Tonight, Will You Be My Baby?

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It’s been a long wait!

I got my golden circle tickets before they went on sale to the public.

I’ve been a fan since the beginning of time.

And finally, tonight’s the night.

Bon Jovi are in Cape Town and tonight they are going to rock The Cape Town Stadium.

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When I bought my tickets I assured everyone I would without a doubt be such a girl when the time came.

I did it in 1995.

And I am going to do it again.

I am going to scream.

I am going to sing out of tune.

At the top of my voice.

And I am going to cry.

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I hope by the end of tonight I still have friends.

You have all been warned, so forgive me dear ones.

I smile as I recall yet again a memory from way back when in the 80’s when I was 12 years old ~ “Livin’ on a Prayer” had just been released and Jon Bon Jovi was a super-rock-god in skin-tight ripped jeans strutting his stuff on stage.

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He was my idol. I adored him. (Can you tell I still do?!) One day I attempted to leave the house in my skin-tight, newly ripped jeans, Bon Jovi style. My poor father nearly had a heart attack and screamed at me “and where the hell do you think you are going dressed like that young lady?!” Needless to say I had to go back and change.

Just as we left the 90’s and headed into the new millennium, Bon Jovi came through for me again. My life as I knew it was turned upside down and everything changed. I was lost, unsure of who I was anymore and had to start from scratch all over again. It was as if they had written this song just for me. I drove my friends crazy with it. I sang it out loud. I danced to it. In fact, when it came on I sang out aloud and danced like my life depended on it, no matter what I was doing. Still now, years later my friends hear this song and instantly think of me (after a fair amount of groaning they do smile at the memory!) The song was “It’s My Life.” It became my life’s anthem. I was the one who controlled my life, not others. Probably my biggest and best lesson I ever learnt. The words were so apt to what was happening in my life and in those moments of hearing that song, I knew I was doing life for me and not for anyone else anymore. In those moments I rediscovered who I was. It was now or never. I stood firm on my own two feet and so my best life began. I started living for the first time ever and I haven’t looked back since and Bon Jovi was there for it all!

I have been their biggest fan for so long I actually can’t remember a time when I wasn’t a fan.

I am shaking as I write this post.

I am so ridiculously excited.

Somebody give me a tranquilizer.

I’m just hours away from seeing the love of my life again ~ up close and personal.

I can’t concentrate.

I can’t speak properly.

I feel deliriously dizzy.

This is the only time I will ever use this word

But it is practically IMPOSSIBLE to get more excited than this!

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Tonight in a crowd of 60 000 plus

It’s just you and me baby!

~ A special note to my Mom: As requested, if they sing Bed of Roses, your all time favourite,crank it up super loud Bon Jovi song, as promised I will sing even louder, I will wave my arms higher and better yet, this will be the moment Jon Bon Jovi will pulls me up on stage. Yes, a girl can dream! ~

~ Tonight at 9pm South African time I will be in the Golden Circle waiting for Bon Jovi to begin their Because We Can Tour in Cape Town. Just thinking about it makes me delirious! ~

~ I Am Officially Down To Counting Hours ~

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I am such a girl!

There are many things that get me excited in life but not many that get me THIS excited!

I am talking screaming, crying, raving lunatic mad excited!

Last week I got wind of a “Because We Can” WORLD tour by Bon Jovi.  If there is news coming out regarding this band I’m going to be one of the first to know about it ~ I have my fingers in all the pies for news! Now anyone who knows me knows I am the world’s biggest fan of this band and have been ever since they invented sliced bread. Okay, well maybe not that long but ever since they formed in 1983.  I was merely 9 years old.

It has been an uninterrupted love affair since then.

I have ALL their albums.

I know all the songs word for word.

I have been only their BIGGEST fan since I was a kid.

In the 80’s when this song (and video) was released, I was 12 years old and it got me into  a lot of trouble….

 

This is how the story goes….

Back in the 80’s when I was 12 years old “Livin’ on a Prayer” had just been released and Jon Bon Jovi was a super-rock-god in skin-tight ripped jeans strutting his stuff on stage. He was my idol. I adored him. One day I attempted to leave the house in my skin-tight, newly ripped jeans, Bon Jovi style. My poor father nearly had a heart attack and screamed at me “and where the hell do you think you are going dressed like that young lady?!” Needless to say I had to go back and change.

Hahahah, such good times!!

This morning it was confirmed. Bon Jovi is once again coming to South Africa’s shores.

I have been there before.

In the golden circle.

My rock idol up closer and (almost) personal.

I cried.

I screamed.

I was in a trance.

I stomped my feet in pure excitement.

Then I cried some more.

My friends will be there to support me again.

They have experienced this before.

From then

Until now

I am STILL your biggest fan.

And once again, I WILL BE THERE!!

In the Golden Circle.

Right up front.

7th May 2013 Baby.

I have my tickets.

I’ll see you there!

*Now if only I could get #87 on my Bucket List to come true my life would be complete!*

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