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Bon Jovi and the Lost Highway Tour finally came to town...

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Before all the people came

For me this tour started last year, when I learned that Bon Jovi would come to Norway for the first time in ages. A friend of mine, who's possibly an even bigger BJ fan then I am called me and said she wanted to sign up for a membership in the Backstage with Bon Jovi fanclub, so that she could get Inner Circle tickets. Since you could only get 2 tickets pr. membership, I signed up as well. I ordered my 2 tickets and so the waiting began.

And finally - after months of waiting, the day was here. I headed to Ullevaal Stadium at 3pm. Oh boy, am I glad I did. It was already a long que outside the membership entrance. I picked up my tickets, and got in line. At around 4.30pm they opened the doors and let us thru security and in to the stadium.

rigging the stage...
By this time, it was only those with Inner Circle tickets, or Golden Circle as they also were called, who were let in. I was one of the first ones there, so I got a place right infront of the middle of the stage. Not close to the fence, but close enough. 2 of my friends came about an hour after me, and by then the Inner Circle were starting to fill up. So they had to push their way thru the crowd. An after one more hour the 3 last came. Fredrik had to go out an meet them, since I had the ticket to one of them. By now it was so packed with people that they had a hard time getting thru to were we where standing. But they made it. :o)

The warm-up band played just 4 songs I think. Didn't pay much attention to them, since i didn't think they were any good. They left the stage at 7.50pm and now we and the other 30.000 spectators were just waiting for the band we were there to see - Bon Jovi!

And shortly after 8 pm, they came on stage. Oh man, it was everything I expected it to be and then some. They really are a great live band, and it was so worth both the money and the wait. They played for 2 and a half hours, with 2 extra numbers. And they played something from they're entire career, which made it an even better experience. Started of course with Lost Highway and from thereon  played songs like Older, Always, Faith, Living on a Prayer, Blace of Glory etc. It was just an amazing experience and given the chance I will go see them again!

pushirubiano says:
Aren't they cool? They stayed here 'undercover' (yeah, RIGHT!) when they played in Venezuela.
Posted on: Jul 13, 2008
lucian_32y says:
I hope to see Bon Jovi as well!
Posted on: Jun 20, 2008
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Before all the people came
Before all the people came
rigging the stage...
rigging the stage...
One of the security guards...
One of the security guards...
4 out of 6... lol
4 out of 6... lol
Fredrik and Siw
Fredrik and Siw
Missed one again...
Missed one again...
Almost there...
Almost there...
Opening number; Lost Highway
Opening number; "Lost Highway"
a lot of people on the concert.. a…
a lot of people on the concert.. …
Richie performing Always
Richie performing "Always"
Saying Thanks... It was my final p…
Saying Thanks... It was my final …
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