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JOURNAL ENTRY #121

Saturday, August 24, 2002
Kelly's Bleachers II

7805 S Loomis Rd
(262) 895-3353

Wind Lake, WI
 
Sound: Go Audio
Operated by Brian Ingwell
Assisted by Justin Krol
Lights: Interstellar
Operated by Geoff Reinke
Jason Hartwich, Rich Reinke
and Jim Pettegrew
 
SET 1:
Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
Round and Round - Ratt
In My Dreams - Dokken
Still of the Night - Whitesnake
Love Song - Tesla
Working for the Weekend - Loverboy
Runaway - Bon Jovi
New Girl Now - Honeymoon Suite
Metal Health - Quiet Riot
Sister Christian - Night Ranger
Turn Me Loose - Loverboy
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
Photograph - Def Leppard
All She Wrote - Firehouse
Alone Again - Dokken
Don't Treat Me Bad - Firehouse
Pour Some Sugar' - Def Leppard
Separate Ways - Journey


*- Debut
 



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SET 2:
Lay Your Hands on Me - Bon Jovi
Smokin' - Boston
Unskinny Bop - Poison
Black Cat - Janet Jackson *
Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
Wait - White Lion
  (Vocal by Chris Heuer)
Nothing But a Good Time - Poison
Once Bitten Twice Shy - Great White
Down Boys - Warrant
Tom Sawyer - Rush
Bed of Roses - Bon Jovi
Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
Panama - Van Halen
Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
The Meeting - ABWH *
Wild Side - Motley Crue
Smokin' in the Boy's Room - BS/MC
Uncle Tom's Cabin - Warrant
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister
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Turn Up the Radio - Autograph
 
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A Word from Josh:
This was a show where we didn't really have to worry much about drawing a good crowd because a good crowd was provided for us by club-owner Kelly and his birthday party. Hundreds of invited guests started filing in at 7:00 for the festivities. At one point Kelly brought the entire bar staff on the stage and exchanged toasts with old friends. It was actually kind of touching at times (sniff, sniff). We were able to join in and enjoy some great food and drink. Later on we took the stage feeling pretty good as we launched into some hard-hitting songs right off the bat. The crowd was appreciative, but not quite ready to dance yet (I think they were still digesting the pizza). The cowbell at the beginning of "Working for the Weekend" signaled a dancing frenzy that didn't let up all night. We managed to break a long drought of fresh material when we debuted "Black Cat" early in the second set. Hey, it's a 80s big hair rock song and John sings it really well (maybe a little too well). But, that wasn't the only new song we unveiled during that set. When it came time to play a piano ballad John and I played a very pretty, but also very unknown song called "The Meeting" which took a lot of people by surprise. "What the Hell was that!?" asked Shane as he returned to the stage after the song. I hope that people can forgive our indulgence with what is probably the most obscure song we've ever played, because I really think that it's an excellent tune for slow dancing (it's all about the love, folks). We continued to enjoy the bar's hospitality after the show when the lovely Dawn Farris rekindled the pizza oven and provided us with a late-night snack. We hope that all of you who attended had as much fun as we did. We really appreciate Kelly having us play at his place on such special night.     - Josh



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