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Saturday, February 26, 2005
Optyx
6501 Washington Ave
(262) 886-5151

Racine, WI
[View all Optyx shows]
 
Sound: Sound Decision
Operated by Mark Hartzell
Lights: Sound Decision
Operated by Andy Brown
Assisted by James Clark
Stage Tech: Pat Collins
 
SET 1:
Kickstart My Heart - Motley Crue
Unskinny Bop - Poison
Runaway - Bon Jovi
Lay It Down - Ratt
Sister Christian - Night Ranger
I Hate Myself for Loving You - Joan Jett
Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
Alone Again - Dokken
Don't Treat Me Bad - Firehouse
Turn Me Loose - Loverboy
Photograph - Def Leppard
Round and Round - Ratt
Bed of Roses - Bon Jovi
Ah Leah - Donnie Iris
Tom Sawyer - Rush
Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard
Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi

PHOTOS:
SET 2:
Headbanger's Ball - Medley
Monkey Business - Skid Row
Down on Me - Jackyl
Separate Ways - Journey
Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions
Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
Same Ol'Situation - Motley Crue
Jump - Van Halen
Cult of Personality - Living Colour
Hot for Teacher - Van Halen
We All Die Young - Steel Dragon
Nothin' but a Good Time - Poison
Have a Drink on Me - AC/DC
Turn Up the Radio - Autograph
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
We're Not Gonna Take It - Twisted Sister
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You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
 
A Word from Josh:
We have long had friends from Racine, devoted fans who regularly drive up to Milwaukee and other places to see us play. However, we've never drawn a particularly good crowd when actually playing IN Racine. Well, that all changed tonight with a great showing at Optyx. The improved numbers may help ensure that we return to this fine city again sooner than later. The strong turn-out was due in part to many folks coming out from Kenosha and also making the trip from the Chicago area. "I can't tell you how many Illinois licenses I saw tonight," a bouncer told me after the show. I tell you, that kind of support feels really good. The show itself went pretty well, although I must admit to feeling quite sluggish myself. Old age I guess. I felt good and had a great time, but I just had trouble moving my feet like I usually do. I doesn't help that this stage is wrought with tripping hazards. Fortunately, we all escaped injury and the rest of the band more than made up for my lethargic performance. BTW, I found out that it's kinda hard to play keyboards when they are covered in confetti. During "Living on a Prayer" and "Jump" I could barely see the keys beneath all that paper. As usual, there were a few birthdays being celebrated, but none more disturbing than that of our stage manager Pat. John led the crowd in singing "Happy Birthday" during which Pat expressed his appreciation in the only way he knows how, by dropping his pants. That wasn't the only moment that caused trauma to members of the audience. At one point John decided to give away an official Cherry Pie licensed thong (not the kind you wear on your foot). As he held it up over his head, too young ladies charged forward in an effort to claim the prize, knocking over at least one innocent bystander in the process. 'Gotta love that enthusiasm.     --Josh


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


Laura:
"After a long CP-less month, this show was welcome. In fact, it was awesome! I say that a lot, but I really mean it. The new songs were great. Once again Rico's mom stole the show. Rock on! See ya'll at Kelly's!"

angela:
"Hello there really enjoyed the show last night. You guys are all awesome only saw you guys twice so far and planning on seeing more. Need to get back in the Kenosha area. See you in 2 weeks. Oh by the way John hope the batteries came usefull. See you soon."

lonnie&christ:
"Awesome show like always. You guys sure did bring your A-game to the Optyx and blew the roof off that place. My ears are still ringing. It was so nice to see everyone again and I hope Pat had a happy birthday. Now I know where Rico gets his energy to play them drums... His Mom."

Vince Vetter:
"There is nothing else to do here but say thank you's. Thanks to Spandex for hanging out after the show with us, thanks to Monstro for the round of shots...and thanks to the rest of the boys for Rockin' us Hard and Fast!!! Good times had by all once again!-"

Cherry Rose:
"Another great night with CP!!! You guys rocked Optyx like it has never been rocked before! John, it was great to hang with ya after the show, good times with good people! Hugs to Kat and Pat for being so awesome and great big licks to Vince and the gang! Love you guys!!!"

Tammy:
"While fighting a migraine since early Friday...nothing was going to stop our "girls weekend" spent with you guys!!!! Forget prescriptions...all I needed was a strong dose of Cherry Pie. As always, thanks for a GREAT night!"

Loreen & Debbie:
"Once again we had an awesome time with Cherry Pie! Thanks for a great night. I think we danced almost every song!! We hope you guys come back real soon!"

Tom B:
"Rico's Mom is hot"

KAT:
"The show was wild!!! the crowd was cool and the people were awesome! had a blast with my "fav" sexy dance partner, and had a great time singing my lungs out with the boyz of "PEGASUS" was great to see Lonnie & Christ out and about again it had been way too long!Eyez of Fire made an appearance (very cool) Made alot of new friends too especially in the "girls bathroom" hope the birthday girls night got better after she got those undies! "Remember the Rabbit" ;) Glad everyone liked the bus idea it should be a total blast!!!!!! more details on that to come soon~ see those sad few that aren't seeing the Crue on the 11th and 12th."

Bittersweeteus:
"The place was slowly filling up with people that were ready to party. The CP guys were revved up and ready to tear the roof off. Once they started, they played with such savage amusement. John, who has the right demeanor, was able to keep everyone going as if they were being led into a psycho circus. This was one wild and crazy night!!"

Donavan & Becky:
"We have been fans for about two years and this is the first time I have logged on here. We just wanted to say we love you guys and we always have fun seeing you. You are great musicians and play great music. We were there at Optyx the other night and we had a great time! Keep it up and hope to see you guys again real soon!! p.s. John, thanks for liking my Iron Maiden shirt!! Up The Irons!!"


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