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Saturday, August 26, 2006
Serbian Days
3201 South 51st St
(414) 545-4080

Milwaukee, WI
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Sound: Sound Decision
Operated by Mark Hartzell
Lights: Sound Decision
Operated by James Clark
Assisted by Bob Bognar
Stage Techs: Paul
 
SET 1:
You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
Working for the Weekend - Loverboy
Runaway - Bon Jovi
Youth Gone Wild - Skid Row
Sister Christian - Night Ranger
Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
Turn Me Loose - Loverboy
I Hate Myself for Loving You - Joan Jett
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
Goodbye - Night Ranger
Breaking the Chains - Dokken
Tom Sawyer - Rush
Still of the Night - Whitesnake
Bed of Roses - Bon Jovi
Ah Leah - Donnie Iris
Living on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard
Paradise City - Guns N'Roses

SET 2:
Headbanger's Ball - Medley
Monkey Business - Skid Row
Separate Ways - Journey
Poundcake - Van Halen
We're Not Gonna Take It - Twisted Sister
Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
We All Die Young - Steel Dragon
Cult of Personality - Living Colour
Breaking the Law - Judas Priest
Hot for Teacher - Van Halen
Heaven - Warrant
Kickstart My Heart - Motley Crue
Nothing but a Good Time - Poison
Have a Drink on Me - AC/DC
Bottom's Up - Van Halen
You've Got Another Thing Coming - J'Priest
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
Girls Girls Girls - Motley Crue
I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister
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You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
You Really Got Me - Kinks/Van Halen
 
A Word from Josh:
This week must be monsoon season in Wisconsin bringing torrential rains and dangerous lightning for the fourth day in a row. I've seen this kind of thing down in Florida, but I don't remember ever seeing anything like it up here. And yet, we also feel totally blessed this week because, for a second straight night, our show fell during a break in the weather; a dry oasis of time void of rain and full of musical excitement shared with hundreds of festival-goers. All weekend we've been proving that family crowds and 80s rock actually mix together pretty well. As for the show itself, we battled technical problems related to the electrical source during the first set. Our skilled crew made some adjustments during the break and the second set sounded much better. On stage we were having all sorts of fun all night. One of the more unusual moments came late in the show when John left the stage as Shane sang "Rebel Yell." John found a bicycle behind the tent and decided to bring it up on stage before the next song. He pretended it was a big Harley a la Judas Priest or Motley Crue. We played around with motorcycle sound effects which led to us spontaneously playing "Girls Girls Girls." It was typical of the fun we shared with the enthusiastic crowd all night. Hopefully, we will come back for another fun night at this festival next year.     --Josh


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

Binky:
"Man, you guys rocked our faces! WOOOOOO!"

Melisa:
"Johnny's bicycle was a nice touch! It's amazing how each show has it's own vibe, and this one was no exception. You guys rock!"

Bittersweeteus:
"You can feel the wind of change coming. The days are getting shorter, cooler nights, and CherryPie will soon be doing the club scenes. But they are still doing the fest scene and this was one night of excitement. Before the CP guys appeared, the fans were already getting close to the stage. The guys performance proved that rock'n'roll ain't noise pollution and ain't gonna die. They rocked hard and loud. John, wearing a tiger print shirt that exhibited his stealthy and unfaltering mannerism then later wearing his favorite Slayer shirt, kept the fans in a rock'n'roll trance til the end. The show was filled with great hard rockn' songs mixed with those good ole love ballads which appeased any kind of rock'n'roll fan."


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