Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Jon Bon Jovi
I attended High School with a rock star! Sayreville War Memorial High School in New Jersey had a famous student. Jon Bon Jovi graduated in 1980 with my brother, and I graduated in 1981. He changed his name when he got famous. Originally it was John Bongiovi. I don't remember much about him because remember he wasn't famous yet. But here's what I do remember:
*He had long hair.
*He used to sleep during class because he would play in a band in NYC at night. Clubs close about 2 or 3 o'clock in the morning and then a 30 to 45 minute drive back to Sayreville. He actually lived in Parlin which is in a section of Sayreville.
*Us kids thought he was cocky but really he was confident and driven.
*He was in the Dirt Bag group. Thats what they called themselves. (smokers, drinkers) Not my group.
*My brother got into a pushing fight with him in band class. Something about attitude or personal space. A teenage boy thing.
I think its pretty cool that someone from our little town made it big. Am I proud? ...Sure. I think he's a good singer and songwriter. I'm glad he seems to be a family man and a humanitarian too. I have his ring tone on my phone, "Have a nice day". So I guess you could say I'm a fan.