Thursday, December 30, 2010

Bon Jovi "The Circle" Japan Tour 2010 / ボン・ジョヴィ “ザ・サーカル” ジャパンツアー 2010



Okay, so it's been almost two months since the actual concert. Two shows at the Tokyo Dome with the first one on a Tuesday, November 30th. Just chalk it up to my procrastination for writing this post long after Bon Jovi has rocked Tokyo. As I've been to the last two tours - "Have a Nice Day" and "The Lost Highway", two days each, that would make this my 5th Bon Jovi concert. As we bought our tickets through the Bon Jovi Fan Club, I went to the Tokyo Dome early (Mikako had to work until 5pm the first night) to pick them up. The set list below for the two nights was provided by my MIXI (Japan's version of Facebook) friend who I also had a chance to meet before the show started.

ま~、ライブから約二ヶ月も経ちました。東京ドームで2日連続ボン・ジョヴィライブ!自分が怠け者と凄い分かるでしょう。前回の「ロスト・ハイウェイ」と「ハブ・ア・ナイス・デイ」ツアーも見ましたので、両方も2日連ってことで、今回は5回目のボン・ジョヴィライブとなりますね。チケットはボン・ジョヴィファンクラブから混入したので、ちょっと早めに東京ドームに行きました。美香子はバイト中だったので5時以降に合流。今回のセットリストはMIXI仲間からいただいたものです。久しぶりに会えて嬉しかった。




DAY 1 November 30, 2010

1. Blood On Blood

2.We weren't born to follow

3.You Give Love A Bad Name

4.Born to be my baby

5.Lost Highway

6.Whole lot of leavin'

7.When we were beautiful

8.It's my life

9.I'll Sleep When I'm Dead

10.We got goin' on

11.Bad Medicine~Pretty Woman/Shout

12.Lay Your Hands On Me

13.What Do You Got?

14.Make A Memory

15.I'll Be There For You

16.Something For The Pain

17.Someday I'll Be Saturday Night

18.Work For The Working Man

19.Runaway

20.Have A Nice Day

21.Who says can't go home?

22.Keep The Faith

ENCORE

23.Wanted Dead Or Alive

24.Livin' on a Prayer



DAY 2 December 1, 2010

1.Blood On Blood

2.We weren't born to follow

3.You Give Love A Bad Name

4.Born to be my baby

5.Lost Highway

6.Whole lot of leavin'

7.When we were beautiful

8.It's my life

9.I'll Sleep When I'm Dead

10.We got goin' on

11.Bad Medicine~Roadhouse Blues

12.Lay Your Hands On Me

13.What Do You Got?

14.Make A Memory

15.I'll Be There For You

16.Someday I'll Be Saturday Night

17.Work For The Working Man

18.Runaway

19.Raise Your Hands

20.Who says can't go home?

21.Keep The Faith

ENCORE

22.Wanted Dead Or Alive

23.Livin' on a Prayer



For a tour that labels itself "The Circle" Tour, it was unfortunate that they only played about two songs from their new album - "We Weren't Born to Follow" and "Work for the Working Man". This looks more like a Greatest Hits tour than "The Circle". Also, when I saw Bon Jovi for the first time on their "Have a Nice Day" tour, the set lists for both nights were quite different and you felt like you saw two different shows. Once again, as with "The Lost Highway" tour, the second night's set is almost identical to the first.

「ザ・サークル」ツアーと宣伝されてるのに、セットリストを見ると気付きましたでしょうか。新曲は2曲しかやってない。「ザ・サークル」というより「グレーティスト・ヒッツ」のツアーじゃないか。ちょっとがっかり。2日目のセットリストもほぼ一緒。これもまたかなりがっかり。セットリストが一緒なら2日も行く必要はない。



The highlight for me though was when Bon Jovi did a short acoustic set, the stage from where the they sang was just a few feet away from our seats. I imagine the people who payed for the VIP seats felt a little cheated at that point. It was also announced on the day of the show, that pictures and videos would be allowed. If I had known that, I could have taken some great pics. I did bring my camera the following day, but the seats weren't as great as the one's we had for the first show. I was happy that they played "Something for the Pain" which is one of my favorite Bon Jovi songs. They did a great cover of Roy Orbison's "Pretty Woman" as well. Also on "Lay Your Hands on Me", Richie Sambora took over the vocal duties. The encore were two of Bon Jovi's staple songs.

今回のツアーのハイライトはやっぱりミニアコースティックセットの時。メインステージより前のほうで歌ってた。その場所はなんとうちの席から超近かった。当日撮影オッケイのアナウンスもあてみんながパシャパシャ写真を撮りまくてった。自分もそれが知ってたらカメラを持ってきたのに。次の日カメラ持ちましたが、最初のライブの席よりちょっと遠かった。アコースティックセットの時はVIP席を買った人たちちょっと可哀そうと思った。だって、VIP席からアコースティックセットの時、ボン・ジョヴィの後姿しか見れないからだ。自分が得したけどね。僕の大好きな曲“Something for the Pain”もやってくれました。最高!初日の“Pretty Woman”おカバーも良かった。 あと“Lay Your Hands on Me”の時、リッチーがメインボカルになったのも良かったと思う。エンコールはやっぱり名曲だったね。

No comments: