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Tuesday, August 9, 2005
Wisconsin State Fair
Budweiser Pavilion
State Fair Park
8100 W. Greenfield Ave
(414) 266-7000

West Allis, WI
[View all Wisconsin State Fair shows]
 
Sound: Clearwing
Operated by Mark Hartzell
Assisted by Bill Price
Stage Tech: Hog
 
SET 1:
Lay Your Hands on Me - Bon Jovi
Separate Ways - Journey
Runaway - Bon Jovi
Working for the Weekend - Loverboy
Home Sweet Home - Motley Crue
Wait - White Lion
Tom Sawyer - Rush
Final Countdown - Europe
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
Alone Again - Dokken
Don't Treat Me Bad - Firehouse
I Hate Myself for Loving You - Joan Jett
Down on Me - Jackyl
Jump - Van Halen
Bed of Roses - Bon Jovi
Ah Leah - Donnie Iris
Kickstart My Heart - Motley Crue
I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister

PHOTOS:
SET 2:
Headbanger's Ball - Medley
Monkey Business - Skid Row
Cult of Personality - Living Colour
I Can't Drive 55 - Sammy Hagar
We're Not Gonna Take It - Twisted Sister
Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
We All Die Young - Steel Dragon
Breaking the Chains - Dokken
Still of the Night - Whitesnake
Hot for Teacher - Van Halen
Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
Once Bitten Twice Shy - Great White
Breaking the Law - Judas Priest
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
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Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard
 
A Word from Josh:
Our State Fair 2005 experience began with a bang on Friday and, for a while, it looked like it would end with a whimper on Tuesday. The day's oppressive heat kept things muggy well into the evening and the early crowd was on the "polite" side. But down the stretch, as people poured in from other events letting out nearby, things really got cooking and we enjoyed quite a rockin' party for the last few songs. One special moment came late in the show when we dragged our old friend Colleen on to the stage. She has been a fan and friend of the band since near the beginning, back when she was too young to come see us, but she did anyway. She has been in the Navy for the last four years and this October she will be shipping out to Iraq for the first time. We knew we had to give her a special send off, offering our best wishes and prayers and letting her know that we are very proud of her. You know, the concept of "supporting the troops" has become so surreal in our society where it is often called into question as a part of intellectually dishonest political bickering. I mean, do we really need those bumper stickers? Of course we all support the troops, not only because without them nothing else is possible, but also because in them we see ourselves; or at least how we like to think of ourselves at our most noble. Seeing Colleen in her Iron Maiden T-shirt rocking out to a Cherry Pie show was a perfect reminder of that. Regardless of what you think of our government or the war itself, as individuals on a human level nobody deserves more respect and support than our friends and family in uniform who are sent into harm's way. During her deployment we will be keeping in close touch with Colleen and may be posting updates about her time there to this website.     --Josh


VOICES FROM THE CROWD:
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David Larson:
"Hey guys...! My name is David Larson. I really had a blast watching you guys. Great show Tuesday. The music was great the sound was great. I walked around and was checking out your guitarists gear. I am from the band Little Big Shot. We are a rock band from Janesville Wis. I have heard so many things about your band...All good. I had to get out and take a listen for myself. I loved it. Great song choices as well.... If ever you guys are looking for an opening band...Checkout my band at Littlebigshot.net. I am the lead guitarist and vocalist. We do Rock from the 70's up to early 90's. What I really stopped here for is to say AWESOME show and you guys really rocked. Next time I stop out I will introduce myself to ya....Take care...ROCK ROCK ROCK!!!! ~David Larson"

Debbie From Waterford:
"Got to see you guys 2 times in one week. Both great shows. Rico thanks for the drum stick, a wonderful birthday present. I put it up on my Music Wall of Fame. Your shows are always wonderful because we can tell that you love what you are doing. Thanks for taking the picture with Jeanine & I after the show. You all are super guys. Hope to see ya'll again soon. Take Care and God Bless. Debbie"

Jennifer Driessen:
"Hi guys, You rocked as usual. This was my 4th time seeing you.I saw you 1st at Wednsday night live and i was hooked! love all your songs!!! Just wish you played more Milwaukee/West Allis gigs, i would definetly see you everytime! It's funny to people watch at your shows and see all the Cherry Pie groupies drool all over you.And just cuz i'm a female, i'm not a groupie~ just a fan! teehee! now that we got that straight :) ~keep rockin'!
Jennifer, West Allis"

Greg Godina:
"Jeanine and I enjoyed not only the show, but also meeting Colleen for our first time. She is a brave soul that will defend our right to rock in the USA."

Colleen:
"What can I say, tuesday night was unbelievable. I just want to say thank you to everyone for your support as I get ready to the big sand box over there, better known as Iraq. I can promise that when I make my return it is gonna be one hell of a party! I'll be coming back ready to rock like never before."


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