Jon Bon Jovi said he returned to Penn State for the third time for one and only one reason - "to make all of the girls scream."
Between an elaborate stage set up (complete with a Penn State inspired backdro), interaction with the highly-energetic audience in between songs and a consistent energy throughout a three-hour vocal performance, Bon Jovi gave all of the girls plenty of things to scream over Saturday night during his concert at the Bryce Jordan Center -- temporarily renamed the Bon Jovi Center for the concert.
Besides the excitement and classic music, the concert gave another option to some students looking for something to do during State Patty's Day, the student-created holiday.
"It's definitely the better choice for me tonight," April Roe (senior-environmental resources management) said. "The tickets were pretty cheap, and it's Bon Jovi. Who wouldn't want to go?"
Bon Jovi came to Happy Valley for a stop on his "Because We Can" tour. On this tour, the band has been debuting new singles from the band's anticipated "What About Now" album, set to be released from Island Records on March 12.
Closing with their classic, "Livin' On A Prayer," the crowd sang half of the song through its chanting and screams as Bon Jovi held the microphone out to the audience. The arena became a complete whirlwind of shaking, shouting and bright colors.