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May 08, 2013

Bon Jovi in Cape Town: photos

Jon Bon Jovi commands the crowd in Cape Town Stadium on Tuesday 7 May, 2013, to wave their hands in the air, as the band blazes through their biggest hits. Photo courtesy of Big Concerts

“Whoaah, we’re halfway there/Whoaah, livin on  a prayer …”

If you still have chills running up and down your spine thanks to the crowd and Bon Jovi’s amazing a capella singalong to this popular hit, chances are you partied like a rock star with the legendary band at the Cape Town Stadium on Tuesday 7 May, 2013!

In what was surely the largest gathering of hardcore rock music fans since Linkin Park, last night’s stellar concert by even-hotter-in-person Jon Bon Jovi and his bandmates certainly made quite the impression with diehard fans.

A consummate performer who not only reads his audience well but looks like he is having the time of his life while doing so, Jon had the audience dancing like their lives depended on it to You Give Love A Bad NameWanted Dead or Alive, Because We Can, It’s My Life, Keep the Faith and more.

Having successfully seduced three generations of swooning fans since the 1980s, Jon quipped on stage last night: “I’m may not be as pretty as Justin Bieber or dance quite as well as Justin Timberlake, but I’ve been around longer than both of them combined and I ain’t going anywhere!”

Hear, hear, I say!

I can honestly say, without a doubt, that the Bon Jovi concert was one of the best I’ve been to in Cape Town. Any man that can do an encore with not one, but SIX songs (including the heart-wrenching Always) deserves my respect!

While I continue to daydream about Jon Bon Jovi laying me down on a Bed of Roses, you can enjoy these rocking photos of the concert:

Jon Bon Jovi is a true rock star! Last night, Cape Town fans were "livin' on a prayer" at the band's Because We Can tour concert. Photo courtesty of Big Concerts

Bon Jovi fans proudly display the band's name and their fave song, Bed of Roses, on their arms. Photo courtesy of Big Concerts

Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan jamming the ivories at the band's Because We Can concert in Cape Town. Photo courtesy of Big Concerts

Bon Jovi admirers show their love for the band along the Fan Walk in Cape Town. Photo courtesy of Fazielah Williams

Parents and tweens heading to superstar Justin Bieber’s concert tonight, Wednesday 8 May, please be aware of these road closures.

Remember, diva Rihanna is on her way to Cape Town’s welcoming shores in October. Get your tickets from the Computicket outlet at the Cape Town Tourism Visitor Information Centres.

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