Blog on the backseat. | 1 week sabbatical | Bon Jovi 4-12 August 1984 (!), Japan | Super Rock festivals

Welcome to this renewed and rebooted daily Bon Jovi blog!
Also the complementary blog for  #dailybonjoviyoga on YouTube
A new YouTube series which…. is requiring some extra attention, to say the least!

This week’s filming for both that YouTube, as well as its Dutch equivalent, has resulted in many missed days here on the blog, many late nights, many yoga videos thrown away.

But it has also resulted in an always spotless house, so that I can film, and (the result we were waiting for) three videos posted!
Two English and one Dutch.
Three, when my total is supposed to be six.

So what I have decided on, is:
I will take weekends off from blogging.
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Take a one week sabbatical from this blog.

This will allow me to setup and streamline a solid production routine for my English and Dutch YouTube channels.
Last week’s “Just do it”-dive in approach has taught me many lessons, about best , the only time to film which is daytime;
About the camera angle, the format or weekly formula.
It taught me that the maximum temperature for filming is 25℃ (77℉)
So in these summer months I will need to plan filming around weather forecasts.

This first week of filming also taught me you cannot catch up on Friday, when you’re three videos behind on your schedule, if you have gone out on Thursday.
That was also, a good lesson to remember.

So all in all, it was a learning week with 50% output I hoped for on the channels, a 50% decline here on this blog, and flatlining on all creative endeavors.

Teaching yoga and making videos, both come far less natural to me than writing. In fact they even cost me more effort than deciphering Bon Jovi’s 1984 tour of Japan, which already cost me two days of tweeting about it incorrectly, before I had finally cracked it!

The very popular 25 minute long Japan 1984 recording that you have probably seen a gazzilion times?
That is taken from the final Super Rock show, on 12th of August, in Tokyo.

Whereas the 45 minute audio-only upload, is the very first of this Japanese tour, on August 4, in Nogaya.

Therefor:

   Japan🇯🇵
4 August 1984, Nagoya 
🎬📽️ Bon Jovi Live Japan 1984 

and
12 August 1984, Tokyo
🎤🎧🎛️ Bon Jovi in Nagoya – Super Rock ’84 In Japan – 1984
are the soundtracks for today

The shows were added together, to the playlist 
“Bon Jovi concerts on this day”
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiGoDE3C06ScAo9UN4GyhtQWYfl3d6jMT
at 4 August.

Want to stay in touch with these soundtracks the upcoming week?
I will keep sharing an “on this day” Bon Jovi concert, on Twitter and Rock Star Writer on Facebook, and add them to the playlist..

And next week’s yoga videos will also be inspired by on-this-day concerts.

🌎#dailybonjoviyoga  international: English YouTube
🇳🇱#dailybonjoviyoga Dutch: Nederlandse YouTube 

Note to my🌎 YouTube subscribers!

I do intend to pick up filming for my Life lessons in Bon Jovi songs as well.
This was my series on YouTube before I started filming yoga, so I plan on running them both.
And have not become a yoga-only channel.

If you’re not interested in joining me for yoga, then I hope you like the first minutes of every yoga video.
Where I talk about a Bon Jovi concert that was held on that day.

 

🧘🏼‍♀️🤘🏽Back to the mat

I will also be using the upcoming “Japan-tour-length” sabbatical to get back to my mat for my own personal practice.
Originally the making of the videos was supposed to be a daily thing.
And to replace my personal practice.

But as I changed the filming of yoga videos from daily to 3 a week for every channel, I will be picking up my own yoga.
And follow the 7-day schedule I designed about 7 weeks ago.

If you want to follow along, here is it:

Rock Your Yoga

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

So here I am.
11.15 PM after my first week of filming (and failing), and feeling a bit blue.
Probably understandably.

If you ve read all the way down to the bottom here, I can confide in you that part of me is still unsure if I m really meant to be teaching yoga, when I AM obviously a writer.
If I should not just call it a day, and leave being a proper yoga teacher on YouTube to the Yoga with Adrienes and Boho Beautiful’s of this world.
Who seem like they are unbothered by their desk, their keyboard, their purpose work calling them.
In fact, they seem as if their yoga on camera IS their purpose work.

When I can assure you:
Mine is not.
My purpose – the work I am here for and that need to do so I can die peacefully one day, without regrets – is not teaching yoga.

But then I come back to something I think I mentioned in an earlier blog, or in the video I made on a Friday one week ago;
Your purpose, in all probability, is not yoga either..

But you are aware you have one. You, and for many reasons I think this is Bon Jovi related, YOU know you have a purpose.
You know you didn’t come here to f* around, and you are as hellbent to live into what you were born for, as Bon Jovi 1984 from 4 to 12 August in Japan.

So this blog, the YouTube channels, and even my own time on the yoga mat, are really not about yoga at all.
Yoga is just a vessel, a means to an end.
Yoga is something we can do to connect and communicate (yes), but mostly, yoga is a way to remember who we are.
And what we came here to do.

You living into your purpose;
That is the yoga I can teach you.

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~Suzanne

Rock Star Writer
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#dailybonjoviyoga planning
Monday 8 August – Friday 12 August 2022:
🌎 international: Create 3 #dailybonjoviyoga videos for my English YouTube
🇳🇱 Dutch: Create 3 #dailybonjoviyoga videos for my Nederlandse YouTube.

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

Sources! 
 🎶🎸 A brand new, on-this-day playlist of Bon Jovi concerts!
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiGoDE3C06ScAo9UN4GyhtQWYfl3d6jMT
updated daily, most recent show on top
+ 🤘🏾🧘🏾 Rock your yoga, 7 days a week!
Check the yoga “touring schedule” 😉

https://dailybonjoviyoga.com/practice-materials-and-schedules/

+ On my Dutch YouTube channel you can find all my playlists,
including beginner friendly yoga videos, made by yours truly,
all other playlists and international teachers.

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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.

 

Not everything will age well | Bon Jovi live, 16 June 1984 Allentown Fairgrounds, Pennsylvania

Bon Jovi 16 June 1996 Stuttgart source: https://mobile.twitter.com/bonjovimoments/status/1259519431836864512

I know you re going to be curious what this title means, in terms of Bon Jovi concerts.
This is a Daily Bon Jovi Yoga blog, where I connect the concerts of the day, to Rock Star Yoga or Daily Bon Jovi Yoga!
A chance for the non-yoga lovers, to … not exactly start loving yoga;
But an opportunity to add yoga to
Bon Jovi.

If you love Bon Jovi, you’re really just the tiniest step away from becoming a yoga practitioner.

This blogging series is not even one week old, and I ve already come up with a week schedule. Every weekday has a specific type of yoga, a specific Bon Jovi album and the tour with that album, tied to it.
If you re ready to give it a go, you can find the schedule here:
https://dailybonjoviyoga.com/practice-materials-and-schedules/

I m just so happy I started this series, tomorrow one week ago.
At the time, the Bon Jovi concert aspect of it, was just going to be a side-thing. A something extra to get me going, writing about yoga.
Or that it was going to be a double bill: A blog about Yoga and Bon Jovi.

Now if you are familiar with Bon Jovi, you know they are born headliners! 
Regardless of how challenging the circumstances or the audience;
At their earliest tours, opening for Scorpions, ZZ Top, Whitesnake, KISS and RATT, they made an effort to win over every audience, 
And when given the chance: to outshine the headliner
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In 1995 they played a show in Nijmegen The Netherlands (no footage available) and it is one of the very few ones, that got mixed or disappointed reviews.
In retrospect, this was blamed to the concert being incorrectly marketed as a Bon Jovi concert, and only changed last minute to it being a festival with four bands, Van Halen, Ugly Kid Joe, and Crown of Thorns.
The setlist was shorter than the other concerts from the European tour, and there was a certain unease in it.
A year from now, 28 May 2023, this concert will be reviewed here, and I ll give it a deeper look then, but I remember reading something was “off”.
Although all fans who were present, testified it really rocked, so there was a mixed impression if it was a good gig or not.

I ll tell you what was off though:
It was not a clear cut concert with Bon Jovi headlining.
That’s what was off on 28 May 1995, at the Goffertpark.

Bon Jovi will fight if you make them opening act, they will revolt if you put them on a double bill.
And if you put them in a wishy-washy last-minute framed mini-festival, even Bon Jovi will have lost track of what is expected of them, and 27 years later, people who have not even seen a minute of the show (I m looking at myself now) will still be intrigued what the f went wrong there.

However, what will never happen, is Bon Jovi playing second violin.

Even in their days opening for other bands, they would go for being the bigger band, having the best response.
In 1995 Jon Bon Jovi offered to the Rolling Stones to open their show in Paris, and they accepted; Judging from what must be Bon Jovi’s second nature to always be the bigger band, I wonder if the Rolling Stones regretted it.
If Jon Bon Jovi’s offer, although no doubt well-intended, was a Trojan horse.

Just like they were a Trojan horse for me;
The Bon Jovi concerts were introduced by me, in this series, to give a nice soundtrack to our day, while we catch up on our daily yoga.
But they re now headlining in this blog, and yoga can make guest appearances, cameos or sing the occasional duet.

And it really makes my message better; I teach better, I think harder, I create better stories, than if this blog had been predominantly about yoga.
My teachings for you would have been bland or too serious, if it had not been for the fact that Bon Jovi concerts, make me work harder.
And push me to address ALL of it.

Like today.
ALL of it.
Including the things, like the title says, that do not age well.

But before we get to that, let’s first see what we got.
What [ pre-1997 ] Bon Jovi concerts were played on June 16?

opening for The Scorpions:
16 June 1984 Allentown Fairgrounds, Pennsylvania
And there is an audio!
1984-06-16 Fairgrounds, Allentown, PA, USA (Bon Jovi Coleccionistas)

off the grid concerts in a three week break in the Fahrenheit Tour:
16 June 1985 Youngstown, Ohio, Rochester, Star Theatre

Jersey Syndicate Tour:
16 June 1989 Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Point Stadium

Keep the Faith/ I ll Sleep When I m Dead Tour:
16 June 1993 Yamada Green Dome, Maebashi, Japan

Cross Road/ These Days Tour:
16 June 1996 Stuttgart, Germany, Cannstatter Wasen
There are no recordings on YouTube, but the setlist is known, and 80.000 people attended the show!

source, page: 16 June 1996 Stuttgart, Germany, Cannstatter Wasen
I also found a photo from Stuttgard, which I used for this post.

So from all these shows, we only have a recording of the very first one. 1984 Opening for the Scorpions. 
And this is where we get into the real nitty gritty part of the blogpost where I confess;
If I had the luxury of multiple 16 June concerts being recorded, I would not have picked this one.
I would have listened to the short 40 minute recording, with my earpods in, in bed at 5.30 AM, because all this writing, all this work, has messed with my sense of day and night and sleep and passion;
I would have listened to the 1984 opening for the Scorpions, recording and thought:
“Well it s not going to be this one. I m not going to burn myself here.”

Because mid- Get Ready, a 22 year old Jon Bon Jovi tells a story about girls waiting for them when they come off the bus, and him taking one up to his room, that someone says cannot be more than 15 years old.
Which sounds very underaged to me, and not something I would throw out on stage when giving a concert.
And also – not necessarily something I want anyone to remember them by.
Not something I would choose to write about here.

But it’s the only concert we have a recording of, and it’s definitely the most interesting hook available to write about.
So I am.

22 Year old Jon Bon Jovi normalizing having sex with a 15 year old fan;
How bad is that?

Well, I already gave you the title: Not all things will age well.
And this, in my opinion, was one of them.

There is a way to never make mistakes and that is by never doing anything. 
So unless you were on stage in 1984 opening for the Scorpions, or your band was opening for another band with fans that were openly aggressive towards  you, I don’t think we’re in a position to judge here. 

Maybe we made less painful faux pas in 1984. Or maybe they were just not recorded.
Or maybe, Jon Bon Jovi’s insensitive way of speaking about the 15 year old groupie, was simply the result of the abuse they suffered night after night, being catapulted with whatever loose object the Scorpion fans could find.
Maybe, it messes with your head when you barely get time to soundcheck, when the venue is filled for only a third when you go on stage, and the audience is split between being indifferent and hostile. (source bio JBJ

And then there is of course the time period;
1984 was a different time, and sexually there was a lot more you could get away with. 
Looking back, in the Netherlands at least, there was an atmosphere of underage sex laws for teens being a paper reality, that were poorly understood and rarely executed.
And when I was 15, I was sexually active, and already dreaming of Jon Bon Jovi!
In hindsight I consider myself way too young, and was happy my boyfriend  with whom I could explore it was only one or two years older.
But I definitely did not feel the danger of 15 year old/ 22 year old, the way I do now.

It was a different time, and Bon Jovi opening for the Scorpions was tough. It hardened them. And it has almost certainly  had an influence on the “tough guy” speech, mid Get Ready.
And I also believe most of us will agree that speech did not age well.

Like I said: 
One way to not make these mistakes is to not do anything.

If I compare that to my yoga career and teachings, how I interacted and what I did, I can pinpoint my “bad-speech” moments. The moments I painfully missed the mark. 
And there are ample, and I mean ample capital A here, stories of yoga teachers who crossed sexual boundaries with their students, and whole yoga lineages who are no longer part of the mainstream yoga world because their male leader sexually abused the women in their classes and trainings.

I ve always tried to behave correctly, but I was not a saint.
The profession of female yoga teacher felt sexually constrictive to me. Like I was supposed to be extra “good” while at the same time drawing unwanted male attention, which I did not call in.
I hated that.
And it is very well possible that I made my sex-with-a-15-year-old remarks, to make my boundaries clear, that I was not to be messed with.

But that’s all human, real life interaction stuff.
Since I m encouraging you to develop your own yoga self-practice, your own yoga, you will probably not interact with others that way.

But even, or also, if you “only”  follow YouTube yoga teachers, or take online memberships of yoga studios;
It is possible to be heavily disappointed by what you learn about them.

The Abercrombies and Fitches of online yoga do exist.
And they rotate.
And you never know when one will pop up, and when you will feel icky for having put your faith in a certain school, teacher, or channel.
Even when yoga is all online, it can go wrong in how you feel about them.

It could go wrong in how you feel about me.
That one day someone tells you something about me, that hits you hard, like that story in the 1984 audio, hit me hard at 5.30 AM this morning. 

And that’s when your love is tested, I believe.
That’s when it’s tested if you re just a casual fan, a casual follower, and you leave when the public opinion changes. Which is fine; I have had that with people when I found out they were hunters.
Don’t love them yet – and gonna let go.

Or you find out, that you love them so much that you want to learn to love that aspect of them as well.
That you want to overcome your judgement, and look for the parts you can understand and empathize with.
And that is my advice to you: With people, singers and bands you love; Choose the road of empathy, and standing eye to eye with it.
So that you learn to love in the face of ugliness.
That you find the light, that you be the light.

Because one day, it will be your words, that did not age well.
And then you better have that flame burning bright, and love yourself. 

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

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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.