You’ve just put out your second album in three years and finished an 18-month long tour that had you hop-scotching across the globe more times than Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. You’ve toured homeless neighborhoods and attended countless benefits for good causes; and now you’re supposed to be on hiatus to re-charge your batteries but you’re still seen more than the moon in the night sky.
So what do you do for an encore?
If you’re Jon Bon Jovi, you shame the famous Energizer Bunny and keep :going and going and going” so long that you leave the snarky pink rabbit in a crumpled heap; and that’s just what the frenetic rock maven and philanthropist does.
Let’s face it, this would be downright comical if it wasn’t so amazing.
Just this week alone, Bon Jovi has performed at a fundraiser for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, attended the Country Music Awards in Nashville, and rode shotgun with Mrs. Bon Jovi and a few of his high-powered, close personal friends on…Air Force One.
..and these are the goings-on we know about!
Small wonder that fans around the world that comprise the cult-like fan base JoviNation have never doubted the man’s um…endurance.
Seriously, has he had time to send his cape and tights out to the dry cleaners?
Flashback to childhood: little Jon Bon is a bundle of energy and precociousness: Mama and Papa Bon Jovi marvel at what a bundle of excitement he is—perhaps breaking into song while he jumped up and down on his bed?—while they defensively tell family and friends who intimated that the lad might have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) that maybe they should watch his sugar intake…
Cut to here and now: a family trip to St. Bartz, Jon Bon Jovi and Friends play the annual Tiger Jam for charity; the band re-assembles for the Bamboozle festival in Asbury Park, New Jersey, CNBC interviews him and Oprah Winfrey profiles him on ‘Master Class’, he and his consigliere Richie Sambora have been writing songs and are back in the studio…and did we mention the band will be performing at the Greenbriar PGA Golf Classic in July?
Somehow you just can’t imagine this Force of Energy sitting home on the couch eating chips and leafing through Rolling Stone magazine in a wife-beater t-shirt and a man-thong.
Oh wait, lady Bon Jovi fans can imagine that.
Never mind ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’! Jon Bon Jovi could get his own reality television series along the lines of ‘Breathless With The Bon Jovi’s”.
Here’s to hoping the man and the band keep on going and going and going and going…
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