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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Older tours are being added.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Or 9 minutes when pressed for time!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Or walk away Renee.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[added on June 18, a 5th June 17 concert, I missed yesterday]
Cross Road/ These Days Tour:
18 June 1995, Werchter, Belgium, Werchter Open Air Park
No recordings online at the moment.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You have to, rock n roll.

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 ~Suzanne
Rock Star Writer
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With a yoga “touring schedule” 😉
To rock your Daily Bon Jovi yoga.

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

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I will mention videos or things I added for you on YouTube, right here.
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This Daily Bon Jovi Yoga blog is an element of “Rock Star” [phase 2]

Title: “Rock Star”
or “Rock Star yoga/ business/ writer”

artists: Suzanne Beenackers, little bear Puux           
art form: performance art
phase 1: earliest expressions, mixed work, July 2019 – March 2022
phase 2: April 2022 – 

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

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

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

1 Twitter account
my personal Twitter account

🌍🌎 📚🛒
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.