A normal Saturday morning shopping spree for some customers turned into the most exciting moment of their lives when Rock ‘n’ Roll icon Bon Jovi walked into Stew Leonard’s store located in Farmingdale with his son Jesse Bongiovi and CEO Stew Leonard Jr. “I was just shopping,” Bon Jovi sure knows how to steal the show!
The rock icon who has evergreen hits like ‘It’s My Life’ and ‘Living on a Prayer’ thoroughly excited shoppers and staff alike as he made an impromptu appearance on a monotonous Saturday morning. Newsday, the local newspaper, got the reaction of a few shoppers present in the store during his appearance.
Lou Diaz, 43, of West Islip, told Newsday, “We actually were coming for cookie dough, we talked to the lady over there, and she said, ‘Oh, I think Bon Jovi’s inside in the store,’ at first we certainly didn’t believe her, I mean c’mon the odds of a legend like Bon Jovi being in a local Long Island supermarket was preposterous. All of a sudden, everyone just started running, that’s when we realized she wasn’t joking. We were just trying to catch him wherever he went.”
Bon Jovi, who was inducted in the Rock n Roll hall of fame in April was present in the store to promote rosé wine which he co-created with his son, Jesse Bongiovi. Both shoppers and staff couldn’t hide their excitement as they snapped pictures with Bon Jovi while he was promoting ‘Diving Into Hampton Water’, which is the name of this new rosé wine.
Cathy Smith, 57 and an avid shopper said, “It’s just so exciting, ‘Living on a Prayer’ is my song. I have goosebumps.”
Diving Into Hampton Water is curated in the Languedoc region located in the South of France. It is a perfect blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Mourvedre grapes and promises a fine quality rosé. The wine goes perfectly well with finger food, salads or seafood.
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