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Saturday, September 16, 2000
"Studio East"

730 N. Quincy St
(920) 432-2448

Green Bay, WI
Sound: Thunder Audio
Operated by Jay Cole
Lights: Thunder Audio
Operated Mel Warwick
Stage Tech: O.J.
DJ: Vic Manchester
SET 1:
All She Wrote - Firehouse
Photograph - Def Leppard
Fantasy - Aldo Nova
Everybody Wants You - B. Squire
Don't Treat Me Bad - Firehouse
Love Song - Tesla
Turn Up the Radio - Autograph
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
Youth Gone Wild - Skid Row
Sister Christian - Night Ranger
Right Now - Van Halen
Jump - Van Halen
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
Monkey Business - Skid Row
Heaven - Warrant
Wait - White Lion
Uncle Tom's Cabin - Warrant
Turn Me Loose - Loverboy
My Sharona - The Knack
Pour Some Sugar... - Def Leppard

SET 2:
Nothing But a Good Time - Poison
Down Boys - Warrant
Smokin' - Boston
Runaway - Bon Jovi
Faithfully - Journey
Gettin' Better - Tesla
Everything About You - UKJ
  (Lead vocal by Keith Pratt,
   Drums by Tom "Hog" Hilber)

Paranoid - Black Sabbath
  (Impromptu, Lead vocal by Keith Pratt,
   Bass by Paul Rennert)

Once Bitten Twice Shy - Great White
Calling Dr. Love - Kiss
Beth - Kiss
I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister
Looks That Kill - Motley Crue
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
Little Suzy - Tesla
Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin' - Journey
Home Sweet Home - Motley Crue
Round & Round - Ratt
In My Dreams - Dokken
Still of the Night - Whitesnake
New Girl Now - Honeymoon Suite
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Studio East was one of our regular spots to play last year. It has a nice stage, a good house PA and light system and I've always liked the "seedy rock club" atmosphere. This was our first time back since February and we were hoping that our successful show across town (The Bar: Lambeau) back in May would help draw a large turnout on this night. Well, the crowd was larger than we've had before in this room, but not by much. This seemed to fit with what we've been told by Green Bay locals; that Studio East has a hard edged reputation that endears itself to a small group of loyal clientelle while scaring aways other folks. In fact, if not for a good turn-out of some of our Milwaukee fans (many of whom decided to make the long drive at the last minute), this night might have been much different. We've always noticed that the Studio East crowds tend to be a bit finicky and tonight was not an exception. The Milwaukee people, who included Sheila Tate, Maribeth Luedtke, Erika Kaegler, Lynn Rittberg (thanks for the cookies), Tom Birkenmeyer (who came all the way from Kenosha), Christine Schmitz, Kim Schmitz, Nikki Schmitz and Derek Schmitz, made up less than 10% of the crowd, but seemed to be responsible for about 80% of the dancing and excitement. Also adding to the rockus ambience was Vic Manchester who came up from Milwaukee to work as our "Official DJ" playing great tunes through the PA while we weren't playing. He also operated our spotlight when we were playing making him doubly valuable. Cheryl Mehlbrech, Ann Mehlbrech, Dan Mehlbrech and Ron Mehlbrech came to the show all the way from Wisconsin Rapids. Local friends in attendence included Barb Engler, Michelle Brabant, Jerry St. John, Mike Fluery and Shelly Boehm. Musicians Keith Pratt of the band Scratch, Paul Rennert of the band Blizzard of Ozz and Tom "Hog" Hilber got on stage and played a couple songs with us. There were some new faces who did seem to enjoy the show. Some who I had a chance to talk with included Bobbie Whitcher, Keith Witcher, Kym St. Clair and Lisa Ann Nero who's body is decorated with some of the most incredible tattoos I've ever seen. An odd thing occurred while Shane was singing "Rebel Yell". A small man started dancing very oddly, rolling around on the floor and such. Before too long he had removed his shirt. It looked like he was going to reach for his pants next when security stepped in and forceably removed him from the premises walking past people who were howling with laughter. At another point in the show John started talking about the Packers. It quickly became obvious that many in the room had lost faith in the Packers which dissillusioned John terribly (I told you these folks are finicky). Then a man approached the stage adding to the insults against the Packers. After he identified himself as having moved here recently from Dallas John turned the tables and said, "Oh yeah, and the Cowboys are off to a great start too!" John knew that he had made his point when his comment drew a middle finger from the man as he laughed and returned to his seat. Then I couldn't resist but point out that my favorite team, the Cleveland Browns, have so far won more games than the Packers and Cowboys combined. "That's a low blow," responded Shane.    -Josh

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