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JOURNAL ENTRY #158

Saturday, May 10, 2003
Badger Bowl

506 E Badger Rd
(608) 274-6662

Madison, WI
 
Sound: Go Audio
Operated by Brian Ingwell
Lights: Tom Easton
Stage Tech: Dan Olsen
 
SET 1:
You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
Everybody Wants You - B. Squier
Runaway - Bon Jovi
Unskinny Bop - Poison
Sister Christian - Night Ranger
Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions
Round and Round - Ratt
In My Dreams - Dokken
Still of the Night - Whitesnake
Heaven - Warrant
Little Suzi - Tesla
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
Photograph - Def Leppard
All She Wrote - Firehouse
Home Sweet Home - Motley Crue
Ah Leah - Donnie Iris
Workin' for the Weekend - Loverboy
Smokin' - Boston
Pour Some Sugar' - Def Leppard
SET 2:
Lay Your Hands on Me - Bon Jovi
You're In Love - Ratt
I Can't Drive 55 - Sammy Hagar
We're Not Gonna Take It - T. Sister
Wanted Dead or Alivee - Bon Jovi
Nothin' But a Good Time - Poison
Lick It Up - Kiss
Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
Once Bitten Twice Shy - Great White
More Than Words - Extreme
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
Breaking the Chains - Dokken
Down Boys - Warrant
Tom Sawyer - Rush
Girls Girls Girls - Motley Crue
Smokin' in the Boy's Room - BS/MC
Wait - White Lion
Uncle Tom's Cabin - Warrant
White Wedding - Billy Idol
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
Youth Gone Wild - Skid Row
I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister
 
A Word from Josh:
When John thanked the crowd for "braving the weather" to come to our show, he really meant it literally. With Tornado sirens blaring throughout the area, the show began under a dark cloud (again, quite literally) and a sense of danger was in the air. Before the show we joked that if a tornado were to tear into the building and suck us off the stage into the sky it should happen during the guitar solo of "Rock You Like a Hurricane". Only about 100 brave souls were foolish enough to be in attendance as our first set got underway. Then, a malfunctioning light dimmer kept us in near darkness for the first two songs and a dirty keyboard connection made "Runaway" sound like a mockingbird with Tourette Syndrome. The night was off to a really bad start. After clearing up the technical problems I proclaimed "We are going to have a really good night... starting NOW!" My little optimistic pep talk proved prophetic as we did go on to have a good night. Things ran smoothly after that point, a lot more people arrived as the threatening weather abated and we got more and more goofy onstage (usually a good sign). John led a toast to Mother's Day dedicated to "all you mothers out there". Shane ran with the concept, adding that women interested in becoming mothers could get a donation of "fatherly juices" from the band (he's such a generous guy). On another subject (none too soon), I continue to have trouble sticking to a diet due to friends besieging me with culinary delights at shows. This time I got a cake from Suzy and some awesome brownies from Lisa. Funny thing is that Lisa didn't even attend the show. She dropped off the brownies on her way to see The Toys who were risking their own lives over at the Dry Bean Saloon. But we all agreed that the brownies were sooooo good that it was forgivable (THIS time). Local music connoisseur Jeff was out in the crowd taking pictures once again. His latest band Collapse of Evolution will be making their Badger Bowl debut on June 7.     - Josh


VOICES FROM THE CROWD:
Were you at this show?
Would you like to comment on it?

Bittersweeteus:
"Even though I worked til 6 and the weather was eerie looking, Cherry Pie was a great way to end my night. The band looked great and they put on a fantastic show! I know the place didn't get packed as normal, but maybe that was due to the weather. I feel, though, the place had a cozy atmosphere and the people did finally get in a rocking mood. And to add to my night, a few things happened that left a great impression on me that will last a long time! Thanks again guys for a great night!"

Muttley:
"Great show! Stormin outside, stormin inside. And I just rode the storm out. With the company of a whiskey drinking woman, I'd go for a second round."



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