 July

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Click photo to go to a Meghan Currie inspirational yoga video ,originally called “Creativity is Free” (2014)

2 July 2022, is a Saturday, which means:
Saturday: Showtime! Cross Road/ These Days Tour
Yoga wise it means it’s “Meghan Currie Day”

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

Saturday is one of the three days marked “Showtime!”
Meaning that stronger and longer practices, are invited.

Just like a tour schedule, the Rock Star Yoga/ #dailybonjoviyoga schedule, has days when you go for a peak performance, and days when you noodle around.

The Showtime! days are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, and I have paired them up with teachers that challenge you and have longer practices available on YouTube.

The Meghan Currie playlist on my channel is one that contains the highest number of long and challenging classes, just like the Cross Road/ These Days Tour was the one with up until then, the longest shows.  

Saturday: Showtime! Cross Road/ These Days Tour
option 1: 🤘🏾🧘🏾 Guided yoga practice
:
do yoga with:🌶️Meghan Curry Playlist.

Saturday: Showtime! Cross Road/ These Days Tour
option 2: 🤘🏾🧘🏾 Practice yoga on your own
Freestyle with 🎸These Days album🚑 or the 🏟️ CR/ TD Tour🌎

Saturday is the last dedicated day of the schedule:
Sunday is a yoga wise a reset, where we will dive into the vintage yoga list.

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

The concert part!
What concerts were played on July 2? 

 

🗓️🎶🎸Bon Jovi July 2

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Photo “Bon Jovi on this day”  by @jane_jbj twitter

There are two pre-1997 concert recordings of this day.

Slippery When Wet Tour
2 July 1987, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, BC Stadium
YouTube upload:
Bon Jovi – Vancouver, BC, Canada (1987) (PRO SHOT) (BJBR) 

and
Cross Road/ These Days Tour

2 July 1995, Dublin, Ireland, RDS Arena
YouTube upload:

Bon Jovi | Live at RDS Arena | Dublin 1995

We will go with the Vancouver one, and save 1995 Dublin for a later date when we don’t have a proper recording.

2 JuLY 1987, Vancouver, Canada🇨🇦
Bon Jovi – Vancouver, BC, Canada (1987) (PRO SHOT) (BJBR) 
is the soundtrack for today

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Both concerts have been added to the playlist,
“Bon Jovi concerts on this day”
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiGoDE3C06ScAo9UN4GyhtQWYfl3d6jMT

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Show us your best: The raw, the flawed, the one where you’re winging it.
(not Dead Rock Star Syndrome)

👩🏼‍💻 the story July 2

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In an interview, one week before their show in Vancouver‘s BC Place Stadium, a 25 year old Jon Bon Jovi talks about “the making of”, the record in Vancouver. And how the strip bars they would visit, and the water that was used by the strippers on stage, made them come up with the album title:
Slippery When Wet.

In today’s recording of the show he also addresses the audience, thanking Vancouver for the inspiration.

But when I listened to what I presumed was an audio recording of the Vancouver 1987 gig, on my headphones while doing the dishes yesterday  after midnight (I listen to every soundtrack, for at least the first hour, but have to cut corners to fit it in), I heard a front man whose voice was in such bad shape, you sincerely wondered how on earth he was to keep touring until early 1990 and make the record New Jersey.
I do now remember that New Jersey is that album where his voice is the best:
The touring seemed to have done something magical, making his singing voice  on New Jersey absolutely enchanting, to listen to.
It was rough, but in a musically good, but physically no doubt dangerously non-sustainable way.

Listening to Vancouver 1987, I was a hundred percent sure I d be writing today about the roughness of his voice.
And how he must have used every dirty trick in the book, to pull that off.
And about the mental stamina to continue, even when you know you made mistakes or didn’t have the level you once did.
How ugly, it must have been.

And yet: How he absolutely thrived.

After the Slippery When Wet Tour, came the New Jersey album and the infinitely long New Jersey Syndicate Tour and NOW, people started noticing that the guys just didn’t stop touring.
That the decade was coming to an end, and Bon Jovi were still dominating the charts and they were on the road year after year.

So I thought I was going to write about that. But then I got two surprises: 
1.The Vancouver recording is professionally shot. There is a video! 
So if you have time today, WATCH IT, don’t just listen to it when you do the dishes.
Bon Jovi – Vancouver, BC, Canada (1987) (PRO SHOT) (BJBR) 
2.I had a lightning bolt realization what all the yoga teachers I share here, and Bon Jovi, and Guns N Roses, what they ALL have in common!
They re ALIVE, and they’re still working.

The realization came when I checked the Guns N Roses playlist from Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, last night.
They re playing it two nights in a row, and I saw they had almost cut the setlist with 30%, compared to their longest European shows this tour.
Uh oh…….

When I went to see them in Groningen, I already noticed we didn’t get an XXL one, to Guns N Roses standard;
After that, Hellfest had a shorter list (understandably, since it’s a festival); Dublin had one shorter than Groningen too;
And now we’re at the point where either they’re really about 10 songs down from where they were a few weeks ago;
Or something went terribly wrong organization wise.
And I ve read several reports that A LOT went wrong organization wise at Tottenham Hotspur, so it is definitely too early to conclude their short setlist was in line with previous setlists being a bit shorter.

It could still be an incident, circumstances that didn’t have anything to do with how fit the band was, that caused it to be a shorter show.

But my point is:
What if it did?
What if, similarly to Jon Bon Jovi currently going through the most challenging voice problems of his career, and not having found his way around them- Axl too, just can’t pull those 3H shows off anymore?
I would say “at his age”, but bear in mind that neither Guns N Roses nor Bon Jovi were giving these lengthy shows in the 80s, that they are doing in the 21st century.

On the night itself, these bands are asking more of themselves, than they did when they were in their 20s.
Although they did do more shows back then.

What the Vancouver show teaches us, I think, is that you have to understand that EITHER you believe it is your job to show up and do your work.
Or you don’t.

And “your work” can be anything.
From raising your children, to doing your yoga, to giving 3 hour shows last night and then tonight you’re back on stage again.

I call it “Dead Rock Star Syndrome”.

Once a Rock Star is dead, we can still be in a relationship with their work, their history, and with their personal effects. If they were very famous they may even have a curator who passes on their legacy, perhaps even in an On This Day fashion, just like this blog goes by the pre-1997 Bon Jovi concerts.

But we cannot have a relationship with THEM, anymore. With what they are doing, how they view today, if they’re having dinner in “the common room” of De Prinsentuin, in Groningen, like Axl and Slash.
If they’re involved in politics and coping with the pandemic, like Bon Jovi for their album 2020.

After you re dead, your work is no longer tied with contemporary, day to day things. Which is why doing today’s work, not doing perfect work, is your most valuable work.

When Bon Jovi went on stage in 1987, it was one of the many shows that would build their legacy. The legacy we have today, and that we would not have had, if they had rested up until it was safe to perform.
Because it is so long ago, it is easy to see how their decision, although questionable in many ways including health wise, brought them where they still are today.

But for Guns N Roses to go on stage Tottenham?
Well same thing, really.
Go for it, what else are you gonna do?
Go recluse and have us muse over your perfect 1992 recordings?
Because technically? Guns N Roses is dead then. 

If you have to choose, between delivering the perfect book, raising the perfect children, touring the perfect tour, and anything else that the people will be in awe of long after you re gone, about how well you did, and how great it all was;
And between you just giving your day, to whatever it is you are here on this earth for?
Choose the latter.

You re NOT dead yet; And the value of you is that YOU RE ALIVE!
YOU RE HERE!

Share yourself with us, in all your aliveness, with all your flaws, own the rawness of the mess it is, and that you re just winging it.
Because that’s the most beautiful, the most on-purpose, thing, that you can possibly offer the world.

Either they re going to forget you after you die, and then it doesn’t matter what a mess you made.
Or they re going to remember you for centuries.

Go give them something to write about.

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

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.

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
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Free yourself. And have breakfast with the other guests. | A Day or a Lifetime, of Guns N’ Roses Yoga

“I d like to dedicate this next song to those who try to control and manipulate you.”

I wouldn’t call it a hard landing, to get back to my daily Bon Jovi yoga and this blog, after attending a Guns N Roses concert;
But perhaps more like a soft landing.

A realization that although I will never regret having chosen Bon Jovi as my main yoga reference, and the core of all my work under my real name (Suzanne Beenackers);
That at the core, there is more to me.
As I suspect there’s more to you, since all humans are infinitely complex and cannot be pinned down to one genre or band.

But with me, I ve always had an understanding, that the core of me was not Bon Jovi.
It was Guns N Roses.
Bon Jovi is a cultural language, it is symbolism. It is a communication tool that allows us to talk to each other about yoga and life, in a way we understand on an emotional level. Which is very important. I think the emotional level is the only level, where it makes sense to strive for understanding.
The cognitive level, when it comes to yoga, will only let you stray from the path even further.

And I also believe that in order to teach one another, we must share the same values. We have to resonate on the same level, and although we no longer have churches to identify with;
Other cultural languages have taken their place.
Bon Jovi is such a language, it is such a community; That takes the place of what was once a church. Jonny’s church of rock n’ roll, is a truth.
Although I don’t think Jon Bon Jovi would ever take his own phrase  (Jonny’s church of rock n’ roll, is used during the performance of the song Lay Your Hands On Me) that seriously, I do believe there are core truths and beliefs, there is a message, in Bon Jovi.
A message that resonates with us, or we wouldn’t be here.

I really believe that me teaching you yoga, through Bon Jovi, allows me to teach you something I would never have been able to convey, if I had stuck to traditional methods.
But at the same time:
Bon Jovi is not me.

And if I would simplify, and limit myself to one band, it would not be Bon Jovi but Guns N’ Roses, because it fits my identity better.
Guns N Roses is more rebellious, more antagonist, which is very freeing, and makes way for your liberation.

Although I was classically schooled to be a yoga teacher, my inspiration came from Madonna doing Ashtanga yoga, in the late 20th century.
And her movie The Next Best Thing, gave me the “energy”, of what being a yoga teacher was about to me.
Now I made many mistakes, and did not succeed to bring that to life. “The first time”, I would say. Because I think this blog and my daily Bon Jovi, are the start of getting it right the second time around.
That as unconventional as my teaching methods might end up being, and as blurred as the contours of my yoga teachings are;
The past few years have been my retraining, and this blog is a new start, of a second career in yoga.
A new chance, to get it right.

There were many reasons why my first career in yoga didn’t live up to its Next Best Thing/ Madonna promise, but a very important one was that I was insufficiently tuned into the energy, of what had attracted me to yoga.
The energy, of Madonna’s athletic 1998 body.
The energy of a large yoga studio, as we see featured in The Next Best Thing.

There was a strength and virility in those representations, that is immediately lost if you start to replicate them based on the “what”. 
When the “what” becomes: Doing yoga.
Instead of “doing something that makes you strong and energetic”.
When the “what” becomes: Teaching yoga.
Instead of “stepping into your power as a professional and entrepreneur”

In 2019 after visiting the Bon Jovi concert, and already doing yoga with Bon Jovi music, I began to understand that to me, the key to yoga had always been to get the energy UP.
Not down.
And that I wanted to develop Rock Star Yoga, that would help you elevate your energy. The focus would be on empowerment, not relaxation.

But the Guns N’ Roses concert taught me the short cut, the powered up version of that. Or, perhaps, even the next level that you should be going to at some point, if you want to be truly free.
And that is how aggressively standing up for yourself, helps you on your spiritual path.
Aggression is a trailblazer, that unblocks all the social conventions, unspoken rules, and other community based blocks that could keep you in the darkness forever.

The energy of Bon Jovi is strong and energetic, in particular compared to what a normal yoga class would feel like.
So it’s definitely an improvement, and it suits the image I had of “Rock Star Yoga”. I m not disappointed, nor do I believe that as a community we’d be better off having Guns N Roses as our leading theme in Rock Star Yoga.
And there is too much of Catholic in me, to ever give up the prayers, and the on your knees, the water, the lay your hands on me, and the countless other Catholic references in Bon Jovi music.
I will never give that up.

But I do believe that it is important to bring into the mix, the powerful next-level gateways Guns N’ Roses creates.
And that there will be times in your life, when associating yourself and your yoga practice, with Guns N Roses, will help you breakout of soul sucking, disempowering, situations, where you felt like a victim.

Anger, is you taking back ownership.
Anger, is you receiving all the energy back, you have been giving away to other people. 

The lower, friendlier vibe of daily life, of yoga communities and of the Bon Jovi community, come with the “risk”, of focusing on the community first.
At the expense of your own personal needs, and wants.
At the expense, worst case scenario, of your purpose, the reason you are here on this earth.

I say risk, quotation marks, because having a community to give to, to contribute to, can also bring you into your power and can also be your purpose.
But when you start feeling it is about NOT doing certain things, more than it is about what you do, what you contribute, and how you thrive as a community member;
Then being part of a community becomes a risk.
Then being in a community becomes about being silent and not stepping on toes. There is nothing empowering about that.

When you find yourself there, then Bon Jovi energy is probably not enough to get you out, because of the strong element of community still being in there.
That creates conflict and that messes with your head.

In times like that, you need to cut ties, spit, curse, and draw a motherfuckin’ line that no one under any circumstance is ever allowed to cross, ever again.

It’s time for Guns N Roses.

[story continues below yoga section ]

💀🌹🎸 Guns N’ Roses Yoga

Anytime you feel you need to cut some ties, and walk away;
Anytime you need to REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE
AND WHO YOU CAME HERE TO BE!

Do Guns N’ Roses Yoga.

That can be a day or a lifetime, as long as you remember that it’s always at your disposal, in all its life saving glory.

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

I’ve chosen Ashtanga Yoga for your Guns N’ Roses Yoga, a unique school of yoga, with very long yoga sessions.
Just like the 3h + concerts Guns N’ Roses gives!

And also because Ashtanga is quite the rock star story;
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.
Which I included in the above mentioned yoga playlist.

option 2: 💀🌹🎸 Practice yoga on your own:

Freestyle your yoga, this means you practice your own blend of Rock Star Yoga, also known as vinyasa flow yoga.
With a 💿 Guns N’ Roses album,
or 🎶🎸 a concert, for example:
Guns N’ Roses – Paris 06.06.1992 

If you went to the Groningen concert, you may want to use a playlist I made:
Guns N’ Roses Groningen 2022 06 23:
recap video, full set + other songs European tour
[ + story and setlist in description of this playlist ]



—🎶💀🌹🎸  that was your practice for today 💀🌹🎸 🎶—

👩🏼‍💻 the story June 26

When Guns N’ Roses played Groningen, Axl and Slash, but perhaps other bandmembers too, slept at De Prinsentuin, one of the oldest hotels, in the center of the city.
Groningen, just like Nijmegen where Goffertpark is often host to rock shows too, doesn’t have the luxury hotels Amsterdam has.
Which is why bands rarely stay in those cities and usually fly in from Amsterdam with a helicopter.

Another option from Groningen is to stay in Landgoed Lauswold, a luxury hotel on the countryside, and only a 45 minute drive from Groningen.
I heard other musicians have chosen to stay there.

But Axl and Slash were stationed in the heart of Groningen, at the kingly Prinsentuin. and they had been seen eating in the same area as the other guests. 
I must say, that I immediately thought of breakfast, with one of those breakfast buffets where Axl and Slash had taken their croissants from the same breadbasket as the rest of Groningen;
But the few lines from the newspaper article that I can read without taking a year long subscription, only mentions dinner.
But who knows, maybe they also had breakfast with the other guests too, why not.

What was clear was that they (the first three lines only mentioned Axl, actually, but in the title it had Slash too) had not wanted to have dinner on their room, and not in the private restaurant Nassau either;
They wanted to have dinner at the public Brasserie, instead.
And so they did.

It was a stark contrast with the Rolling Stones, with Keith and Mick staying in two different hotels in Amsterdam, about one week prior.
The band had split up in separate “bubbles” to protect everyone from Covid. 
Video footage showed Mick Jagger stepping in and out of cars quickly, and keeping interaction limited to friendly but hastily waving to the crowds.
No stories have surfaced there about him sharing bread baskets, but hours before the show would start, he did test positive on Covid, and the whole show had to be cancelled.

Stories said everybody was tested regularly, but perhaps that was incorrect and he really only tested because he wasn’t feeling well.

But regardless of how much testing was done with the Rolling Stones;
The fact that their two front men stayed at different hotels, and the fact that they stayed away from the public and did not mingle, illustrates they were tighter with their Covid protocols than Guns N’ Roses were.

And there is such a deeply powerful lesson in that.

Because I believe the reason rock music resonates with us so powerfully, is because it represents freedom.
Freedom we give up way too often, we let it be taken from us, because we lack an understanding of what it means, to be free.

Rock music, has the message that you are free.
And rock stars are the messengers, of that freedom.

What Axl and Slash’s refusal to hide, their refusal to live in fear either for Covid or for the public;
What that refusal teaches us, is that freedom is more than a human right.
It is more than a nice thing to have, when the moon and the stars are right, and the coast is clear, and there are not millions at stake and there isn’t an insurance company breathing down your neck to tour the world in a permanent state of separation from Life.

They showed us that freedom is more than a shall-I or shan’t I.
More than a careful weighing of the pros and cons and how much nagging you are prepared to endure and how many battles you are prepared to fight.

Axl and Slash staying in a local hotel and being among the other guests, having their dinner and breakfast, shows us that more than anything;
That freedom is a choice.

A fuckin’ choice.

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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 – 

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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.