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JOURNAL ENTRY #119

Monday, August 5, 2002
Wisconsin State Fair

Budweiser Pavilion
Wisconsin State Fair Park
8100 W. Greenfield Ave
(414) 266-7000

West Allis, WI
 
Sound: Clearwing
Operated by Brian Ingwell
and Scott Dittmar
Lights: Interstellar
Operated by Geoff Reinke
Jason Hartwich & Phil Gille
 
SET 1:
You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
Everybody Wants You - B. Squier
Runaway - Bon Jovi
Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
Heaven - Warrant
Don't Treat Me Bad - Firehouse
Working for the Weekend - Loverboy
New Girl Now - Honeymoon Suite
Unskinny Bop - Poison
Sister Christian - Night Ranger
Fantasy - Aldo Nova
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
Photograph - Def Leppard
All She Wrote - Firehouse
Home Sweet Home - Motley Crue
Jump - Van Halen
Smokin' - Boston
My Sharona - The Knack
Pour Some Sugar' - Def Leppard
 
SET 2:
Lay Your Hands on Me - Bon Jovi
Youth Gone Wild - Skid Row
Once Bitten Twice Shy - Great White
Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
Lay It Down - Ratt
Nothing But a Good Time - Poison
Lick It Up - Kiss
Panama - Van Halen
Bed of Roses - Bon Jovi
Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
Wait - White Lion
Uncle Tom's Cabin - Warrant
White Wedding - Billy Idol
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister
 
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A Word from Josh:
I know that the Wisconsin State Fair is a grand tradition, but this was my first visit. The 12-day event is billed as "Too Big to Miss" and I guess they're right. But it's also too big to have such limited street access. Well, after fighting through traffic to get to the fairgrounds we found that our journey had just begun as we were then forced to risk the lives of thousands of attendees by driving our trucks through the crowded midway to get to the Bud Pavilion. The band playing before us was the Elvis tribute Tom Green Show. Yup, Cherry Pie and Elvis... It don't get better than that! Anyway, our show went pretty well. We went through some trouble to get a part of our light show up for this gig. Unfortunately, it was largely muted by ambient light in the pavilion. We also made use of our video show by projecting it on a make-shift shower curtain (or something like that). It was great to see a lot of familiar faces in the strong and very vocal Monday night crowd, many of whom were bouncing back and forth between us and King Kong who were performing over on the Old Style Stage. We were pleased that the crowd didn't thin out as the hour grew late on what was a work night for many of us. In fact, we finished our show to quite an ovation, but unfortunately we were not allowed to do any encores. Hopefully, those people asking for more will be motivated to come to another show soon.     - Josh



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