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JOURNAL ENTRY #181

Saturday, November 29, 2003
DoubleDay's

4586 Baxter Rd
(608) 839-5101

Cottage Grove, WI

 
Sound: Go Audio
Operated by Brian Ingwell
Lights: Northern Lights
Operated by Patrick Santini
Stage Tech: Dan Olsen
SET 1:
You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
Everybody Wants You - Billy Squire
Lay It Down - Ratt
Youth Gone Wild - Skid Row
Home Sweet Home - Motley Crue
I Can't Get Enuff - Winger
Runaway - Bon Jovi
Down Boys - Warrant
Tom Sawyer - Rush
Alone Again - Dokken
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
Photograph - Def Leppard
Round and Round - Ratt
All She Wrote - Firehouse
Love Song - Tesla
Little Suzi - Tesla
Jump - Van Halen
Pour Some Sugar' - Def Leppard
SET 2:
Turn Up the Radio - Autograph
Separate Ways - Journey
Working for the Weekend - Loverboy
We're Not Gonna Take It - T. Sister
Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
Unskinny Bop - Poison
Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin' - Journey
More Than Words - Extreme
Nothin' But a Good Time - Poison
Lick It Up - Kiss
Hot For Teacher - Van Halen
Breaking the Chains - Dokken
Girls Girls Girls - Motley Crue
Ah Leah - Donnie Iris
Cult of Personality - Living Colour
Metal Health - Quiet Riot
I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister
 
A Word from Josh:
This was a bit of a different kind of show, held in a nice big banquet room in a rural area east of Madison. The people who booked us to play here were trying to use the event to raise money for the Three Gates Center which provides therapeutic riding programs for children, youth, and adults with disabilities and special needs. We wanted to do well for the cause so we did our best to bring in a crowd, with somewhat modest results. Last night we promised the crowd at the Dry Bean Saloon that we would drastically change the set list for tonight's show in hopes that it would encourage many of them to come see us two nights in a row. But, that didn't seem to work -- I saw only a small handful of people who actually attended both shows. Many of our loyal fans who did come out commented on how the venue seemed out in the "middle of nowhere", so we really appreciate those who did make the effort to support us and this worthy cause. Many of the people in the crowd were local Cottage Grove residents or affiliated with the event through the Three Gaits Center or Head Games Hair Salon, and most of those people were seeing us for the first time. The response was quite positive and the show went smoothly. The stage was nice and wide with two levels and the lights looked pretty cool despite a low ceiling. Although the dance floor was not always full, it certainly filled up for the "usual suspects" such as "Talk Dirty to Me", "Pour Some Sugar On Me" and "Girls Girls Girls". And, of course, we were mobbed when it came time for John to give away a few shots during "Have a Drink on Me". Hmmmmm, something about free booze always seems to get people's attention. I was glad to play "More Than Words" for the first time in quite a while. John and I sat on chairs for that one and a bunch of women sat on the stage in front of us gently swaying back and forth to the music and singing along. It was a pretty sweet moment. Of course, most of the night was pretty wild and we were glad to be able to share the Cherry Pie experience in a new area for some pretty cool people.     -Josh


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

Bittersweeteus:
"There was something about the show that impressed me so much, that I can't seem to find the words. The band rocked hard and John used his aggressiveness to bring the people out onto the floor. I found John's performance quite captivating. I thought it was compassionate of John to dedicate "Wanted Dead or Alive" to the men and women who are serving in Iraq, especially during this holiday season. The band even played some of my favorite songs that I haven't heard for awhile. I left that night speechless, amazed, and with a feeling of, Can't get enuff of a good thing!"

Doubledays:
"On behalf of everyone that came to the show, we thought the turnout was a huge success. We didn't know how many people to expect but there were about 250 which may be deceiving because of the large room that the band was in. In talking with the crowd and friends that attended, I heard positive feedback from everyone. We hope that this can be an annual event along with other appearances from Cherry Pie at our facility. Thanks guys - it was great!!"



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