Boppin heard a rumour that Bon Jovi was coming to town. Then an anonymous source informed us that a super-secret private concert was taking place Friday night right here in Kitchener Ontario. The list of talent:
Bon Jovi’s Richie Sambora, Foreigner’s Lou Gramm and Stephanie Calvert of Starship.
Backed by an all-star cast of legendary rockers and potential surprise guest performers:
-Guitar- Heart, Bad Company, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Hugh Mc Donald
– Bass- Bon Jovi
– Guitar- Whitesnake, Dead Daisies, Dio
– Drums- Asia, Yes
– Keys- Lita Ford Band, Missing Persons
– Vocals- MSG/Survivor
– Vocals- Offspring, Last in Line
– Vocals- Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot
– Vocals- Yngwie Malsteen, Dokken
And then our sources tell us that Bret Michaels showed up!
Richie played guitar, but also sang lead vocals without one. According to our source:
“He did both. He was out for the middle bit of the show. He did two Bon Jovi songs, “Dead or Alive” and “Livin’ on a Prayer” and then a super extended (self serving if I’m honest) rendition of “Respect Yourself”. General consensus was that he was the low point of the night!! Even his back up singers, Robin McAuley, Mark Boals, Paul Shortino and Stephanie Calvert looked confused by the end. The night was amazing. So much energy and so much sound.”
Our source also enjoyed Robin McAuley. “He was awesome. ”
Enjoy these photos! Thanks to Krista Ward, our anonymous source!