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JOURNAL ENTRY #142

Tuesday, December 31, 2002
Kelly's Bleachers II

7805 S Loomis Rd
(262) 895-3353

Wind Lake, WI

 
Sound: Go Audio
Operated by Brian Ingwell
Lights: Interstellar
Operated by Geoff Reinke
Assisted by Jaye Fabian
Video: Melissa Reinke
and Mike Fabian
Stage Tech: Dan Olsen
 
SET 1:
You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
Lay It Down - Ratt
Runaway - Bon Jovi
Working for the Weekend - Loverboy
Home Sweet Home - Motley Crue
Round and Round - Ratt
In My Dreams - Dokken
Still of the Night - Whitesnake
Unskinny Bop - Poison
Youth Gone Wild - Skid Row
Love Song - Tesla
Don't Treat Me Bad - Firehouse
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
Photograph - Def Leppard
All She Wrote - Firehouse
Faithfully - Journey
Ah Leah - Donnie Iris
Jump - Van Halen
Smokin' - Boston
You're In Love - Ratt
[NEW YEAR'S COUNTDOWN]
Nothin' But a Good Time - Poison
Pour Some Sugar' - Def Leppard
Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin' - Journey
 
SET 2:
Lay Your Hands on Me - Bon Jovi
Separate Ways - Journey
Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
Once Bitten Twice Shy - Great White
   (Bass by Kelly)
Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
Lick It Up - Kiss
Down Boys - Warrant
Tom Sawyer - Rush
More Than Words - Extreme
Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
Wait - White Lion
Uncle Tom's Cabin - Warrant
Bed of Roses - Bon Jovi
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister
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Turn Up the Radio - Autograph
 
A Word from Josh:
Well, another year has come to an end and, as John said on stage, we'd really like to thank all the fans who made it a good year for Cherry Pie. We hope that we helped make it a good year for you too. Believe me, there's lots more where that came from in 2003. We brought in the new year in style at Kelly's Bleacher's II along with 400 of our closest friends. Our show opened with a return of one of our old trademark stage gimmicks, brought out of mothballs for this special occasion ;-) . We managed to keep the heat wave going through the midnight hour and beyond with a crowd that was ready to party, complete with hats, noise-makers and champagne. And, of course, we un-leashed even more confetti than usual throughout the night. The midnight countdown on stage was broadcast live on Rock 102.1 courtesy of the lovely DJ Traci Curtis who was on hand giving away stuff and having a lot of fun with us. She had not seen the band before and she normally specializes in modern rock, but after getting the thorough "Cherry Pie treatment", including a bumper sticker on her "bumper", she was won over by the pleasures of big hair 80s rock, at least for one night. Her boyfriend Curt, an accomplished musician, was also getting into it, even joining in on keyboards for a part of "Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin'". Speaking of guest musicians, club-owner Kelly hopped up on stage to play bass on "Once Bitten Twice Shy". I've never seen him so spunky. Go on with yo' bad self! We were thrilled that so many continued the party with us into the early hours of 2003. One highlight was the memorable "bumper-stickering" of Birthday Girl Tai, one of several unbelievably hot babes in the crowd. Which reminds me, it's time for New Year's Resolutions, but as far as we're concerned, with the year we just had, we wouldn't want to change a thing!    - Josh

Check out the photos in the Rock 102.1 Scrapbook



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