When we first heard that Bon Jovi would go to Indonesia, I made arrangement with some high school friends to watch the concert. We bought the Festival Left. Not cheap. It was 1.5 million Rupiah after tax.
Then, finally. The day comes. I go early from office and heading to Gelora Bung Karno Stadium.
|Selfie while waiting for my friends|
|I don't think she wants her face in this blog :)|
I'm not going to write details about the concert event itself, but I want to comment about their performance:
- Jon already can't sing high notes. He makes us, the audience to sing all the high notes. Or he improvise with acoustic guitar and sings lower notes. Well, he's 53. I understand that.
- I'm pretty disappointed because he doesn't interact much with us, other than 'hello how are you'. I expect more for a frontman who sings for 30 years. Sam Tsui (the opening act) is better in this department.
- The song lists are very disappointing. Most of us are 90s teenager, we don't know their newer album. I know Have A Nice Day but can't recall the lyrics. I don't make scientific statistics, but I think it's 50:50 of newer and old songs. Check Youtube. Have a Nice Day 'only' had 30 million hits. Not a HITS for his standard, IMO.
- because he doesn't talk much, the concert only last for 2 hours. Oh my. I was expecting 2.5 hours duration.
I can see him clearly! One and a half million is not for nothing :)