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Jess Bon Jovi

November 23, 2010
Jess snapped this photo of Jon Bon Jovi from her front-row seat on April 7, 2010 "right before he took my hand and smiled at me."

Jess snapped this photo of Jon Bon Jovi from her front-row seat on April 7, 2010 “right before he took my hand and smiled at me.”




Back in 1989, I took my niece, Jessica, to her first Bon Jovi concert. It was not her last. Twenty-one years later, on April 7, 2010, she attended her twenty-eighth Jon Bon concert. The next night she made it twenty-nine. Thankfully, her husband, Bob, is not a jealous man!

Here is an article I wrote back in 1989 for a Minneapolis newspaper about getting tickets for Jess’ big, big day:








I am a 31-year-old suburbanite. I have a respectable job and a wonderful family. So why the hell was I standing outside with 400 teenagers in sub-zero temperatures at 7:30 in the morning a month ago Saturday?

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