|Saturday, October 4, 2008
901 Northview Rd
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|Sound: Sound Decision
Operated by Mark Hartzell
Lights: Sound Decision
Operated by Thomas Moore
Assistant: Matt Wichersham
Stage Tech: Colleen Evans
Nothing but a Good Time - Poison
Working for the Weekend - Loverboy
Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
Any Way You Want It - Journey
Lay It Down - Ratt
I Hate Myself for Loving You - Joan Jett
Time for Me to Fly - REO Speedwagon
Turn Me Loose - Loverboy
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
Headbanger's Ball (Expanded) - Medley
Unchained - Van Halen
Fly - Cherry Pie
Don't Treat Me Bad - Firehouse
Shot in the Dark - Ozzy Osbourne
Bed of Roses - Bon Jovi
Ah Leah - Donnie Iris
Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
Enter Sandman - Metallica
For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica
Fade to Black [exerpt] - Metallica
Foreplay/Long Time - Boston
Living on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Fallen Angel - Poison
Separate Ways - Journey
Wanted Man - Ratt
Kickstart My Heart - Motley Crue
Wild Side - Motley Crue
Unskinny Bop - Poison
Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard
Heartbreak Boulevard - Shotgun Messiah
White Wedding - Billy Idol
Panama - Van Halen
Oh Sherrie - Steve Perry
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions
I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister
It's My Life - Bon Jovi
The opening sentence to every journal entry should really make an impact. Right!? I guess mine didnít. HA! The second sentence should be a descriptive one. Damn! Iím batting 0-2. If I go 0-3 Iíll be right there with the Cubs! Does anyone have a broom?! HA! Yeahhhhhh Davey! I think Iíll SWEEP my floor right now, then tomorrow at work Iíll say, "I SWEPT my floor last night." At least The Brew Crew won ĖAH-- game. OK... Now we can talk about Saturdays show at Rooters. Here are some basic facts. There were 450+ people in attendance, The Camel Crew was in the house, My DC AFHís were in attendance, Rooters is Waukeshaís Premier ROCK Venue hands down, and much, much, more! Wolverines! (Red Dawn, anyone?!) I hear these Cherry Pie guys are some bad dudes. I mean, BAD ASS dudes. Thatís right! There was some serious rocking going on. I know cause I was leading the pack! Sometimes itís hard for Swenner to keep up with me. I mean... Youíve got an OLD tire with not much tread, and a brand new one with lots of shine. An old tire will still GITCHA where you need to go, but a new tire will be a much smoother ride! What kind of tire do you like? Lets see... Josh pulled The TAM, his bride to be, on stage to sing Happy Birthday. Sheís aging a lot better than him, thatís for sure. This will be the 11th year she has celebrated her 29th Birthday. Hey babe, you still look 36 TA ME! HA! Oh it feels so good to be 26. Moving on... Joshís guitar decided it didnít feel like playing the break down part in Kickstart My Heart. I personally think the boy needs a new set of cables, F.O.R.H.I.S. E.N.T.I.R.E.R.I.G. Anyways, Daveís cables did just fine taking over for Joshís flat line. Now weíre going to count to ten students. AH yeah, I love Rooters! Bill and his staff of hot bartenders know how to make a band feel welcome. The die-hard (Iíd love to do that, you know, be in the movie I mean) Cherry Pie fans that continue to rock with us on a weekly basis, Thank You! Would you people like to stay here, in this house with me, and continue to rock my world?! Hey wait! Lets not forget about the backbone of the band. No not me. Ok ME! Iím talking about Mr. Shane "Iíve got a big bass" Johnson. I had to change his last name to protect his real identity. He is in the CNIA you know. Central No-Intelligence Agency. Thatís right. Mr. Shane B. Johnson also gave a stellar performance. Mr. Big Johnson LAID down SOME AWHFULLY big notes! That's what happens when you gots-A 5-string. Way to go BJ! Weíre all pulling for ya. Pulling for ya... Get it... Ah... Forget it! Tough crowd! FUN NIGHT, Good times! Until next time... This is The Trash securing! Driver out!
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"You guys really rocked the house. Thanx Shane 4 taking that pic w/me. You r HOT! Ur Serbian East side fan............"
"This was my fourth time seeing Cherry Pie since I discovered them back in may and they were great! It was probably the closest I have ever been to the stage and let's just say me and my friend had a great view.(We could totally tell that someone wasn't wearing any underwear LOL) Thanks for another great show!"
"It was a lovely autumn night for our first time at Rooters. Favorite songs of the night Oh Leah and the return of the Eye of the Tiger. John looked the part with his boxing gloves and one handed pushups. See you soon."
"They say three's a charm, well it rings true when you put CherryPie, Rooter's, and free admission into one fantastic night! It was customer appreciation night and CherryPie greeted us with an excellent rendition of 80's classic rock songs that we all know and love. They performed each song with great diligence and perfection. And John, sporting his attitude ridden Slayer shirts, gave a performance that was exhuberant, a bit on the wildside, and put everyone into a rock and roll frenzy. It was an awesome show and it was disappointing when the crazy train ride came to an end. But I'll be waiting at the next stop for another venturesome ride. In closing, I want to wish you luck on your long excursion and hope it is safe and adventurous. Plus, as John being an old tire, no way, he's more like a top of the line performance tire, durable and made to take those high adrenaline speeds."
"Sure, the frontman and bassist, names withheld to protect the innocent, fly free and jump around when IT needs a hands-free adjustment. When IT needs airing, they use the ShaLo stance or head banding Ė the flying hair creates a breezeÖAnd you thought they were just entertaining us. Now you know the truth or not."