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Saturday, July 22, 2006
Private Party
Grafton, WI
 
Sound: Sound Decision
Operated by Mark Hartzell
Lights: Sound Decision
Operated by James Clark
Assisted by Sean Floeter
 
SET 1:
You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
Down on Me - Jackyl
Lay It Down - Ratt
Love Song - Tesla
Jump - Van Halen
Turn Me Loose - Loverboy
Working for the Weekend - Loverboy
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
Goodbye - Night Ranger
Runaway - Bon Jovi
Cult of Personality - Living Colour
Tom Sawyer - Rush
Ah Leah - Donnie Iris
Living on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard
 
SET 2:
Headbanger's Ball - Medley
You've Got Another Thing Coming - J'Priest
Separate Ways - Journey
Poundcake - Van Halen
Turn Up the Radio - Autograph
Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
White Wedding - Billy Idol
I Hate Myself for Loving You - Joan Jett
Once Bitten Twice Shy - Great White
Breaking the Chains - Dokken
Alone Again - Dokken
Nothin' but a Good Time - Poison
You Really Got Me - Kinks/Van Halen
You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister
I Can't Explain - The Who/Scorpions
Breaking the Law - Judas Priest
Rock You Like a Hurricane - The Scorpions
Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
 
I remember in high school history class learning about how during early battles of the American Civil War, upper class families from the cities would go to the hills above battlefields with picnic baskets and leisurely watch the carnage below. That's a little how it felt during the first set of this show as a huge empty void separated the stage from dozens of party-goers relaxing on blankets and folding chairs, many with a brat in one hand and a beer in the other. The gig took place as part of a summer party in the backyard of a private home and was the first show in the band's history that was not open to the public. The crowd consisted of about 200 invited guests of the host Jim who was footing the bill for the entire event. All of the nearby neighbors were invited and most of them attended, although one chose instead to call the police to file a noise complaint. Hey, you can't please everybody. As a party, it was pretty nice; a bunch of nice folks, a beautiful setting and a lot of great food & drink. But, obviously, as a Cherry Pie show, it lacked that certain vibe that comes from our "regular" crowd rocking out up against the stage. The second set did get more fun as the sun went down and the alcohol began to kick in. Leading the party train was Jim's wife Donna whose spirited dancing and antics set the tone for others to follow. Overall, it was a pleasant night and we appreciated the hospitality. But we are really looking forward to regaining our "Pie Mojo" (with your help of course) this Wednesday night at the State Fairgrounds for a show that WILL BE open to the public. 'See ya there.     --Josh


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