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Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Wednesday Night Live
at Wisconsin State Fair Park
Budweiser Pavillion
8100 W Greenfield Ave
(414) 266-7000

West Allis, WI
[View all Wisconsin State Fair Park shows]
 
Sound & Lights: Power Surge
Operated by Mark Hartzell
Assisted by Trevor Powers
Stage Tech: Paul Adamec
 
SET 1:
Lay Your Hands on Me - Bon Jovi
Slide It In - Whitesnake
Turn Up the Radio - Autograph
It's My Life - Bon Jovi
Same Ol'Situation - Motley Crue
Turn Me Loose - Loverboy
Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
Cult of Personality - Living Colour
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
Goodbye - Night Ranger
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
I Can't Drive 55 - Sammy Hagar
Jump - Van Halen
Still of the Night - Whitesnake
Every Rose Has It's Thorn - Poison
Ah Leah - Donnie Iris
Foreplay/Long Time - Boston
Living on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard

PHOTOS:
SET 2:
Wild Side - Motley Crue
Unskinny Bop - Poison
You've Got Another Thing Coming - J'Priest
Separate Ways - Journey
All I Want - Saigon Kick
I Hate Myself for Loving You - Joan Jett
Breaking the Chains - Dokken
Any Way You Want It - Journey
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
What You Give - Tesla
Don't Treat Me Bad - Firehouse
Mr Brownstone - Guns N'Roses
Breaking the Law - Judas Priest
We're Not Gonna Take It - T'Sister
Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions
Enter Sandman - Metallica
For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica
Fade to Black [Excerpt] - Metallica
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Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
 
A Word from Josh:
This is our third straight year playing a show as part of this awesome summer concert series. Wednesday Night Live is really a special musical phenomenon. I mean, it's Wednesday night, there's no holiday, no festival, no special occasion really. Yet huge crowds come out to enjoy an early show in a relaxed, family-friendly (mostly) atmosphere. Admission is free, the live music starts at 6:30 and it all takes place within walking distance of hundreds of homes on the west side of Milwaukee. It turns out that this is a great recipe for a ginormous neighborhood party. Of course, good weather helps. In this case the weather may have been TOO good, as in hot hot hot. The sun set as the show progressed and the temperature did drop a bit, but the humidity remained. We sweated like crazy on that stage in our leather under the lights. John in particular looked like he had just come out of a swimming pool within the first couple of songs. I think that's a good indication of what kind of physical effort he puts into every show. Speaking of heat, this was the first time that many of our friends were able to see the flaming drum sticks routine that Frankie recently added to his drum solo. It has been very popular with the crowds, just like so many things that Frankie does. Overall, it was a wonderful night with a spectacular hometown crowd, the kind we feel most comfortable rocking out with. The newly remodeled stage in the Budweiser Pavilion also helped, giving us plenty of room to do what we do. We will be back on this stage next month for two shows at the State Fair when I'm sure we'll see a lot of the same faces and build more great memories like this one. 'See ya at the Fair!     --Josh


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

Fan:
"Was pretty humid night but a good time ! Sounded great guys. Nice flaming drumsticks Frankie..HOT!And nice leather pants HOttie Johnny Spandex."

Jennifer:
"Great show as always.We LOVE your newer set list with the "harder" sounding songs(Metallica.. etc)! Just watching the show it was muggy as heck,and there was no air and it was hard to breathe~can't imagine how it was to sing and move around for all those hours!! props to you guys!! Keep on rockin' & see you at the State Fair!
Jennifer & Scott from West Allis"

Beth:
"Sweeeet!! so good to see you guys."

Craig:
"you guys were awesome"

Ben Jammin:
"Great Show,Good Set.See You At State Fair"

Kenny:
"For nobody else would I have went out in the hot, sticky weather to hear some awesome music. But, I was glad I did! You guys put on an awesome show and I'm lovin' the newer songs, too!"

Bittersweeteus:
"Another show during the work week but it didn't seem to stop a nice size crowd from coming out to participate in the fun. Outside the pavillion it's was cooler but under it it was quite warm. Once the show starts you definitely worked up a sweat to where it was just dripping off of you. But to me that's a good sign cause it was from all the dancing and singing along with the band. The band worked up their own sweat as they strived to please everyone by playing their favorite 80's rock song. And John, who's very adament, aggressively strong-willed, and really put his heart and soul into one particular song, kept everyone's eye on him by the way he valiantly walked across and stood on the railing. Even though I was sweating to where my clothes literally were sticking to me and I felt as though I stepped out of a sauna, it was only a sweet reminder of having, "Nothing but a Good Time"!!"

Jennie:
"As noted in my July 4th comment, I was able to catch you again. Great time. I love seeing you guys enjoy the music as much as I do. I will be at the fair on the 11th to catch ya again!"

Asia:
"Great time! except there was a fight."


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