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Bon Jovi Poster Giveaway - Signed By The Man Himself!

Bonjovi In honor of the new Showtime documentary, Bon Jovi: When We Were Beautiful, MamaPop has procured through actions of questionable legality, (KIDDING) THREE When We Were Beautiful posters. And yes, OH YES, they are signed by the man himself, Jon Bon Jovi. And YOU can win one!


All you have to do is hit up the comments and tell us your favorite 80s Music Memory - bonus points if it involves Bon Jovi, and we'll pick three at random to get the posters! Easy! 

After you enter, you can CLICK HERE to see more backstage video, etc, from our totally rad friends at Showtime. 

On a more personal note, can I tell you how awesome this is? You don't understand, I'm from the great and powerful state of New Jersey. Bon Jovi is practically FAMILY. I SHOULD make all y'all write essays about how righteous New Jersey is, but I'll be nice. But seriously, dudes. This contest rocks, you can win a SIGNED poster, and we can all get nostalgic about the 80s, which is always a good time. 

So put on your denim jacket and start backcombing your hair, cause we got some reminiscing to do! 

(contest ends Sunday, October 25th at 11:59 pm, US residents only).

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My favorite 80s memory would be getting ready to go see Bon Jovi in concert... teasing up my mile high spiral perm and cementing the wings out with aqua net, lining my eyes with cover girl blue frost eyeliner and then black eyeliner INSIDE my eye. Blue mascara and pink frost lipstick. Putting on my blue and black tiger striped spandex jeans and ripped black shirt. Boots with fringe. And my DENIM JACKET loaded with pins like Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, Cinderella, Ratt, and sayings like "Bueller? Bueller?" and "Whatsa happenin' hot stuff?"

Diane Massey

I have MANY musical memories. My fave Bon Jovi one is on my 30th birthday at Merriweather Post Pavillion in Vienna, VA, I was lucky enough, thanks to my friend Vicky, to attend a press conference where Bon Jovi was donating money to The American Red Cross for flood relief. We were able to stay after the press conference and participate in the meet and greet. I was able to meet the entire band (original bass player Alec John Such was there then) take pictures and chat a little. Can't tell you how nice everyone was and just how awesome it was to meet the guys. A birthday I will never forget that is for sure!!!


When I was in sixth grade my girlfriend got the Bon Jovi tape New Jersey and we would turn out all the lights in her basement, crank up the boom box as loud as it would go and jump up and down on the bed waving flashlights to simulate a strobe light while singing along at the top of our lungs. Good times.


Umm, don't hate me for being young. Like born in the 80's young.

My favorite 80's music memory is from kindergarten -- remember those miniature tape walkman thingies, and you could buy mini-tapes with like four real songs on them to use with the mini player thing? Yeah, my "boyfriend" had one, and we used to always switch the tape on each other -- I'd play the Bangles and he'd play the Fat Boys.

I was in kindergarten in 1989, for the record.

I'm really entering this for my mom, who loves Bon Jovi ... she was 20 when I was born, so I guess this would be like giving her a piece of her youth back? Anyway.

Suzy Q

The '80s. Good lord. Livin' on a prayer, indeed.

Fawn Amber

Bon Jovi/Extreme in Little Rock was my first concert EVER...I took my younger brother and sister - I was 20, she was 18, he was 13 I guess. My sister and I wore matching body suits, you know, the kind that snap at the crotch, with our acid-washed jeans. It had the shoulders cut out. I was looking mighty fine, I will tell you. Our seats were nosebleed, and my troll brother didn't want to go down to the floor, but we bullied him into it and packed in front of the stage with all the other Aussie-sprayed and gelled masses...Some guy put his hands on my ass during "Never Say Goodbye"...and I let him keep them there for the entire song. Never even got a look at his face....ahh, memories... :)

Bryan F

First time I got to touch real live boobs was after I played Wanted Dead or Alive for a girl on the guitar in the late 1980's....Ahh the high school memories.......

cindy w

Um, not exactly a good 80's memory, but... When Jon Bon Jovi got married, I might've thrown myself on my bed and sobbed in utter tween despair. And this might be something that my family still mocks me about to this day. Maybe. It could've happened, I'm not confirming or denying.


Well, in the 80s I saw Journey a few times, once at a big concert at the old Comiskey (White Sox) Park in Chicago. Also on the ticket that night were Eddie Money and Santana. I even remember most of the night! (Most of it.) If I win this, I will give it to my cousin for her birthday, she loves JonBon as much as I love Daryl Hall.

Carrie Hellbusch

Mine is coming home from school on a cold day and opening the door to great smelling food and my stay at home Dad rocking out to Bon Jovi-where my love for teh band began!


This is easy! Somewhere in the second month of dating "the high school boyfriend" we went to go see Bon Jovi in concert. Skid Row opened for them. His mom and little brother attended as well. We "cuddled" in the back of the full size, don't come a knockin', van. We maybe even almost made it to second base.

Within a three month period we also saw Rat & Rod Stewart.


Random 80s Music Memory - Hair fully aquanet-ed with impressive mall bangs, wearing a neon pink V-neck sweater with a veritable rainbow of izod golf shirts layered beneath with skin tight levi's (turned in at the ankle and rolled up)and my very own pristine white roller skates as I spin around the rink, skating backwards and screaming out "Oh, we're halfway there..."


Mine would be a cross-country road trip with my best friend and "Slippery When Wet" on an endless loop in the cassette player.

Tracy F

One of my favorite 80's memories dealing with Bon Jovi centers around my job in High School. I worked at a fast food restaurant and in the mornings we would shred the lettuce, slice the onions and tomatoes, and make sure everything was ready for the lunch rush. While preparing the veggies we would sing "I'll do prep for you, These five words I swear to you, When you cry, I'll be the onion in your eye, I'll do prep for you."


Spring break, 1989, some random gas station bathroom was selling novelty condoms with album covers on them. One of them was, I kid you not, Slippery When Wet. We had to crank that cassette after that pit stop, I tell you.


The Slippery When Wet poster hung on my dorm room wall for at least two years before it was replaced by New Jersey. Imagine my glee when they came to a small little town in northern Michigan for an outdoor concert. Big hair, denim jacket and a "New Jersey" concert t-shirt was the outfit of the day. Tailgating with a bunch of headbangers in the middle of a field. Screaming, "THESE FIVE WORDS I SWEAR TO YOU" all the way home. Damn that was a good day!


I was born in 82. So my first concert involved me drooling over Jordan at a NKOTB (*before they were NKOTB and were actually just The New Kids On The Block.) But my husband (who was born in 71 and totally rocked a curly mullet) actually got in my pants for the first time after singing me I'll Be There For You. If that isn't what Bon Jovi is all about I don't know what is.


New Jersey IS righteous! (Fellow New Jersey native here) Singing-or shouting- along to "Livin' on a Prayer", driving on the GSP. I still like to embarass my kids this way.

Michelle Draveski

bon jovi holds a special place for me since he was my first concert ever saw him in the 80s when he opened for billy squire

dorothy l

when I think of the 80s music bon jovi is right on top and I have seen him in concert a few times and the show is great.

Joe K

My favorite 80s music memory was seeing concerts in the old Palladium in New York City...so many great shows in a beautiful venue.


I spent my time in the 80s running around my house singing "How Will I Know" by Whitney Houston and scouring the Kids'R'Us checkout line for the perfect headband to give me that side-bow effect without crunching my head and making me cranky. "How Will I Know" and the "Jem" theme song. Side-bow headbands were acceptable for both purposes.

I didn't discover Bon Jovi 'til 1994 or '95, but oh, what a life-alterer. My boyfriend is not cool with a free-five list generally, but I have to have a free-one list, just for Jon Bon.


I tell my kids about when Bon Jovi came to St. Louis for the "Slippery When Wet" tour and I wanted to go sooooo bad. My mom said no, but I schemed to go anyway, but the tickets sold out in 17 minutes flat and my evil plans were thwarted. I tell them this so they appreciate how good they have it when I take them to see Disturbed.


The 80s are mostly a blur but...My mom driving me and a friend 4 hours to see Brian Adams in concert in St. Louis only to stand in the rain for another 3 and then have the concert cancelled! A few months later wanting to got to St. Louis again to see Bon Jovi and my mom said "Absoultely not!" Oh, how I can't wait until my daughter is old enough to go to a Bon Jovi concert with me!

adrienne Gordon

My first concert of .38 special and the funny smelling smoke that was in the air, boy i was naive


Wow, this is embarrassing. But my brother and I used to do the "Dirty Dancing" move where the guy lifts the girl above his head whenever the music video for "Living on a Prayer" would come on Mtv. Yeah, we were weird kids.
And if I win this will be a Christmas gift for my brothers wife. How fitting.


Rocking out to Bon Jovi in my bedroom with my girlfriends. I grew up in Jersey also....Them and Springsteen were like Gods to us...


One of my favorite "80's Bon Jovi" memories is attending an outdoor concert for the "Slippery When Wet" tour with friends and the guy I was dating at the time. My best friend and I were dancing in the aisles to "Living on a Prayer" with our hot pink skin tight tank tops with "Slippery When Wet" on them and our big teased out hair. Some guys we knew vaguely from a local roller skating rink, stopped to flirt and I ended up giving one of the cute guys my number. We ended up having a hot and heavy romance for a while, which I still look back on fondly. I also remember after the concert, fighting the traffice and dropping off all my friends, I didn't get home until 4am! No cell phones back then, dudes, the parents weren't very happy!

Angela J

No favorite 80's memory, ask me about the 50's, my "kids" are the big 80's music fans and this would be a great gift for one of them

Melissa D

My favorite 80s music memory involves the very first time I heard a Bon Jovi song.
The place: Hammerjacks in Baltimore, one of the biggest and most famous rock clubs on the east coast during the heyday of metal.
The year: 1987
The girl: me, underage with a fake ID, wearing my cousin's spandex zebra-striped skirt, my hair teased to huge proportions.
The incident: the DJ played a song that made the big, rowdy crowd sing along in unison. "We're halfway there, oh-OH, livin' on a prayer." I shouted to my cousin, "Who IS that?" and she screamed, "Bon Jovi!" It's been twenty years (yikes!) and I remember that magical rock 'n roll moment like it was yesterday. And even today, a Bon Jovi song on the radio makes me turn up the volume and sing along!


I was lucky too attend an Amnesty International concert that included U2 and the Police! It rocked my world. I went with my best friend. It was really awesome.


I forgot to include the date...June 11, 1986. I was not much of a music person prior to that concert. It changed my life.

Cindy Thurman

I was single again in the 80's and trying to recapture my youth. I went out dancing to the songs of Bon Jovi and probably looked like someone trying to look young again!


My favorite 80s memory was when a friend found a used video of Bon Jovi's early videos for sale at a shop that was going out of business. It included songs like In and Out of Love and Tokyo Road. I was so excited, and still have it even though we don't have a VCR any longer ;)


I thought The New Jersey poster was a great one. I remember Bon Jovi coming to Cincinnati Ohio at that time.

Rich Rule

I love the the 80's. The music, the movies, the clothes and the hair (which I don't have anymore).**LOL** There are actually two Bon Jovi moments. The first, my wife and I had 2nd row tix for Bon Jovi in Charleston, WV. We were so excited. My wife heard on the radio that the show was cancelled. We were both bummed and she cried. I hate to see my wife cry.
The second, we got tix for a Bon Jovi show in Columbus, OH. Once again very excited. We got directions from someone who said they knew their way around the city. A trip which should have took 2 1/2 hours, took 5 1/2 hours. No lie. We had nosebleed seats, but it was one of the best shows that I've ever seen. Bon Jovi kicks major buttocks. Rock on!!!


My best friend and I spent our New Year's Eve listening to the top 100 songs of the year anticipating that Livin' On A Prayer would be number 1. It was. We like to believe it had something to do with the height and hardness of our bangs.

Alison Shoepe

9th grade youth group dance...I was dancing with "Tommy" to Wanted Dead or Alive. He played the guitar solo on my back. Ah...the memories!!

Daniel M

i'm hot for teacher van halen video was a big hit

Mary Ward

One of my very favorite '80s memories is the first time I saw Bon Jovi on MTV. When he did the little gun motion in the video for Livin' on Prayer, he got me. I've been hooked ever since. Another wonderful memory is dancing around with my two little babies to Bon Jovi music and laughing and giggling and just having a good time. I will always associate Jon with a smile.


I am pretty much a child of the 80s. I remember sneaking up early in the morning and watching MTV. I remember seeing "Bad Medicine", "One", "Paradise City", "Born To Be My Baby", and "I'll Be There For You" for the first time. The Metallica song, "One", I remember knocking off my glasses to.


When I was a junior in high school I got up at 3:00 in the morning, and stood in line for hours to get Bon Jovi tickets. It was cold and rainy, and I loved every minute of it. After hours of being crushed in a mob and waiting in lines, I walked away with my Bon Jovi tickets. Weeks before the concert, the family member that I was to go with backed out and my parents wouldn't let me go. I sold my tickets to two good friends (mistake - as I had to listen to them rave about the concert for weeks after). For years, I held this as one of the worst things to ever happen to me. Fast forward - for my 35th birthday, me and 6 of my closest girl friends rented a limo and went to see Bon Jovi at Summerfest in Milwaukee. It was my first time seeing him, it was my actual bday, and I was with all of my best friends. Even if it wasn't the 80's still, it was worth the wait!

Janice Golden

Being a kid in Italy and a preachers daughter we where kind of sheltered from american music. But I remember my older sister got caught with a cassette of Guns and Roses and my mom went into a crying fit .I loved it but my mom and dad did not aprove.

Stephanie Frank

I deliriously reflect back on many Bon Jovi concerts in the 80's -the anticipation of the upcoming show -with my high hair & denim jacket - sharing the experience with my best friends and lovers - feeling YOUNG, WILD & FREE-Jon Bon Jovi's seduction - the music lifting my spirits to the highest places -the ringing in my ears for hours afterward - priceless-I can't wait to do it again in 2010!

Tonya Nagy

Actually, the day Jon got married, I stayed home sick from school. The only other time my mom let me do something like that was for Princess Diana's wedding. But the next day, I had to go back. A friend of mine, Tim, had used his allowance to buy me a Jon Bon Jovi poster. Acid wash denim, big hair, fringe. The whole works. It meant so much because his family had 12 kids, and not much money. I wish I could get back in touch with him. I still have the poster tucked away. It would be a nice full...circle. ;)


The first thing that comes to mind is Michael Jackson & Motley Crue. My brother got the parachute pants and I can still imagine him in them doing the moon walk...ha ha. I love to tease him about it to this day. The reason I would have to say Motely Crue is because I was so in love with this guy and he was obsessed with Motley Crue. I became obsessed to. We did our hair and makeup then sang Shout at the Devil all the time

Joe Johnson

In the summer of 87, my Aunt brought me to Australia to stay with her for a few months. I spent a few days with a friend of the family and drove around the Melbourne area installing satellite dishes. We just kept listening to Slipper When Wet. I think of that all the time (and now my kids love listening to that album when we drive around and they always ask to sing "Shot through the heart")


My favorite 80s music memory DOES involve Bon Jovi. They were mine and my best friend's FAVE band... and so hot!!! My bf and I used to watch "Wanted Dead or Alive" over and over and over again. It's my favorite music memory!

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I remember skipping school to go to Pittsburgh to stand in line for concert tickets---and my Dad took me there because he knew how bad I wanted to go.

Erin Cook

I remember I was at college and it was the night of the big bonfire and I would dress up in eighties wear and turn on Tiffany "I think we are alone now" and singing and dancing like a looney out loud in my dorm room. I would replay that song over and over again until other roomies would start to bang on my door and demand to turn off the music. Ahh those were the days.



i was born in the 80s so by the time the 80s were over i was still pretty young. my favorite 80s memory was probably listening to the same beatles cassette tape during our annual family vacations and having sing alongs.

Paula Harmon

Ah, Bon Jovi. He is a favorite of my sister and I. Back in the 80's when big hair was in (boy did we have big hair), and I was skinny, tan, and cool, we went to see a Bon Jovi show and it was just fantastic. The older Bon Jovi gets, the better he looks!

Daniel Bates

Being born! I was born in 88! Thats the best thing ever!

Amanda D

New Kids on the Block concerts. Yeah! macd82 at gmail dot com

Debbie C.

The 80's!!! I wish I could tell you my fave 80's memory but those years being what they were....they were some crazy years!!! They are lost in a blur of Sex, Drinks, and Rock n Roll! AHHH! Man! My favorite memory is waking up each afternoon back then to see another day!

Angie P

In 1986, my roommate and I had Bon Jovi posters & pics covering the walls of our dorm. We were too broke to actually get to a concert, but we cranked up the music and sang at the top of our lungs every day. :) Good times...good memories.

Shilo Beedy

I love Bon Jovi but my favorite memories of the 80's was Cyndi Lauper. Unfortunately I never been able to make it to any of her concerts. My favorite song to dance and sing to was Girls Just Want to Have Fun. I loved her video for it and she seemed to be so full of energy and fun.

Ashlie- Mommycosm

My first concert ever was Bon Jovi and Skid Row. My uncle took me and my cousin because we were both too young to drive.

I still think Jon Bon Jovi is one of two men able to pull off leather pants and still look straight. Just sayin'...the man might just be hotter today than back in the 80s.

Bridget Combs

My favorite memory was having backstage passes to David Lee Roths Yankee Rose tour where my cousin and I got to meet him and Steve Vai. That rocked!

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