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Saturday, June 17, 2006
Rooters
901 Northview Rd
(262) 544-9600

Waukesha, WI
"Rooterpalooza" with Metal Men, Photograph and Headwork

Benefiting Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

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Sound: Eliminator Audio
Operated by Mark Hartzell
Assisted by Chris Johnson
Lights: Eliminator Audio
Operated by Johnny Holloway
 
SET 1:
Kickstart My Heart - Motley Crue
Unskinny Bop - Poison
Runaway - Bon Jovi
Home Sweet Home - Motley Crue
Jump - Van Halen
Working for the Weekend - Loverboy
Down on Me - Jackyl
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
Goodbye - Night Ranger
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
Tom Sawyer - Rush
Still of the Night - Whitesnake

PHOTOS:
SET 2:
Headbanger's Ball - Medley
Monkey Business - Skid Row
Cult of Personality - Living Colour
Living on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Separate Ways - Journey
Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
We All Die Young - Steel Dragon
Nothin' but a Good Time - Poison
Have a Drink on Me - AC/DC
Bottom's Up - Van Halen
Lick It Up - Kiss
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
Hot for Teacher - Van Halen
18 and Life - Skid Row
You've Got Another Thing Coming - J'Priest
I Hate Myself for Loving You - Joan Jett
Breaking the Law - Judas Priest
We're Not Gonna Take It - Twisted Sister
Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
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Paradise City - Guns N'Roses
You Really Got Me - Kinks/Van Halen
 
A Word from Josh:
"We don't come alone; we are fire; we are stone!" Yeah Baby Yeah! This event ROCKED! The first of the four bands to play was the hard-hitting Metal Men whose blistering set really got me pumped up. Their balls-to-the-wall renditions of Dio, Maiden, Dokken and Queensryche made for one of the most entertaining shows I've seen in a long time. As they played the outdoor tent stage to a pretty full house, the more contemporary sounding, Godsmack-inspired Headwork began a well-received show of their own on the indoor stage. And, of course, things were just getting started. Next on the outdoor stage was the Def Leppard tribute Photograph who have recently come onto the scene by storm. We headlined the indoor stage and our first set took place while Photograph was still playing. The amazing thing was that both bands were playing to full capacity crowds at the same time. It was incredible looking out at Rooters as jam-packed as I've ever seen it and realizing that there are several hundred more people outside at the other stage. It's such a great thing considering that this event raises money for the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. It was easy to get into that rockin' mood. Fortunately the shoulder pain that kept me from performing at my best last night had subsided substantially and I was back to my goofy head-banging self. Of course, the rest of the band brought their "A Game" as well and we rocked the house as if our lives depended on it. This was one of the most fun shows to play, the kind you dream about when you start learning to play musical instruments. Rooters put on a great event and we were honored and thrilled to be a part of it. BTW, while Cherry Pie will not be back at Rooters until the fall, I will be playing there by myself (acoustic) on Friday, July 14. I hope some of you will want to come check that out.     --Josh


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

Bittersweeteus:
"The evening started out pretty good with two bands playing simultaneously. 10:30 rolls around and it was CherryPie's turn to entertain the patrons. When CherryPie started there were quite alot of patrons and it was like any other time at Rooter's when these guys perform here. Needless to say, once they started cramming everyone into this not so big bar, it turned into sort of a rave. Wall to wall people, it was sheer craziness! CherryPie was great as ever. Jamming out those 80's rock tunes with high intensity. And John, wearing his flaming red and black pants and attitude riddin Slayer shirt, got those fans so over-charged, that they let those inhibitions go. Everyone seemed to be having a blast. I feel it was very honorable for CherryPie and the other three bands to give their time for a fantastic cause. A benefit for the children-who are our future."

Colleen:
"Wow! What can I say? Haven't been to Rooters in over 2 years, and when I walked inside after Photograph finished their set....I don't think you could've gotten another person downstairs without using a shoe-horn, that place was frickin' packed! OMG! A couple months ago I wasn't sure if I was gonna make it, but the 48 hour round trip bus ride was more than worth it. 88 days and counting... See ya'll in September."

Badcofan:
"Holy shit what a show!! That Band that opened for cherry pie rocked!! They got the crowd energized and ready for cherry pie goodness. One of the best shows i seen guys.. ALL the bands kicked ass!!"


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