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JOURNAL ENTRY #47

Saturday, March 3, 2001
"Illusion's"

9821 W. Loomis Rd
(414) 425-5510

Franklin, WI
 
Sound: Inner Ear
Operated by Bob DeYoung
Assisted by Chad Smith
Lights: Interstellar
Operated by Geoff Reinke
Stage Tech: O.J.
 
SET 1:
You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
Lay It Down - Ratt
Photograph - Def Leppard
All She Wrote - Firehouse
Heaven - Warrant
Little Suzy - Tesla
Everybody Wants You - B. Squire
Runaway - Bon Jovi
Hot Cherie - Hardline
Sister Christian - Night Ranger
Youth Gone Wild - Skid Row
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
Smokin' - Boston
Can't Get Enough - Winger
Home Sweet Home - Motley Crue
Jet City Woman - Queensryche
My Sharona - The Knack
Pour Some Sugar - Def Leppard
Metal Health - Quiet Riot
 
SET 2:
Nothing But a Good Time - Poison
Round & Round - Ratt
In My Dreams - Dokken
Still of the Night - Whitesnake
Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
Don't Treat Me Bad - Firehouse
Once Bitten Twice Shy - Great White
Jump - Van Halen
Looks That Kill - Motley Crue
Faithfully - Journey
Turn Me Loose - Loverboy
I Was Made for Loving You - Kiss
Down Boys - Warrant
I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister
Beth - Kiss
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
Monkey Business - Skid Row
Alone Again - Dokken
Wait - White Lion
Uncle Tom's Cabin - Warrant
Everything About You - UKJ
Turn Up the Radio - Autograph
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Love Song - Tesla
Calling Dr. Love - Kiss
 
A Word from Josh:
Illusion's is not a large room, so when you put 250 people in it, it feels pretty packed... just the way we like it! Oh boy, the flesh was flying on the dance floor and the stage may have been the best place to be for the view. Nick, unfortunately, wasn't fully able to enjoy all the money-maker shakin' going on as he was battling the flu. You'd never know it from his performance however, as he played great. Early on we dealt with some all-too-familiar technical problems which, for me, culminated when I lost all power to my keyboards during "Sister Christian". That kinda sucked, but from then on things got a lot better. The first set ended on a high note (no pun intended) when new addition to our setlist "Metal Health" really seemed to whip the crowd into a frenzy. We were glad to see our good friend Dawn Farris in attendance along with some of her friends including Tammy Rehak, Brian Rehak, Serena Rehak, Baron Rehak, Dave and Tommy. Some of the other "usual suspects" included Lonnie Stinewal, Chris Stinewal, Julie Hoffman, Stephanie Roix, Erika Kaegler, Tom Birkenmeyer, Sheila Tate, Danny Black and Adam Kehoe. Late in the show John announced that the band would be taking the next few weeks off because of a soon-to-be "new arrival" in the household of one of the members. "You mean to tell me," I asked him on mic, "that one of the band members has been having sex?" John looked stunned for a moment and responded, "Well, I know it ain't me!" But seriously folks, John really meant it when he told the crowd how greatful the band is for the continually growing support. Of course, families do come first and we really look forward to seeing you all again when we kick it back into gear at the end of the month. BTW, our next Rooter's gig (3/31) falls on Nick's birthday so be sure to help us celebrate that in style.     - Josh



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