November 18, 2013

Toronto, Ontario, Canada Round #1 #BecauseWeCan

Toronto, Ontario, Canada November 1st 2013
Oh yeah… so Vancouver was not the last show this tour! We tried (and tried)
Just as it goes “We trieeeed to get out, but they pulled us back in!”
And so there was Toronto! The first night ticketing was a flippin’ nightmare! Long story short we ended up having to buy, sell, exchange and buy again to get a decent floor seat! In my humble and honest opinion the buying through the fan-club only works when it’s General Admission everyone one standing their ground, otherwise you either have loads of money to spend or you get lucky with Ticketmaster (which is also a lot of money to spend) so yes, we were trapped!

We had floor seats outside the pit and they were amazing! It is so great how you can enjoy the show in a much more relaxed state when you don’t have to worry about moving around the pit and which direction Jon is moving! And because I do, this was one of the best shows of the tour for me! Jon was in a fine mood and ON FIRE! On freakin’ fire!

Click On: Amen

The setlist was pretty solid, in my opinion still too much of a rise, but any show that has “Saturday Night” and “Diamond Ring” in the acoustic set gets my respect. Because I absolutely love when Bon Jovi covers songs, one of the best parts of the show for me is absolutely “Sleep When I’m Dead” with “Great Balls of Fire” sang by David , “Takin’care of Business”  and “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” plus “Bad Medicine with Shout!” it takes the crowd to a different level! And oh it was SO GOOD to have Tico back on the drums! 

Gotta say it was fun to see Phil X “at home” and Jon was making all kinds of cute little jokes with him, as well as showing him to the front on the goodbyes and bows. Many months ago that might have upset me, today, not so much. Respect to Phil X for lending guitar playing hands this tour, respect! Last time Bon Jovi played in Toronto last February, Richie Sambora was playing the guitar, and those Toronto shows were the only two I've seen with Richie this tour! Here it is:

Toronto February 17th 2013 
Toronto February 18th 2013

As for "Whole Lot of Leavin'" being back in the setlist, you can very much notice Jon's tone, and we all know who's out there "breathing that California air!" Click On: Whole Lot of Leavin'

And yes, I am a junkie for Jon’s solo on “Runaway”, it’s funny how some shows, even without unbelievable encores can turn out to be one of the most fun ones, ever! Click On: Jon Rockin' Runaway

Setlist: Water Made Me /  Bad Name / Raise your Hands / Lost Highway / Whole lot of leavin’ / It’s my Life / Because we Can /  What About Now / We got it goin’ on / Keep the Faith / Amen / Saturday Night /  Diamond Ring / Make a Memory / Born to be my baby / Born to Follow / Who Says / I’ll Sleep when I’m Dead / Great Balls of Fire / Takin’ care of Business / Jumpin’ Jack Flash / Bad Medicine with Shout / Encore: Runaway  / Wanted Dead or Alive / Have a Nice Day / Livin’ on a Prayer