Saturday, February 27, 2010

Anaheim 1st night set list

A lot of diehard fans following the play-by-play were pretty disappointed by the first show in California tonight. After apologising for playing the same set in a slightly different order in San Jose and Glendale, and promising:
1 song from first album one from 7800 tomorrow same saturday. just different songs....jbj (That's Feb 26 my time, which was the 25th over there)
....what we got was the exact same set as in Glendale, in the same order, minus "Lost Highway".

Presumably the "production" problems Jon cited in his tweets were still plaguing the band. (Either that or Jon is a filthy liar, but I try to see the good in people :P ). I for one would rather the focus be on the music than the flashy screens. As I tweeted during the PBP of this deja vu set:
@BonJovi Just stand under a spotlight & do Stick To Your Guns barefoot acoustic. No fancy prod required. That'll shut us up. ;)
Wonder what'll happen tomorrow night.

Anyway, thanks to JoviBecky for tonight's PBP! :)

EDIT: According to Mike Rew and "Get Ready" was played between "Bad Name" and "Baby" which improves the set somewhat. But I wasn't alone in interpreting Jon's tweet to mean there would be one song from each of the first two albums. And my comment about music over production still stands.

Blood on Blood
We Weren't Born to Follow
You Give Love a Bad Name
Get Ready
Born To Be My Baby
When We Were Beautiful
Superman Tonight
We Got It Going On
Bad Medicine w/ Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)
It's My Life
Homebound Train [Richie Sambora on lead vocals]
Bed of Roses
Something for the Pain [acoustic]
Someday I'll Be Saturday Night [acoustic]
Keep the Faith
Work for the Working Man
Who Says You Can't Go Home
Love's the Only Rule

Thorn In My Side
Wanted Dead or Alive
Livin' on a Prayer

1 comment:

  1. Seems like this is becoming a slight're absolutely right about the production and flashy video screens. I think the band feel like in order to keep touring as a heritage act and making the revenue they do, they can only do this by appealing to newer, younger fans by dazzling them with technology. Truth is they haven't picked up new fans since Crush and the same old fans just want to see their same old band. Your tweet about Stick to your Guns summed it up perfectly.


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