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JOURNAL ENTRY #45

Saturday, February 3, 2001
"Sir Buk's"

W5222 County Rd KK
(608) 325-1990

Monroe, WI
 
Sound: Broadway Sound
Operated by Bob DeYoung
Lights: Interstellar
Operated by Geoff Reinke
Assisted by Brian Carr
 
SET 1:
You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
Lay It Down - Ratt
Photograph - Def Leppard
All She Wrote - Firehouse
Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
Little Suzy - Tesla
Once Bitten Twice Shy - Great White
Down Boys - Warrant
Youth Gone Wild - Skid Row
Sister Christian - Night Ranger
Hot Cherie - Hardline
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
Smokin' - Boston
Looks That Kill - Motley Crue
Faithfully - Journey
Everybody Wants You - B. Squire
Jet City Woman - Queensryche
Jump - Van Halen
My Sharona - The Knack
Pour Some Sugar - Def Leppard





PHOTOS:
SET 2:
Nothing But a Good Time - Poison
Round & Round - Ratt
In My Dreams - Dokken
Still of the Night - Whitesnake
Love Song - Tesla
Love of a Lifetime - Firehouse
Wait - White Lion
Uncle Tom's Cabin - Warrant
Turn Up the Radio - Autograph
I Was Made for Loving You - Kiss
Home Sweet Home - Motley Crue
Fantasy - Aldo Nova
Turn Me Loose - Loverboy
Runaway - Bon Jovi
Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
Beth - Kiss
Alone Again - Dokken
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin' - Journey
Heaven - Warrant
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister
Monkey Business - Skid Row
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Calling Dr. Love - Kiss
 
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A Word from John:
The week leading up to our show in Monroe was quite exciting for me. Having lived near Monroe for most of my life, it was almost a right of passage for a lot of people in the area. When you turned the legal drinking age, this was the place to be. Back then, the club was called Mr. D's, it is now called Sir Buk's; that is the only difference between then and now, because this is still the place to be in Monroe. This would be the first time many of my friends would see the band perform, and that heightened my excitement on this evening; and what an evening it was! The crowd was curious about this "80's band from Brew Town" and I think it is safe to say that we were a big hit as the dance floor was packed from start to finish and we put on one of our best performances yet. People kept coming up to us as though we were some kind of conquering heroes, shaking our hands and thanking us for bringing them back to a time when they were young and all they worried about was where the next party was going to be. That's the whole idea behind this band, let's get together, forget about the world for a while and enjoy ourselves. And believe me, it is just as fun for us as it is for the fans. Earlier in the evening, we were quite surprised to see that some of our "regulars" from the Racine area made the treck all the way to Monroe to support the band. As we were loading in our gear, I happened to see that Scott and Connie Anney, Lonnie and Chris Stinewal, along with Julie Hoffman and Stephanie Roix (two very sexy ladies that entice us show after show), all made the trip. If there were a hall of fame for fans, by golly, you people would be in it! Other familiar faces in the crowd were my brother Dave Swenson, another brother of mine, Jim Swenson and his wife Ann, my cousin Bruce Breisath and some friends from high school, Cyndi McCarville and her fiance Denny Nafzger, Heidi Hardyman and her husband, and Heidi's sister, Karla Fritsch. Other people in attendance were Kevin Buel, Jeff Moen, Pat Hendrickson, Brian Indergand, Steve and Charmel Sutter, Mike Teasdale, Jim and Christie Levine, Jason Deery, Adam Deery and Jason Dux. As the night went on, things just got crazier and crazier as people were jumping up on stage with us, confetti cans were roaring, and Shane got a little scare from our pyro. It seems some pyro tubes were set a little too close to where he was standing and as they went off, they singed the back of his hair. But being the true pro that he is, he shrugged it off and just kept rockin.' You gotta love a guy like that! Another interesting part of the night was when I was presented with a birthday cake by Shane and Jasmyn. Boy you guys sure know how to make a guy feel old...uh...I mean loved. Thank you very much. By the time we were done playing, it was after 2:00 a.m. and the crowd wanted more so we did an encore which brought us to almost bar time. The crowd had to leave in a rush so the club would not be in trouble and this kept us from talking to some of the people that partied their asses off all night. Maybe next time we'll get to meet some of you fine people, I know we can't wait to come back on April 21st and do this all over again. Thank you Monroe - YOU FREAKIN'; ROCK!!      -johnny s.



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