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Friday, July 18, 2008
Kewaunee County Fair
631 3rd St
(920) 845-2941

Luxemburg, WI
With Opening Act Rocker

[View all Kewaunee County Fair shows]
 
Sound: Blizzard Sound
Operated by Mark Hartzell
Lights: Blizzard Sound
Operated by Scottie Steffen
Assistant: Ken Bohannon
Stage Tech: Colleen Evans
 
SET 1:
You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
Working for the Weekend - Loverboy
Any Way You Want It - Journey
Wanted Man - Ratt
Kickstart My Heart - Motley Crue
Unskinny Bop - Poison
I Can't Drive 55 - Sammy Hagar
It's My Life - Bon Jovi
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
Ah Leah - Donnie Iris
Home Sweet Home - Motley Crue
Fly - Cherry Pie
Feels Like the First Time - Foreigner
I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister
Time for Me to Fly - REO Speedwagon
Breaking the Law - Judas Priest
Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
Metal Health - Quiet Riot
Enter Sandman - Metallica
For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica
Fade to Black [exerpt] - Metallica
 
SET 2:
Headbanger's Ball - Medley
Monkey Business - Skid Row
Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard
Fallen Angel - Poison
Separate Ways - Journey
Heaven - Warrant
Runaway - Bon Jovi
Jump - Van Halen
Oh Sherry - Steve Perry
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
Foreplay/Long Time - Boston
Living on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Still of the Night - Whitesnake
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Don't Stop Believing - Journey
 
A Word from Josh:
"If you play an outdoor show and get clay dust all over your instruments from a nearby tractor pull, you MIGHT be in redneck country." I'd like to attribute that insightful observation to Jeff Foxworthy, but he didn't actually say that, although he probably would have if he had been at this show. So, in his absence, I made that comment myself. But I don't mean it in a demeaning way (or at least not much). Indeed, the Kewaunee County Fair is a quintessential American Midwest rural county fair. As such, it carries a remarkable charm, especially to a life-long suburbanite such as myself. I took full advantage by arriving early in the day with members of my family. We enjoyed some midway rides, a magic show, a variety of live music and hamburgers & hot dogs. We also saw livestock exhibits where we caught a glimpse of those hamburgers and hot dogs in their cute and fuzzy forms. It was a full day of classic Americana. As the sun began to sink in the western sky the rest of the band arrived and it was time to get to work. We were the headliner on a very nice stage which allowed us to present our larger-than-life show to a sizeable crowd, most of whom were seeing us for the first time. We were told by staff members that we did very well to keep the crowd's attention amidst all the other attractions which included the aforementioned dreaded tractor pull. It was actually pretty funny as every few minutes the roar of a tractor engine bellowed over the wall to our right followed moments later by plumes of putrid exhaust and red clay dust. At one point John returned the favor by shooting one of his confetti cannons over the wall in the other direction. Overall our show was well-received although far from perfect. I was dealing with a series of technical problems all night but the quaint ambience of the event kept me in good spirits. We got a lot of good feedback by people who expressed the desire for us to play up in this part of the state more often. 'Sounds like a good idea to me.     --Josh


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

Geri:
"This was my 4 yr. old first Rock show and oh my God did the boys perform! I has a hard time keeping her off the dance floor for the whole first set! She loved it. She Rocked hard in her little Cherry Pie shirt! By the 2nd set, she was all tuckered out. As always, the guys kicked major ass! It was fun to share one of my passions with my daughter. The buzz around the fair was nothing but positive and I hope to be seeing much more of Cherry Pie in this area. People were blown away. No one even seemed to care that the start time was a little late due to bad planning by the fair staff. Obviously, they had no idea how much equipment the guys had. The set list was awesome and little ol' Luxemberg will never be the same!"

Sheila:
"Thank you so much for a wonderful birthday!! We drove 2 hours to spend my birthday at your show. I thank you guys for a great night...I thank my friends who spilled the beans about my birthday...and thank you Shane!!! I look forward to seeing you at your next show!!"

Bittersweeteus:
""I Can't Explain" it, but this particular night was a memory in the making. CherryPie put on a show of shows with the way they professionally blend their musical talents together. And John, who's one hot gorgeous man and who has the strongest perserverance, which is an exceptional trait in him, never gave up trying to bring the patrons closer to the stage. As the show ends, I know for sure that "All I Want" is to rock and to the CP guys, it's "What You Give" to the audience that makes you an exraordinary 80's coverband. Plus, I still love hearing those original songs but I do miss hearing one of them, "Off to the Races"!"

just a fan:
"Had never been to this area to see you guys play-glad I did though. You guys were worth the trip. Miss some of the other songs you used to do-need to do more of your orginial songs as well. Will be looking forward to seeing the band again soon. Keep rocking-it's the one thing you guys do best!"


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