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Saturday, September 8, 2007
Bartolotta Family Benefit

Coach House Grill
W233s7260 Vernon Ln
(262) 662-4444

Big Bend, WI
[View all Coach House Grill shows]
 
Sound: JSSLL
Operated by Steve Olson
Lights: JSSLL
Operated by Jay Theisen
Assistant: Josh Martin
 
SET 1:
Lay Your Hands on Me - Bon Jovi
Slide It In - Whitesnake
Fallen Angel - Poison *
It's My Life - Bon Jovi
Sister Christian - Night Ranger
Working for the Weekend - Loverboy
Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
Lovin' Every Minute of It - Loverboy *
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
Goodbye - Night Ranger
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Foreplay/Long Time - Boston
Living on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Cult of Personality - Living Colour
Time for Me to Fly - REO Speedwagon *
Shakin' - Eddie Money *
Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
You've Got Another Thing Comin' - J'Priest
Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard

*-Debut
 
SET 2:
Headbanger's Ball - Medley
Monkey Business - Skid Row
Mr Brownstone - Guns N'Roses
Feels Like the First Time - Foreigner *
Separate Ways - Journey
Every Rose Has It's Thorn - Poison
Wild Side - Motely Crue
Unskinny Bop - Poison
I Hate Myself for Loving You - Joan Jett
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
Send Her My Love - Journey *
Panama - Van Halen
Runaway - Bon Jovi
Lovin' You's a Dirty Job - Ratt *
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
Magic Power - Triumph *
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Enter Sandman - Metallica
For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica
Fade to Black [Excerpt] - Metallica
Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
 
A Word from Josh:
This week we uncharacteristically took some time off from our usual schedule of family, day jobs and snorting cocaine of the backsides of hookers in our hot tubs to do some rehearsing. The result was the debut of eight songs in tonight's show plus the return of an old favorite. It's an exciting challenge to break in so much new material at once and I think we were up to the challenge. That is to say, we didn't f*** them up too much. Indeed, they were all well-received by the crowd, many of whom I'm sure were glad to hear something different for a change. But we were certainly not the only reason people came out to the Coach House Grill tonight. This was a benefit show for the Bartolotta family, two members of which were badly burned in an accident at their fireworks factory last year. It just so happens that the most severely injured person was none other than Nick Bartolotta who was the drummer for Cherry Pie from 1999 to 2003. That's why we considered it a very special opportunity for us to play this show. Activities started early with a show by the Screaming Cucumbers on another stage near the tent in the parking lot where we played later. During our break the Barolottas treated everybody to a great fireworks show from across one of the baseball fields. News crews from at least three local TV stations covered the event. It was great hanging out with Nick before and after our show, but during the show he kept his distance from the stage, probably because he didn't want us to drag him up to play some drums or otherwise embarrass him the way we do. Still, overall it was the most quality time we spent with him in quite a long while. His recovery from the accident is a slow, difficult one including multiple surgeries on his face and hands. Despite his hardship it is obvious that he is still the same lovable goofball that he's always been. He recently started playing drums again and has formed a new band called Brass Knuckle Symphony. They will be playing a show next Saturday at Shortyz in Jefferson.     --Josh


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

Fan:
"This was a great night. Have fun w/the Pie while for a great cause. Glad the Bartelotta boys are doing well."

Bittersweeteus:
"It was great to hear some songs that brought back fond memories of the not so distant past of a different time and place. And the way CherryPie performed them made them sound great. And John, who has the most appealing charisma and alluring physique, put his own sensual feeling into them, which made me wish I could relive those moments again. The band did a great job helping out with a benefit for a former band member. There were awesome new songs added to the song list and as for the memories, they are from the past and now it's time to make new ones!!"

Ms. Rockstar:
"my sister is now a groupie for the Pie!! Thanks for a great time on Saturday....and the Packers won!! Packers and Pie :) "


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