Hit ‘m hard. Fire away. Dankjewel. | 3 December | Bon Jovi 3 December 1986 | Hannover, Germany

credit photo to 80s Bon Jovi specialist, FighterBJ (also on YouTube), who posted them on the Dry County forum

Saturday 3 December
The soundtrack for today is:

Bon Jovi
3 December 1986
Eilenriedehalle
Hannover, Germany 🇩🇪
🏟️ Slippery When Wet Tour

If you do your research on this concert, of even if you don’t, because truth be told there are few sources on it
– in particular if you are someone who is not willing to go deep into the fan forums for what is a daily habit of posting a Bon Jovi concert “On this day”-
even then!
You will have a high chance of finding praise for Hannover 1986 for being an amazing recording, being hailed for having Livin’ on a Prayer with the original key change, and just in general for being of a beyond-Bon Jovi fandom -recollection quality, even for that time.

A show so good, that even the other fans of late 1986 shows- which I think we can all safely agree on was the absolute best and most epic time to see Bon Jovi live- 
that even those other fans would envy the lucky ones who got to see Hannover 1986, because the quality was even higher than the rest of the European leg of the tour.
Stunning show of stunning musical quality.

But I will remember this show for it’s highly erotic nature.
And a language twist.

Hit ‘m hard. Fire away. Dankjewel.

👩🏼‍💻 the story 3 December

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credit photo to 80s Bon Jovi specialist, FighterBJ (also on YouTube), who posted them on the Dry County forum

Language twist first!
And I heard them at least two times, but it’s possible the 10 year old (!) upload sans timestamps in the description box (these are all signs something is antique on YouTube!) carries more Dankjewels, to be excavated by future generations.

But I heard the first Dankjewel at 23:00, closing Bad Name and the other one at 1:31:45 closing Get Ready and the concert.

The rest of this post will take a deep dive into two songs in particular, and Get Ready is one of them.
So more on that song in a moment.

But first, for those not German or Dutch, context to why Dankjewel is such a remarkable thing to say for Jon Bon Jovi!
The Dutch or German will know, because dankjewel is not German!
It is Dutch.

Logically speaking, dankjewel should have been in the 27th of November Arnhem show. But not in the French, Swiss or German shows after.
But from Arnhem we only have Livin’ on a Prayer YouTube, and that one doesn’t contain any dankjewels.
In all probability, the whole Dutch Arnhem show didn’t contain any Dutch.

A concert I should have written about, in the three weeks between my last post here and this one, is Rotterdam 21 November 1988;
Also a Dutch show, two years later.

I would have told you many things about it, but what I want to refer to here is that Rotterdam 1988 is interesting because there is so much story telling going on.
Jon clearly whitelisted The Netherlands as a country where people spoke English, and he didn’t need to hold back.
I don’t recall if he threw in a Dutch word here and there, but I can imagine he didn’t and that he wouldn’t have used Dutch in Arnhem 1986 either.

If he had used dankjewel in The Netherlands at the Arnhem concert 27 November 1986, he would probably not have thought dankjewel was German, on 3 December 1986 in Hannover.

Dankjewel is a Dutch way to say “thank you”. I say a Dutch way, because there are multiple ways to do it.
You can say “dank je”, which is the literal translation of “thank you”.
You can say “dank u”, which is a very polite way of saying it.
And then there is the third option, “dankjewel” which is informal, but also a disarming, almost childlike way. 
When you say “dankjewel” there is nothing standing between you and the person receiving, it’s a very intimate way of acknowledging the other person.

Unless that other person is German!
Then your dankjewel just pulled up a tremendous language barrier.

But I am certain that in 1986 no one noticed, because next to the impeccable renditions of songs all sung in their original key or even higher, there was simply so much full-on Bon Jovi magic going on, that this show will be remembered for its high energy!

And it’s difficult to grasp into words. A lot more difficult than knowing what thank you is in German (Danke).
But I’m going to try.

Because Hannover 1986 is electrifying.
It’s layered, it’s conflicting, it’s like a lover who makes little scratches in  your flesh, because he needs the challenge of making you forget the pain.
And remembering only sweet surrender.

It’s as if Jon Bon Jovi chose Hannover 1986 to unleash his full sexual power, and teased, shocked, pushed, pulled and stretched, a hell of a lot more than his vocal cords.

The Hannover show opens with Slippery When Wet’s (unnamed) intro Pink Flamingos, followed by the B-side of the album’s opener Raise Your Hands;
Immediately confusing the audience from the get go, because they would have been expecting the A-side opener Let it Rock, at this point.
With Raise Your Hands the concert makes a steamroll-entry, running all the way up to its first dramatic full stop.
The first of many!
And smacking down into a final “Raise Your Haaaaaaaands!!!”

Without missing a beat, the electric guitar opens Breakout; 
A song from the first album that was removed from the setlist in future years, just like all other songs from the first two albums (bar Runaway).
And it is here Jon starts playing with our hearts.
The music slows down to a beat where the audience is just dying for some singalong! 
Which is often granted, but not tonight! 
(“No, no not tonight
You gotta let me go”!) 
And instead of “Whoo-hoo Breakout!”-ing with the audience, he does not respond in any way to their singing, and instead uses the intermezzo for a creative interpretation no one can predict.

Guttentag Hannover Germany how are you?!”
Finally! Jon Bon Jovi greets the audience and promises a long and sweaty night. 
After asking the audience for permission for the musical debauchery this night is going to be, and them of course yelling “Yes!!!!”, he concludes that this thing is then settled;
“Okay then! Take me back to Tokyo Road!”

And no slow Japanese folk song/ music box intro either; Tokyo Road hits it off, straight from the bat.
And the bridge, the talking bit, is cut short too. No frills, keeping the Jovi train , Hannover steamroller, whatever they have moving forward here, firmly up to speed.

“You guys sound like you’re ready to have a good time tonight, is that true?”
Jon takes a moment to inform the audience the next song is from the new album, and that they probably know this song because it is the first single in Germany.
“Tico give me the beat!”
You Give Love a Bad Name, commences.
And closing with the aforementioned dankjewel, while in the background drummer Tico Torres has already picked up the beat to Wild in the Streets.

After Wild in the Streets we hear a melancholic tune on the electric guitar,  that resembles Prince’s Purple Rain intro.
It will move into Silent Night, where Jon Bon Jovi always uses the same story as an introduction. A moment where I (and I imagine others) always hope he has decided to change it, but he never does.
But Hannover does get a slightly toned down version…. Fans of the 1986 period know we’ve had worse.

And so on a melancholic, Purple Rain like foot, and with an audience that has just had any ideas of being gently handled effectively slapped out of them;
Silent Night sets off.
Starting slowly, yes, but in the finale Jon’s singing reaches a crying your eyeballs -out intensity!
And Richie Sambora takes over the “lead”, when Jon has sung his final deeply emotional words;
With a few chords, guitar only, the song ends.
Leaving you emotional, unsteady, but also wanting more.
And you have totally forgotten, you were hurt by that same man, just 10 minutes ago.

“Thank you!” the man says.
“This one is for Gina, wherever she is. This is called Livin’on a Prayer.”
And in the final months where this song could technically still be omitted because it was not the staple song it would very soon become!
Livin’ on a Prayer begins.
With fireworks after the first chorus.

In the break between songs, we hear Jon making little screams (quite sexy to be honest!) which together with other 80s experiments will evolve into the Keep the Faith “jungle” noises, which will be added to the live renditions of the song.
Some of the 80s tours have early examples of these future Keep the Fiath intermezzos, but I’m not familiar enough with the tours to say exactly which one.
It may be just the 1986 concerts, I don’t know.

“God damn, you guys are good tonight, good tonight, good tonight!
Let me hear you make a little noise!”
* yeah! * 
“A little more than that!”
* yeah! * 
“A little more than that!”
* yeah! * 
“A little more than that!”
* yeah! * 

“Alright!
This is something of the Slippery album, and I’m going to need. your. help.”

After the crowd solemnly swears to help, Let it Rock begins. 
“I’ve got a story to tell.”
Jon Bon Jovi adds, just before the first verse.

Let it Rock sounds strong, convincing, there is an extra scream, a “huh!”, a “yeah!”. A whole array of sounds added in and invented on the spot.
And then we go!
The question, answer, Jon playing the audience-game, to the BEAT! of Let it Rock.
To the BREATH!
Of Let it Rock.
To the very FIRE!
Of perhaps the most underrated Bon Jovi song in the history of Bon Jovi, and under the threat of Jon Bon Jovi losing 100 Deutschmark to Ritchie if they don’t sing louder;
The crowd is forged into an allegiance, with Bon Jovi.

This is the point of No Return, where Jon knows he can now do with them whatever he wants, and they’ll not just say yes;
They’ll be begging for it.

So naturally, he gives them time to cool off.
He breaks the connection, and introduces Richie Sambora, for a guitar solo that moves into a guitar and drum solo- but without singing.
Without a recognizable melody.
Until the guitar-drum combo brushes against a predicable beat, where the crowd enthusiastically starts to clap “Hey! Hey! Hey!”.
Only to be cut off within seconds.
Silence.
Drum solo.
Guitar joining.
But still…no predictable tune. Nothing, to hold onto. Until?

“In and out of love.”
In long wails, and on repeat, the title of this second album song is sung on top of the incomprehensible music. 
Four times total, before the music adapts to the words, and we recognize In and Out of Love.

“Everybody put your hands up in the air!”
Jon addresses the audience again, with In and Out of Love dropping back to give him space to play with the audience. 
Or so you think! Because a few second later he says something like:
“Come on players. Let’s take them out.”
Leaving the audience unsatisfied and sidelined.
“Bang bang baby,” Jon adds later.
Which is also a reference to the song Bang, Bang, which he sung in harmony in 1984 and 1985– as a wonderful intro to Shot Through The Heart.
And if you have never heard that, you will not regret clicking that link.

But in 1986 the casual “Bang bang” was nothing like the thoughtful cover of earlier tours;
It was a spoken word Bang Bang, that was a push, not a pull!
Followed by a powerful improvised verse, and another invitation to “Sing!”;
But without giving the audience a chance to do so.

In and Out of Love is constricting the audience, giving them so little room to “move”, that they have no choice but to hold back their love, their appreciation;
Their desire to join and become one.
They have no other choice, but to hold themselves back.  
They do get a chance to sing along, 6, 8 times “In and Out of Love”; But it’s not in a question/answer fashion, and the crowd seems to miss the window of opportunity.
And then Richie’s solo begins, the starting sign of the song’s closing sequence.

“Well, well well. Hannover I’m afraid we’ve only got time for one more song tonight.”
Jon says at a little over an hour.
The crowd lets out whistles and screams, to express their disappointment.
“Well,” Jon says. “I mean it sounds like you guys are getting a little bit tired tonight.” 
Crowd is having mixed emotions…
“Are you getting tired out there?” Jon now shouts.
“Noooooo!!!!”  the crowd answers! 

“Are you sure?!”
“Yess!!!!” 

“Well alright! Runaway!”
Runaway it is. And at one point you can hear Jon laugh! Something that I have not heard anywhere else in the shows.
So he’s having a good time, or is surprised by something happening.

On the outro of Runaway, Jon thanks the crowd and closes the show.
“Auf wiedersehen! See you again real soon!”
Fireworks + the crowd sings, claps, whistles we want more.

The sound of wind is already audible, meaning that Wanted Dead or Alive will be played, but the crowd doesn’t seem to hear and keeps screaming until Richie has appeared on stage and he starts playing guitar.
A sign their prayers are answered and there will be more.

To be honest, the intro to Wanted Dead or Alive almost sounds too polished, too produced, in comparison to the rest of the show.
Maybe a tape was used.
Wanted Dead or Alive is played to resemble the album, but Jon’s vocals are live, and raw!

After the Emmy worthy power ballad Wanted Dead or Alive, Jon addresses the audience in a very laid back fashion.
Thanking them for being a great audience and announcing a cover song; 
A care-free rock n’ roll song Boys are Back in Town by Thin Lizzy. 
And yes!
Finally.
In question-answer style, with “a little louder!” and “I can’t hear you!” the crowd is invited to singalong.
“Thank you, goodnight!” Jon closes.
With the crowd clapping, yelling and whistling: “We want more!” and “Bon Jo Vi!” all over again.

After inquiring if the crowd is sure they haven’t got enough yet, and are sure they want some more, which of course they do, Jon asks David to give him “some of that sweet soul music”.
A cover song, with piano and sung in harmony again; Drift Away.
With one verse with Richie Sambora on lead vocals as well.

And although the crowd probably has no idea what this song is, Jon gives them some hooks to sing along.
Before announcing what will prove to be a ten minute long, closing song.
“Get Ready!!”

“Put your hands together.”
“When I say Come On Come One, I need you to say “Get Ready”. Can you do that Hannover?!”
After 90 minutes of being teased and pushed and pulled, Hannover is more than willing!

Wait a minute. Hold it! 
Wait a minute. Hold it! 
Wait a minute. Hold it! 
Stop!
Stop!
Stop!
Stop!
Stoooooop!

In an exhausted husky voice:
“Get your hands together!”

*crowd starts clapping rhythmically* 

Suspenseful:
“Come on, come on… Come on come on…. Come on come on…”

Shouting:
“One more time! Hannover! As loud as you can!”

To Tico Torres:
“Hey Animal! Give it to me! Hit ‘m hard! Fire away!”

To us:
“Let me see Hannover Germany. One more time. As loud as you can, yeah! Here we go!
Say: Come on, come on.”

CROWD: “GET READY!!!!!!”

Jon: “Alright! Dankjewel!”

Therefor 

3 december 1986, Hannover, Germany🇩🇪
BON JOVI LIVE FROM HANNOVER, GERMANY 1986 (FULL SHOW)
3 December 1986

is the soundtrack for today

.
The show has been added to the playlist 
“Bon Jovi concerts on this day”
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiGoDE3C06ScAo9UN4GyhtQWYfl3d6jMT
at 3 December.

.
 ~Suzanne
Rock Star Writer
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Just plant the damn flag, already. | 10 November | Bon Jovi 10 November 1986 | 1st European leg SWW Tour | Sheffield, England

“They say that to really free the body, you gotta free the mind.” So far I seem to be the only one hearing the word “that” ….. But I’m going for it! The spoken word opening of Lay Your Hands On Me is now the tagline of this blog.

Thursday 10 November
The soundtrack for today is:

Bon Jovi
10 November 1986
City Hall
Sheffield, England 🇬🇧
🏟️ Slippery When Wet Tour

One of the few recordings that has a video as well.
A bootlegger filmed it with a camera in 1986, and I’m guessing it took generations of Bon Jovi bootleggers coming after it, to straighten (the audio)  out. 
So although it is a far cry from a pro-shot video, it does mean we can see the dark stage, the indoor venue, the band members, all of Jon’s costume changes and a fan storming on stage. 
“it was common during those days back. ” the uploader Joey Keys dryly ads!
😉 
I don’t know, was it? 
Security was definitely loose, compared to nowadays. So it was possible then to storm on stage, and it is definitely no longer possible now.

I would say you were as likely to be able to storm the stage and hug Jon Bon Jovi in the 80s, as it is for your tweet to get mentioned by the official Bon Jovi account in 2022!
An honor which was unexpectedly bestowed upon me, and that has inspired today’s story.

Just plant the damn flag, already.

👩🏼‍💻 the story 10 November 

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After Japan and North America, the band hit Europe November. It started with an extensive tour of the UK, and then had about half a dozen shows across the continent.

The Slippery When Wet tour had been around the block, or more accurately, around Japan and North America, by the time the Jovi train hit Europe.
And with the album’s first single You Give Love A Bad Name high up in the charts, and the follow-up single Livin’ On A Prayer storming the charts, Bon Jovi had thrown the world the massive two-puncher that put them in pole position for years to come.

Together with their 1988 album New Jersey, and the complementary, massive, way-beyond-breaking point touring, the band would be able to hold on to the success until early 1990, when the Jovi train finally stopped. The band would temporarily fall apart, with band members undertaking different solo projects, and be born anew late 1992 with Keep the Faith.

In that timeline, November 1986 was the moment the mark was made. That the Job of becoming super successful was done. There really was no going back now.  Not that anyone would have wanted to back down because the band had been working their asses off for this since 1983. 
No one was going home now, and no one would be going home for a very, very long time.

But when you look at the setlists of those 1986 shows, they still included many of the first two albums.
Albums which would ultimately be lost in time and indeed, many did assume 1986′ success of You Give Love A Bad Name, Livin’ On A Prayer, and the success of the album Slippery When Wet were the success of a band’s first album.
But it wasn’t.

And the 1986 shows, with their setlists rich in first and second album songs, prove that.
Maybe that is what gives these shows their special charm..

Songs from the first two albums played at Sheffield 1986:
Tokyo Road [6:00]
Silent Night [27:40]
In And Out Of Love [51:00]
Runaway [58:11]
Get Ready [1:21:10]

By the time the decade was over, only Runaway had made the cut.

Fan on stage Sheffield 1986

In the video a fan gets on stage mid-Runaway. They make their way up, hug Jon, before being hurried off the stage by security.

In the Sheffield venue, the crowd is packed directly against the stage.
There is no pathway with security between the stage and the crowd, which made it far more likely to be able to get on stage in Sheffield 1986, than it would be in the years after.

So far this blogpost has been about the 1986 third leg  of the Slippery When Wet Tour (Europe);
About the Bon Jovi account tweeting one of my tweets;
And I opened this post with the Lay Your Hands video. And using the opening lines (to free the body/ free the mind) as the tagline of this blog.

But to bring this baby home, I need to refer to my previous post.
One that seems to have been written a lifetime ago, but it was the 25th of October. A little over 2 weeks.
It spoke of my intense struggle, in the three years that have passed since the 2019 Bon Jovi concert:
About Rock Star Yoga, becoming Rock Star Writer. About #dailybonjoviyoga. About YouTube channels that have been abandoned even though I have made the resolution a zillion times to finally get my weight behind them.

And in that blog I talked about the months before the first Bon Jovi album (1983)), in which the band was formed, and John Francis Bongiovi changed his name to Jon Bon Jovi.
And how he is owning that name, and the JBJ initials ever since.

The blog spoke about how I had things still marinating for a new business. That no domains names had been claimed, no decisions taken. Because I want to do it right this time.

But instead of making any improvements in any of those areas, the past weeks were occupied with two major shifts happening in my personal life, between then and now.
They caused such a big landslide in my sense of identity, in who I am, that I am seriously considering a name change to give myself a fresh start but also for career purposes!
Just like Farrokh Bulsara became Freddie Mercury,  David Robert Jones became David Bowie and John Francis Bongiovi became Jon Bon Jovi, I too, would take on a new name by which I would be known from now on.

Because on social media and on YouTube, your birthname says you are a professional. That you are transparent about who you are. But a new name? A new international sounding name?
That says you rock!

It says you are in control of who you are, and in my case it would also break the line with the past and with having had a profession (yoga teacher) that never quite fit.
It would have put an end to 20 years in which I have not moved forward;
I have moved backwards.
I have not acquired, I have lost.
I have not learned, I have UNlearned the things that used to come natural to me.

In one day two bombs dropped, and I was left feeling not just devastated over the events themselves, but also without understanding of who I was. But I was certain that I was not who I had pretended to be for the last 20 years. A name change seemed to be in order.
The more I thought about it, the more I was certain I would change my name  before the end of the week.

And you know what happened after.
The official Bon Jovi account on Twitter, used one of my October tweets and shared it with their millions of followers.
“After years of being wishy washy about it, I boldly claimed LAY YOUR HANDS ON ME as my favorite Bon Jovi song.
It was on a live chat. There were witnesses.”
I, @SLBeenackers, tweeted on the 26th of October.

“Agreed!”
Bon Jovi, @BonJovi, replied on Wednesday November 9.

Bon Jovi had answered to SLBeenackers- 
if I change my name now, it feels like I lose that.

But then again, Jon Bon Jovi already had a hit Runaway as John Bongiovi, and he changed his name too….
So should I too?

I don’t know.

The first sentences of Lay Your Hands On Me are according to many:
They say to really free your body, you gotta free your mind.
I always thought that would make a helluva tagline for Rock Star Yoga, but because the sentence is  left out on the record sleeve, and it was never spoken again, aside from that recording for the album-
I was hesitant to claim it.

And in particular because I always heard a THAT:
They say THAT to really free your body, you gotta free your mind.

Today, composing this post, I decided that although I am still up in the air about the name change, this “What is Jon saying?” had lasted long enough!
That it is time to start backing myself on that one.

So yeah, my business name, name as a working artist?
All still up in the air. *) 

But the tagline of this blog, and any new yoga endeavors is clear:

They say that to really free the body, you gotta free the mind.
JBJ

Just plant the damn flag already.

Therefor 

10 November 1986, Sheffield, England 🇬🇧
Bon Jovi – Live in Sheffield, UK 1986 [FULL]

is the soundtrack for today

.
The show has been added to the playlist 
“Bon Jovi concerts on this day”
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiGoDE3C06ScAo9UN4GyhtQWYfl3d6jMT
at 10 November.

.
 ~Suzanne
Rock Star Writer
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*) post script 11 November
I’m keeping my own name!!! 😊
For many practical reasons, but also because I’ve lost enough over the past few decades.
Keeping my own name, is something I can hold onto.

I still think that for all artists, in particular of immaterial art, having a chosen name is preferred though. 
Choosing your identity, your name, is your first fundamental creation, on which all else is built.
So that I’m not choosing a new name, does not mean I don’t still support the idea.

 

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:
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.

 

Not knowing what you’ve got | 1 October | Bon Jovi 11 – 25 August 1986, Japan | First leg SWW tour overview

Tour poster Slippery When Wet Tour, with a photo from the debut album, 2 years prior. Credit photo @jane_jbj Twitter, click photo for original tweet.

Saturday 1 October 
The soundtrack for today is:

Bon Jovi
11 August 1986 Fukuoka
Japan🇯🇵
🏟️
Slippery When Wet Tour

This story about the first concerts from the Slippery When Wet Tour, right before this album made it big, was originally blogged in August this year (2022).
But this very first concert, in Nagoya, was not included at the time.
In all likeliness, it had not been uploaded to YouTube just yet.
Which is why I am reposting this blog, in an updated version with the Nagoya concert recording included.

And let’s not waste time here lingering!
But haste ourselves to the story as determined as Jon Bon Jovi barging into Mark Weiss’ photo studio without even saying hello.

He was there to shoot the fourth (!) cover for the Slippery When Wet album, 
and the only thing he said was: 

“Garbage bag. Spray bottle.”

Not knowing what you’ve got

👩🏼‍💻 the story August 15/ October 1

..

Yesterday (in August) I said Bon Jovi would not romanticize Japan 1986, but I have to eat my words! This beautiful photo was tweeted by JBJ in 2021. “Still staring out the window wanting to go back to Japan. #TBT Tokyo, 1986.” Source Instagram, click the photo for the source.

The recorded concerts of the very first leg of the Slippery When Wet Tour, a leg during which the album had either;
-just been released
-was released in Japan a few days before the international release
or
-was released on the exact same date as Wikipedia will tell you it did;

On THAT leg of the tour, Japan 1986, there are 4 concerts unrecorded (or just a few songs uploaded to YouTube) and 6 concerts are recorded in full.

The recorded concerts of the 1986 Japan leg of the Slippery When Wet tour, are:
August 11, Nagoya (new)
August 12, Fukuoka
August 13, Osaka first night
August 14, Osaka second night
August 16, Kobe
August 18, Tokyo

August 18th was the official release date for the Slippery When Wet album, but when you listen to these concerts you will hear the following:

August 11, Nagoya (new)
“We have a new album, called Slippery When Wet. It will be here next week.”
August 12, Fukuoka
“We have a new album coming out this week, called Slippery When Wet” 
August 13, Osaka first night
“We have a new album coming out in two more days, it’s called Slippery When Wet”
August 14, Osaka second night
“We have a brand new album, it came out today and it’s called Slippery When Wet”
August 16, Kobe
“We have a brand new album, it’s called Wild In The Streets, here in Japan”
August 18, Tokyo
“We have a brand new album, that’s called Wild In The Streets, here in Japan”

Click for the video

The description box of this final recording, the Tokyo concert, mentions:
“Jon thinks the album is gonna be called Wild In The Streets in Japan whereas backstage footage actually shows them signing Slippery When Wet copies before or after the show.”
I looked for this video, and you can find it here:
Bon Jovi One Night Stand 1986, Japan(Nippon Budokan) You Give Love A Bad Name

Perhaps the confusion arose because that 18th, they had been signing copies with a different cover:
A woman’s bust in a yellow shirt.

It had been the third cover idea, and one that had actually already made it to print, when both band and record company decided to pull it.
Although both for different reasons: The record company pulled this already printed stack of album covers, out of fear for the PMRC.

“The Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) was an American committee formed in 1985 with the stated goal of increasing parental control over the access of children to music deemed to have violent, drug-related or sexual themes via labeling albums with Parental Advisory stickers. 
[…] 
before shutting down in the mid-to-late 1990s.”
wikipedia

While Bon Jovi agreed because they hated the hot pink border around the photo.

This was when, after all the photo sessions that had taken place when the album would still have a cowboy theme (and be called Wanted Dead or Alive);
After the photo sessions with the band and seven women in hotpants and crop tops soaping and hosing down fast cars;

And after a studio photo of women’s hands holding a soapy bar of Slippery When Wet soap;
Jon came barging into Mark Weiss’ photo studio.

From Mark Weiss book, The Decade That Rocked:
“After Jon saw the soap cover, he called me to say he was coming over. I asked him what we were going to do, and he replied:

“I don’t know, but this is our last chance or the album gets held up.””
He presented his two-to-twelve legendary cover idea writing the title onto an oil and water sprayed garbage bag, and the rest is Rock N’ Roll history. 

But the ever changing, costly cover was not the only sign that the band had not found their finite form yet.
Or they had, because their album Slippery When Wet was already finished;
But they were still unsure it would actually “work”.

Credit @FighterSuch on Twitter, click photo for tweet

The summer months of 1986 were a rare time period, where they did not quite know how, or where, to show up or to present themselves.
There is even mention of a private gig for a highschool concert, in June 1986:
14 June 1986, Collegiate Highschool, Passaic (/Newark), New Jersey.
A private concert, months before Bon Jovi would become so famous concert organizers would no longer be able to find venues big enough to satisfy the demand.

And the setlists of these Japan concerts too, display an in-between era. The audience had come to see them based on their first two albums, which would later become almost redundant in their catalog.
Yet, the shows were part of the tour for their new album, an album which had not been released, at the time of the concerts.
Or had it?

Did the Japanese audience know the Slippery When Wet album, or didn’t they?

In all likeliness, the audience was familiar with You Give Love A Bad Name. According to Wikipedia, this single had been released in July, so that was a known song.
But the release date of the album in Japan, remains unclear.

Jon Bon Jovi switches up the dates during the shows, but seems to be more or less fixed on the date being the international release date, August 18th.
But videos show that the album cover, was the original Japanese pressing.
In all probability, Japan getting the original cover was because there had not been time to get the reprint shipped to Japan before the start of the tour.

But even 36 years after, it seems impossible to trace.

I’m going to go with Japan having gotten their Slippery When Wet, 8 days prior to the rest of the world.
On August 10.
Because this is the date on Discogs, the release date for this Japan album.

On Nagoya, they played 6 out of 17 songs, from Slippery When Wet, and other nights were similar.
But Livin’ On A Prayer wasn’t played on either one of the 6 concerts.
Their biggest hit, had not been picked as the first single, and it was nowhere in sight, at the start of their Slippery When Wet Tour.

As the tour moved back to North America and Europe, they no longer had to introduce their new album, and people came to see the hits of that album being performed.
They found their sweet spot of creating a setlist that featured their new album, and a few songs from their first two.

By the end of 1986, the whole world would know Bon Jovi, and the majority of those people would only know the hits from the Slippery When Wet album.
Only fans that dug deeper, hungry for more, would have found these first two albums.
Albums that would ultimately, be lost in time.

As would the short time window, the months in the summer of 1986, when Bon Jovi already had all the right pieces.
Everything was already in place, and their fate already sealed.

They just didn’t know it. 

Therefor

11 August 1986, Nagoya🇯🇵
Bon Jovi – Live at Aichi Kousei Nenkin Kaikan
| Full Concert In Audio | Nagoya 1986

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 August 11.

 ~Suzanne
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Related post:
That moment in time Bad Name still required an introduction | 14 August | Bon Jovi 14 August 1986, Osaka, Japan | Festival Hall (second night)

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 pick up sharing my personal #dailybonjoviyoga yoga on my Twitter

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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
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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
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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
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 definition of EPIC! | 20 August | Bon Jovi July – December 1986 | Canada, Japan, Monsters of Rock Germany, US, Europe

Rare poster of the Paris show, late November. And will probably be discovered by almost nobody, because it is on ebay as Italy! (click photo for item on eBay)

Saturday 20 August 
The soundtrack for today is:

Bon Jovi 1986 playlist
Concerts July – December 1986
🇨🇦🇯🇵🇩🇪🇺🇸🇬🇧🇳🇱🇫🇷🇨🇭🇩🇪🇩🇰🇸🇪🇺🇸
{
all credit to
@FighterSuch Channel}
🏟️ Slippery When Wet Tour

A playlist of an upcoming channel;
And Bon Jovi’s rise to fame!
 
I’ve already written a post about the  1986 Japan leg of the Slippery When Wet Tour, 
but there was simply so much to explore.
So with today, the 20th, being a day where we do not have a pre-1997 full concert recording, but only two single recordings for Yokohama, 1986, both exclusively uploaded by the FighterBJ channel*, I went through the rabbit hole and dived into this amazing time in Bon Jovi history.
 
* later today, FighterBJ uploaded the full concert Yokohama 1986 as well😍
 

 

The definition of EPIC!

👩🏼‍💻 the story August 20

..

Arnhem 27th November 1986. Photo via Twitter FighterBJ https://twitter.com/FighterSuch/status/1343489110359609344 – Or click photo

I collected all 1986 recordings from the FighterBJ channel, and put them in chronological order;
Bon Jovi 1986 – A Transitional Year { FighterBJ Channel }
And, mind if I say Oh la la!
This is probably the best, most juicy playlist for the real Bon Jovi fan, who just keeps wanting more!

And you have FighterBJ to thank for it, because this niche channel has been diving deep into forgotten corners of the Bon Jovi timeline.
His knowledge about what happened in lost months, where to find lost recordings, and how to tie it all together to fill in the blanks of pre-stellar stardom Bon Jovi, is expanding every day.

Subscribe to his channel at
https://www.youtube.com/c/FighterBJ
If you’re on Twitter you can contact him at:
https://twitter.com/FighterSuch

Today, I made a playlist of all his 1986 recordings, in chronological order.
And although this was my selection, the year has a place in his heart as well.

He wrote me about Paris 1986:
Paris 1986 is the definition of EPIC!
Great energy throughout and just when you think it couldn’t get better Jon invites Phil Collen on stage for Boys Are Back.

Oh I do love that show!”

But not just Paris.
After crafting this list, in my opinion;
Whole Bon Jovi 1986, is the definition of epic.

This was the year when Slippery When Wet came out in August, and it has “transitional setlists”, moving from July when You Give Love a Bad Name was still played as they did on their demo version;
To August with Livin’ On A Prayer, getting their on stage debut, and new tracks actually needing INTRODUCTIONS!;
To December when both Livin’ On A Prayer and You Give Love A Bad Name, had taken over the world and to selling out venues with ease.
And with fans who belted along.

1986 is a transitional year. A rare and special time, that should not be forgotten.
Because transitional times?
Well, they are the most potent ones.

And looking back on 1986, with Bon Jovi breaking through on a worldwide and absolutely irreversibele scale, we can really say;
And the rest, is history.

Therefor

Concerts July – December 1986
Bon Jovi 1986 – A Transitional Year { FighterBJ Channel }

is the soundtrack for today

.
FighterBJ’s two Yokohama uploads*, that sparked this special 1986 playlist,
are added to the official playlist for this blog

“Bon Jovi concerts on this day”
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiGoDE3C06ScAo9UN4GyhtQWYfl3d6jMT
at August 20.

+ * later today, FighterBJ also uploaded the full concert Yokohama 1986
which was also added to the playlist

 ~Suzanne
Rock Star Writer
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And I share a  Bon Jovi soundtrack on Twitter and Rock Star Writer Facebook EVERY DAY! 
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From now on, this blog is ALL about Bon Jovi On this day – concerts.
But for #dailybonjoviyoga, you can check the fully updated page
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And I will share my personal #dailybonjoviyoga yoga on my Twitter

Blogs and YouTubes
will all soon be updated and rebooted in a yoga-free, and hopefully EPIC, way 😉

I will keep you posted!!
Subscribe to this blog and I ll see you soon.

 

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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:
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.

 

Not knowing what you’ve got | 15 August | Bon Jovi 11 – 25 August 1986, Japan | First leg SWW tour overview

Tour poster Slippery When Wet Tour, with a photo from the debut album, 2 years prior. Credit photo @jane_jbj Twitter, click photo for original tweet.

Monday 15 August 
The soundtrack for today is:

Bon Jovi
13 August 1986, Osaka, Japan🇯🇵
Festival Hall, 1st night 
🏟️
Slippery When Wet Tour

And let’s not waste time here lingering, but instead haste ourselves to the story, as determined as Jon Bon Jovi barging into Mark Weiss’ photo studio to shoot the fourth cover for the Slippery When Wet album, without even saying hello.
Only: 

“Garbage bag. Spray bottle.”

Not knowing what you’ve got

👩🏼‍💻 the story August 15

..

Yesterday I said Bon Jovi would not romanticize Japan 1986, but I have to eat my words! This beautiful photo was tweeted by JBJ in 2021. “Still staring out the window wanting to go back to Japan. #TBT Tokyo, 1986.” Source Instagram, click the photo for the source.

The recorded concerts of the very first leg of the Slippery When Wet Tour, a leg during which the album had either;
-just been released
-was released a few days before the international release
or
-was released on the exact same date as Wikipedia will tell you it did;

On THAT leg of the tour, Japan 1986, there are 5 concerts unrecorded (or just a few songs uploaded to YouTube) and 5 concerts are recorded in full.

The recorded concerts of the 1986 Japan leg of the Slippery When Wet tour, are:
August 12, Fukuoka
August 13, Osaka first night
August 14, Osaka second night
August 16, Kobe
August 18, Tokyo

August 18th was the official release date for the Slippery When Wet album, but when you listen to these concerts you will hear the following:

August 12, Fukuoka
“We have a new album coming out this week, called Slippery When Wet” 
August 13, Osaka first night
“We have a new album coming out in two more days, it’s called Slippery When Wet”
August 14, Osaka second night
“We have a brand new album, it came out today and it’s called Slippery When Wet”
August 16, Kobe
“We have a brand new album, it’s called Wild In The Streets, here in Japan”
August 18, Tokyo
“We have a brand new album, that’s called Wild In The Streets, here in Japan”

Click for the video

The description box of this final recording, the Tokyo concert, mentions:
“Jon thinks the album is gonna be called Wild In The Streets in Japan whereas backstage footage actually shows them signing Slippery When Wet copies before or after the show.”
I looked for this video, and you can find it here:
Bon Jovi One Night Stand 1986, Japan(Nippon Budokan) You Give Love A Bad Name

Perhaps the confusion arose because that 18th, they had been signing copies with a different cover:
A woman’s bust in a yellow shirt.

It had been the third cover idea, and one that had actually already made it to print, when both band and record company decided to pull it.
Although both for different reasons: The record company pulled this already printed stack of album covers, out of fear for the PMRC.

“The Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) was an American committee formed in 1985 with the stated goal of increasing parental control over the access of children to music deemed to have violent, drug-related or sexual themes via labeling albums with Parental Advisory stickers. 
[…] 
before shutting down in the mid-to-late 1990s.”
wikipedia

While Bon Jovi agreed because they hated the hot pink border around the photo.

This was when, after all the photo sessions that had taken place when the album would still have a cowboy theme (and be called Wanted Dead or Alive);
After the photo sessions with the band and seven women in hotpants and crop tops soaping and hosing down fast cars;

And after a studio photo of women’s hands holding a soapy bar of Slippery When Wet soap;
Jon came barging into Mark Weiss’ photo studio.

From Mark Weiss book, The Decade That Rocked:
“After Jon saw the soap cover, he called me to say he was coming over. I asked him what we were going to do, and he replied:

“I don’t know, but this is our last chance or the album gets held up.””
He presented his two-to-twelve legendary cover idea writing the title onto an oil and water sprayed garbage bag, and the rest is Rock N’ Roll history. 

But the ever changing, costly cover was not the only sign that the band had not found their finite form yet.
Or they had, because their album Slippery When Wet was already finished;
But they were still unsure it would actually “work”.

Credit @FighterSuch on Twitter, click photo for tweet

The summer months of 1986 were a rare time period, where they did not quite know how, or where, to show up or to present themselves.
There is even mention of a private gig for a highschool concert, in June 1986:
14 June 1986, Collegiate Highschool, Passaic (/Newark), New Jersey.
A private concert, months before Bon Jovi would become so famous concert organizers would no longer be able to find venues big enough to satisfy the demand.

And the setlists of these Japan concerts too, display an in-between era. The audience had come to see them based on their first two albums, which would later become almost redundant in their catalog.
Yet, the shows were part of the tour for their new album, an album which had not been released, at the time of the concerts.
Or had it?

Did the Japanese audience know the Slippery When Wet album, or didn’t they?

In all likeliness, the audience was familiar with You Give Love A Bad Name. According to Wikipedia, this single had been released in July, so that was a known song.
But the release date of the album in Japan, remains unclear.

Jon Bon Jovi switches up the dates during the shows, but seems to be more or less fixed on the date being the international release date, August 18th.
But videos show that the album cover, was the original Japanese pressing.
In all probability, Japan getting the original cover was because there had not been time to get the reprint shipped to Japan before the start of the tour.

But even 36 years after, it seems impossible to trace.

I’m going to go with Japan having gotten their Slippery When Wet, 8 days prior to the rest of the world.
On August 10.
Because this is the date on Discogs, the release date for this Japan album.

On Osaka second night, they played 6 out of 17 songs, from Slippery When Wet, and other nights were similar.
But Livin’ On A Prayer wasn’t played on either one of the 5 concerts.
Their biggest hit, had not been picked as the first single, and it was nowhere in sight, at the start of their Slippery When Wet Tour.

As the tour moved back to North America and Europe, they no longer had to introduce their new album, and people came to see the hits of that album being performed.
They found their sweet spot of creating a setlist that featured their new album, and a few songs from their first two.

By the end of 1986, the whole world would know Bon Jovi, and the majority of those people would only know the hits from the Slippery When Wet album.
Only fans that dug deeper, hungry for more, would have found these first two albums.
Albums that would ultimately, be lost in time.

As would the short time window, the months in the summer of 1986, when Bon Jovi already had all the right pieces.
Everything was already in place, and their fate already sealed.

They just didn’t know it. 

Therefor

13 August 1986, Osaka🇯🇵
BON JOVI | 1ST NIGHT AT FESTIVAL HALL | OSAKA 1986

is the soundtrack for today

.
The show was already added to the playlist 
“Bon Jovi concerts on this day”
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiGoDE3C06ScAo9UN4GyhtQWYfl3d6jMT
at August 13.

 ~Suzanne
Rock Star Writer
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Just like Bon Jovi 1986, I feel on the cusp of making a very big decision for this blog and quit making all yoga related content.
Which is why for the first time on this blog, I will not share anything yoga. But it will stay up on this page:
Practice materials and schedules

I will bite the bullet this week, but in all probability I will cancel all my work and from now on focus on daily: 
– photos from little bear Puux (Dutch and English)
– keep a daily “On this day” Bon Jovi blog, where I connect Bon Jovi concerts to mindset, but we will probably move this series the Rock Star Writer blog, because this url has “yoga” in it.
– reboot my YouTube channel with Life lessons in Bon Jovi songs

I will keep you posted!!
Subscribe to this blog and I ll see you tomorrow.

 

.

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.

 

That moment in time Bad Name still required an introduction | 14 August | Bon Jovi 14 August 1986, Osaka, Japan | Festival Hall (second night)

Credit @jane_jbj on Twitter, click photo for tweet

Sunday 14 August 

Bon Jovi
14 August 1986, Osaka, Japan🇯🇵
Festival Hall, 2nd night
🏟️
Slippery When Wet Tour

Bon Jovi’s third album, and the one that would be their worldwide breakthrough, Slippery When Wet, was released on the day of this show.
Yet a third of all the songs that were performed, were from that album. And the other songs were from the first two albums.

You can clearly hear the band working hard to get their new material accepted, and explicitly announcing the hit songs from the first two albums,  to keep momentum going!
Which the crowd rewards by cheering loudly for those.
Wanted Dead or Alive has a low-key spot in the encore, and no one makes much fuss about it.

A show on eve of their worldwide fame.

.

That moment in time Bad Name still required an introduction

👩🏼‍💻 the story August 14

.
There is a certain romanticism, in not yet being where you are. In not “having it”, “being it”, and “being there”, wherever there is.
But it is almost always “hindsight” romanticism, the type you or other people appreciate after you have the diploma, or already rocking your dream job.
The hindsight romanticism of looking back on being single, on struggling, on overcoming obstacles that are now faint memories or good stories.

Needless to say, at the moment itself, there is usually little romantic about it. And anxiety, stress and frustration are much more prevalent.

However I believe that for Bon Jovi, when looking back at those first years – and in particular the year 1985 when their second album Fahrenheit dropped, and did not do what it was supposed to do – I think Bon Jovi does not have those romantic feelings.
Not to 1985, and not to August 1986, when they played Osaka on the day their album Slippery When Wet was released. Jon mentions this release, during the show before he starts You Give Love a Bad Name.
And he tells the crowd that You Give Love a Bad Name, will be its first single. 

Of course we all know how it ended.
Slippery When Wet became their biggie, and the first two albums would lose their relevance.
In this August 1986 performance of You Give Love A Bad Name, they even tie the “Shot Through The Heart” sentence (from Bad Name), to the song on their first album, which was titled Shot Through The Heart.
So they make it into a combo-
First Bad Name, which they end on a “Shot through the heart!”
And then immediately, the piano intro to the song “Shot Through The Heart” from their debut album.

If you want, you can listen to both the intro to Bad Name as well as to the hard cut to Shot Through The Heart, with the setlist in the description box with time stamps from the YouTube upload.

And today, as I was doing my yoga with this 1986 concert, and I was plagued not so much by frustration, about how far off my practice is from where I want it to be;
But I was very much aware of this contrast, between reality and my dreams.

I was very aware, that although I have my health, although I have my experience as a yoga teacher, and the deep personal meaning yoga has always had for me;
I am absolutely nowhere near, my dreams.

Since 2019, I have often been so very close, as if I could almost touch it! 
But it never worked. The vision disappeared, as soon as I started execution. 
And since then I have stayed far, far too long in many variations of making-an-album-that-didn’t-work.

After last week’s decision to quit making yoga videos, or quit trying, to make yoga videos, since I was wasting days without actually producing anything usable, I have felt my true aim return.
And I understood why making yoga videos had not worked, and
I will pick up making videos, but the yoga themed ones need to go back to the drawing board. 

I also understood my Why, my true dream when it came to yoga.
Which had not changed since the day I got inspired to pick up yoga all those years ago!!
It had not changed, and yet I had lost it over and over. Constantly trying to alter it to something what was common, for a yoga student, or for a yoga teacher.
And I lost this stable, unchanging yoga dream.
Mind bloggling.

Also because I can now see that I will not be the only one. That the current yoga offerings are incomplete, that this part is not covered.
And that this part I can teach, will teach, shall teach!
And most of all: What I will practice, for myself.

After I quit making yoga videos I could finally see what this Slippery When Wet sized “biggie” was. What positive had been lying beneath my failure. Beneath all the things that over and over, had not worked.

I can’t even speak about it right here, right now.
Sunday night 11 P.M. – and I cut my yoga short so I could at least write a blogpost today.
But the short yoga practice, as well as this blog post, which feels emotional and heavy;
Neither are good for my self-esteem.

Tonight, is not the time to introduce my Slippery When Wet album, or my “You Give Love A Bad Name”, to you.
Today, was just a day to get through, and realize I m still so very far away, from where I want to be.

Just like Bon Jovi, I will not look back on it with romantic ideas about “being at the beginning”. Because nor Bon Jovi mid-1986, nor me mid-2022, are at the beginning of anything.

We are in a place where we assumed we could have, should have, would have, figured it out by now.
And know that the only way out of this, is by moving forward.

Even when that means, having to apologize for playing what will very soon be your number 1 song, that will change the your destiny.
Especially, then:
Move forward!

Therefor:

14 August 1986, Osaka🇯🇵
Bon Jovi – 2nd Night at Festival Hall | Full Concert In Audio | Osaka 1986

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 August 14.

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

So today is August 14!
Let’s dive in: What is suggested as your #dailybonjoviyoga for today?

🧘🏽🤘🏽#dailybonjoviyoga 

There are 2 different options, which in helicopter view are:

option 1. (guided or with Bon Jovi music)
Choose a yoga playlist from one specific teacher or do yoga on your own with Bon Jovi music, themed by days of the week.

The “freestyle” (do yoga on your own) option, is the only option where you can listen to Bon Jovi. 
The two other options are guided practices.
Which will be hard to follow along, while having the “Sakura” music box  intro from Tokyo Road, enchanting you from your speakers.
So I will assume you’re either going for a guided practice OR yoga with Bon Jovi music.

option 2. (guided)
pick one of the programs

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 (on your own) 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 (on your own) 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 (on your own) with 🏜️Blaze of Glory album🏍️
OR (new!) do yoga (on your own) 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 (on your own) 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 (on your own) 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 (on your own) with
🎸These Days album🚑 or the 🏟️ CR/ TD Tour🌎

Sunday: Vintage Yoga
do yoga with: 📺 Playlist Vintage Yoga Videos + tv 
or hatha yoga (on your own) 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 (on your own) 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. 

#dailybonjoviyoga
Sunday 14 August 2022

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

My personal practice today, was yoga with today’s soundtrack, so that is the Slippery When Wet tour.
It was really hot, and I was pressed for time, so I only practiced for 45 minutes (and in bikini!😂).

—🤘🏾🧘🏾 🎶🎸 that was our practice for today! 🤘🏾🧘🏾 🎶🎸—

Subscribe and I’ll see you tomorrow!

~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.

 

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.

.

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.