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

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

Making this whole post irrelevant to this gig.

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

~Suzanne

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

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

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

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

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

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

+
(3) a yoga practice you can do, based on the day of the week.
Pulled straight from day-by-day Rock Star Yoga/ #dailybonjoviyoga blueprint

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

🧘🏽🤘🏽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 9 July 

week & month program

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

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

Saturday 9 July, 2022
Month Program, 15-30 minutes
video 6/28 
21:25
20-Minute Restorative Yoga: Melt & Allow

(direct link)
Meghan Currie Yoga

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

Saturday 9 July, 2022
Week Program, 1 hour
1:00
1-hour Gentle Flow: The Art of Inner Communication  🌶
(direct link)
Meghan Currie Yoga

 

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

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

 

🗓️🎶🎸Bon Jovi July 9.

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

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

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

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

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

Therefor:

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

is the soundtrack for today

.
The show was already added to the playlist 
“Bon Jovi concerts on this day” (on July 7)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiGoDE3C06ScAo9UN4GyhtQWYfl3d6jMT

Nothing “middle” town about it

👩🏼‍💻 the story July 9

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Jon Bon Jovi Mansion Middletown, New Jersey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

. 
 ~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.

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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.

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

 

Among Giants | Bon Jovi concerts 10, 11 and 19 June | Giants Stadium, New Jersey 1989

Legendary day on this blog, for more reasons than one, because first of all;
I ve added a playlist!

Bon Jovi concerts on this day:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiGoDE3C06ScAo9UN4GyhtQWYfl3d6jMT

The list contains all concerts discussed so far, in their correct chronological order, and the list is updated daily.

Rock Your Yoga

And today is also the first day, where I ll be adding in yoga!
I ve totally found my mojo, and know exactly what I ll be teaching in the upcoming years.
You ll see that coming up on my two YouTube channels English and Dutch.

There is so many good stuff out there on YouTube, so many lineages to choose from. 
What I do with Rock Star Yoga/ #dailybonjoviyoga, is inspire you to check it out and rock your yoga!

Today, June 19th 2022, is the first day I ll start including the yoga, in this daily blog.

this post

So traditionally (it’s day 10 of this blog!) we have the following sections:
-the “Bon Jovi concerts on this day” -section
Today, we cover three days! 

I will list the June 19th concerts, but there were no recordings to make a soundtrack for today,
which has allowed me to revisit the concerts given on the first dates on this blog, that were not consistently covered, because the blog had not settled on its format yet.

I found an epic concert to go with today!
And also very rare footage of something you will definitely want to see!
Both recordings from the heart of New Jersey.

And as always, in this blog: 
-a story of whatever the concert or the day sparks.
I will take you to a fairytale-like concept of Walking with Giants that you will remember the rest of the day, if not year!

And today, for the first time, I m going to tie the yoga blueprint, to this blog.
Depending on the weekday, there is a themed list of resources to choose from.

19 June 2022, is a SUNDAY!

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Rock Star Yoga #dailybonjoviyoga for Sunday 19 June

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

For a guided vintage yoga practice, check the playlist! 
Playlist Vintage Yoga Videos + tv 

Or: do your own yoga, f.e. traditional hatha yoga poses
And choose from Sunday’s vintage Bon Jovi soundtracks:

Sunday vintage album: 
Do yoga with one of the first two albums from Bon Jovi,
💿Bon Jovi- Bon Jovi (1984)
or 📀 7800° Fahrenheit (1985)
Both albums are about 50 minutes long.

Sunday vintage concert:
Or practice with their first concerts,
-a world tour opening for major acts and playing smaller venues in the USA (September 1983-November 1984)
For example: 16 June 1984 Allentown Fairgrounds, Pennsylvania 40 minutes
-or their Fahrenheit tour (April 1985 – December 1985)

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

The concert part!
What concerts were played on June 19? 

Remember – for multiple reasons – this is going to be a deep dive down the Bon Jovi rabbit hole. I ll let you know when you can come back safely…

Duck! 🐰

 

What [ pre-1997 ] Bon Jovi concerts were played on June 19?

There were 2 concerts on different tours, played by Bon Jovi:

1.First tour, opening for the Scorpions
19 June, 1984, Charleston, West Virginia, Charleston Civic Center

2.New Jersey Syndicate Tour:
19 June 1989 Philadelphia, Spectrum (first night)
There is an excellent recording of Philadelphia 1989: But that one is from earlier that year, March 8. 
19 June was the first of a double night, some sources even say first of a triple night, in Philadelphia. 

Neither show has a recording, which is why I have decided to go back to the first day of this blog, June 10, when I didn’t yet have this format.
So let’s check what we have there:

What [ pre-1997 ] Bon Jovi concerts were played on June 10?

If we go back to the first day of this blog, June 10, to see if there are concert recordings there, that I did not yet highlight or retrieve, what do we find?

There were 4 concerts on June 10

1. First tour, opening for the Scorpions:
10 June, 1984, New Haven, Connecticut, New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum

2. Slippery When Wet Tour:
10 June, 1987, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Five Season Center

3. Keep the Faith/ I ll Sleep When I m Dead Tour:
10 June, 1993, Osaka, Japan, Osaka Castle Hall (second night)

And the gig already mentioned in the original 10 June blog:
4. Cross Road/ These Days Tour:

10 June 1995, Basel, Switzerland, St.Jacob, Stadium
recording:
Bon Jovi | Live at St. Jakob Stadium | Basel 1995
And my 2020/2021 video review  #14 Basel, Switzerland June 10

With June 10 not offering new recordings either, I will go to June 11.

What [ pre-1997 ] Bon Jovi concerts were played on June 11?

Even further down the rabbit hole 🐇
If we go back to the second day of this blog, June 11, are there concert recordings not yet highlighted or retrieved?

There were 4 concerts on June 11

1. Slippery When Wet Tour: (*1)
11 June, 1987, Kansas City, Missouri, Kemper Arena
Only one video exists!
From Bad Name:
Bon Jovi | You Give Love A Bad Name | * Fight Speech * | Kansas City 1987
+ more or less unrelated, but too cool not to share:
Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi singing “Kansas City” in legendary music venue The Stone Pony in New Jersey!!:
Springsteen w/ Jon Bon Jovi – Kansas City (New Jersey 1987)

(*1) Half a day after writing this post, a Kemper Arena 1987 concert was uploaded to YouTube, but this is from February 26th 1987
( not 11 June, 1987)

The Giants Stadium show became legendary overnight. source jane_jbj on Twitter

2. New Jersey Syndicate Tour:
11 June 1989 East Rutherford, New Jersey, Giants Stadium
This show was mentioned by me, in the original 11 June post, but I didn’t watch it.
So this will be the our 11 June soundtrack for today, the 19th:
Bon Jovi | Legendary First Concert at Giants Stadium | 30th Anniversary | New Jersey 1989

3. Cross Road/ These Days Tour:
11 June 1995, Spielberg/ Zeltweg, Austria, Österreich-Ring
The audio of this show was already given in this blog in the June 11 post:
Bon Jovi – Zeltweg, Austria 11.06.1995 (Full Show)
Including my (Suzanne Beenackers) video review:
#15 Zeltweg/ Spielberg, Austria June 11 | 1995 Bon Jovi Concert Series (Stories)
So that one was already covered.
But there is another one! One year later:

4. Cross Road/ These Days Tour:
11 June 1996, Bettembourg, Luxembourg, Krakelshaff
Bon Jovi – Luxembourg 11.06.1996 (incomplete audio)
The length is 2h:18min, and only Rocking all over the World is missing.
The Luxembourg recording will be our soundtrack for the next day, we don’t have a good recording!

🏳️ It’s safe to come back!

 

So starting at the first day of this blog (June 10), working our way way up, we encountered a video of  Springsteen w/ Jon Bon Jovi – Kansas City (New Jersey 1987);
And a recording of the legendary show opening the Giants stadium.

Your soundtrack concert for today June 19th is therefor, June 11 1989:
Bon Jovi | Legendary First Concert at Giants Stadium | 30th Anniversary | New Jersey 1989

With Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen both being Giants;
I decided to toy around with that word, for the story for this post. And I vaguely remembered some concept like Among Giants or something.
I expected it to be some sort of self help book, and maybe it is, b
ut I found something that fascinated me even more!

Toying around with the concept Among Giants, I found a cooking channel on YouTube where they cook with tiny appliances!
I encountered it through this May 2022 article:
🗞️ Why Do People Love the YouTube Channel “Walking With Giants”?
And it says:

“Walking With Giants was created by a man named Jay who identifies himself as an artist.”
It sums up 7 reasons why people love the channel so much, and every reason comes with a video.
Because John Bongiovi Sr., and Jon’s Soul Foundation, have a pasta brand (Bongiovi), I have picked the video for mini lasagna!
🎬🍝
MINI LASAGNA! by YouTube channel Walking With Giants (908K subscribers)

This Daily Bon Jovi Yoga blog  is about Bon Jovi concerts, that were performed on this day;
And then I connect that to Rock Star Yoga/ #dailybonjoviyoga.

I find a way to let it spark, inspire, and enrich, your yoga practice.

Just like Jay, I want you to take something that is functional and everyday, like stretching, breathing, doing a yoga video you found on YouTube;
And turn that into something else.

Something that may look small, and unimportant, and makes you wonder: 
“What difference does it make?”
If the yoga you do is the same yoga everybody else does, that gets ticked off a list?

Or if you are aware, and awake!
And treat your yoga like a milestone, like being on stage with Bruce Springsteen in The Stone Pony! 

What if you identify as an artist, and treat yoga as something creative you do, and maybe even imagine you have almost 1 million followers who want to see your interpretation of it?

It is a game changer.

And the difference is gigantic.

 ~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
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.

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