As of May 24, 2008, I started paying attention.
The video below begins with Jon's "poetry" in the middle of "Sleep" before Richie launches into the riff for "Mercy"......
This next one captures Jon's "Mercy" reprise at the end of "Sleep", and the beginning of "Always", which would finally become a semi-regular feature in the set list again during the European leg.
Duffy recently told Spin Magazine that she realised she was playing in the big leagues when Bon Jovi covered her song:
“It’s a strange feeling when a person at that level is playing a song I wrote.
“It’s like, ‘Oh my gosh, I'm really here now. Bon Jovi knows that I exist.’
“A girl from Wales – that’s all I am, really.”
I can't quite tell from that comment whether or not she realises that Bon Jovi is a BAND but not only do they know who she is, Jon has plugged her album quite a few times. ;) I might even end up buying it! It's not the kind of music I'd normally buy but the singles sound decent and I do try to keep an open mind. So Duffy, if I end up spending some of my dosh on Rockferry, you will have one John Francis Bongiovi Jr to thank for it. ;)