Is it fair to say that everyone over the age of 15 knows Bon Jovi? It sure seems like it is, considering that they had the highest grossing concert tour in the world as recently as 2010. It just seems like everyone should and would know who they are.
But nope. From the Washington Post:
[John] Wall was asked about Bon Jovi and he replied, “Who’s that?”
Jan Vesely, the Czech forward getting dressed nearby, was stunned as he looked at Wall.
“No. You don’t know him?” Vesely said.
Emeka Okafor, seated in an adjacent locker room stall, shook his head and laughed.
Wall smiled and said, “I’m a 90s baby. I never heard of him.”
As I’m sure you can ascertain from context clues, even Jan Vesely knows who Bon Jovi is, despite the fact he was born and raised in the Czech Republic in 1990. Yes, that also makes him a “90s baby,” so I guess John Wall needs to step his other Jo(h)ns game up. I mean, “It’s My Life” came out when he was 10, so I’m sure he’s heard of them. Not to mention, he’s played two years in the NBA, which means he’s probably heard their songs in various arenas somewhere between 20 and 50 million times.
On the other hand, lucky John Wall for not knowing Bon Jovi. If I have to hear another bad cover band version of “Living On a Player,” I’m getting feathered hair.
(via Bullets Forever)