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Saturday, August 23, 2008
Serbian Days
3201 S 51st St
Milwaukee, WI
[View all Serbian Days shows]
 
Sound: Sound Decision
Operated by Dan Babcock
Lights: Sound Decision
Operated by Sean Floeter
Assistant: Matt Wickersham
Stage Tech: Colleen Evans
 
SET 1:
Kickstart My Heart - Motley Crue
Unskinny Bop - Poison
Runaway - Bon Jovi
Wanted Man - Ratt
Turn Up the Radio - Autograph
Down on Me - Jackyl
Sister Christian - Night Ranger
Round and Round - Ratt
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
Headbanger's Ball - Medley
Monkey Business - Skid Row
Fly - Cherry Pie
Feels Like the First Time - Foreigner
I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister
It's My Life - Bon Jovi
Heaven - Warrant
Ah Leah - Donnie Iris
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Metal Health - Quiet Riot
 
SET 2:
Foreplay/Long Time - Boston
Living on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard
Still of the Night - Whitesnake
Once Bitten Twice Shy - Great White
Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
Time for Me to Fly - REO Speedwagon
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
Separate Ways - Journey
Oh Sherrie - Steve Perry
Girls Girls Girls - Motley Crue
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
White Wedding - Billy Idol
Breaking the Law - Judas Priest
Bed of Roses - Bon Jovi
Any Way You Want It - Journey
You've Got Another Thing Coming - J'Priest
Enter Sandman - Metallica
For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica
Fade to Black [exerpt] - Metallica
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We're Not Gonna Take It - Twisted Sister
Living After Midnight - Judas Priest
 
A Word from Josh:
Although you might not know it from the name, this event is a church festival, yet another stop on our "Drinking for Jesus" tour. The church in this case is the very elegant Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral. Walking around the grounds I heard a lot of people speaking Serbian. The festival included stage shows featuring dozens of young people singing and dancing in beautiful, colorful (and presumably Serbian) costumes. The weather was perfect for our show which took place at the south end of the same open-access beer tent that we've played the last three summers. We were greeted by a great crowd who was eager to rock the night away. The show went pretty well, benefiting from an unconventional use of PA cabinets as stage extensions. Two years ago John made the bold move of riding a bicycle across this stage. Tonight he lowered the bar yet again by scooting around the stage on a skate board belonging to fill-in soundman Dan Babcock. What a rabble-rouser. As always, we saw plenty of old friends as well as new faces. Hopefully, we can keep this tradition going next year.     --Josh


VOICES FROM THE CROWD:
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Would you like to comment on it?

Bittersweeteus:
"Now this is what a CherryPie show is all about!! A night of fun-filled antics, high-spiritedness, and strong musical professionalism. These CP guys proved to the fans that they love what they do and have fun entertaining them. And John, who has the greatest disposition, always full of energy, and gets better every time I see him, kept everyone full of life with the way he rocked the place to the ground. It's something how the fans depend on CherryPie to show them a good time and in return, CherryPie depends on the fans to be receptive of them. I know I can trust these guys for a great time because it's comforting to know that we can have something in our lives we can believe in and have trust in."

zeljan:
"it was unforgettable for me. i've only been to a few pie shows, but this one really kind of made it for me. i can't wait to see you guys again."

Mike:
"this concert was awesome the best ive seen from you guys."

Katelin:
"This show was awesome. My first Cherry Pie show was at Summerfest but I was all the way in the back of the crowd. This time I was right up in the front of the stage. It was a memorable concert!"

Cori:
"Great show boys."

Debbie & Gary:
"Wonderful show. We had a great time. Thanks for the anniversary wishes. What a great way to celebrate our 23 wedding anniversary with the Cherry Pie gang. What a moment when we seen John going across the stage on a skateboard. It was a sight to see. Just hoping he did not fall. But he did it like a pro. The band keep everyone on their toes all night. Keep Rocking."


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