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8 yr old at Bon jovi concert

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Dolanette Thu 18-Jul-13 18:33:47

What are your thoughts on bringing a 8 yr girl to Bon Jovi concert, she was at Glee concert (more kid oriented) when she was 6 and enjoyed it. Have u brought your child to a similar concert venue?

HeySoulSister Thu 18-Jul-13 18:34:27

is it seated?

HairyGrotter Thu 18-Jul-13 18:35:03

I wouldn't subject my child to such shit wink

500internalerror Thu 18-Jul-13 18:35:36

I would, if the child actually likes whoever they are going to see!!

TidyDancer Thu 18-Jul-13 18:36:56

Absolutely fine. But take ear defenders for her.

Have taken both my DCs to a Bon Jovi gig before and have always seen younger children than them there. The youngest I saw there this year was a breastfed 4-ish month old baby. smile

The worst language you will hear on stage is the odd "shit". JBJ is not really a swearer.

Go for it and have fun. smile

JellyMould Thu 18-Jul-13 18:37:07

I went to a bon jovi concert 2 years ago, I should think an 8 year old would be fine so l

JellyMould Thu 18-Jul-13 18:37:38

Sent too soon - as long as its seated.

Leeds2 Thu 18-Jul-13 18:38:44

And make sure she knows/likes the songs!

GobblersKnob Thu 18-Jul-13 18:40:26

The last time I went to see them nine? years ago there were loads of children and much younger than eight.

As long as you don't take her moshing at the front she will be fine, standing or seated. If you are standing though it is useful if you or someone else can her her on your shoulders most of the time, or it's not much of a view grin

TidyDancer Thu 18-Jul-13 18:40:29

The seating issue wouldn't concern me at all. It's usually better to be able to walk around with young DCs at events like that.

KittyVonCatsworth Thu 18-Jul-13 18:41:34

Took my DD to her first festival at 4. She's a proper music and gig goer now. She went to he first unaccompanied festival at 16, which made me nervous, but very proud. Nothing like live music to make the soul alive! I never went to my first gig until I was 30, regretting it big style now!

ninah Thu 18-Jul-13 18:45:22

take her to a proper gig!
still, each to their own, I had a child in R that was obsessed with jbj

LittleMissGerardButlerfan Thu 18-Jul-13 19:10:46

I would take them,you hear worse language on the street these days anyway!

TidyDancer Thu 18-Jul-13 19:11:59

Ignore the anti-Bon Jovi brigade.

You will have a great time. smile

ninah Thu 18-Jul-13 19:14:09

she will really need those ear defenders grin

BreconBeBuggered Thu 18-Jul-13 19:21:27

It's fine, but make sure there are no restrictions on children standing if you don't want seats.

SaucyJack Thu 18-Jul-13 19:23:52

Go for it. They're hardly Cradle of Filth.

Worriedmind Thu 18-Jul-13 19:37:34

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EntWife Thu 18-Jul-13 19:38:41

we took DSD to see Bon Jovi when she was 6. She loved it.

We took ear defenders but she kept taking them off to hear the music better.

Chocotrekkie Thu 18-Jul-13 19:38:57

My 7 and 9 yr olds loved it - but yes to ear defenders...

StuntGirl Thu 18-Jul-13 19:40:52

Saucy grin

Take her, just ensure she wears some kind of ear plugs/ear defenders.

orangepudding Thu 18-Jul-13 19:47:01

I would bit I did take a 3, 7 and 10 year old to a festival to see Metallica and Slipknot so am probably not the best judge!

theodorakisses Thu 18-Jul-13 19:48:52

Yes of course, as long as they want to (was hippy parented kid who was dragged to all sorts of stuff against her will) but yes, yes, yes and am v v v jell.

theodorakisses Thu 18-Jul-13 19:49:36

Orange pudding, you are ACE!

malovitt Thu 18-Jul-13 19:50:03

A lot of venues have a policy of no under 14s /16s standing?

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