Jon Bon Jovi
December 7th, 2003
Asbury Park Convention Hall
Asbury Park, NJ, United States
Christmas Concert
2 DVDs
Ruthless Copying Records
Digital Master + Audio Recording
DPA (B&K) 4022s → Sound Devices MP-2 → Sony D100 DAT → Sony D8 → Metric Halo ULN-2 → Apple PowerBookG4 → Spark XL 2.8 → xACT 1.11 → FLAC
196 minutes

Hold Out, Hold Out (Victorious Gospel Choir)
I've Got A Feeling (Everything's Gonna Be Alright) (Victorious Gospel Choir)
Christmas Day (MW7)
So Young And In Love
None But the Brave (Alliance Singers, Soozie and Lisa)
Queen Of The Underworld (Jesse Malin)
Wendy (Jesse Malin)
Wild In The Street (Garland Jeffreys)
R. O. C. K. Rock (Garland Jeffreys)
Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight Tonight) (Steven Van Zandt)
This Time It's for Real (Southside Johnny, Steven Van Zandt, Jon Bon Jovi)
Baby's Gone For Good (Southside Johnny, Steven Van Zandt and Jon Bon Jovi)
It's Been A Long Time (Southside Johnny, Steven Van Zandt and Jon Bon Jovi)
Seaside Bar Song
The Wish (Bruce Springsteen on piano)
Hold On, I'm Comin' (Sam Moore, The Alliance Singers)
When Something Is Wrong With My Baby (Sam Moore)
I Thank You (Sam Moore)
Soul Man (Sam Moore)
Shine Silently (Nils Lofgren)
Because The Night (Nils Lofgren)
It's My Life (Jon Bon Jovi)
Kitty's Back
Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home) (With everyone on stage)

I Don't Want To Go Home (Southside Johnny, Steven Van Zandt)
My City Of Ruins (Sam Moore)
What's So Funny About Peace, Love And Understanding
Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town (With Everyone on stage)

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Thanks to Mother Nature, what was supposed to be closing night is now the second of three shows. Danny DeVito was not on hand but another local boy stepped up: Jon Bon Jovi. In addition to the other returning guests from night one, Willie Nile joined in for three of the closing rave-ups, "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)," "What's So Funny..." and "Santa Claus." The structure of the show remained the same, a couple notable substitutions included "So Young and In Love" for "From Small Things" and "Kitty's Back" for "Mary's Place." Sam Moore was even more impressive on his second night - "My City of Ruins" went from a song he barely knew to one he owns. "My City" and "What's So Funny..." is one heck of a mood-switching one-two punch. Worth waiting in the cold and snow for. Songs listed below have the most prominent guest-artist listed in parentheses, but many performers were on and off stage over the course of the night.

There is a slight glitch during the start of "Seaside Bar Song", but after talking to others who also report having this glitch in their DVD I am guessing it's on all copies.