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Jul 18, 2019 19:24:46

Bon Jovi

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Philipp Haidenbauer

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As written yesterday, here is the sum-up of yesterdays Bon Jovi concert in Vienna's Ernst Happel Stadium.
If you're interested in the setlist, you can view it here. A few pictures I have taken can be viewed here.
The Concert was set to be on the "This House is Not for Sale" Tour. Interestingly the setlist mainly was set on the old "classics" (It's my life, Runaway, Living on a Prayer).
The "mainstream media" (magazines and daily papers) had a general bad reporting on the concert. Many wrote that Jon isn't the best singer anymore and has problems hitting the tones.
Since I am not a professional audio technician, I am not sure what to respond to that. For me, it was one of the greatest concerts I have been to.
The songs were perfect, the setting was great, the mood was brilliant and they played all the songs where people could sing along. I think if you would ask people on the streets if they think Jon didn't hit the notes, I only think hardcore professional Bon Jovi listeners could tell.
It was a concert so the main sound is normally different from recordings anyway. Why is it sometimes hard for people to understand live isn't playback :)
For me, it was a great experience to see a band I wanted to see since I first heard them. I would totally come back for another concert if they're going to come to Austria again.
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    @phaidenbauer I don't understand people who go a concert and complain that the versions of songs don't match the album versions. Just stay home and listen to the albums then! The important point is that you enjoyed it.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jul 18, 2019 14:03:18
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      @brandonwilson Sometimes I think these people think what's recorded on record is real and unmodified :)

      Philipp Haidenbauer avatar Philipp Haidenbauer | Jul 19, 2019 16:18:20
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      @phaidenbauer That reminds me of a great documentary about the making of U2's Joshua Tree. Where the Streets Have No Name has a controversial beginning. The spent the bulk of the time making the record on that one song. The version that appears on the album was edited together, and when U2 went on tour they had to figure out how to actually play the song live.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jul 19, 2019 17:14:42
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      @brandonwilson I think I heard of that. Dragonforce had a similar problem if I remember correctly. Nobody believed they would play the Guitar as fast as they did on the records, and at first, they didn't because they were too shy and to new to playing live until the blew everybody's mind :)

      Philipp Haidenbauer avatar Philipp Haidenbauer | Jul 20, 2019 16:52:14
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