Back in 2016, before Covid-19, superstar rocker, Jon Bon Jovi, went undercover posing as a member of the bar staff at a karaoke bar to surprise some of his adoring fans. Jon joins in with the fun, singing along with his fans whilst in full disguise. After receiving weird looks from the party goes, he reveals his face to the complete surprise of his fans.
So why did Bon Jovi do all of this? His goal was to raise money for the Jon Bon Jovi foundation. Founded in 2006, the foundation’s full name is “Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation”, a non-profit organization that focuses its efforts on the issues of hunger and homelessness in the United States.
The rocker worked with a fundraising company called “Omaze” to create and record the “prank” on his fans. Jon dressed up looking like an old-school rocker with long dark hair, a large beard, and a leather waistcoat. He pretended to be working as a barman whilst his unsuspecting fans began their night, singing songs on the karaoke.
He would take the microphone from singers during their performance and playfully forget the words to his own songs. After a few songs passed, a couple of intrusive performances from Jon in disguise, and a stream of odd looks from the Karoakers, Jon reveals his identity.
Jon Bon Jovi is a brilliant artist and using his position to create a foundation aiming to provide basic needs to vulnerable people is a wonderful act.