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Friday, June 8, 2007
Verona Hometown Days
Hometown Park
Verona, WI
With Opening Act Brennan Lentz


[View all Verona Hometown Days shows]
 
Sound: Sound Decision
Operated by Mark Hartzell
Lights: Sound Decision
Operated by Sean Floeter
Assisted by Bob Bognar
 
SET 1:
You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
Working for the Weekend - Loverboy
Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
Youth Gone Wild - Skid Row
Sister Christian - Night Ranger
Slide It In - Whitesnake
It's My Life - Bon Jovi
I Hate Myself for Loving You - Joan Jett
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
Goodbye - Night Ranger
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Same Ol'Situation - Motley Crue
Unskinny Bop - Poison
Bad Medicine - Bon Jovi
All I Want - Saigon Kick
Foreplay/Long Time - Boston
Living on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Paradise City - Guns N'Roses
Enter Sandman - Metallica
For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica
Fade to Black [exerpt] - Metallica
 
SET 2:
Headbanger's Ball - Medley
Monkey Business - Skid Row
Cult of Personality - Living Colour
Separate Ways - Journey
In My Dreams - Dokken
Still of the Night - Whitesnake
Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
Mr Brownstone - Guns N'Roses
Nothin' but a Good Time - Poison
Any Way You Want It - Journey
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
Every Rose Has It's Thorn - Poison
Pour Some Sugar On Me - Def Leppard
I Can't Drive 55 - Sammy Hagar
You've Got Another Thing Coming - J'Priest
Once Bitten Twice Shy - Great White
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Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions
We're Not Gonna Take It - Twisted Sister
 
A Word from Josh:
This was our second festival show of the season and so far... so good. It was another smashing success (knock on wood). This was Cherry Pie's first time at this venerable and reputable event. I actually played this festival back in 1991 as a member of The Cheeters. Since then, a lot has changed in how the attractions and the beer tent are laid out, but the overall excitement has remained the same. Tonight's show drew a tremendous crowd, perhaps partially because our fans knew that this was the last time we'd be playing in Dane County for several months. It didn't take long for this beer tent gig to take on the feel of a large scale concert as the packed house really seemed to get into what we were doing. Along the way, a few people let their excitement get the best of them. Several times during the second set, groups of women joined us on stage for some bacchanalian bumping and grinding. It was definitely one of those situations where it was pretty fun the first time it happened, but by the third or fourth time it had gotten kind of annoying. As John later explained to the crowd, we have a lot of musical instruments and various electrical equipment on the stage, including some items that are laid out on the floor, and we have to really watch out for when people come dancing around. Still, it was all an indication of a very successful night for us. I'm hoping to return again a lot sooner than in another 16 years.     --Josh


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

FunkMaster Wolf:
"An amazing display of prowess, beer tent domination.... the amount of winning that took place was staggering and unprecedented. WELCOME TO THE PACK!!!"

Lunda from Pec:
"John always nails Separate Ways by Journey - awesome job. Also Mr. Brownstone/Guns 'N Roses absolutely killed it. Love everything John gets up there to sing. John, you're awesome! Keep up the fantastic vocals."

Clint:
"You rocked Verona friday night!"

Bittersweeteus:
"As you are encircled by all the activities that are going on around you, you slowly direct your attention to the stage to watch these awesome group of guys, CherryPie, lead you back into a era of the 80's where life was not so crazy. They play rock songs that help you escape and remember your youth when all you were worried about was pursuing your life long dreams. And John, who puts feeling behind those songs, reels you into a world of being carefree and wild. It's great to be able to relive those times, even if it's for a moment, and remember your travels down the street of distant memories."


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