Am I done with the peak experiences? | 24 August | Bon Jovi 24 August 1993 | Kiel, Germany

click for source, tweet from @jane_jbj

Wednesday 24 August
The soundtrack for today is:

Bon Jovi
24 August 1993
Ostseehalle
Kiel, Germany 🇩🇪
🏟️ Keep the Faith/ Sleep When I’m Dead Tour

Once upon a time, not so long ago, I would suffer a backlash after I had sex. And it was unpredictable what form it would have.
It was very well possible the following day was one of great creative output, where I came up with sales pages, new projects, lengthy blogposts, or otherwise creative accomplishments I would never have had, if it had not been for the fact that I had sex the day before.
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Or it could be that I woke up in such a deplorable state of neediness and emotional dependence, I had a deep understanding of why couples can’t wait to solidify their coupling, and put some healthy borders around it, so that sex can start taking place WITHIN them.
And you no longer wake up feeling emotionally stretched, taxed and without a clue where to start your road to recovery once more. 
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But I no longer have that.
I wouldn’t say I just pull up my pants and say: “See you next time!”
Of course it takes effort, from two people, to create a wholesome experience and mentally stabilize you both, before you part.
There has definitely been a learning curve in that one, but I’m confident that I will never suffer a shattered broken heart if things end, and that the awful post-sex feeling will only happen if I wasn’t feeling good in my own skin.
I know what to look for, in myself and the other, and
no longer have to take into account 72 hours of being on a rollercoaster, until I am my old self again.
Or at least;
Not for sex!
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Because the restlessness, the migraines, the sleepless nights, the anxiety and

the panic attacks seem to have migrated from being an aftermath to sex, to being a social hangover or a backlash from going to concerts.

Jon Bon Jovi the day after Kiel, 1993. He looks like he’s also paying for his peak experiences. Source: @jane_jbj (or click photo for tweet)

For the backlash from social events, I don’t have a solution.
And they also never result in creative outbursts, because I can’t (or won’t) write about my friends, family or any business or work-related events or contacts.
So although one-on-one conversations are always pleasant, and those dates/ friendships/ connections almost always fruitful and satisfying in all ways;
When it’s a group thing it leaves me feeling overwhelmed, small, and underappreciated and it costs me tremendous effort to coach myself out of it. And a tremendous amount of time.
Hardly a surprise then that I limit them.

But the backlash from concerts, or any “occasional” group event where I can come and go as I please and have no ties nor obligations?
That’s a different ballgame!
The dynamic unfolding from that, is much closer to the one I have in my love life. Or used to have since my love life seems under control now.
But I have that backlash, or rollercoaster, or that hyper productive creative outburst that then days later inevitably results into a total meltdown.

By recognizing this dynamic, I am on the path to correcting it, and mastering it. But still it is annoying to be smacked around by emotions you know can be navigated!

This summer’s strongest memories are of Guns N’ Roses concert and this week with the concert from a German Bon Jovi tribute band, Bounce. 
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Last weekend’s Bounce concert resulted in a long read (and long write!) for my Rock Star Writer blog:
That’s no tribute band; That’s a rock n’ roll orchestra!
| Tribute band Bounce | de Wolfsberg, Groesbeek | 2022 08 21
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Which I was thrilled to be able to write, because based on what happened in the past, in my love life (and with Bon Jovi 2019, after the high of creative outburst had worn off) is that I can also have a meltdown. Something malicious that destroys me from the inside out. 
Exactly like that post-sex feeling, where you’ve been so intimate, and you just need that person to call you and say they love you and everything will be okay.
Except they don’t.
Because you don’t have that type of relationship, or because he is Jon Bon Jovi and the band is on their way to Dublin already.
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So far I have been able to avoid meltdowns, but this week is absolutely not the emotionally contained, productive, balanced week I would have liked it to be.

From an emotional point of view, both the concert as well as the creation of that long read/ long write, was disruptive.
It was intense.
It was chaos.
It was without having an understanding of how things would be tied up, rounded off, and in what shape I’d be once it had ran its course.
Once it had had its way with me.

Yet I knew, I BELONGED.
I knew being at the concert or being at my writing desk (Sunday 5 hours and Monday 8 hours) that I was exactly where I was supposed to be.
Just like when I am with a lover I know it is exactly where I am supposed to be.
And that means that anything that comes from it, good or bad, is for me as well.

But this morning I woke up, after a night of tossing and turning and 4 hours of sleep (which was already twice as much as Monday-Tuesday, when I slept 2), I woke up broken with a headache.
I felt sick as a dog, and immediately recognized it from the morning after the Guns N’ Roses concert. I had taken a hotel and I have never eaten such a tiny breakfast at a buffet that was delicious and already included in the price.
And at that breakfast, I still had a journey of over 3 hours waiting for me.
This morning I could get a paracetamol and go back to bed.
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But boy…. did I recognize that feeling.
This morning I knew exactly why I don’t do social events, and also why I limit concerts to the ones I absolutely want to attend!
Because the sensory overload is just a bitch. And it can bite me in the ass days after, because I always keep listening to the music, concert recordings and so on, in the days after.
I keep engaging with the band I saw, just like writing about a sexual experience (under a different name) helps me to process it, and transmute it.
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Peak experiences start anything between hours to days to even months in advance.
And they can last up to two weeks after.
In 2019, with the Bon Jovi concert, I had missed paying the rent for my yoga space for two consecutive months, before I had “landed” and started paying attention to my finances.
The landlord was very understanding, and no harm was done, but I always remembered that because it was the first time I had “evidence”  that I had really been in a different place, for a week or six.
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But this summer has been the first time I have these experiences of feeling physically sick afterwards.
I had it after Guns N’ Roses, I had it after my birthday, I had it this morning and although it was handled with a few hours of extra sleep, I don’t know what the rest of this week brings.
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Having peak experiences is fickle and risky, but it’s also addictive.
It gives you something no ordinary, how did I call it?
Productive and balanced?
It gives you something no productive and balanced week will ever be able to give you.
And from my love life, I do know that you can make progress. That you CAN, ultimately, get better at having a good time, without paying a high price afterwards.
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But on mornings like this, on days like this, when I can still feel that rawness, that pain, somewhere very close to the surface, I do wonder:
Do I really want this?
Can’t I just be happy with my love life being exactly right, and keep a low-intensity profile for the rest?
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One of the things I have found fascinating, is that while I was still recovering from Bon Jovi, from Guns N’ Roses;
The band was already on their way to their next stop.
Once I had landed, properly, once all my blogposts were done, all the inspiration was carried on into something else, and once I was back on earth in a way that I even bothered to check on my finance (something I do every day, if I m not in “concert-mode”) those bands had done 6 to 7 shows! 
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They had repeated the concert, again and again, where it had taken me weeks to recover!
And yes, with lovers too, I think they are out and about a lot sooner than I am.
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But then I remember the belonging.
The knowing you are in the right place, at the right time, and there is certainty that this is your experience to have.
Or in case of the writing: You know that this is your creative work to do.
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In 1993, Bon Jovi had what I would call their messiest tour. Their dirtiest tour, that was marked by inconsistent ticket sales, endless rescheduling, a wide variety in locations, indoor, outdoor, big, small;
It would have been enough to drive any rock star crazy, and it probably did.
Just listen to Jon going all in, on this mid-Bad Medicine improv at the Kiel concert
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And when you watch those 1993 shows you can see it.
The wildness, the madness, the unease, the not knowing how you will make it to the other side, and IF you will make it to the other side.
But you know one thing:
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This is where you belong.
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Therefor:

24 August 1993, Kiel
Bon Jovi | Legendary Concert at Ostseehalle | Kiel 1993

is the soundtrack for today

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It is added to the official playlist for this blog
“Bon Jovi concerts on this day”
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiGoDE3C06ScAo9UN4GyhtQWYfl3d6jMT
at August 24.

 ~Suzanne
Rock Star Writer
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Where’s the yoga?!

Starting August 2022, and for about one year I think, this blog is ALL about
Bon Jovi On this day – concerts.
But I will share my personal #dailybonjoviyoga yoga on my Twitter
As you can imagine after reading the above post;
My yoga has completely bottomed out, from all the excitement! 

To do your own #dailybonjoviyoga, check the fully updated page:
Practice materials and schedules

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A Boyfriend Like Jon Bongiovi
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This series has a playlist of On-this-day Bon Jovi concerts.
Updated daily with the most recent date at the top.

Now that
– I am consistently blogging 2-3 times a week inspired by Bon Jovi concerts
and
– the decision to take a yoga sabbatical (teaching wise/ video wise) until I can share Rock Star/ Bon Jovi yoga the way I want to
and
– with the Bounce concert 2022 08 21 , being the excellent kickoff to something new!
I am opening a new phase in my umbrella project “Rock Star”.

Therefor:
This Daily Bon Jovi Yoga blog is an element of “Rock Star” [phase 3]

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 – August 2022
phase 3: 22 August 2022 – 

All yoga projects from phase 2 have been dropped for now (yoga sabbatical from teaching/ sharing),
my own yoga practice will be picked up and shared on Twitter,
and otherwise this phase 3 will just be the celebration of projects and dailies, already started and played with, these past years;
All kicked into a higher gear! 

3 YouTube channels
1. English YouTube Life lessons in Bon Jovi songs
2. Nederlandse YouTube “de Catacombe” studio voor generatie X
3. YouTube Rock Your Business
Headers from the channels have not been changed yet (and may contain the word “yoga”), but you ARE in the right spot!

4 blogs
1. Rock Star Writer
2. Bon Jovi concerts on this day- blog: Daily Bon Jovi Yoga (current blog)
3. Art and pop culture: 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

 

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

The band in front of Madison Square Garden, 1987

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

Every day you get:
(1) a story
Ranging from anywhere between
– a 2000 word blogpost, lavishly wrapped under, over and around, all things yoga and Bon Jovi;
– to refreshingly missing!
But not missing today…

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

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

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

Next to the story, you also get:

(2) a Bon Jovi concert, a soundtrack for today
Which is then also added to the YouTube playlist
Bon Jovi concerts on this day

+
(3) a yoga practice you can do, based on the day of the week.
Pulled straight from day-by-day Rock Star Yoga/ #dailybonjoviyoga blueprint
And I ve also picked up yoga for YouTube!!

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

🧘🏽🤘🏽#dailybonjoviyoga 

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

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

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

option 2.
pick one of the programs

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

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

option I:  themed day by day

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

Monday: Find What Feels Good
do yoga with:🥤 Yoga with Adriene channel
or playlist 1: 🍭 Yoga with Adriene – selection
or playlist 2:🌱Yoga with Adriene Yoga for New Beginnings
or do hatha yoga with 🚧Slippery When Wet album🚧 or 🏟️Slippery When Wet tour🌎

Tuesday, showtime! New Jersey Syndicate Tour
do yoga with: 🕉️Ashtanga Yoga and  🏹 Rocket Yoga playlist
or freestyle with 🇺🇸New Jersey album🫐🟦 or 🏟️New Jersey Syndicate tour🌎

Wednesday:  🌵🏜️🏍️Santa Fe Day 🦅🏜️🌵
choose a yin yoga/ relaxation video from the yoga playlist
or do relaxing yoga with 🏜️Blaze of Glory album🏍️
OR (new!) do yoga with the live Dry County and Santa Fe playlist!

Thursday, showtime! Keep the Faith/ I ll Sleep When I m Dead Tour
do yoga with: 🌊Shiva Rea playlist
or buy her 1999 double album 2h practice, Yoga Sanctuary
or freestyle with 🛐 Keep the Faith album✝️ or the 🏟️KTF tour🌎

Friday: 🍻 An Evening With Bon Jovi🎤
do yoga with: 💃🏽 Tara Stiles playlist
or do hatha yoga with a few songs from the Cross Road album or An Evening With Bon Jovi

Saturday: Showtime! Cross Road/ These Days Tour
do yoga with: 🌶️ Meghan Currie Playlist.
or freestyle with
🎸These Days album🚑 or the 🏟️ CR/ TD Tour🌎

Sunday: Vintage Yoga
do yoga with: 📺 Playlist Vintage Yoga Videos + tv 
or hatha yoga with 1⃣Bon Jovi- Bon Jovi album💘, 🌋Fahrenheit🔥 or concerts 🎛️1984🎴🏮-🦂🦂🦂-1985🌎

Or, choose the fast lane to enlightenment, with Guns N’ Roses Yoga.
Full story here: 
->  Free yourself. And have breakfast with the other guests.
| A Day or a Lifetime, of Guns N’ Roses Yoga

💀🌹🎸  Guns N’Roses Yoga
do yoga with: 🕉️Ashtanga Yoga and  🏹 Rocket Yoga playlist
or freestyle with a 💀🌹🎸 Guns N’ Roses album,
or a concert, for example: 💀🌹🎸 Guns N’ Roses – Paris 06.06.1992 
Or my playlist: Guns N’ Roses Groningen 2022 06 23

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option II: week & month program

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

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

Monthly playlist, with practices from 15-30 minutes.

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

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

Playlist Update  { Monday August 1 }

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

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

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

In other words:
Lots of learning was done!

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

#dailybonjoviyoga planning
Monday 1 August 2022

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

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

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

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

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

 

🗓️🎶🎸Bon Jovi August 1

Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection

There is one pre-1997 recording: 

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

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

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

Are we? Diehards? 
Of course we are!
Therefor:

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

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The show is added to the playlist 
“Bon Jovi concerts on this day”
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiGoDE3C06ScAo9UN4GyhtQWYfl3d6jMT
at 1 August.

Straight from the 80s pit.

👩🏼‍💻 the story August 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And something to cherish.  

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 ~Suzanne
Rock Star Writer
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#dailybonjoviyoga planning
Monday 1 August 2022:

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

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

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

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/

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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

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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.

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

 

The Performer; The real secret to Bon Jovi. And #dailybonjoviyoga. | 31 July | Bon Jovi 31 July 1993, Darien (Buffalo), New York | Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

Jon Bon Jovi striking a pose at Darien (Buffalo) 31 July 1993

Welcome to this renewed and rebooted daily Bon Jovi blog!
Since Friday, this is also the complementary blog for  #dailybonjoviyoga on YouTube.

Every day you get:
(1) a story
Ranging from anywhere between
– a 2000 word blogpost, lavishly wrapped under, over and around, all things yoga and Bon Jovi;
– to refreshingly missing!

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

Today’s post is called
The Performer; The real secret to Bon Jovi. And #dailybonjoviyoga.
And this is the type of talk we’re probably gonna have on repeat here.
And that you’re not going find anywhere else, because it is one of the great Misconceptions Of The Universe.

And next to the story, every post also brings you: 
(2) a Bon Jovi concert, a soundtrack for today
Which is then also added to the YouTube playlist
Bon Jovi concerts on this day

+
(3) a yoga practice you can do, based on the day of the week.
Pulled straight from day-by-day Rock Star Yoga/ #dailybonjoviyoga blueprint
And yesterday I ve also picked up yoga for YouTube!!

So today is July 31!
Let’s dive in: What is the yoga for today?
What is the Bon Jovi concert or concerts, on this day?

🧘🏽🤘🏽#dailybonjoviyoga 

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

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

This is the only option where you get a “freestyle” (do yoga on your own) option, which means you can do yoga with Bon Jovi music.
The two other options are guided practices only.
Which would be hard to follow along, if you have Saturday Night Gave Me Sunday Morning blasting through your speakers simultaneously. 

option 2.
pick one of the programs

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

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

option I:  themed day by day

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

Monday: Find What Feels Good
do yoga with:🥤 Yoga with Adriene channel
or playlist 1: 🍭 Yoga with Adriene – selection
or playlist 2:🌱Yoga with Adriene Yoga for New Beginnings
or do hatha yoga with 🚧Slippery When Wet album🚧 or 🏟️Slippery When Wet tour🌎

Tuesday, showtime! New Jersey Syndicate Tour
do yoga with: 🕉️Ashtanga Yoga and  🏹 Rocket Yoga playlist
or freestyle with 🇺🇸New Jersey album🫐🟦 or 🏟️New Jersey Syndicate tour🌎

Wednesday:  🌵🏜️🏍️Santa Fe Day 🦅🏜️🌵
choose a yin yoga/ relaxation video from the yoga playlist
or do relaxing yoga with 🏜️Blaze of Glory album🏍️
OR (new!) do yoga with the live Dry County and Santa Fe playlist!

Thursday, showtime! Keep the Faith/ I ll Sleep When I m Dead Tour
do yoga with: 🌊Shiva Rea playlist
or buy her 1999 double album 2h practice, Yoga Sanctuary
or freestyle with 🛐 Keep the Faith album✝️ or the 🏟️KTF tour🌎

Friday: 🍻 An Evening With Bon Jovi🎤
do yoga with: 💃🏽 Tara Stiles playlist
or do hatha yoga with a few songs from the Cross Road album or An Evening With Bon Jovi

Saturday: Showtime! Cross Road/ These Days Tour
do yoga with: 🌶️ Meghan Currie Playlist.
or freestyle with
🎸These Days album🚑 or the 🏟️ CR/ TD Tour🌎

Sunday: Vintage Yoga
do yoga with: 📺 Playlist Vintage Yoga Videos + tv 
or hatha yoga with 1⃣Bon Jovi- Bon Jovi album💘, 🌋Fahrenheit🔥 or concerts 🎛️1984🎴🏮-🦂🦂🦂-1985🌎

Or, choose the fast lane to enlightenment, with Guns N’ Roses Yoga.
Full story here: 
->  Free yourself. And have breakfast with the other guests.
| A Day or a Lifetime, of Guns N’ Roses Yoga

💀🌹🎸  Guns N’Roses Yoga
do yoga with: 🕉️Ashtanga Yoga and  🏹 Rocket Yoga playlist
or freestyle with a 💀🌹🎸 Guns N’ Roses album,
or a concert, for example: 💀🌹🎸 Guns N’ Roses – Paris 06.06.1992 
Or my playlist: Guns N’ Roses Groningen 2022 06 23

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option II: week & month program

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

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

Monthly playlist, with practices from 15-30 minutes.

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

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

Playlist Update  { Sunday }

Because I am going to talk about JANE FONDA’S YOGA
in this blogpost, I changed the one hour practice of 7 Day Yoga Schedule | 1 Hour per day to her vintage yoga video (1994).

Every Sunday these two programs (28 day and 7 day) suggest a video from the vintage yoga playlist.
You can also have a look at this playlist separately:

📺 Playlist Vintage Yoga Videos + tv
It’s a great trip down in memory lane!

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

Friday was my long awaited return to the mat, as I decided to move my yoga from a personal practice (which I wasn’t doing anyway) to in front of the camera.

We all have other things to do during the day, right?
And in my case, I’ve realized I need the connection of creating for YouTube, more than I need introspection and solitude.

Being a writer, I’m already maxing out in the introspection and solitude department.
And don’t we all crave for connection at the end of the day?
This is your open invitation to join me and other Bon Jovi fans, on the mat.

#dailybonjoviyoga planning
Sunday 31 July 2022

I failed to record Saturday’s Meghan Currie inspired practices last night.
I did almost successfully burst out in tears at 11 PM in front of the camera, about how miserable I felt. So I cleared the set and went to bed.
Which is why today, I will be shooting the 2 videos I had planned for last night.

🌎 international: create #dailybonjoviyoga video for my English YouTube
🇳🇱 Dutch: create first #dailybonjoviyoga video for my Nederlandse YouTube 

Subscribe to those channels to see the videos once they’re posted!
NOW is the best start – entry level, Bon Jovi inspired yoga, for all new to the mat.

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

The concert part!
What concerts were played on July 31? 

 

🗓️🎶🎸Bon Jovi July 31.

There is an amazing 1993 recording for this day! 

🏟️ Keep the Faith/ Sleep When I’m Dead Tour
31 July 1993, Darien (Buffalo), New York 🇺🇸
Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

YouTube upload by hAnD90:
Bon Jovi | Live at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center | Pro Shot | Darien 1993

Darien Performance Arts Center

The recording is usually labeled as “Buffalo 1993”, because Buffalo is the nearest city, but mostly because Jon addresses the crowd like that.
This way all shows ended up being attributed to the first big city.

New York refers to the state of New York, which is about the size of Ireland.
So this does not mean Darien is close to New York City, to European standards.

The show on 31 July 1993, is a pro-shot video and not a handheld camera by a fan, which definitely contributes to why this show makes such a powerful impression!
And 1993, right?!
Inspired by the grunge of the era, the band always played dressed fully in black (for starters), but there is just a genuine juiciness to the Bon Jovi performances of this year, that in my opinion is reminiscent of the 80s.
But better.

Playfulness, professionalism, spontaneity, joy, a fan request (Never Say Goodbye, encore II), and the profound seriousness that marked the times;
They’re all there.

Therefor:

31 July 1993, Darien (Buffalo), NY🇺🇸
Bon Jovi | Live at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center | Pro Shot | Darien 1993

is the soundtrack for today

.
The show is added to the playlist 
“Bon Jovi concerts on this day”
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiGoDE3C06ScAo9UN4GyhtQWYfl3d6jMT
at 31 July.

The Performer; The real secret to Bon Jovi. And #dailybonjoviyoga.

👩🏼‍💻 the story July 31

One of the reasons it took me until the longest of times to recraft my second career in yoga, and to also find a way to get back to the mat and enjoy my own practice, is because back in the late 90s, I had failed to see WHY I had felt attracted to doing yoga, and to teaching yoga.

And that it had little to do with yoga.

And because I didn’t know this, I ultimately “lost” yoga, or at least my connection to the yoga.
What remained were the memories of those late 90s, earliest of 00’s when I did still have it…
I knew it had been there, and with a little effort I could reproduce the feeling, and the meaning yoga had had for me. At that time.
But the moment I opened my eyes so to speak, I lost it.

And was once again left with the sadness of having this “thing” in my life that was not the profession I had envisioned, and the daily yoga I was “supposed to do” because I was a yoga teacher and you have to practice what you preach, absolutely did.not.spark. anything even f** remotely resembling the enigmatic vision I had had, about what DOING yoga meant!

I loved my work and the people in my classes, and I was a good teacher (and still am), but there wasn’t a day without the realization;
“This, is not what I set out to do.”
And also:
“And I have no idea what is.”

As present as the yoga vision had been, in those first years, the vision of the yoga practitioner me and of the yoga teacher me, as obvious became its  total absence.
Like an idea or inspiration that leaves you and moves on to the next person, because you fail to bring it to life.

One pandemic and one closed yoga studio later;
It’s coming back.
“She” is coming back.
And I can tell you exactly why I missed the mark, and that it’s the same thing why people fail to understand what the magic is of Bon Jovi, and try to find it in the quality of individual albums.
In fact, it could be the “way out” for Jon Bon Jovi suffering from voice problems, just like Axl Rose made it HIS way out!
Did you notice?

When Axl Rose started suffering from voice problems, during the European tour, he became very open with the audience he was going to start singing differently, in a different key.
There was an understanding that he was there to PERFORM, and that performing meant more than hitting the original notes.
And in fact, had little to do with it.

The reason Bon Jovi, Guns N Roses and the Rolling Stones are bands to outlive all others, is because their bandmembers are PERFORMERS.
When you see Melissa Reese on stage, who joined Guns N Roses in 2016, you can’t take her eyes off her, because she has a stage present to die for.
She performs in what seems like a low key way, often sitting on her stool behind her keyboard/ computer instruments (she’s like an on-stage sound engineer), with her feet dangling down or sitting on them.
But her presence is phenomenal, and of course she also stands up and throws in big gestures too.

Back to Bon Jovi: If you look at the video from today’s concert, Darien 1993, you will see that all 5 members:
Jon, Richie, Alec, David and Tico, have an incredible stage presence.
You can see it with every move and every look, that technically, is not necessary to produce the music.

But most of all, it is an energy.

A PERFORMANCE is an EXPRESSION.

Bands that are made of performers, are recreating their own songs night after night. Like stage actors and concert pianists, they are breathing life into their music, much more than reproducing whatever is on paper or on record.

And it is that aspect, about yoga, I had overlooked.
That I had never been inspired by a yoga practitioner, nor by any real life yoga teacher:
I had solely, and exclusively, been inspired by PERFORMERS.

By Madonna showing up with her ripped 1998 yoga body, that breathed life into the idea of yoga for me.
An idea I had thrown out with the trash, because the community center yoga I had settled on as a child to do for my posture was just too not-hip to ever be touched again.
Until Madonna brought it back to me 15 years later. 

The two moments, before Madonna in 1998, that I felt kind of a tiny pull, a tiny curiosity, towards yoga, had been when Jane Fonda released her Yoga VHS.
And the other moment was when my mother told me of her 70s yoga teacher, a woman who had been a professional ballet teacher.
Both Jane Fonda as well as this mystery yoga teacher, were of course firstly performers.

In 2000 Madonna played a yoga teacher in the movie The Next Best Thing, and that became the teacher I wanted to be.
That became the yoga studio I wanted to have.

In 2007 Tara Stiles, who studied dance in Chicago, started making yoga videos for Ford model agency, and the way she moved her body through the poses, was simply magnetic.

Meanwhile Californian yoga teacher Shiva Rea, who studied Dance Anthropology at UCLA and completed her masters with the thesis “hatha yoga as a practice of embodiment”, had risen to fame within the yoga world, creating cds and dvds, with yoga that had a sense of rhythm and grace.
Even on her works that did not cover the dance aspect, like her first cd Yoga Sanctuary (1998).
But you cannot hide the dancer in you, even if you try.

You cannot hide THE PERFORMER in you.
And if you feel attracted to Bon Jovi (or Madonna, Guns N Roses, Rolling Stones) I can guarantee you, it is the performer in them, that is reeling you in.
It is not their music, to the level that you think it is.
It’s something else.

And in the same way, my love for yoga was never about yoga.
It was about these dancers (Madonna is a professionally trained dancer too), who ultimately became known for their music or their yoga, and then we remember them by that.
But their magic is not in there.

The magic of performers is that they are expressing themselves through the artistic or professional skillset they possess, but that their real expression is through their BODY.
Their BEING.
That is what had clicked with me in yoga, late 90s, early zeros.
And that I had lost because I had betted on the yoga being the key element, when the magic had been something else entirely.

And it had also been the performer’s element, that had clicked with me in 1986 when I got to know Bon Jovi.

And if you resonate with Bon Jovi, I bet my far-too-little used yoga mat because I was so darn confused about the whole thing;
That performance art, is your true love.

And one that maybe, just like me, you managed to miss for the longest of times.
And that if you take on yoga?
Will be the key force driving your love for it.

The performer in you, will be who shows up on the mat.
And the one who will flat out refuse, the moment you treat them like a yoga practitioner.

So treat your inner yogi like you would treat a performer:
Give them a costume, a stage, a set, a voice.
Give them props, a purpose, and give them the craft of yoga.

Yoga can be your instrument.
But never forget YOU, are the star.

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

#dailybonjoviyoga planning
Sunday 31 July 2022:
🌎 international: create 30 minute yoga video for my English YouTube

🇳🇱 Dutch: create first #dailybonjoviyoga video for my Nederlandse YouTube 

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

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
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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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:
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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.

 

My birthday is X | 29 July | Bon Jovi 28 July 1993, Z100 Birthday Party, New York, Madison Square Garden

Jon Bon Jovi in 1993

Welcome to the new, and perhaps not improved alas far more sustainable 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!

Earlier this month, I quit this series after one month of writing.
The research, photo searching, link pasting but also story telling, just got wildly out of hand, which left me to abandon this series.
I will be irresponsibly cutting corners and hours at ALL elements, except the storytelling!
Because I am a writer, and writing is what writers do.

The blog is always three parts,
-> with the story 9 times out of 10 as the closer, at the bottom of this post <-

Today’s post is “My birthday is X” because I had my birthday.

You also as always get: 
(2) a Bon Jovi concert, a soundtrack for today
Also added to the on-this-day playlist, with all the concerts from this blog and more:
Bon Jovi concerts on this day

+
(3) a yoga practice you can do, based on the day of the week.
Pulled straight from day-by-day Rock Star Yoga/ #dailybonjoviyoga blueprint
And today I m picking up my yoga for YouTube!!

So today is July 29!
Let’s dive in: What is the yoga for today?
What is the Bon Jovi concert or concerts, on this day?

🧘🏽🤘🏽#dailybonjoviyoga 

As of today, there will be 3 different options:

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

This is the only option where you get a “freestyle” (do yoga on your own) option, which means you can do yoga with Bon Jovi music.
The two other options are guided practices only. Which will be hard to hear if you have You Give Love A Bad Name blasting through your speakers simultaneously. 

option 2.
pick one of the programs

option 3.
New! Do yoga with me on YouTube, or get inspired by my other yoga plans today.

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

option I:  themed day by day

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

Monday: Find What Feels Good
do yoga with:🥤 Yoga with Adriene channel
or playlist 1: 🍭 Yoga with Adriene – selection
or playlist 2:🌱Yoga with Adriene Yoga for New Beginnings
or do hatha yoga with 🚧Slippery When Wet album🚧 or 🏟️Slippery When Wet tour🌎

Tuesday, showtime! New Jersey Syndicate Tour
do yoga with: 🕉️Ashtanga Yoga and  🏹 Rocket Yoga playlist
or freestyle with 🇺🇸New Jersey album🫐🟦 or 🏟️New Jersey Syndicate tour🌎

Wednesday:  🌵🏜️🏍️Santa Fe Day 🦅🏜️🌵
choose a yin yoga/ relaxation video from the yoga playlist
or do relaxing yoga with 🏜️Blaze of Glory album🏍️
OR (new!) do yoga with the live Dry County and Santa Fe playlist!

Thursday, showtime! Keep the Faith/ I ll Sleep When I m Dead Tour
do yoga with: 🌊Shiva Rea playlist
or buy her 1999 double album 2h practice, Yoga Sanctuary
or freestyle with 🛐 Keep the Faith album✝️ or the 🏟️KTF tour🌎

Friday: 🍻 An Evening With Bon Jovi🎤
do yoga with: 💃🏽 Tara Stiles playlist
or do hatha yoga with a few songs from the Cross Road album or An Evening With Bon Jovi

Saturday: Showtime! Cross Road/ These Days Tour
do yoga with: 🌶️ Meghan 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

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option II: week & month program

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

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

Monthly playlist, with practices from 15-30 minutes.

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

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

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

Today is my long awaited return to the mat, and I ve decided to move my yoga from a personal practice, which I wasn’t doing anyway, to in front of the camera.

We all have other things to do during the day, right?
And in my case, I ve realized I need the connection of creating for YouTube, more than I need introspection and solitude.

Being a writer, I m already maxing out on the introspection and solitude, and I need to start doing yoga within a community format.
Hope you will join me!

planning Friday 29 July 2022:
30 minute yoga video for my Nederlandse YouTube
30 minute yoga video for my English YouTube

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

type of yoga:
Since it is Friday, the yoga will be inspired by 💃🏽 Tara Stiles.
I think I will use her first book Slim, Calm, Sexy Yoga (2010)

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

The concert part!
What concerts were played on July 29? 

 

🗓️🎶🎸Bon Jovi July 29.

There are no pre-1997 concerts recording for July 29;
But there is one from the night before!

Madison Square Garden 1993 07 28

Sleep Keep the Faith/ When I’m Dead Tour:
28 July 1993, New York, Madison Square Garden
Z100 Birthday Party
YouTube upload:
Bon Jovi | Live at Madison Square Garden | Z100 Birthday Party | New York 1993

1 hour and 19 minutes of 1993 Bon Jovi knocking it out of the park.
Or in this case: Out of the garden.
 

Therefor:

29 July 1993, Madison Square Garden, NY🇺🇸
Bon Jovi | Live at Madison Square Garden | Z100 Birthday Party | New York 1993

is the soundtrack for today

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The show was added to the playlist 
“Bon Jovi concerts on this day”
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiGoDE3C06ScAo9UN4GyhtQWYfl3d6jMT

My birthday is X

👩🏼‍💻 the story July 29

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I might just be a little bit older than I used to!
*boom* 

I may not be as pretty as I used to! *boom* 

But baby just like a fine wine I m just gonna keep getting better every single night!
*boom climaxing in ecstatic dancing*
 

42:27 Z100 birthday concert Madison Square Garden 1993

I celebrated my birthday, in the time I was away.
In the months I didn’t do yoga (yes months);
In the week I didn’t share a the Bon Jovi Concert On This Day on Twitter or  Facebook, and Jane continued posting so on Twitter, no one was missing out much!
I celebrated my birthday in the weeks despite life events that broke my heart and initially made me want to cancel and forget about the whole frickin’ thing.

I celebrated it after the first post-Covid 4Days Marches, a week long party in Nijmegen, where I dipped my toes in the festive waters for a day or three.
Just within my Getting Sad limit, and to not be reminded of all these 4Days Marches weeks in Nijmegen, where so many people were still in my life that are no longer there.
And my yoga space, in the heart of the city, which I always closed for the week because there was a party tent right in front of it, was still there.

I celebrated my birthday, in the midst, or in the wake of all of those things, and quite unexpectedly, it became the best birthday I ever had.
A birthday that I was grateful for, that my family initiated organizing something special around.
But also a birthday that made me realize;

This is the last time I m celebrating how old I turned.

For the first time ever, I felt my identity as an artist, my relentless energy, my blind ambition, my vision and my knowing that my best life is ahead of me, and it is more than anyone most of all I, could ever wish for;
I felt all of that C L A S H! 
With the general energy, rubbing off on me, surrounding my birthday.

It was the first time in my X years, I have two options;
Either I m going to spend the rest of my life trying to validate my choices, and provide context to what it is I do, to who it is I am, and to the course my life has taken and where I am now, on the road.

Or, alternatively;
Ignore the WHOLE age thing, and never speak of it again.

With so many aspects of my working life and identity, not so much in disarray, but definitely far from where I want them to be, the last thing I need are people’s ideas of what this age should be about.
Other people’s understanding of what life is about, when you are my age.

I will allow for them to have their own ideas, their own feelings, their own well-deserved rest, and yet; From now on, I will never mention my age again.
I will not be part of anybody’s paradigm.

Just like there are people who do not identify with a certain gender, can opt for the X, I too, will opt for the X.
I do not identify as being a certain age, I do not celebrate things that have to do with being a certain number, nor am I a spokesperson for themes that are age related.

I ve been practicing it, ever since.
It is quite a discipline, but it is a rewarding one. I caught myself surprisingly often, on the verge of contributing something that was age related.
And kept myself from doing that.

So instead of the personal (my age) I will refer to AN age, AN era.
I will talk about the 80s and 90s Bon Jovi era, or the time when yoga was still a niche thing and there was no such thing as yoga pants or even yoga mats, in the Netherlands.
The first generations, did yoga bringing a sleeping bag to the community center.

There will be history, in my writing, in my teaching, in my yoga and in all things Bon Jovi.
But from now on?
My age is X.

We do Yoga.
And we start on the day Z100 celebrates their birthday.

Just like a fine wine I m just gonna keep getting better every single night.
*boom climaxing in ecstatic dancing* 

Meaning:
Today.

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

planning Friday 29 July 2022:
30 minute yoga video for my Nederlandse YouTube
30 minute yoga video for my English YouTube

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

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.
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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

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A Boyfriend Like Jon Bongiovi
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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:
https://www.lulu.com/spotlight/rockstarwriter
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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.

 

Blame it on the Love of Rock n Roll | Bon Jovi 17 June 1993 Yokohama | Paul McCartney’s Birthday

Photo credit Paul McCartney https://twitter.com/PaulMcCartney/status/1537676569648541696

Today is going to be an easy day for me. Not counting the three hours of work I put in preparing this post, but also rewriting and reposting yesterday’s post; Basically causing more problems than I solved and then had to correct! 
But in terms of writing this post, it’s going to be easy peasy, because there is no photo of the concert I would have otherwise written about.

I have a photo of Jon Bon Jovi on stage with Paul McCartney, last night. Or “Beatle Paul” as he calls him, but only off-stage though. 

But no material to write about the pre-1997 concerts on this day, 17 June.
Not without risking having to put in extra hours tomorrow, mixing things up again, rewriting paragraphs again, and cursing myself I made the images and stories, such a hotchpotch of media.

But first let’s see what we got! 
What [ pre-1997 ] Bon Jovi concerts were played on June 17?

opening for The Scorpions:
17 June 1984 Hampton, Virginia, Hampton Coliseum 

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

New Jersey Syndicate Tour:
17 June 1987 Hershey, Philadelphia, Hersheypark Stadium
I had originally missed this one; On Wikipedia it is listed on 9 June, but the concert ticket says 17 June.

Keep the Faith/ I ll Sleep When I m Dead Tour:
17 June 1993, Yokohama, Japan, Yokohama Bunka Taiikukan (final show in Japan)

And there is an audio recording:
Bon Jovi – Live in Yokohama 1993 [FULL]
It includes the only documented performance of Blame it on the Love of Rock n Roll, from the Keep the Faith album. It was probably not performed again because Jon was having a hard time with some parts of the song.
source:
concert page

[added on June 18, a 5th June 17 concert, I missed yesterday]
Cross Road/ These Days Tour:
18 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 ] 

So four concerts, and only the Yokohama one has a recording. Obviously: That would be the one to write about, and tie it to a yoga lesson, since this blog is about Bon Jovi AND Yoga.

But guess what? No photo! No photos exist of Yokohama 1993. Just like yesterday, when no photos existed to go with the 16 June 1984 recording.
Which then (trust me I m going somewhere with this story) tempted me to use a photo of another pre-1997 concert that did have photos.
So yesterday we had a 16 June 1997 Jon Bon Jovi photo, one of the very rare ones of him having a goatee, to illustrate a 16 June 1984 story about Bon Jovi opening for the Scorpions in Philadelphia.

It was not something I was happy with, and that may have been enough already to change my policies about:
👩🏼‍💻the story
🎸🎶Bon Jovi video on YouTube
AND
📸 photo as given by Google, from that same show

But when this morning I reposted the 16 June blog with the 15 (not 16) June 1996 photo (same goatee, and that photo had featured on this daily blog, the day before); Only to find this out after one hour, and one unwelcome comment later, as if the mismatch had summoned mismatching mutuals;
I knew I was not gonna go down that road ever again.

From now on, story and photo were gonna have to match.

One morning of extra work and one Twitter block later, I knew the only “on this day” 80s or 90s Bon Jovi show I would write about, would be one that had AND video AND photo.
Which for today, 17 June, means;
None.

Which was quite lucky actually!
Because last night Paul McCartney celebrated his birthday with a 3 hour show, Bruce Springsteen came by to sing  “Glory Days,” and they sang “I Wanna Be Your Man.”.
And Jon Bon Jovi came by to sing Happy Birthday with the crowd.
So that is the story I will share today.

And the 2 hour recording of Yokohama is a great soundtrack to your 17 June day!
Bon Jovi – Live in Yokohama 1993 [FULL]
And the only time Blame it on the Love of Rock n Roll was performed live.

And I just found out that a very lovely mutual is celebrating his birthday today! So Paul McCartney’s birthday story is the perfect one for this day! 
Not attracting toxicity but appreciated and fun Bon Jovi fans instead.

The Keep The Faith album, the album for the one concert we have a recording of, has songs which are often debated if they should have been on that album.
Or if they should have been dropped in favor of songs that were around too, but never recorded or the recordings were dropped. 
The three songs often mentioned, including two by Jon, about not being a good fit for the album, are:
Blame it on the Love of Rock n Roll, Woman in Love (which was never performed) and If I was your Mother.

One of the reasons for this “criticism”, is that in 1991 and 1992, many songs were around that ranged from upbeat and fun, to breathtakingly beautiful, and that never made it to an album.
Or not until the box set 100.000.000 Bon Jovi Fans Can t Be Wrong in 2004.

If you re curious about these unreleased, or late- released, 1991 and 1992 songs, you can check my playlist:
Bon Jovi 1984/85-1995 Deep cuts and cover songs (live)
The videos are from all over YouTube, and sometimes do not have a date. But I put them in chronological order, so you ll have no trouble finding the ones that could have been on Keep the Faith (1992)

In the end, everything always turns out perfectly.
1993’s Blame it on the Love of Rock n Roll, meets Bruce Springsteen’s 2022 Glory Days
The borderline obsessive love from If I was your mother, mirrors the darkness of the fan I encountered.
I dedicate Jon’s Happy Birthday, to the fan who celebrates his birthday today, June 17th.

And what better pairing than last night’s “I Wanna Be Your Man.” with  my personal favorite from the 1992 album:
“Woman in Love”?!

You cannot think, or structure, your way out of life.
You have to let go, and go with the flow.

You have to, rock n roll.

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 ~Suzanne
Rock Star Writer
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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.