Sunday, August 1, 2010

Topic No. 3 It's A'right...Really!

As I sat back and watched the play by plays for this tour , I have seen a constant trend when it comes to the song Who Say’s You Can’t Go Home.  It is I believe according to the moan and groan tweets ,the most hated song Bon Jovi does and I can’t  figure out why?  Is it because it has a country tone to it ? Is it because its been played every night since the tour began? Please tell me why? I have seen it live and I think its a very energetic song, The crowd seems to enjoy it . So please tell me why some of you hate this song ? What is it about this song that grates on your nerves ?
I believe and I could be wrong for why it gets played every night , for two reasons The boys really love this song and two  they won a Grammy for it . It’s the same reason we hear Bad Name , Born To Be My Baby and Bad Medicine every night , it was their biggest hits so therefore they are going to play it.
If I’m wrong , let me know , Because I have tried to rack my brain and still haven’t come up with why its so despised . Is it the countless a’rights Jon’ has us do through out the song? Please give me the scoop. Don’t hold back either inquiring minds want to know.

In The Name Of Jovi,
The Queen Of New Orleans

Topic No. 2 Ticket Prices and "The Circle"

Hello, and welcome to the meager few who are now following. Your readership is appreciated!

I really wanted this entry to be two entries but I can not discuss "The Circle" seating without mentioning the ticket prices so, here goes.

Have you ever felt like an outcast? Like you're not good enough to be with the cool people? I'm sure you have, everyone has and it's not really a good feeling is it?

Now, imagine this. Your favorite band in the world is coming to town and you have just enough hard earned cash left over after paying your bills to buy a normal priced ticket for the concert...

Excitedly you log onto ticket master, or call, or however it is you purchase your tickets these days. You hope for a decent seat, you recall the days when all the tickets cost the same and it was simply the luck of the draw. Maybe your meager savings can get you a decent seat this time?

WHAT? WHAT IS THIS? Circle Side Seating. You check out the fancy new seating chart and your eyes light up like a christmas tree! Oh my what an experience that would be, inside or around the circle! What a treat!  You hurriedly type in your info to find out what seats you can get and... SLAM! CRASH BOOM!
--you see the prices.

Ok, now I understand that times are hard and everyone, even the already rich and famous gotta make a living and cover their costs but seriously? The prices asked for those "prime" seats are fucking ridiculous! It's like the band is saying; If you aren't rich and can't dish out the cash then you have no business being near us. If you're poor you just sit in the back and watch the beautiful people mingle and wish you were here.

It really is a slap in the face, especially from a band who sings so enthusiastically about Working For The Working Man. How the hell can you claim to be all about the little man then pull a stunt like this? I know I'm not the only fan who feels this way.

Why can't the circle side seating be the same price as the rest of the floor seats? Hell, even floor seats these days are upwards of 100 dollars, sometimes even 200. Isn't that enough? Make them normal price and do the old lottery system. Or why not make circle side seating prizes for fans? Have contests and give aways open to everyone (not just fan club members--That's a whole other article subject in itself but more on that later.)

I guess what i'm saying @bonjovi is this: Your fans should not be made to feel inferior simply because they are not well to do and with the current set up of this tour, that is exactly what is happening. I know it's too late to change it now, but in the future PLEASE I beg you, for the sake of the little people, the true "working man" (or woman) Who tries hard to make ends meet and just once in a while would like to have a special experience at one of your shows just to let go of all the stress of the daily grind and worries, think about your set up and prices, really think. Remember what it was like to struggle and just need an outlet.

That is all
In The Name Of Jovi,
The Beauty Queen From Mars

Friday, July 30, 2010

Upcoming Topics

The Richie Bozzett "Scandal"

Ticket Prices and "The Circle"

Stay tuned!

Topic no.1 "Vanilla" Set Lists

My colleagues and I spend a fair amount of time on social networking sites such as Facebook/Twitter/Myspace possibly a few others and we see so much controversy concerning "Vanilla" set lists.

Some fans bitch and moan about the lack of diversity in the set lists and I have to wonder why?

Do you not realize that there are certain songs that the band MUST play? Not every fan in the audience is a die hard who can name every single song ever done whether a b-side, a cover or simply a bootlegged jam session. Actually, most of the people in the audience on a given night know only those songs made popular by repeated airplay. So, with the band playing to a different crowd every night, chances are that 80% of the set lists are going to be exactly the same.

I think the problem is, for those bitching and moaning, the fact that they buy tickets to many many shows, some of which are back to back. You really need to stop your complaining. The reason Bon Jovi is still around and still successful is because Jon and company have perfected the art of pleasing, or being relevant to a very very broad range of people. Do you think they could be as successful as they are right now if they only focused on pleasing a minute percentage of the people who listen to their music?

Look, the guys know what they are doing with the setlists. They know when to pull out a rarity and when the crowd wants the good old rock anthems that made them famous so please, quit complaining! It makes the die-hards sound like a bunch of ungrateful little high schoolers.

Thoughts? Comments? We welcome them, even if they disagree whole heartedly with what we've posted.

In the name of Jovi,
The Beauty Queen From Mars

A quick Hello.

Hello, and welcome to Say It Isn't So.

This is not your run of the mill Bon Jovi fan blog. No, I'm sorry but if that is what you are looking for, I suggest you move on quickly.

This blog will delve, deep, deeper into the chaos of fandom and question it. Not only question it but really make you think. You will think about your values, your loyalty and in the end, probably your sanity.

We will look into the reactions of the fans to each and every little thing the band does, reveal the hypocrisy and petty bitterness that most people either ignore or just don't see.

What do we want to accomplish you ask? We want you to take a good long look in the mirror, a good long look at the five boys from Jersey. Take them and yourselves of the pedastal and get a good firm grip on reality.

Alas, we've said too much, and yet, not enough. It is too complicated to explain in just one post what this blog is really about. But, I promise, if you stick around, take time to read with an open mind, you just might learn something. And so might we.

In the name of Jovi,
The Beauty Queen From Mars