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JOURNAL ENTRY #170

Saturday, September 6, 2003
Dry Bean Saloon

5264 Verona Rd
(608) 274-BEAN

Madison, WI


Steve MacDonald filling in on drums
 
Sound: Go Audio
Operated by Brian Ingwell
Lights: Tracy Roudebush
Stage Tech: Dan Olsen
 
SET 1:
You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
Jump - Van Halen
Turn Up the Radio - Autograph
Home Sweet Home - Motley Crue
Runaway - Bon Jovi
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
Turn Me Loose - Loverboy
Working for the Weekend - Loverboy
Sister Christian - Night Ranger
Smokin' - Boston
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne


SET 3:
Nothin' But a Good Time - Poison
Once Bitten Twice Shy - Great White
Still of the Night - Whitesnake
We're Not Gonna Take It - T. Sister
Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin' - Journey
  (Lead Vocal by Sharon York)
Photograph - Def Leppard
Round and Round - Ratt
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Girls Girls Girls - Motley Crue
 
SET 2:
Lay Your Hands on Me - Bon Jovi
Unskinny Bop - Poison
New Girl Now - Honeymoon Suite
I Can't Drive 55 - Sammy Hagar
Alone Again - Dokken
Smokin' in the Boys Room - BS/MC
Separate Ways - Journey
Tom Sawyer - Rush
More Than Words - Extreme
Little Suzi - Tesla
Cult of Personality - Living Colour
Pour Some Sugar' - Def Leppard
 
A Word from Josh:
A great night overall, with a couple of interesting storylines. It was a busy day for John. After jamming with friends from out of town in the morning, he dressed himself up and sang at a wedding in the afternoon. But, this was not just any wedding. This was the wedding of the former Sharon Rowley, lead singer of the band Crush and frequent onstage guest of Cherry Pie. Apparently the wedding party liked what they heard from John because most of them made their way out to the Dry Bean for our final set to hear more. In keeping with tradition, the current Sharon York joined us on stage and sang "Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin'" while still wearing her Wedding Dress! What a sight, Madonna's got nothing on this blushing bride as Sharon totally electrified the large crowd. But the big story about this gig was the saga of Steve MacDonald, who agreed to fill in on drums for the night in place of Rico who was called out of town for an important classified CIA briefing. Without the benefit of a rehearsal, Steve played magnificently. But hey, why wouldn't he? After all, he was plenty warmed up from playing an afternoon gig with his band The Barbeez out in a Milwaukee suburb. That show ended at 7:15. Steve then quickly packed up his drums in the back of his pick-up truck and drove swiftly over to Madison. He arrived at the Dry Bean at 9:05 and frantically set up his drums in time for the show. With a Power Bar to keep him going, he really came through for us in a tight situation. When John told the story on stage, the crowd expressed their appreciation for Steve with a large ovation. So, for us, it was one of those nights where, considering the extra effort necessary to play, the great response from the big crowd was extra sweet.     - Josh


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

Jessy:
"It was nice to see the Pie back in Madison again. It has been awhile. Like always the show was great considering... It was also nice to see old friends, and also made a couple of new ones. Great show guys and I look forward to seeing you again real soon.
Love Peace and Rock~N~Roll"

Jamie Lee Moist:
"You guys were AWESOME as always, and it's amazing that the drummer Steve MacBigpipe, I think his name was, actually played two shows that day! what a stud-i-licious dudue. He is definitely a Cherry Pie type cowboy, AND PROBABLY HUNG LIKE A HORSE TO BOOT. (like a HORSE, get it? Cowboy?) he he he..."

Misty for Steve:
"I agree with Ms. Moist! That replacement drummer was a TOTALLY hunkalicious beefcake. I would lick his sweaty pits anytime. And I think his name was Steve MacDoggiestyle, not MacBigpipe, silly! Can't believe he played another show that day and still made it to Madison to entertain US with the Pie! And entertain he did...I'm embarassed to say that I went home moist (but all alone!) I hope he made it home okay, living so far away - he could have stayed at my place if he was too tired to drive. Oh well, a girl can dream, right? He has such a great physique too (Sigh.) Maybe the next time you guys need someone to fill in and his band THE BARBEEZ aren't playing, he can sit in again. I'll be waiting..."



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