26 years ago, Bon Jovi played a sold out show at the Civic Center. This was on the Keep the Faith Tour and we are pretty sure this was the last time they came to Portland. It’s a particularly memorable show for me even though I wasn’t there.

The concert was the night before Valentine's Day. My wife Sherry went to the show with her sister Holly. WBLM did a backstage meet n greet for winners and I managed to sneak my wife and her sister in as well.

While they were back there ooo-ing and ahh-ing over Jon and Richie, Sherry decided to announce to everyone that she was pregnant. Cheers from the Civic Center crew, BLM winners, and band members all around!

Here's the setlist from that Blimp milestone Saturday night before Valentine's Day.

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The next morning I got up and went into the bathroom to find a Valentines card on the the toilet seat (cause we're wicked classy), with a lump inside. That lump turned out to be a pregnancy test and it was positive.

So that’s our little story of how Jon Bon Jovi learned that the Guru was gonna be a first-time Dad before I got the fantastic news. Precious Baby Sam arrived on September 5, 1993.

How bout this one for all the lovers in Blimpville today!