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hiaasenrocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-07-07 08:15 PM
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Bon Jovi: "Please rise for the playing of our national anthem."
And they're playing "Wanted Dead or Alive"!

Hahahahahahaha.
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2Design Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-07-07 08:17 PM
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1. that went over my head - I could not understand the words -
and I thought well this must be an inside joke
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Orangepeel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-07-07 08:19 PM
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2. I didn't get it either, but I assumed they meant that song is Bon Jovi's "national anthem"
:shrug:
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hiaasenrocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-07-07 08:24 PM
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9. No. See below explanations.
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Orangepeel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-07-07 09:17 PM
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16. which explanation?
the link to the Wikipedia article seems to support what it sounded like to me (that it was Bon Jovi's anthem). I think that linking it to bush's remarks about Bin Laden is a stretch, especially if this is how Bon Jovi often introduces the song.
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hiaasenrocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-07-07 09:18 PM
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17. Do we need an investigation here? Jesus.
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hiaasenrocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-07-07 08:23 PM
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8. Now you know the title and how it applies. :)
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ShaneGR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-07-07 08:20 PM
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3. Clearly a poke at GWB, remember he wanted Bin Laden Dead or Alive
At least I think so.
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Phredicles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-07-07 08:21 PM
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6. Or that Shrub is Wanted Dead Or Alive?
Just a thought.
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hiaasenrocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-07-07 08:24 PM
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10. Yep. That's what it was.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-07-07 08:20 PM
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4. Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!
Brilliant.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-07-07 08:21 PM
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5. Bon Jovi is kicking ass.
:bounce:
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amandabeech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-07-07 08:21 PM
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7. It's the New Jersey state anthem. n/t
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silverweb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-07-07 08:29 PM
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12. Joke, right?
As far as I can find, NJ is the one state that has no anthem.
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amandabeech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-07-07 08:36 PM
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13. Joke, sort of. A lot of folks from New Jersey would vote for the
Bon Jovi or, alternatively, "Born to Run."

I used to live there. How about you?
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silverweb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-07-07 10:13 PM
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18. I was born and raised there.
Moved to SoCal in 1981 and haven't exactly participated in NJ culture since then. :D

Thanks for the update!

:hi:
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amandabeech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-07-07 10:40 PM
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19. Hearing Bon Jovi made me nostalgic for those five malls
looking for a town, aka Paramus!

Those were good days.
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silverweb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-07-07 10:48 PM
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20. Oh, geez... Paramus.
I made arrangements to meet a friend there one time when I was visiting and got sooooooo lost in that mall maze! LOL
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amandabeech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-07-07 11:02 PM
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21. Easy enough to do.
I had trouble navigating the intersection of route 4 and 17. It took me several tries before I could reliably start on 4 west and end up on 17 south, where, I believe, the entrance to the Garden State Center was. I always ended up north on 17 and on my way to the old Fortunoff's, where I did not want to be.
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silverweb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-07-07 11:08 PM
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22. That was a few years ago.
Edited on Sat Jul-07-07 11:15 PM by silverweb
It was never familiar turf for me and I haven't been back in that neck of the woods since.

I usually shuttle between my parents' place near Watchung and other relatives in South Jersey, with a day or two in NYC.

One trip a year, then back to the West Coast. :)
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amandabeech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-07-07 11:22 PM
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23. Sounds like you're happy on the West Coast.
I'm down in D.C. but don't get back to the NJ/NY area much anymore.

Say hello to it for me when you're up there.

South Jersey is really nice, too. I had a friend who spent some time in the prosecutor's office in Bridgeton in deep S. Jersey. It was a really nice little town.
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silverweb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-08-07 01:38 AM
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24. Will do.
It's almost time for the annual pilgrimage, so I'll certainly say hello for you.

:hi:
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amandabeech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-08-07 12:28 PM
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25. Thanks!!!
Have a great time and load up on the Bon Jovi.
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2Design Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-07-07 08:28 PM
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11. ok here is an explanation from wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wanted_Dead_or_Alive_ (Bon_Jovi_song)

Due to its amazing popularity, Jon Bon Jovi declares this song to be their national anthem in some of their concerts today.
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pookieblue Donating Member (517 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-07-07 08:38 PM
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14. Yep...that;'s what it is...
It's a tradition for Bon Jovi with Wanted.


However, I like the idea of it being a dig against Bush. I know that Jon and the band are no fans of the man (bush). He's made some comments about Bush before.

Of course anyone with a half of a brain wouldn't be a fan of bush either.
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Drum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-07-07 08:59 PM
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15. lol...excellent!
that's the beauty of LIVE! :thumbsup:
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