I had applied to be part of Bon Jovi’s Tour Team online and thought nothing more of it once I clicked ‘submit’. Honestly, I expected it to be just another application that I didn’t hear back from. I’m not one to count my eggs before they’ve hatched or put all my chickens in one basket or whatever the phrase may be… If you don’t apply for things and put yourself out there, you’re not going to get anything.
The phone call was congratulating me on being one of the 10 successful applicants to be part of Bon Jovi’s Tour Team for their Sunderland date (the following Thursday) eeep! Those of you with beady eyes may have noticed me mention it in a couple posts and on twitter.
Fast forward to Thursday, it’s overcast and there’s a high chance of rain. Typical really since it had been lovely and warm for the past few days but I guess I learned about the water cycle and weather back in my Geography GCSE days so it was to be expected.
I turned up, dressed all in black (minus my Vans which have a bit of white trim, sorry) like I had been told and joined the rest of my ‘team’ for the day. The people we met from Bon Jovi’s Management: Mike Savas, Keith and Mel among a few others were all lovely people and I never once felt like I couldn’t ask them to clarify something if I was unsure.
I got to ride in a golf cart from one side of the stadium to the other, lug around cases like a roadie would, set up the bar ready for the VIP party, gain experience with hospitality and dealing with the public, get lost trying to find catering, find catering and have some amazing food (seriously, I expected a packed lunch but damn it was so much better and I ate so much!) Then, to top it all off, I got to watch the show from the golden circle with my new friends. What a night! Thank you Go Think Big for letting me be one of the lucky ones!
Christina, Sammie, me & Kieron (this was taken at the end of the gig when the others had left)