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  Sunday, 1 October, 2000, 14:55 GMT 15:55 UK
Wembley rocks for the last time
Jon Bon Jovi enjoys himself at the last ever concert at Wembley
Jon Bon Jovi enjoys the last ever Wembley gig
Bon Jovi were the last band to play at Wembley Stadium. BBC Sport Online's Ashley Parr was there.

I always hoped my last appearance at Wembley would be watching my beloved Tottenham Hotspur lifting the FA Cup.

But once that dream was over for another year, I knew I had to make one last journey to the Twin Towers before they were gone for good.

Thankfully, Bon Jovi's latest UK tour included Wembley dates and having been a fan of the American rockers since their Slippery When Wet days in the late 1980s, the opportunity was too good to pass up.

Bon Jovi were to be the last in a long line of music megastars to grace Wembley Stadium since its debut as a music venue in 1972.

Thousands packed Wembley Stadium for Live Aid
Thousands packed Wembley for Live Aid

That August saw the London Rock and Roll Show under the Twin Towers, featuring Bill Haley and the Comets, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard and Chuck Berry.

The 80s and 90s meanwhile saw many other big names wow the Wembley crowd, with Live Aid the undoubted highlight.

But in September 2000, Bon Jovi had the honour - and what a performance they produced.

Lead singer Jon was clearly thrilled that the band were carving themselves into Wembley folklore.

Tumultuous

He told the appreciative crowd that the band was "privileged to be the last band at Wembley Stadium and proud to follow a long line of superstars including Michael Jackson and Elton John."

We partied the evening away to famous anthems like Livin' on a Prayer, You Give Love a Bad Name and Wanted which had the fans screaming with delight and Wembley rocking at the rafters.

Given the sheer ecstasy at being part of such a special occasion, most of the concert actually passed me by in a surreal blur.

But after three hours of raucous rock - and several enthusiastic encores - Jon and co. left the stage to tumultuous applause and a huge fireworks display.

It was a fitting end to an era which has seen many of music's most famous names grace the venue.

And I too was proud that I could savour my own little bit of Wembley history.

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