The Big Bon Jovi Rip-Off?
Earlier in the day on Monday, Live Nation Saratoga posted on its Facebook page, “Tonight, it’s all Bon Jovi, all night.”
But apparently that wasn’t the case, and a whole lotta folks left the concert feeling like they got ripped off, including die-hard Bon Jovi fans who felt that they paid big bucks for what was essentially a bar band playing a lot of classic rock covers.
And consider that the inside amphitheater tickets were priced at a whopping $95, $125 & $175 (?!?)… even before any of the multitude of service and handling charges were piled on to the cost.
You can read Scott Hudy’s review of the concert in The Saratogian, but the really interesting part is the string of comments – ranging from disappointed to outraged – that follows the review.
Here’s the set list for the concert according to Setlist.fm:
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (The Beatles cover) (Bobby Bandiera on lead vocals)
(Ain’t Nothin’ But A) Houseparty (The J. Geils Band cover)
You Give Love a Bad Name
Born to Be My Baby
It’s My Life
Because We Can
Under Pressure (Queen cover)
I’m Your Man (Leonard Cohen cover)
Not Running Anymore (Jon Bon Jovi song)
Oh, Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison cover) (Bobby Bandiera on lead vocals)
The Letter (The Box Tops cover)
We Weren’t Born to Follow
Who Says You Can’t Go Home
Baba O’Riley (The Who cover) (Bobby Bandiera on lead vocals)
I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead
Wanted Dead or Alive
Livin’ on a Prayer
634-5789 (Wilson Pickett cover)
Old Time Rock & Roll (Bob Seger cover)
NOTE: Jon Bon Jovi’s solo band Kings of Suburbia on stage the whole night