Last night Bon Jovi played Denver. Instead of hiding shamefully in the corner or even staying home, Richie Sambora took front and center and was given a standing ovation by the crowd when he had the stage to himself for a solo.
When Jon Bon Jovi introduced Sambora the crowd got to its feet. "Hello Denver," he said, as the crowd cheered. "I just want to thank everyone for their support. Sometimes friends need the help of their friends to get by. This next song is one that keeps coming back in my life and is current again ... ." The crowd stayed standing and applauding as Sambora started playing "These Days."
I guess in Denver they might not have heard about Richie getting arrested for suspicion of DUI with two little girls inside and his girlfriend. It doesn't really matter whether Richie Sambora beats the charges and walks, the fact remains that he did not make a good decision. Instead of facing up to that mistake and doing something about it, he instead hit the road to earn some extra money and to get the love and adulation from fans that he certainly does not deserve.
He should be in rehab again right now, or at least trying to get his life back on track. He should be kissing his daughter's ass each and every second as well as the asses of the woman he was with and her child. He sure as hell should be kissing the ass of Heather Locklear who should have already gone into court to keep Sambora away from their daughter unless supervised.
But, nope, Richie is out on the road, living it up and just turning this into another, aww shucks rock star kind of moment. The fans in Denver enabled that behavior. They should have made his life miserable the entire time he was on stage.