Stepping out with Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi Because We Can

I thought I’d get out of my comfort zone again today.  I’ve decided to go to our very own FNB stadium (the largest stadium in South Africa) and see Bon Jovi in concert.  I’m generally not wild about large crowds or concerts.  FNB Stadium is our flagship stadium holding about 95,000 people and was the main stadium for the Fifa 2010 World Cup.  Hubby is part of the Executive Stadium Management so Moi got special suite tickets and parking in the basement.

FNB Stadium

We left home early to avoid the traffic. Got to about 10km away from the stadium and hit traffic – it was all bumper to bumper.  So we pulled out and went to another off ramp past the stadium and got off there which was much easier.  Debating the parking was an epic on its own.  It’s fine and well having basement parking but you need to get there first.  Anyway, we eventually made our way to the parking and got a bay right outside the door to the lift (perfect!)

Hubby met us and escorted us up to the suite.  We were the first ones there.  Decided to get a glass of red wine much to Hubby and Son no 1 ‘s disgust – apparently I am driving later.  I politely told them I am driving in about 6 hours time so they must keep their pants on.

Stadium Suite

I took loads of pics and was inundated with people coming up to me to say hello.  I don’t come to the stadium often and being one the the bosses wives, I was THE person to be nice too. The waiters kept bringing food to the table.  A plate of pizza was first up – yummy!  
Finally 6.30pm arrived and the opening act arrived in stage – Daniel Baron.  A fairly new artist in South Africa.  This was the biggest audience he had ever played to.

Second act was Elvis Blue who is one of my favourite South African artists.  Absolutely love his music.

Eventually 8.30pm arrived and Bon Jovi appeared on stage.  The crowd went absolutely wild.  It is definitely a show for a more mature audience and I was surprised by the welcome they gave him and the continuous interaction from them.

Bon Jovi South Africa
Bon Jovi on stage

Bon Jovi South Africa
The show was sold out.  An amazing crowd.
And some more general pics below:
Bon Jovi South Africa

Bon Jovi South Africa

Bon Jovi South Africa

I had a great evening.  The show finished at around midnight and I got home at about 1.30am.  The traffic getting out of the stadium was an absolute nightmare.

I’m doing this all over again tomorrow night.  I am going to see what all the fuss is about and going to see Justin Bieber.  (I am going with an open mind.)