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JOURNAL ENTRY #118

Sunday, July 28, 2002
Waukesha Riverfest

Leinie Lodge
Frame Park
(262) 548-1744

Waukesha, WI
With Streetlife
 
Sound: Sound Decision
Operated by Brian Ingwell
Albert Hernandez & Mike Stockland
Lights: Sound Decision
Operated by Andy Brown
 
SET 1:
You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
Everybody Wants You - B. Squier
Runaway - Bon Jovi
Once Bitten Twice Shy - Great White
Home Sweet Home - Motley Crue
Working for the Weekend - Loverboy
New Girl Now - Honeymoon Suite
Jump - Van Halen
Youth Gone Wild - Skid Row
Alone Again - Dokken
Little Suzi - Tesla
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
Photograph - Def Leppard
All She Wrote - Firehouse
Sister Christian - Night Ranger
Smokin' - Boston
My Sharona - The Knack
Pour Some Sugar' - Def Leppard
 
SET 2:
Lay Your Hands on Me - Bon Jovi
Lay It Down - Ratt
Round and Round - Ratt
In My Dreams - Dokken
Still of the Night - Whitesnake
Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
Nothing But a Good Time - Poison
Turn Up the Radio - Autograph
Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
Bed of Roses - Bon Jovi
Wait - White Lion
Uncle Tom's Cabin - Warrant
White Wedding - Billy Idol
Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister
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Metal Health - Quiet Riot
 
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Cheesecake!

 
A Word from Josh:
"Welcome to the Cherry Pie Sweat Yer Ass Off Tour 2002!" exclaimed John to the crowd cheering us on after the first few songs of this show. Damn, it was hot. We've played a couple of hot shows before, but this was the second such oven stage we played in less than 20 hours. Exciting jazz-fusion, funk band Streetlife played before us. Dave and I have each known their guitarist Peter Mac longer than we've known each other. After they finished their show we hurriedly set up our equipment while wearing partial stage clothes in 90+ degree heat. Add the fact that our bodies were quite sore from having played the previous two nights and I headed to the stage aching and soaked in sweat thinking "This is how I'm supposed to feel at the END of a show!" But once the notes started flying everything felt great and the whole band proved to be up to the challenge. Unfortunately, not all of our equipment felt the same way. I suffered through two broken guitar strings, one of which resulted in a rather minimalist-sounding acoustic guitar part on "Wanted Dead or Alive". Fortunately, our lighting tech Geoff was on hand. He didn't have to come to this show because we were playing in daylight, but apparently he just can't get enough of us. Anyway, he managed to change the guitar string in time for "Wait" and "Uncle Tom's Cabin." What a guy! But, the worst technical problem was how my Roland D-70 synthesizer shorted out under a torrent of perspiration. It forced us to drop two of my favorite songs "Separate Ways" and "Tom Sawyer" from the set list. After the show Maribeth Luedtke sent her daughter Kierstin to deliver a wonderful big cherry cheesecake to me. Apparently this incredibly generous gesture was a result of a comment I recently made in our website's discussion board. It was delicious as I had help from some other friends eating it later in the evening. Hmmmm, the next time I'm in the discussion board I think I'll mention how much I enjoy filet mignon.     - Josh



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