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Friday, February 25, 2000
"Studio East"
Green Bay, WI

Sound: Studio East
Operated by Jay Cole
& Mike "Fish" Fluery
Lights: Studio East
Operated by Jay Cole
SET 1:
Nothing But a Good Time - Poison
Round & Round - Ratt
In My Dreams - Dokken
Still of the Night - Whitesnake
Heaven - Warrant
I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister
Fantasy - Aldo Nova
Right Now - Van Halen
Faithfully - Journey
Jump - Van Halen
My Sharona - The Knack
Pour Some Sugar... - Def Leppard
SET 2:
Youth Gone Wild - Skid Row
Photograph - Def Leppard
All She Wrote - Firehouse
Down Boys - Warrant
[Guitar Solos]
Love Song - Tesla
Wait - White Lion
Uncle Tom's Cabin - Warrant
Everything About You(1) - Ugly Kid Joe
You Shook Me All Night Long* - AC/DC
Enter Sandman* - Metallica
Crazy Train* -Ozzy Osbourne
Turn Me Loose - Loverboy
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
SET 3:
Final Countdown - Europe
Perfect Strangers - Deep Purple
Jamie's Crying - Van Halen
Everybody Wants You - Billy Squire
Talk Dirty to Me*(2) - Poison
Home Sweet Home - Motley Crue
Looks That Kill - Motley Crue
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
Smokin' - Boston
Runaway - Bon Jovi
Beth - Kiss
Calling Dr. Love - Kiss
New Girl Now(3) - Honeymoon Suite
Monkey Business - Skid Row
Turn Up the Radio -Autograph

 * - Impromptu
(1)- Lead Vocal by Keith Pratt
(2)- Guitar by Joey Bailey
(3)- Drums by Tom "Hog" Hilber
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Band on Stage
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Guest Joey
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Shane On
The Prowl
This show was evidence that practice does not make perfect! I thought we played pretty well during the first set, especially considering the two week lay-off brought on by last week's snow related cancellation of our show is Kenosha. In fact, overall I thought we were putting on a fine show right from the start. Unfortunately, for the most part the assembled crowd wasn't getting into it. By early in the second set, things seemed to get worse as some of our friends had to leave while others in attendence were shouting out requests of songs we didn't know and then acting indignant when we played something else. Keith Pratt of the band Scratch came up and sang "Everything About You" with us. The crowd responded well to this act of spontaneity so then John, who was really fed up with the crowd's attitude, decided to take things further. "OK," he said. "We're gonna take some requests now and, no matter what they are, we're gonna TRY and play them." And that's exactly what we did. The first suggestion was "You Shook Me All Night Long" by AC/DC. I started playing the chord progression the best I knew how. Nick & Shane quickly caught on. John pleaded on mic that he didn't know the words, but then just like he promised he gave it a try. Well, I guess years of rock radio and MTV paid off as John knew a lot more words than he realized and we got through the song fairly well. Mind you, it was far from perfect, but apparently "polished" was not what people had in mind and the dance floor finally came alive. Next, we took a whack at "Enter Sandman" by Metallica. This didn't sound as good as we struggled for the notes and words at every line, but again there was no accounting for taste as the crowd loved it. Third, we played "Crazy Train" by Ozzy which went over well also, warts and all. By this time the gig was starting to resemble a success. We went back to playing our more "prepared" material. For the rest of the night, we found that we could maintain the festive atmosphere by acting silly, spontaneous and at times downright wreckless. Two more guest performers joined us during the third set... Joey Bailey on guitar for "Talk Dirty To Me" (yet another song we'd never played before) and Tom "Hog" Hilber on drums during "New Girl Now". Dancers spent some time on stage and band members played out on the dance floor as the gig grew more wild at every turn. The bar had to turn on all of the house lights to get us to stop playing. Some of the now enthusiastic crowd included Jolee Jackson, Cole Klimczyk, Shelly Aerts, Shiela Mielke, Shelly Boehm and big hair fetishist Michelle Brabant. Cheryl & Ann Mehlbrech came all the way from Wisconsin Rapids to catch the show. Ellen Rasmussen came up from Madison and met up with my former Jukebox Heroes bandmate Dennis Panneck. Some of the faces that were new to us included Sandy Guell, Tom Syndergaard, Stacy Pirhonen, Jeff Wakefield, Jessie from "SpeakEasy" and Jodie Bell. Overall, it was a very fun night and we look forward to returning. We just have to remember that in Green Bay they like it sloppy ;-} -Josh

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