Jon and Dorathea ?
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Skyler

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#1 May 5, 2013
Can anybody tell me when and how Jon and Dorathea met each other?
Rojo

Philadelphia, PA

#2 May 5, 2013
Skyler wrote:
Can anybody tell me when and how Jon and Dorathea met each other?
I wonder the same sometimes .. I guess Dorothea flys private mad meets him unless in New Jersey the by Limo!

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Since: Dec 06

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#3 May 5, 2013
They met each other in high school, they were in the same class...
rosa3

Perris, CA

#4 May 5, 2013
what do u mean meet each other? If u mean how the met, well all of us hear know that story by heart.
Skyler wrote:
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Since: Oct 12

Los Angeles, CA

#5 May 5, 2013
Jon said in a recent interview with an Australian reporter he sat next to her in History class.
Rosa

Australia

#6 May 5, 2013
Skyler wrote:
Can anybody tell me when and how Jon and Dorathea met each other?
I think everyone knows the story of by heart. Met each other in high school, in 1979. He sings about it in Live We You Die lyrices:

I was barely seventeen summer of seventy-nine
Already I was feeling like I was running out of time
I had this girl we fell in love
Or should I say that she had me
Then one fateful night changed our lives
And made a memory
truthbtold

Adelaide, Australia

#7 May 5, 2013
well if s/he had to ask then obviously "everyone" doesn't know the story.:)

Perhaps it might be fairer, and nicer to say that most people here knows.
Rojo

Philadelphia, PA

#8 May 6, 2013
Skyler wrote:
Can anybody tell me when and how Jon and Dorathea met each other?
google!

Since: Feb 07

Ottawa, Canada

#9 May 6, 2013
Rojo wrote:
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google!
Google is always our friend, but I think it's nice when another board reader can help a fellow fan. I'm sure there have been many times when someone has answered your questions and you found out much more info than you might find just by googling.:-)
natyb

France

#10 May 6, 2013
Skyler's question shows that there are maybe new fans coming around here that don't know every detail of the band's life by heart ... Personnally - have a question in my head for some time now : in the documentary when we were beautiful, Jon's mum talks about that tough moment during new jersey tour when, if I got it right, Jon collapsed or something like that and she added "they were killing my baby" referring to how hard painful and exhausting tour it was. Well, can some of you tell me more details about that. When was it ? During a show ? Was it the consequence of some substance that Jon wanted to take to keep on going ?

Since: Feb 07

Elmira, Canada

#11 May 6, 2013
natyb wrote:
Skyler's question shows that there are maybe new fans coming around here that don't know every detail of the band's life by heart ... Personnally - have a question in my head for some time now : in the documentary when we were beautiful, Jon's mum talks about that tough moment during new jersey tour when, if I got it right, Jon collapsed or something like that and she added "they were killing my baby" referring to how hard painful and exhausting tour it was. Well, can some of you tell me more details about that. When was it ? During a show ? Was it the consequence of some substance that Jon wanted to take to keep on going ?
IIRC Mrs B said this during the Biography show that was produced by A&E. I do not recall ever hearing about Jon collapsing, but it definitely could have happened. The constant shows on the tour and not knowing how or taking the precautions to protect through proper training and warm up/cool down were killing Jon's vocal cords. We've learned afterwards that they would give him cortisone shots in the neck so that he could keep going. The shots reduced the swelling & inflammation which meant less pain.

Since: Feb 07

Elmira, Canada

#12 May 6, 2013
sometimes I've heard the word steroids used rather than cortisone. My understanding is that they are very similiar.
Rojo

Philadelphia, PA

#13 May 6, 2013
mgemay wrote:
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Google is always our friend, but I think it's nice when another board reader can help a fellow fan. I'm sure there have been many times when someone has answered your questions and you found out much more info than you might find just by googling.:-)
well said!
Miss Daisy

Brookings, SD

#14 May 6, 2013
On a couple things here....for the poster who doesn't know how J&D met, they did meet in high school and were indeed in history together. Now I'm going by my memory (which fades with time and age, of course!) of some interviews Jon did a long time ago. If I remember correctly, he thought of her as one of the "cool girls" (his words) and he had also asked her to let him cheat off of one of her papers...either it was for a term paper or a test in history. Can't remember which. She said OK. At the time she was going out with one of Jon's friends or classmates. I believe the song "Bobby's Girl" was written about that situation. Bobby ended up either going to college or into the service (can't remember). J&D happened to be at a gathering, one thing led to another and supposedly they did the "wild thing" in a tent and the tent collapsed. That part had me laughing. And it's been all history since then.

About his collapse...I don't know if he collapsed or what. But I had also read in an old interview that he got so burned out and stressed and exhausted that Dorothea suggested he take a time out. That is when he, Dot and some friends went on a motor bike trip through the Black Hills of South Dakota. Don't exactly remember when this took place but it very well could have been after the NJ tour. Not sure. Don't quote me on any of this. But I hope I helped...somewhat.
JonsIaGirl

West Des Moines, IA

#15 May 6, 2013
Miss Daisy wrote:
On a couple things here....for the poster who doesn't know how J&D met, they did meet in high school and were indeed in history together. Now I'm going by my memory (which fades with time and age, of course!) of some interviews Jon did a long time ago. If I remember correctly, he thought of her as one of the "cool girls" (his words) and he had also asked her to let him cheat off of one of her papers...either it was for a term paper or a test in history. Can't remember which. She said OK. At the time she was going out with one of Jon's friends or classmates. I believe the song "Bobby's Girl" was written about that situation. Bobby ended up either going to college or into the service (can't remember). J&D happened to be at a gathering, one thing led to another and supposedly they did the "wild thing" in a tent and the tent collapsed. That part had me laughing. And it's been all history since then.
About his collapse...I don't know if he collapsed or what. But I had also read in an old interview that he got so burned out and stressed and exhausted that Dorothea suggested he take a time out. That is when he, Dot and some friends went on a motor bike trip through the Black Hills of South Dakota. Don't exactly remember when this took place but it very well could have been after the NJ tour. Not sure. Don't quote me on any of this. But I hope I helped...somewhat.
Yes, Jon did cheat off of Dorothea in History class. He was Bobby's friend and Dorothea was Bobby's girlfriend. Bobby left for the Navy. I don't know about the rest (I thought it was the beach!)(:
Rosa

Australia

#16 May 6, 2013
JonsIaGirl wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, Jon did cheat off of Dorothea in History class. He was Bobby's friend and Dorothea was Bobby's girlfriend. Bobby left for the Navy. I don't know about the rest (I thought it was the beach!)(:
It was the beach, a tent on the beach. He sings about that a few times. On the DA album in the song It's Just Me. Another time was in the demo song from the Slippery period called The Promise.

Well I remember our first time girl
I still see the beach that night
I remember we were scared girl
But we both know that it felt so right

Here's a link to the song, The Promise


Bobby's Girl was written for her.
Lisa

Staten Island, NY

#17 May 6, 2013
Rosa wrote:
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It was the beach, a tent on the beach. He sings about that a few times. On the DA album in the song It's Just Me. Another time was in the demo song from the Slippery period called The Promise.
Well I remember our first time girl
I still see the beach that night
I remember we were scared girl
But we both know that it felt so right
Here's a link to the song, The Promise
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =ga-R2YPumJcXX
Bobby's Girl was written for her.
I always thought the first verse of Never Say Goodbye was for Dorothea...

Remember when we used to park on Butler Street, out in the drak
Remember when we lost the keys
and you lost more than that in my backseat, baby

all these years always thought that was about her...remember reading an interview where Richie said the verse about the prom was about him...
Skyler

AOL

#18 May 6, 2013
Thanks everyone for the answers! I think some may think I asked something that all should know, sorry. It just popped into my head, I was curius. I was thinking how wonderful Dorathea must feel living her life with Jon Bon Jovi. Or how wonderful Jon feels as well. Thanks again all.:)Skyler..
Ksluvbj

Vancouver, Canada

#19 May 6, 2013
Rosa wrote:
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It was the beach, a tent on the beach. He sings about that a few times. On the DA album in the song It's Just Me. Another time was in the demo song from the Slippery period called The Promise.
Well I remember our first time girl
I still see the beach that night
I remember we were scared girl
But we both know that it felt so right
Here's a link to the song, The Promise
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =ga-R2YPumJcXX
Bobby's Girl was written for her.
Thank you. I learned something new today.

Since: Jul 11

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#20 May 6, 2013
Skyler wrote:
Thanks everyone for the answers! I think some may think I asked something that all should know, sorry. It just popped into my head, I was curius. I was thinking how wonderful Dorathea must feel living her life with Jon Bon Jovi. Or how wonderful Jon feels as well. Thanks again all.:)Skyler..
Thank you for asking. I knew about how they met, the test, that she had a boyfriend, about the beach and the promise. Didn't know about the tent incident. lol

I might never have known had you not asked the original question. Thanks!

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