Monday, 30 November 2009
Bon Jovi DVD
It's been a while and to be honest, I've been rather busy with uni work and visits home. I have, however, found the time to purchase and indulge in the new live Bon Jovi DVD. I know now that if you're a reader and see Bon Jovi in the title, you're likely to skim through the post at best, but it's kinda what this blog is based around so you'll have to bear with me!
The concert was filmed on the last night of last year's highest grossing concert; the Lost Highway tour, at Madison Square Garden in New York. It was weird seeing the guys playing inside and on such a small stage, and Jon looked like a caged animal making as many footprints as possible across all corners. The mixing of the concert continued on from the band's personal insights of late, and I really enjoyed the many close-ups and extended shots, particulary of the drummer, Tico Torres. He's a complete powerhouse and you can just see the passion with which he plays. His fills and movements and mannerisms are HUGE but he's always got one eye on Jon at the front; they are by far the tightest unit of that band. Having said that, the concert felt like it was all about guitarist Richie Sambora, who's awe-inspiring guitar solos never cease to amaze me. If you're not a fan, chances are you might not still be reading! But as I've said before, it's probably not for you although I'm sure people would be hard pushed to admit that they don't put on a good show.
In other news, I went home for the first time since August this weekend just gone and it was so lovely and equally so weird being back in Glastonbury. Just walking into my local supermarket I instantly recognised a handful of faces; places really don't change. I'll be back in 2 weeks for Christmas though and look forward to a lengthy visit. I've got my uni gig next week, although I'm doing 2 sets; I'm having to learn a whole new set with just 2 more rehearsals left to go filling in for another drummer who has damaged his wrist! But the show must go on and I'm lucky really to be getting an extended amount of time onstage. It will be weird being in my most comfortable environment but playing to a room full of musicians who I feel will be stipulating my every move, although that will only really most likely be true for the drummers.