Good vibes, few problems at huge Asbury music fest

May 21, 2012 • Entertainment

Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora performs at the Bamboozle Festival in Asbury Park N.J., Sunday, May 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — In recent years, Adam Cruz bought a ticket to the Bamboozle Festival, a multi-day music event held in the parking lot of Giants Stadium in northern New Jersey, cheering, sweating and moshing with tens of thousands of other fans.

On Sunday, however, Cruz was up onstage as the festival returned to the city where it began 10 years ago, performing with his rap-metal band Xombie to an enthusiastic audience a few hours before headliners Bon Jovi closed out the festival.

“I’ve come to the Bamboozle Festival for six years as a fan,” Cruz said. “To be here as a performer is a dream come true. It really is.”

Bon Jovi opened its show with the song “Raise Login to read more

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