Meeting Bon Jovi
Tallin

London, UK

#1 Jan 16, 2008
I am one of the younger generations of bon Jovi fans only 23 but obsessed. I havenít had the opportunity to meet ant of the band (David being my fav) something I hope to remedy when there in Ireland in the summer. My question is has anyone who have meet them been disappointed. They say you sound never meet your idol etc cos the illusion is always better.

“You Were Born To Be My Baby”

Since: Oct 07

Enjoy Life before it's 2 late

#2 Jan 16, 2008
I have never met any of them, but came real close back in the 80's down the shore in Jersey.
I have met other celebs and some are big surprises(in a godd way),and most are real let downs. But I don't think Jon and the boys would be a let down at all. I hope you get to meet them.

“You Were Born To Be My Baby”

Since: Oct 07

Enjoy Life before it's 2 late

#3 Jan 16, 2008
I meant to say in a good way not godd way. LOL

“JoviLand ”

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#4 Jan 16, 2008
I never met Bon Jovi but I also have met many other celebs & the ones I expected to be stuck up, were nicer than anything....& the ones I thought would be nice & humble were the idiots! Biggest disappointments were Barry Manilow & Kenny Loggins, I was a really big fan when I met them too, or at least, until I met them! Biggest surprise was Chaka Kahn ~ I expected her to be a snob but she was sooooooooooo sweet, funny & shy!
Jayne

Shepherdsville, KY

#5 Jan 16, 2008
Tallin wrote:
I am one of the younger generations of bon Jovi fans only 23 but obsessed. I havenít had the opportunity to meet ant of the band (David being my fav) something I hope to remedy when there in Ireland in the summer. My question is has anyone who have meet them been disappointed. They say you sound never meet your idol etc cos the illusion is always better.
Anyone can have a bad day. We know so much about our idols but they know nothing about us. An autograph and go away. Have fun and I hope you can meet the guys. Just remember they are human and most likely busy or in a hurry to get somewhere. one on one I am sure they are just as sweet as can be.

P.s. Sterling- I love manilow's songs but hated his concert. A case of big disappointment there.
bjbabe

Seaford, Australia

#6 Jan 16, 2008
I have never had a bad experience with the band but have heard plenty of bad stories.

Everyone has a bad day now and then.

Also when you read about bad experiences you have to realise that some fans also behave pretty rude and inappropriately towards the band.

Always be pleasant and pick your moments.

“JoviLand ”

Since: Dec 06

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#7 Jan 17, 2008
Jayne wrote:
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P.s. Sterling- I love manilow's songs but hated his concert. A case of big disappointment there.
Really? You must have caught him on a bad night then because his shows are about the best out there. Really, like a Broadway performance moreso than a concert. Always enjoyed the concerts (went as recently as 3 years ago, just before he started doing Vegas exclusively), he's quite the showman. Personally though, he's stuck up & extremely guarded. All I did was say 'hello' to him while I ran into him on the street in Bevery Hills. He was shopping & I was returning back to my office from lunch. He saw I didn't have a camara or pen & paper....didn't even think to bother him for an autograph. I was even alone! He could have been a bit nicer to a fan.
dannyboy2006

Montrťal, Canada

#8 Jan 17, 2008
i have met the guys 3 times the first time was before slippery was released they tour,d with judas priest jon was so cool and we had a few beers together and spent about an hour talking music the second time was during the new jersey tour i found jon very arrogant,and the third time was during keep the faith richie was a total jerk but jon was ok
Jayne

Shepherdsville, KY

#9 Jan 17, 2008
dannyboy2006 wrote:
i have met the guys 3 times the first time was before slippery was released they tour,d with judas priest jon was so cool and we had a few beers together and spent about an hour talking music the second time was during the new jersey tour i found jon very arrogant,and the third time was during keep the faith richie was a total jerk but jon was ok
did you post your concert? If so what is it under. I hunted for it and couldn't find it.

“If there's a heaven baby ”

Since: Jul 07

you're the proof

#10 Jan 17, 2008
I never met them but just found out that an old friend of mine met Jon and Richie, on the west coast, in the early eighties when she was 18. Bon Jovi was touring with Skid Row??? Of course when I found this out I begged for details. She said Jon was wearing cowboy boots, a coat with fur, he had long hair, was sweet and sort of fatherly. She said what sticks in her mind most is that he was so level-headed, not at all the partier that you would think. I forgot to ask about Richie! LOL
Lida

Greece

#11 Jan 17, 2008
Meeting the guys is my life dream. Just to be with them for 10 minutes would be HEAVEN. I have absolutely adored them since i was 7.
I have 87 BJ cd's and a closet full of dvds, vhs, books and magazines dating back from 1985.
I live in Greece which is bad luck because they have een here. So i had to fly to Zurich to catch them live.
Hope my dream comes true one day! I am sure they are going to be around for many years to come so i hope i have the time to meet them one day!

“yummy!!”

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#12 Jan 18, 2008
I've never met them but while there's life there's hope.
Whenever I go on vacation I secretly hope that one of them might be in the same hotel. LOL
Mind you I'm not sure how I would react if I did meet any of them.

“TheseDays”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#13 Jan 18, 2008
Sterling wrote:
Biggest surprise was Chaka Kahn ~ I expected her to be a snob but she was sooooooooooo sweet, funny & shy!
I luv Chaka! She's the best. Saw her in concert and got to meet her also. During the concert, had front row, and she even posed for my pics. I'm every woman~~

“TheseDays”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#14 Jan 18, 2008
Got to meet BJovi back in April of 1989 when they were sooooo hot. Gawd almighty, too hot to handle. Met Richie during his 1992 Stranger tour. Was able to get into their Bounce filming of Everyday, plus (some) promo shots for Bounce, back in July 2002. Have been in a couple or so clubs in LA area where Richie showed up (I know where he hangs....). Met up with them again in 2/06 and 3/06 when they were in LA area (but not all band members were together).
Lida

Greece

#15 Jan 18, 2008
you are one lucky person Viva. Thats for sure

“JoviLand ”

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#16 Jan 18, 2008
Viva wrote:
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I luv Chaka! She's the best. Saw her in concert and got to meet her also. During the concert, had front row, and she even posed for my pics. I'm every woman~~
I've never seen her in concert. I met her at an Al Jarreau backstage (after show) party at the Universal Amphitheatre in L.A. She even helped me look for an expensive gold bracelet I lost that night, which was never found.:(
chantal

Moncton, Canada

#17 Jan 30, 2013
How did you meet them? In Montreal?? I`m a huge fan, and would like nothing more than to meet theses guys, can I have some pointers please!!! Thanks!:)
dannyboy2006 wrote:
i have met the guys 3 times the first time was before slippery was released they tour,d with judas priest jon was so cool and we had a few beers together and spent about an hour talking music the second time was during the new jersey tour i found jon very arrogant,and the third time was during keep the faith richie was a total jerk but jon was ok
Rojo

Philadelphia, PA

#18 Feb 2, 2013
I had the opportunity to meet the band 1991 in ST Thomas ..from the beach we Saw them froilcking on their catamarans .. We had heard from the locals they would be at a local hot spot so of course that night we went and sure enough they came in.. They sat at the end of the bar and announced they would be accepting beers ( disliked that and did not send one) however jon got up and sang a couple solo songs he was wearing his new jersey baseball shirt! I have great pictures of him !he was real nice to everyone!

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