It was One Wild Night for Huddersfield when US rock legends Bon Jovi stormed the stage at the McAlpine Stadium in 2001.

Their June 6 gig saw 37,500 screaming fans pack into the stadium for a two-and-a-half hour bumper set packed with the band's greatest hits.

Click below for pictures of Bon Jovi on stage


The show drew fans from as far as Israel, Finland and Sweden, with Brits driving up from London and Cornwall for the event.

More than 100 people were queuing at the Huddersfield Town ground by 9am on the day of the gig, desperate to get those coveted spots on the front row.

Supported by Delirious? and Matchbox Twenty, the US rockers were the first group to perform at the stadium since the Beautiful South took to the stage in July 1997.

Then stadium chief executive Kevin Collinge said the show was ' fabulous, absolutely unbelievable'.

He said: "The show was stunning and the crowd was magnificent."

The Examiner's Jenny Parkin joined the eurphoric crowd to watch Jon Bon Jovi strut his stuff.

In her review, she said: "The deal was more than 20 stomping hits packed into two-and a-half hours, with barely a five minute break.

"Jon maintains his rock god mystique, with bug-eye sunglasses and a large cowboy hat pulled down over his eyes.

"It takes him nine songs just to say hello - and another four before the shades are discarded.

"But, from the off, his grin gives away what looks like sheer delight to be here."

She concluded: "It's time to put any staunch rock principles aside and get down and boogie.

"If only Huddersfield saw such wild nights more often..."

The fans joined Jenny in her praise of the explosive show.

Dave and Caroline Reid, of Newsome, told the Examiner: "Bon Jovi were every bit as good as when they first appeared on the scene in 1983."

The show also attracted younger fans, who were just as thrilled.

Emma Rattigan, 14, of Gomersal, said: "It was amazing, especially the fireworks. My throat kills from screaming and I can't hear anything.

"The atmosphere was so brilliant we felt we were on top of the world."

Can you spot yourself in the crowd at the gig? Click here for our picture gallery and the Bon Jovi gig in numbers

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