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

The band in front of Madison Square Garden, 1987

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

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

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

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

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

Next to the story, you also get:

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

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

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

🧘🏽🤘🏽#dailybonjoviyoga 

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

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

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

option 2.
pick one of the programs

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

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

option I:  themed day by day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

.

option II: week & month program

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

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

Monthly playlist, with practices from 15-30 minutes.

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

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

Playlist Update  { Monday August 1 }

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

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

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

In other words:
Lots of learning was done!

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

#dailybonjoviyoga planning
Monday 1 August 2022

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

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

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

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

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

 

🗓️🎶🎸Bon Jovi August 1

Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection

There is one pre-1997 recording: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Straight from the 80s pit.

👩🏼‍💻 the story August 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And something to cherish.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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including beginner friendly yoga videos, made by yours truly,
all other playlists and international teachers.

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or “Rock Star yoga/ business/ writer”

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3 YouTube channels
1. English YouTube “Liberation”: Rock Star Yoga + Life lessons in Bon Jovi songs
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Updated daily with the most recent date at the top.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

🧘🏽🤘🏽#dailybonjoviyoga 

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

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

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

option 2.
pick one of the programs

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

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

option I:  themed day by day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

.

option II: week & month program

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

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

Monthly playlist, with practices from 15-30 minutes.

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

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

Playlist Update  { Sunday }

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#dailybonjoviyoga planning
Sunday 31 July 2022

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

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

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

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

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

 

🗓️🎶🎸Bon Jovi July 31.

There is an amazing 1993 recording for this day! 

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

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

Darien Performance Arts Center

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

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

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

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

Therefor:

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

is the soundtrack for today

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

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

👩🏼‍💻 the story July 31

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

And that it had little to do with yoga.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

But most of all, it is an energy.

A PERFORMANCE is an EXPRESSION.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This blog is all the support you need
I will mention videos or things I added for you on YouTube, right here.
Subscribe to receive these posts in your inbox.
You can find the subscription button on this page, probably on the top right.

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This Daily Bon Jovi Yoga blog is an element of “Rock Star” [phase 2]

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

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

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

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

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

1 Twitter account
my personal Twitter account

🌍🌎 📚🛒
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.

 

Mistakes are a good thing | 30 July | Bon Jovi 27 July 1995, Burgettstown (Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania | Coca-Cola Star Lake Amphitheatre

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

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

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

Today’s post is called Mistakes are a good thing.
Which is the fourth title…. I changed it up over the course of today.

I’m sure I will make a good story out of it, but mostly this title is chosen because it is what I need to hear myself, today.
And maybe that is reason enough:
Mistakes are a good thing, because if we label them anything else, it freezes you, and it keeps you from doing in this life, what you came here to do.
If you do anything else but embrace your mistakes, they have the power to break you.

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

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

So today is July 30!
Let’s dive in: What is the yoga for today?
What is the Bon Jovi concert or concerts, on this day?

🧘🏽🤘🏽#dailybonjoviyoga 

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

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

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

option 2.
pick one of the programs

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

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

option I:  themed day by day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

.

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 Saturday you’d get a Meghan Currie 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. 

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

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

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

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

#dailybonjoviyoga planning
Saturday night 30 July 2022:
🌎 international: create a 30 minute yoga video for my English YouTube

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

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

Advanced practitioner/ Teacher Notes { Saturday}

Since it is Saturday, the yoga video I make will be inspired by 🌶️ Meghan Currie.
Click the link to practice directly with a playlist with Meghan Curry videos.

I will be using my teacher’s manual:
In 2017-2018 I created an art project Het Yogaboek van Liefdeseend, that included 10 months worth of teaching schedules (link to my Dutch page with those schedules).
One block of classes was Meghan Currie inspired, and I will use those schedules to make today’s yoga videos.


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

The concert part!
What concerts were played on July 30? 

 

🗓️🎶🎸Bon Jovi July 30.

Bon Jovi 1995 07 27 Burgettstown photo @jane_jbj on twitter

There are no pre-1997 concerts recording for July 30;
But there is one from the 27th!

🏟️ Cross Road/ These Days Tour
27 July 1995, Burgettstown, Pennsylvania 🇺🇸
Coca-Cola Star Lake Amphitheatre

YouTube upload by hAnD90:
Bon Jovi | Live at Coca-Cola Starlake Amphitheatre | Complete Version | Burgettstown 1995
(new link, original upload was replaced with a better remaster at 13 August 22 )

1995 07 27 Bon Jovi played at Burgettstown Star Lake Amphitheater

The recording is on YouTube multiple times, but was always labeled as “Pittsburgh”, not Burgettstown. 
Burgettstown is a district in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. 

YouTube channel hAnD90 remastered the video and audio, and writes about this concert*:
“I’d actually go as far as saying that the summer/fall of 1995 was the band’s best in their career.
There still was some of that youthful energy and hunger left, but they were really refined and matured in terms of playing and it all slotted into gear. “

*This was in the description box of the original upload. Not the improved one of the complete concert.

Therefor:

27 July 1995, Burgettstown, PA🇺🇸
Bon Jovi | Live at Coca-Cola Starlake Amphitheatre | Complete Version | Burgettstown 1995

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 27 July.

Mistakes are a good thing

👩🏼‍💻 the story July 30

Jon correcting his mistake at the Burgettstown/ Pittsburgh concert 1995. Click for video. 

In today’s concert, Jon Bon Jovi starts singing the first verse from These Days, twice.
I had not noticed it when I listened to the Burgettstown recording, but when I started searching for the uploads that were under the banner “Bon Jovi Pittsburgh 1995”, one of the videos that came up was These Days, as a single recording.
And the description box, mentioned the mistake.

The 1995 Bon Jovi concert in Burgettstown, was on YouTube long before hAnD90’s the 2020 (and renewed 2022) upload.
It was just called differently, and labeled “Pittsburgh”.
After the metropolitan area of Burgettstown, and also after the way Jon Bon Jovi addresses the crowd.

Which is not technically a mistake, but it did remind me of the final post of my first 30 day stint on this blog.
It ended July 10, with a giant mistake in the title, where I mixed up Middletown New Jersey with Middletown California.
I m certain it contributed to me dropping out of writing these already time consuming blog posts.

I saw how unrewarding it was: That I was putting in my heart and soul, but that the most time consuming and frustrating factor, the factor that would always bite me in the ass if I tried to short cut writing this blog, was one of geography.

I m pretty sure I dropped out because I was ready to commit to writing about Bon Jovi everyday.
However, what I was not ready to commit to, was to deciphering American towns, boroughs, states, and allocate double locations to their correct state.
That, I was not committed to.

So I dropped out.

And maybe the Pittsburgh/ Burgettstown situation from today’s concert, reminded me that THIS is what I m in for.
That this blog will always entail geographical and historical fact checking, and deciphering. Something that does not necessarily show in the result, but if I FAIL to do it?
And it shows up the way Middletown, New Jersey and Orange County California were mixed up?
If I fail to do it, I will no longer be able to stand the post.
And may drop out.

So I have no choice but to accept that if I want to stay motivated to write this blog, then looking up the location, and trace it back to its origins until I know without a doubt, I have an understanding where it is, and where it is not;
Is part of my work.

But also: That THAT is the benchmark of mastery.

Mastery is NOT  writing a daily blogpost.
Mastery is NOT knowing how to make a remastered Burgettstown recording, which after two days of giving it your all, is suddenly a joy to listen to, when all that came before you were not.
Mastery is how you handle the extra things, that you would never be able to tackle, if you still needed all your mental bandwidth for the work itself.

And that’s when I suddenly understood, why I was so convinced hAnD90 was great at what he does.
Even though I consider myself musically illiterate, and have therefor no technical understanding of the work.
I know it because he researches and dives in the history of the recording, and thinks about the context of it.
That’s how I know he has full mastership over the technical process, because otherwise he would not even bother, and just copy locations and dates.

And now I can see why making mistakes and being upset by that is ALWAYS a good thing.
Because it reveals ambition.

It reveals you want more of yourself in that area, and that in itself is a good thing.
You may not get it for free, in fact it would be a real surprise if you did! But your pain is more in not admitting to yourself, that you are ambitious in this area.
That despite your flaws, the unfamiliarity or your history, you STILL want to do better in that area of your life.
Maybe even achieve mastership!
Admitting that, 
takes balls.

And that is why making a mistake, and being annoyed by it, is always good.
Because it reveals there is a part of you, that understands you can do better. And wants to, do better.

It is the part of you, that flat out refuses to settle for mediocre and average.

And that part, is something to cherish.
Because it will turn you into a master, one day.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This blog is all the support you need
I will mention videos or things I added for you on YouTube, right here.
Subscribe to receive these posts in your inbox.
You can find the subscription button on this page, probably on the top right.

.

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.

 

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

Jon Bon Jovi in 1993

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

🧘🏽🤘🏽#dailybonjoviyoga 

As of today, there will be 3 different options:

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

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

option 2.
pick one of the programs

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

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

option I:  themed day by day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

.

option II: week & month program

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

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

Monthly playlist, with practices from 15-30 minutes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

🗓️🎶🎸Bon Jovi July 29.

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

Madison Square Garden 1993 07 28

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

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

Therefor:

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

is the soundtrack for today

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

My birthday is X

👩🏼‍💻 the story July 29

.

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

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

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

42:27 Z100 birthday concert Madison Square Garden 1993

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meaning:
Today.

 ~Suzanne
Rock Star Writer
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🥳 PayPalMe 
🇳🇱Tikkie van de week 

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

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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.

 

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

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

Making this whole post irrelevant to this gig.

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

~Suzanne

——— 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

🧘🏽🤘🏽Yoga

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yoga 9 July 

week & month program

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

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

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

(direct link)
Meghan Currie Yoga

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

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

 

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

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

 

🗓️🎶🎸Bon Jovi July 9.

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

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

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

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

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

Therefor:

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

is the soundtrack for today

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

Nothing “middle” town about it

👩🏼‍💻 the story July 9

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Jon Bon Jovi Mansion Middletown, New Jersey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

 

Torch Bearing and Tent Sharing { introducing Raven van Dorst } | 8 July | Bon Jovi 7 July 1995, Odense, Denmark, Midtfyns Festival

Holding the flame at set opener, Midtfyns Festival, Odense, Denmark 1995.
Playing a shorter set, because it was a festival, Bon Jovi was on fire beginning to end. 

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!

Today’s story is about the concert Bon Jovi gave in Denmark, 1995;
About a Dutch artist Raven van Dorst;
And about the nature of being creative, and its disruptive powers on the rest of the world (or your life).

As always, the story is the closer, at the bottom of this post.

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

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

So today is July 8!
Let’s dive in: What is the yoga for today?
What is the Bon Jovi concert or concerts, on this day?

🧘🏽🤘🏽Yoga

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yoga 8 July 

week & month program

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

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

Friday 8 July, 2022
Month Program, 15-30 minutes
video 5/28 
11:45
Easy Restorative Yoga Routine With Tara Stiles
(direct link)
Tara Stiles 

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

Friday 8 July, 2022
Week Program, 1 hour
50:49
Yoga Weight Loss & Balance Workout
(direct link)
Tara Stiles 

 

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

The concert part!
What concerts were played on July 8? 

 

🗓️🎶🎸Bon Jovi July 8.

We do not have pre-1997 concerts recording for July 8;
Which means we will go with yesterday’s show, which we did not cover:

Cross Road/ These Days Tour:
7 July 1995, Odense, Denmark, Midtfyns Festival

YouTube upload:
Bon Jovi – Live in Odense, Denmark 1995 [FULL]

Therefor:

7 JuLY 1995, Odense, Denmark 🇩🇰
Bon Jovi – Live in Odense, Denmark 1995 [FULL]

is the soundtrack for today

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

Torch Bearing and Tent Sharing

👩🏼‍💻 the story July 8

.
Two days ago I wrote a piece about the Dutch preference for organizing festivals, over one-band concerts.
I still think this is largely an unconscious bias that goes something like this:
Solo artist = one artist = concert alone
Band = multiple artists = festival

However, today’s soundtrack, the Bon Jovi festival recording, proves that being programmed at a festival, can result in extra powerful performances!
At the 1995 Bon Jovi Cross Road tour, there was a stint where they played three different countries in three days:
July 6, 1995, Rotterdam The Netherlands 
July 7, 1995, Odense, Denmark, festival 
snippet press conference Denmark, credit Jane
July 8, 1995, Turku, Finland (no recording)
snippet press moment Finland, credit Jane
[ After Finland there are 13 days off, American leg starts July 21 1995 ]

It was as if despite the grueling schedule, the festival setting, and consequently having to cut the setlist short by 45 minutes or so, resulted in an extra shot of adrenaline and inspiration!
In my opinion, the Denmark performance definitely belongs to the strongest of the tour.

The show opens with a powerful statement of Jon carrying a torch during “Rockin’ In The Free World”;
Jon Bon Jovi flirts with the audience mid-Lay Your Hands On Me:
“With some of these girls I see out here, I wouldn’t mind spending a couple of nights here in the tent myself.

There is flirting and storytelling in an exceptionally energetic Bad Medicine, with him turning to “Gloria” (the song is integrated into Bad Medicine) because he had been away from New Jersey for too long.
And Gloria understanding that blackmail is the fastest way to a man’s heart!

And the encore rocks!

There is an enigmatic version of I Believe, with Jon Bon Jovi on electric guitar and with adlibs (extra words) and raspy voice in the outro, of Bruce Springsteen like proportions!
There is minutes of speech/ adlibs in the slow pause in Someday I ll Be Saturday  Night!

You can usually find timestamps to different songs (f.e. to Bad Medicine) in every description box on YouTube:
Bon Jovi – Live in Odense, Denmark 1995 [FULL]

I’m not eating my words on the blog about concerts versus festivals,
but I will add, that if it had not been for Bon Jovi pulling out all the stops, for this Danish festival;
We would have been one great concert short!

This blog is almost one month old, and from every day I sat down to write, today has been the most problematic one.
Because I had not even properly started, or I saw the announcement that Dutch artist Raven van Dorst would be a guest in a legendary Dutch summer series, on television.
The show is called “Zomergasten” and it has been around since 1988.

Zomergasten is like the royalty of Dutch television.

Every episode, one guest can create their ideal television night, in a live 4-hour show.
There is a rudimentary English version of the wiki page of this show, where only the most remarkable Dutch scientists, artists and people from the media are invited.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zomergasten 
Being invited to Zomergasten is a form of being knighted.

Raven van Dorst (they/them) from the band Dool, and Dutch artist/ tv program creator.

About two months ago, I got to know Raven van Dorst, because one episode of their current program (where they have a farm, and every week two famous Dutch people come to help) was heavily promoted by other Dutch media, because it had two interesting guests in it.
So I watched the show for the first time, because one of those guests indeed interested me;
Only to find out very quickly, that no one is very interesting, standing next to Raven!

Raven van Dorst is simply so badass, so authentic, so funny and (my personal favorite) so openly sexual, that no matter how much media training you had, no matter how much you usually get paid to show up on camera;
You will lose standing next to them.
No one outshines Raven.

Raven van Dorst has been a performer since approximately 2000;
And although their bands and identities have been subject to change, the music was always rock, punk rock and doom metal, and they performed at festivals and gave concerts all over Europe.
Don’t let ten years of being in television fool you;
Raven van Dorst is first and foremost a band leader and a seasoned rock musician.

I immersed into their content, watched all seasons of their farming show, and then discovered ten years plus, worth of material on YouTube.
Because Raven had been active as a content creator for tv, for almost ten years, and even longer as a recording artist.

I remember having ten days or something, where my whole world seemed to revolve around watching their content and around creating a playlist I “knew” only I would listen to.
Ten days, which I considered something between an artist’s sabbatical and collateral damage of being a creative.
Productivity wise I gave myself a zero for that time period, but at the same time I knew that when you are a creative, you have to settle for not being productive in the traditional sense.

That when the muse takes over, you bow.
You honor that.
As Freddie Mercury says in the movie Bohemian Rhapsody:
“I m a performer darling, not a Swiss train conductor.”

So although I m still not at ease, with how creative energy flows;
I respected it.
My ten days or so, immersing myself in Raven van Dorst’s work, and creating the playlist, was just one of the many proof I had, that creativity is not a linear process.

And now we get to why today was the most difficult day for me, writing this Daily Bon Jovi Yoga blog;
Because I HAVE been trying to contain this.
To streamline it, in a way that some day in the hopefully, not too far away future, I can:
-write this blog in under an hour AM
-set up the draft post of the new day (research concerts on-this-day; select soundtrack concert, get direct yoga links and upload photos to the yoga videos, change all the dates) every night, in 30 minutes;
So that I can create these posts in 90 minutes and get going with my other work.

But it’s not working.

These post are still more often than not 4-8 hours long, because the creative trail takes me all over the place.

When I heard this news about Raven van Dorst, being “knighted” to Zomergast (summer guest), I looked up the playlist I had created all those weeks ago, and started structuring it in a way that it could be made public.
And I wrote an introduction in English, to Raven van Dorst, in the description box. Wrestling with they/them, and how to use verbs in a non-binary way.

For those who want to know:
In English you use plural:
Raven van Dorst is, but they are.  
In Dutch you use singular:
Raven van Dorst is, and hun is.

I also included a paragraph in the description box about why they are non-binary, and why they are an activist.
Realizing that I could still have chosen wrong terms or words.
I was simultaneously working on not one, but three pieces of content:
-this blogpost
-the YouTube playlist and the description box
and
-a Dutch blogpost (which will have to wait, or be dropped)
And I m now almost at 7 hours of work, and only the playlist is done.

playlist: Raven van Dorst, Dutch artist they/them 

In the first song at the show in Denmark, Jon Bon Jovi is carrying a torch.
According to the concert page, he puts it down after nearly burning his arm, but it does make a spectacular visual.
Jon Bon Jovi holding the torch for freedom.

The same freedom, Raven van Dorst advocates.

At the Dutch program page, announcing Raven van Dorst attending Zomergasten this year, they announce it will be an evening in praise of the rebel.
A celebration of being different.

And I wonder: “Will they….? Even there?”

Will Raven van Dorst bring their unapologetic sexuality, “straight” into their unofficial Dutch knighting, live on national tv?

Will they enter wearing sunglasses carrying a torch, climb the table like a high rise, and pose like the statue of liberty, dramatically staring into the lens?
Will they extinguish the torch in the crystal carafe of water,
grab an electric guitar for an energetic performance, blowing all the fuses?
Throw in lengthy and very unscripted adlibs that will make us all blush and give guests for the next 34 years of the show something to live up to?

Or, do the rock stars of this world, save THAT for festivals?

. 
 ~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.

 

Rock Star (meaning YOU!) “sexual capital” | 7 July | Bon Jovi 7 July 1996, Milton Keynes, England, National Bowl (second night)

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!

Ironically, I thought No Way, I m going to pull off writing a story today!
Not the writing itself, because I write quicker than I read:
But the research.

The past couple of days the posts on this blog cost me a fair amount of research time. I constantly had to Google things, which was very time consuming.
Time I do not have today.

So I thought: “Well, let’s make this one without a story then.”
Until I realized it was just the research, I couldn’t do today. So I can write about things I can just pull off the mental shelf;
Rock Star sexual capital, is such a topic!

As is totally punned and the appropriate location today, you can find the  story about sexual capital, below, at the bottom half of this post. 😎

But before we get there!
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

So today is July 7!
Let’s dive in: What is the yoga for today?
What is the Bon Jovi concert or concerts, on this day?

🧘🏽🤘🏽Yoga

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yoga 7 July 

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

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

Thursday 7 July, 2022
Month Program, 15-30 minutes
video 4/28 
11:19
Seated Forward Bend Movement Meditation

(direct link)
Shiva Rea

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

Thursday 7 July, 2022
Week Program, 1 hour
video 4/7
59:59
Prana Flow – One Earth Live
(direct link)
Shiva Rea

 

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

The concert part!
What concerts were played on July 7? 

 

🗓️🎶🎸Bon Jovi July 7.

1996 07 06 First night in Milton Keynes

There are two pre-1997 concerts recording for July 7;

July 7:

Cross Road/ These Days Tour:
7 July 1995, Odense, Denmark, Midtfyns Festival

YouTube upload:
Bon Jovi – Live in Odense, Denmark 1995 [FULL]

Cross Road/ These Days Tour:
7 July 1996, Milton Keynes, England, National Bowl (second night)
YouTube upload:
Bon Jovi – Milton Keynes National Bowl 07.07.1996 (2nd show – nearly full audio)

The first Milton Keynes night, on 6 July, did not have a YouTube upload, but  the setlist is known.

And the the concert page from the second night , gives us a clue they made some adjustments, based on the experiences the night before:

“Rockin’ In The Free World opens the show!

Wild In The Steets is placed early, as is Hey God. Heavy wind had caused massive sound fluctuations over both nights which lead to the band having had problems in working the audience the previous show. This is probably why they went for a full-blown rockin’ start this time around.

Lie To Me Is back and gets favored over Diamond Ring / Bed Of Roses.

Bed Of Roses had initially been dropped and the band didn’t plan on doing it, but changed it on the spot due to multiple requests and had it open their final encore.”

Therefor:

7 JuLY 1996, Milton Keynes, England🇬🇧
Bon Jovi – Milton Keynes National Bowl 07.07.1996 (2nd show – nearly full audio)

is the soundtrack for today

.
Both performances are added to the playlist 
“Bon Jovi concerts on this day” (on July 7)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiGoDE3C06ScAo9UN4GyhtQWYfl3d6jMT

And the show from 1995 Odense, Denmark will stay on stand-by for when we don’t have an on-this-day recording.

Rock Star (meaning YOU!) “sexual capital”

👩🏼‍💻 the story July 7

.
There are definitely times when I wish I had taken the building of my business (at that time, my yoga business) as seriously as creating the sex/dating/love life I wanted.
And present tense, meaning that wish is not just a thing of the past;
It still is.
That I would be as certain now, in my career as a Rock Star Writer and Yoga Teacher, as I am in my sex/dating/love life. 
Or even, that I had the same decisiveness of setting out on a quest to figure it out!
Just like I had, with regard to figuring out my dating and sex life, fifteen years ago.

In my 30s, I rebooted my love and dating life. I knew what I wanted, and I knew the most important thing was to stick to my guns.
To not be swayed, just because what I wanted was not the norm.

Because in hindsight- that was the sad thing, about how I had turned up off-path, with my love life- 
In hindsight I had already known everything that was true for me, when I was 15, 16 years old.
Just that I had let the fears and beliefs of others, get the better of me, and that had made me end up in relationships where those fears (that were not even my own) were bypassed.
Great relationships with amazing men, for sure!

But that had never been what I wanted:
I wanted adventures with the wicked!
With the rock stars, of this earth.

I didn’t know all that when I went on my quest, to find the right path.
In fact, I had internalized the views that were not my own and thought that after I had had my fun with new men, with whom I had been very much in love, and had enjoyed our glorious ten-times-a-day phase and then sadly drifted apart (sadly, but not really sadly of course);

That after those perhaps a bit drama-filled years where I got my heart broken all the time, I would come back to the same long-term relationships with the same amazing men.

Except;
I didn’t.
And I never will.
I ll take one day of adventure with a man who has cracked my heart open like a walnut, and who leaves me in a sea of tears;
Over a lifetime of bliss, with an amazing man.

Because after I have recovered from that blow to my emotional system?
I do feel strong. 
I do feel on top of the world.
It took me a while, but now I understand that I thrive on that challenge, to get back on my feet.
To learn how to CARRY myself, to learn how to SURVIVE (emotionally).
To learn how to use that pain of being sidelined, and losing him, at a stage when I was not expecting it, and no longer prepared to have “him do that to me”, and yet?
It has become my favorite way to grow.

I d rather grow like that, than meditate for ten days, or even than to meditate at all! 
I ve grown fond of it, that is the point I want to bring across, before I continue. So you understand that even without the wealth I discovered I had accumulated, you understand that I would not go back.
That I love being in it, at least as much as what I get out of it.

Which is “sexual capital”.

book from 2010, that coined the term erotic capital. The term sexual capital was already used, before that.

Sexual or erotic capital is a term coined in 2010, although it was around before that.
I use that word here, so that you know that if you like more background information, you know what to look for.
Because the terms sexual capital and erotic capital, have been the closest thing I have found, that describe the wealth I found.
But there is one major difference!

Hence the quotation marks in the title:
“sexual capital”

Where sexual capital is the word to describe how to leverage your sexual attractiveness to gain things in the real world
(changing it for other forms of economic capital);

Sexual capital ->quotation marks<- means;
Wealth, health, sexual energy that you feel YOURSELF.

To feel creative, sexual energy flowing through you, nourish you and feed you, in a way that would make you a millionaire if I could bottle that up.

Over 15 years after I set out on my quest, I understand very well, WHY I would never go back to those fun, healthy relationships with amazing men, and prefer one night with the wicked;
Because the latter gives me a ton of this sexual energy, and the years with the great relationships with amazing men, didn’t give me that.
They did not deliver the one thing I craved, which was that feeling of aliveness!

And I think it is this feeling of aliveness, of freedom, of sexual adventure, that a true rock star (true as in: making music and being on stage) conveys.
And that you and I feel, when we’re standing in the crowd, and feel that rush of energy.

Without them knowing who we are, and without us being in some kind of sexual affair, we have an energetic affair with the rock star.
We have a few hours together that we will absolutely never forget, and that will change who we are.

My biggest lesson to you, and one I do not have to research, is;
That is the secret of energy, that is the secret of life.

To learn to receive high amounts of energy, and process it, integrate it, make it your own.
And learn to begin to transmute that energy, just ever so slightly before they move away.
Learn how to start integrating that energy, that you were exposed to in such high doses-
either at the concert or with someone in your life or bed.

To learn to survive the parting, and to then thrive, because you now possess that energy yourself.

That is how you gain Rock Star’s sexual capital.
Inadvertently, because you weren’t even trying.

All you knew was that it rocked your world.

. 
 ~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.

 

First guesses: Why The Netherlands refused the world’s biggest bands her largest venues (for a long time) | 6 July | Bon Jovi 6 July 1995, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Stadion Feijenoord “de Kuip”

 

Although band concerts, seemed to have been hosted too small in The Netherlands, until latest of 80s/early 90s;
They were welcome at one of Holland’s many festivals and multiple-bill concerts. Stamping Ground (1970) was the first and probably the most legendary one. 

Ticket for The Netherlands first hosting stadium: Stadion Feijenoord, or “de Kuip”.

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 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

So today is July 6!
Let’s dive in: What is the yoga for today?
What is the Bon Jovi concert or concerts, on this day?

🧘🏽🤘🏽Yoga

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yoga 6 July 

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

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

Wednesday 6 July, 2022
Month Program, 15-30 minutes
video 3/28 
19:41
20 minute restorative yoga with bolster

Alexia K Yoga
(direct link)

Yin/ Restorative Yoga

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

Wednesday 6 July, 2022
Week Program, 1 hour
video 3/7
58:11
Yin Yoga – Wall Sequence
Nancy Nelson

(direct link)
Yin/ Restorative Yoga

 

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

The concert part!
What concerts were played on July 6? 

 

🗓️🎶🎸Bon Jovi July 6.

Rotterdam 1995, opening de show with Steven Van Zandt 📸Rob Verhorst

There are two pre-1997 concerts recording for July 6;
And I m appointing the one closest to home, as the soundtrack of the day!

July 6:

New Jersey Syndicate Tour:
6 July 1989, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, Niagara Falls Civic Center

YouTube upload:
Bon Jovi | Live at Niagara Falls Convention and Civic Center | Niagara Falls 1989

Cross Road/ These Days Tour
6 July 1995, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Stadion Feijenoord
YouTube upload:
Bon Jovi | Live at Stadion Feijenoord | Rotterdam 1995
A remastered recording by hAnD90.
Tech specifics in description box of the video.

About this show, by hAnD90;

“Just like in 1993, the band was to face an excellent crowd upon their visit to Rotterdam and played a nice long setlists with a few twists and turns in there. The excitement and energy were great that night.”

Therefor:

6 JuLY 1995, Rotterdam, The Netherlands🇳🇱
Bon Jovi | Live at Stadion Feijenoord | Rotterdam 1995

is the soundtrack for today

.
Both performances are added to the playlist 
“Bon Jovi concerts on this day” (on July 6)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiGoDE3C06ScAo9UN4GyhtQWYfl3d6jMT

And the show from 1989 Niagara Falls will stay on stand-by for when we don’t have an on-this-day recording.

.

First guesses: Why The Netherlands refused the world’s biggest bands her largest venues (for a long time)

👩🏼‍💻 the story July 6

.

Stadion Feijenoord in Rotterdam (“De Kuip”) was the first stadium to host concerts. 📸 Rob Verhorst

It was one of those things, right under your nose, that you somehow manage to miss.
Even though the signs had been there all along.

Because why did Bon Jovi play the relatively small indoor venue Ahoy TWICE on their New Jersey Syndicate Tour, in 1988 and 1989;
When they would have sold even a 100.000 tickets in a heartbeat?
And on a bad day.

Why had I wondered, oh so very often, why me and my boyfriend visited an insane amount of hard rock festivals in the early 90s;
But hardly, any concerts by one band?

Why had the Rolling Stones played at The Netherlands most luxurious beach hotel, Kurhaus Scheveningen, in 1964?
Only to have it spin out of control in madness and mayhem by fans, and a lot of material damage.
Which should have come as a surprise, to absolutely no one.

And even!
Even;
Why did Bon Jovi’s 1995 concert in Nijmegen, fall flat on its face, after it being hastily relabeled, yet not quite fully (let alone effectively) into a  four-bill “festival”.
Whatever that means.
Suffice to say it didn’t work, and although Nijmegen 1995 does not have a recording, sources seem to agree at least for Bon Jovi, it had not worked and they had been unable to make that night’s concert “work”.
Which is saying something, because they’d been able to make concerts where they had increasingly larger objects being thrown at them, work, when in 1984 they opened for the hostile crowds of ZZ Top and Scorpions.

But somehow the “Dutch quadruple bill” trick at the Goffertpark, had caught them off-guard, and off-key.

From hosting the first concert The Rolling Stones would play outside of the United Kingdom, at the Kurhaus in 1964, which also counts as The Netherland’s first go at organizing a band concert;
To Holland’s uncontrollable urge to squeeze bands together on one bill;
Something seems rotten, in the kingdom of the Netherlands. 

And the preference can be seen to this day.
It started with the open air concert in Kralingen (Stamping Ground, 1970) but in 2022 there are still way more festivals, with tens of thousands of people, than there are open air concert locations that do one-band or one-artist concerts.

Let’s assume, that the latter habit, or preference, is a global one. A commercial one. That over the whole world, concert organizers rather go for packaging up a certain TYPE of music;
Thinking it will sell more tickets because it will attract a broader audience, than that they feel called to book for, basically the niche group of, one fanbase.

So let’s assume that part of the Dutch preference, to have at least a dozen festivals/ festival locations, but only a handful of concert locations that pass the 50.000 attendees mark?
Let’s for now, let that rest, and write it off as a global thing. Book it under capitalism, whatever.
Park it.

Let’s also, just like in statistics when you take out the numbers that vary too much from the whole, before you make an estimate;
Let’s not count that very first Rolling Stones concert.
It’s too long ago, and no one had hosted a Rolling Stones concert outside the UK, so good for the Netherlands that they made that mark in Rock n Roll history!

And now we get into how I, finally, begin to understand that there is a whole part of Dutch history missing. 
And the part is;
For the longest of times, there were no real concerts in the Netherlands.

This was the part I opened with; the thing that had been under my very nose.
And it was brought to my attention by my mother.
Because I asked her how she and my father had known how important it had been for me to go to Bon Jovi?
They had not been, at first glance, the types of parents to facilitate events like concerts at the other side of the country (in the Netherlands that is a 2.5 hour drive), on a school night.
Our family revolved around what my father wanted, then what my mother wanted, and for the children it revolved around what they thought we needed.
Not what we knew we wanted.

Our wants were not discouraged, but there was an unspoken rule that the wants were not their department. Those were our own to figure out, and as long as it didn’t interfere with school, we could do it.
But “going to” Bon Jovi on a school night (the quotation marks stand for not having a clue how to get there without them driving me!) did, interfere with school!

So then how did they, and pretty unanimously it seemed, decide it was important enough to drive me and two friends there?
When none of their policies would have led to this outcome?

And that was when I offered;
“Was it perhaps because dad would have wanted to go, in the 60s?”
And my mother replied:
“Oh no! We didn’t have concerts in the 60s!”
And that’s how this whole topic of wanting to know the history of Dutch concerts, came about!

And when I suddenly understood, why the Rolling Stones had been at Kurhaus. Strangely enough, up until that moment, I had never wondered why they had played at such an odd location.
When in hindsight, it makes total sense, because it was the first concert ever booked here.

Broad strokes, the 50s and 60s, can be divided into the mainland of Europe, which was still recovering from the war.
And Japan, United States and England, which had not been occupied. 
So for the first twenty years or so, you can pretty much see why Europe was so far behind, in having a music industry.

Rock n Roll was brought to The Netherlands by the Indonesian community.
From Wikipedia on Indorock:

“Indorock is a musical genre that originated in the 1950s in the Netherlands. It is a fusion of Indonesian and Western music, with roots in Kroncong (traditional Portuguese-Indonesian fusion music). The genre was invented by Indo repatriates in the Netherlands after Indonesian independence on August 17, 1945, and became popular especially in Germany. Indorock is one of the earliest forms of “Eurorock”.[1] Its influence on Dutch popular music was immense.”

This illustrates that The Netherlands were quite cutting edge when it came to music, just not in organizing concerts.
In conversation with someone from Germany, my impression was they had big venues for Europe’s most popular acts, over a decade sooner, than the Netherlands.

And in 1978, Feyenoord Stadion in Rotterdam, opened its doors for world famous pop artists, but only the absolute biggest names, were allowed to play there;
When rock bands were to play smaller venues or festival or multiple bill concerts, when my impression was, they had far outgrown that.
Bon Jovi late 80s could have easily, sold out Feyenoord Stadion.

In the 90s, it was as if Dutch concert organizer Mojo, did a brave attempt to SATISFY, Dutch desire to see the Rolling Stones live!

1990: 3x Stadion Feijenoord, Rotterdam
1995: 2x Stadion Feijenoord, Rotterdam, Megaland, Landgraaf (festival),  2x Goffertpark, Nijmegen, 2x Paradiso, Amsterdam
1998: Malieveld, Den Haag + 5x Amsterdam ArenA
1999: Megaland, Landgraaf (festival)+ Stadspark, Groningen

But ten years of sold out concerts in The Netherland’s biggest venues later; 
And they could still get no satisfaction!

So do I have guesses, about what happened in The Netherlands?
Hardly.

What I know is that every time I visit a concert, I am so happy with Mojo, our organizer. They seem to get better at tweaking their concerts, everytime a little more.
The chair throwing of the Kurhaus, is definitely a thing of the ancient past! 

The organization, the execution, of Dutch concerts is phenomenal.
For example: The Golden Circle is never overbooked, something I ve definitely seen happening on video footage from shows abroad.
Mojo Concerts deserves a 10 out of 10, for their work!

Yesterday they signed a contract here in Nijmegen, making Goffertpark one of their only handful 50.000 attendees, locations. For their biggest shows.
And Nijmegen tends to get all the rock concerts, so I m absolutely delighted with this deal!

But do I think money is being left on the table?
And that it’s the bands, that have suffered the most?
I do.
Suffered from whatever it is, that seemed to have gotten off on the wrong foot.

Do I know why?
Probably not.

But I do know, it could be changed.
In a heartbeat.
On a bad day.

 ~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.
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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.

 

The show may not, go on. | 5 July | Bon Jovi 2 July 1995, Dublin, Ireland, RDS Arena

video: Rammstein,2022 07 04 (first night) Nijmegen, Netherlands

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 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

So today is July 5!
Let’s dive in: What is the yoga for today?
What is the Bon Jovi concert or concerts, on this day?

🧘🏽🤘🏽Yoga

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yoga 5 July 

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

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

Tuesday 5 July, 2022
Month Program, 15-30 minutes
video 2/28 
20:21
Slow Sun Salutation For Beginners | HOW to do a Sun Salutation B step by step for beginners | 20 min
(direct link)
Ashtanga Yoga

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

Tuesday 5 July, 2022
Week Program, 1 hour
video 2/7
1:05:20
Antonia Kidman / Kate Agnew – 

(direct link)
Ashtanga Yoga

 

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

The concert part!
What concerts were played on July 5? 

 

🗓️🎶🎸Bon Jovi July 5.

Jon before concert RDS Arena. Click photo for original by @jane_jbj on twitter

There is no pre-1997 concert recording for July 5;
So I m appointing a recording that has not been a soundtrack of the day yet:
2 July 1995:

Cross Road/ These Days Tour
2 July 1995, Dublin, Ireland, RDS Arena
YouTube upload:

Bon Jovi | Live at RDS Arena | Dublin 1995
A remastered recording by hAnD90.
Tech specifics in description box of the video.

Dublin was the final concert from the European tour, and Jane shared two clippings from two interviews Jon gave before the show:
1.news item + Jon on having a good time in Dublin 
2.Jon on the influence of Irish musician Phil Lynnott, on their work

The 1995 Dublin show was a fantastic show! 
And an absolute worthy closer for the European leg of the tour.

From the description box, by hAnD90:

“The band and the crowd are in a great mood as it’s usually the case in Dublin.
Jon does some nice ad-libs over the outro of Runaway and even considers moving to Ireland due to him being so impressed by the enthusiastic crowd.
Just like in Jakarta, the band delivers a mesmerizing rendition of Never Say Goodbye with them starting out slow and the band bursting in by the time the solo comes around and Richie taking the song home!”

Therefor:

2 JuLY 1995, Dublin, Ireland🇮🇪
Bon Jovi | Live at RDS Arena | Dublin 1995

is the soundtrack for today

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The performance was already added to the playlist 
“Bon Jovi concerts on this day” (on July 2)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiGoDE3C06ScAo9UN4GyhtQWYfl3d6jMT

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The show may not, go on.

👩🏼‍💻 the story July 5

 

“As you can tell, I am having a few issues, these shows are really important to us, I slept here last night. 
So I’ll be switching the songs around vocally, I hope you don’t mind. I’d really like to keep going.” 

Axl Rose, Tottenham (second night), 2 July 2022

Before Guns N Roses came to the Netherlands, on June 23;
I had about 15 months between buying the ticket and the show, to worry about all that could go wrong.
Groningen, The Netherlands was one of the extra concerts, and had not been included in the original 2020 European tour.
So I had a new ticket, for a new show, and not a rescheduled one.

But would there even be a show?
Or w
ould the pandemic still be keeping bands from touring in 2022?
On February 24, 2022, a day before the Dutch Covid measures were lifted, the war started in Ukraine.
Hardly anybody in The Netherlands was worrying about Covid anymore.

The first nights I heard what I can only identify as military aircrafts, passing over Nijmegen.
And there seemed to be an unusual amount of activity in the woodlands between The Netherlands and Germany; a side of the city that is normally dead quiet.

For the first month of the war, I thought it highly unlikely, that European airspace would stay open, for a band to tour the continent.
If aside from Ukraine, a few more countries would be at war or if their airspace was no longer open, European tours would be cancelled.
I estimated 85-95% of shows would need to go on as planned, for a tour to remain profitable.

Luckily, for obviously more and better reasons than for us enjoying concerts, the war did not spread further over Europe, and all bands including Guns N Roses, started touring Europe.
As planned.

Last night Rammstein gave a show at Goffertpark in Nijmegen, and from outside it sounded great and the show was absolutely spectacular!!
And their second show is scheduled for tonight.
With the Guns N Roses concert in Groningen, having been the best day of my entire life;
And the Red Hot Chili Peppers also having visited Nijmegen, last month!
It is easy to think that things are back to normal.

But far from it.

Last night, Guns N Roses cancelled their Glasgow concert for tonight, and I found out this morning, that the Red Hot Chili Peppers too, had cancelled their Glasgow concert for July 1st.
Both due to medical reasons.

And just last month, the Rolling Stones had to cancel both
Switzerland and The Netherlands, although the last one could be swiftly rescheduled to July 7.
And the Red Hot Chili Peppers too, are back, they only missed one show. 

But it shows that it is indeed a small miracle, to have these bands touring the world. And it’s probably something we have been taking for granted.

Covid brought us a realization that global circumstances can interfere with touring schedules. And keep us from enjoying concerts and festivals.
But these first summer months where everything is up and running again, also show us something else;
The human factor.

You can’t compare cancelled 80s and 90s concerts with today’s:
Covid legislation still makes it likely to have shows cancelled when they test positive, when in the 80s and 90s, far worse conditions would be covered up with strong medical interventions.
The show had to go on, and it did, in those decades.
So a band cancelling for medical reasons in 2022, can mean anything.

But there is another reason why cancellations may come more easily, aside from positive Covid testing:
The vulnerability of these artists.

They’re older now, they have to take better care of their health. They re way healthier than back in the day!
But also more professional, less destructive, and wiser, when it comes to health.
More powerful too I reckon; They make the decisions, not managers.

But there is another vulnerability, because contrary to the 20th century, everything is being recorded.
Everything is registered.
If you go up on stage, you know that whatever it is you do up there, you will have people watching it for years to come.

Guns N Roses final two shows, in Tottenham, were both cut short and Axl informed the crowd of his struggles.
He sung the songs differently, but now Glasgow is cancelled.

Jon Bon Jovi too, is having severe struggles with his voice.
Bon Jovi had a short tour in April, but it is unclear what the future holds, and if Bon Jovi will ever tour again. 

So I think the old Show Must Go On adage, does hold a different meaning now.
Perhaps even;
No meaning.

That we’ll see bands cancelling, when they can’t risk damaging their voice even more;
Can’t risk not taking the time to recover properly.
Can’t risk, having their reputation damaged by the many recordings that will be available after their show.

And that if we do see them, on stage, and in particular if we see them there struggling;
Then let’s be grateful, that they dare to go out there and meet us.
Because it’s a vulnerable position these days.

Covid may have dropped to the background for now,
and the war may be contained in the east;
But the years of pattern interrupt, and the decades of aging, and all the political and pandemic ebs and flows;
They have shown us that the show no longer, automatically, goes on.

And perhaps that, in itself, is a good thing.

 ~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.

 

Miss Fourth of July ❤️🤍💙Independence Day 2022 | 4 July | Jon Bon Jovi 4 July 1986, FarmAid2

Jon Bon Jovi and Vince Neil at FarmAid2, 4 July 1986

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 retrieved one from my original, Rock Star Writer blog, that is the absolute perfect one for today!

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

So today is July 4!
Let’s dive in: What is the yoga for today?
What is the Bon Jovi concert or concerts, on this day?

🧘🏽🤘🏽Yoga

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

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

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

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

Yoga 4 July 

❤️🤍💙 Independence Day

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

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

Monday 4 July, 2022
Month Program, 15-30 minutes
video 1/28 
21:41
20-Minute Yoga For Beginners
(direct link)
| Yoga With Adriene

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

Monday 4 July, 2022
Week Program, 1 hour
video 1/7
1:01:19
Weight Loss Yoga | Total Body Workout 
(direct link)
| Yoga With Adriene

 

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

The concert part!
What concerts were played on July 4? 

 

🗓️🎶🎸Bon Jovi July 4.

There is one pre-1997 recording for this day.

Jon Bon Jovi & friends 
4 July 1986, FarmAid2, Manor, Texas, Manor Downs

YouTube upload:
Jon Bon Jovi – Live at Manor Downs | Farm Aid | Manor 1986

Therefor:

4 JuLY 1986, FarmAid2, Manor, Texas 🇺🇸
Jon Bon Jovi – Live at Manor Downs | Farm Aid | Manor 1986

is the soundtrack for today

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

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Miss Fourth of  July

👩🏼‍💻 the story July 4

Click on the gif for the interview

In 2020 I wrote a beautiful story about 
Jon Bon Jovi’s heartfelt song
“Miss Fourth of July”

You can read it here:
Miss Fourth of July | series: The Box Set { updated version 2022 }

 ~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.
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This Daily Bon Jovi Yoga blog is an element of “Rock Star” [phase 2]

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

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

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

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

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

1 Twitter account
my personal Twitter account

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online bookshop

NEW: Books!

You can find my books The Little Mistress Who Turned Into A Baby Koala
A Boyfriend Like Jon Bongiovi
and White Tigress Yoga Workbook
at the bottom of this page:
https://www.lulu.com/spotlight/rockstarwriter

If you live in The Netherlands, Belgium or Germany, you can also order these books from me – just go to the bottom of this page:
https://www.lulu.com/spotlight/rockstarwriter
to check out which ones you want, and write me an email at s_beenackers@hotmail.com.
Payment is via PayPal or bank transfer.

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