We suspect that Ronan hesitated every so slightly — one wouldn’t want to look too eager — before doing the end-zone dance and screaming, “Sea! Si! Ja! Oui!” and “Arigato!”
The choice of Keating as an opening act is quite a savvy move on the part of the Bon Jovi management team. Although Ro hasn’t made a dent in the notoriously tough U.S. market (shiny choppers notwithstanding), he is immensely popular everywhere else. So it’s a win/win situation for both acts — Bon Jovi gets access to Keating’s young fans, and Ronan gets much-needed exposure on the world stage. Hmmm . . . from washed-up boybander to respected solo act. As Ro might say, life certainly is a rollercoaster.