July 2008 - Central Park

Bon Jovi on the Great Lawn

Bon Jovi did indeed rock the Great Lawn. The boys from Jersey made their fans, and home state, proud, singing several of their greatest hits, including “Livin’ on a Prayer” and “You Give Love a Bad Name,” before ending their set with “I Love This Town” — a kind of throwing out the first pitch for Major League Baseball’s All-Star week. While there was some muttering from those living nearby that it might have been a bit too raucous, think that it was perfectly appropriate. And it certainly was better than the near riot that occured at the Philharmonica’s concert in June when one patron accused another of serving a Russian River Pinot Noir at a temperature well in excess of fifty-nine degrees.

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