Together and with The Power of We, we can start a revolution. One Soul at a time... ~Jon Bon Jovi *** There's a Story on every street corner, my friend. All you have to do is open your eyes... ~Richie Sambora

Jon Bon Commencement Surprise...

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Bon Jovi surprises students at Fairleigh Dickinson University's graduation ceremony



Bon Jovi surprised 2,600 students with an acoustic performance during Fairleigh Dickinson University’s commencement ceremony Tuesday at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
"Today marks the end of one chapter in your life and the start of another," Jon Bon Jovi told the proud graduates. "Enjoy the book. You're the one writing it."

“Our student response was incredible and thanks to their participation, FDU was the national winner,” the university’s president, Christopher Capuano, said after Bon Jovi’s performance of his new song, “Reunion.” “I’m sure that is something that we will all remember for a very long time.”




The singer appeared on “Good Morning America” today as he was gearing up for the big surprise, hiding inside the MetLife stadium locker rooms.
“We had a nationwide contest to have Bon Jovi perform at your graduation,” he explained. “I had written a song for a commencement I was giving, and since then it had turned into a record, a song on our new album called ‘Reunion.’ And so we’re going to pop up and surprise the school who had the most votes to get us to come.”
The song's chorus includes the lyrics, "Write your song, sing along, love your life ... Learn to laugh, dare to dance, touch the sky ... Take pictures each step of the way ... Make this the best of the rest of your days ... Start your revolution and I'll see you at the reunion."
Bon Jovi caught up with "Good Morning America" co-anchor Michael Strahan before the surprise performance, where the rock icon offered his graduation advice, saying he would tell the former students to "be careful of the words that you say, not only to others, but to yourself."
"Don't take any criticism too heavily, but don't accept the praise too loudly either," Bon Jovi added. "Be humbled in your approach to things."
He said that he hopes his song "Reunion" will be "a song that you’ll be able to sing and relate to, and hear on the radio, and go 'That was a part of my graduation.'"

The contest, which partnered with MTVU, asked college seniors to share their best college moments on Twitter using the hashtag #JBJReunionContest.
Bon Jovi is no stranger to celebrating college graduations this week.
“Two of my kids are graduating college this week,” he said on “GMA.” “Stephanie has got her film degree and Jesse’s got his political science degree, so daddy’s going to two graduations.”
As he was exiting FDU’s commencement stage after his performance, he wished the class of 2017 “Good luck.”

Read more...

Queenie's Loyal Subjects

About Me

My photo
I am and always have been a Bon Jovi fan. This blog is just my obsession taken a step further, my imagination in high gear if you will. I love to read and decided to see what would happen when I took that love of the written word and ramped it up a bit.

You Can Go Home

Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation

The Traveling Guitar

What Q Has to Say

30th Anniversary Access Hollywood Advil Aftermath of the Lowdown Albums AMAs American Idol Articles Auctions Avon Awards Bamboozle Festival Because We Can Because We Can - the Tour Benefit Concert Biker Bash Billboard bits and bobs Bon Jovi Books Born to Be My Baby Bruce Springsteen Burning Bridges Calvin and Hobbes Campaign Can Do Awards Cari Quinn Characters Unite Christmas CNN Comics Concerts Contests Danny Gokey Daughtry David Bergman David Bryan Digital Download Disaster Aid Discography DVDs DVR Alerts Extra Facebook Fan Club favorites Fictionistas Football Forbes Fun Stuff Fundraisers Golden Globes Golf Greatest Hits gulf shores Hamptons Happy Now Hard Rock Calling Holidays Hugh McDonald Hurricane Sandy In Memoriam Inside The Actor's Studio Interviews Jazz Fest Jon Bon Jovi Jon Bon Jovi and Friends Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation Keep The Faith Kings of Suburbia Letterman London Love's The Only Rule Madison Square Garden Master Class MDA Telethon Memphis Merchandise Merry Christmas Midnight Mission Miscellaneous Mohegan Sun Montreal Movies MTV Awards Music New Jersey New Meadowlands Stadium New Years Eve News No Apologies NY Giants O2 Out and About People Magazine Philadelphia Soul Philanthropy Pictures President Obama Promo Q Quebec quickie Rants Real Estate Rehab Reviews Richie Sambora Rock and Roll HOF Rock Band 3 Rock in Rio Rock of Ages rock star baby Rockin' Rio Royal Beach RSO Slippery When Wet SoHo Penthouse Soraia Soul Kitchen St. Bart's Story Updates Streaming Stumping Superman Tonight Superstorm Sandy TaraLeigh Taryn Elliott TDB Television The Band The Circle The Circle Tour The Grammys The Grove The Today Show The Tony's This Ain't A Love Song This House is Not For Sale This is Our House Throwback Thursday Tickets Tico Torres Tour Dates Toxic Avenger Tribeca Film Festival Twilight Twilight Saga Valentine's Day VH1 Videos Washington DC wayback wednesday We Weren't Born to Follow Webcast What About Now What Do You Got When We Were Beautiful White House Council White Trash Beautiful WTC Anniversary WTF You Can Go Home

  © Blogger template Brownium by Ourblogtemplates.com 2009

Back to TOP