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Friday, January 16, 2009
Badger Bowl
506 E Badger Rd
(608) 274-6662

Madison, WI
[View all Badger Bowl shows]
 
Sound: Sound Decision
Operated by Mark Hartzell
Lights: Sound Decision
Operated by Sean Floeter
Assistant: Matt Wickersham
Stage Tech: Colleen Evans
 
SET 1:
You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
Fallen Angel - Poison
Wanted Man - Ratt
Living on a Prayer
Here I Go Ahead - Whitesnake
***Technical Delay***
Mercedes Benz - Janis Joplin
  (Impromptu - Vocal by Misty)
Morning Wood - Josh Becker
  (Impromptu - Vocal by Josh)
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Working for the Weekend - Loverboy
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
Headbanger's Ball - Medley
Unchained - Van Halen
I Hate Myself for Loving You - Joan Jett
Every Rose Has It's Thorn - Poison
Jump - Van Halen
Ah Leah - Donny Iris
Turn Up the Radio - Autograph
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
Any Way You Want It - Journey
Metal Health - Quiet Riot
 
SET 2:
Foreplay/Long Time - Boston
Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard
It's My Life - Bon Jovi
Shot In the Dark - Ozzy Osbourne
Separate Ways - Journey
Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
New Girl Now - Honeymoon Suite
Time for Me to Fly - REO Speedwagon
In My Dreams - Dokken
Breaking the Law - Judas Priest
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Girls Girls Girls - Motley Crue
Unskinny Bop - Poison
You've Got Another Thing Coming - J'Priest
White Wedding - Billy Idol
Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions
We're Not Gonna Take It - T'Sister
Enter Sandman - Metallica
For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica
Fade to Black [exerpt] - Metallica
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Once Bitten Twice Shy - Great White
 
A Word from Josh:
This was quite a night with lots of ups and downs, mostly ups. But nothing was further down than the temperature outside. But that didn't seem to deter anybody from going out for a good time. The place was packed which provided plenty of heat inside the bar. Another down came early in the show when Dave's guitar amp went on strike. But you should know by now that when you give Cherry Pie lemons we make margaritas... strong ones. While Dave and his crew were trying to get things fixed the rest of us worked hard to keep the crowd entertained. John started out with a few jokes. Then our friend Misty came on stage and sang an impressive version of "Mercedes Benz." After that I took the opportunity to play a sentimental song I wrote about the trees in my backyard called "Morning Wood." This was a task made challenging by a woman who came up on stage and repeatedly grabbed my guitar while I was trying to play. It felt like I was trying to sing on an episode of American Gladiators. Fortunately the crowd stuck with us through the delay and I think we rewarded them with a strong show. John was in good spirits despite having to sing through a bad cold that was rubbing his throat raw. The mob of people on the dance floor did their part in helping sing many of the tunes. It was one of the loudest crowds we've hear in a while. The energy stayed high right to the end. Nobody was in a hurry to leave and face the frigid conditions outside. Thanks to everybody who made this such a hot night.     --Josh


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

Erin:
"awesome show guys!!!"

Bittersweeteus:
"Oh hell yeah, CherryPie stepped up to the plate and hit a grand slam! They slammed those songs with such force that they had the crowd dancing around to catch each tune. And John, who's intriguing, sexy, and mystifying to watch, went out into the crowd and made them feel part of the show and then he took center stage where he coached the crowd into a willing participating rock'n'roll team. I had so much fun at this show, that I had a hard time walking away from it. But I'll need this week to rest up for another night of CherryPie. And John, I truly hope that you're getting better with each passing day. But I know you will, because you're strong and have the fight within you to do so. I'm really looking forward to seeing you back on that stage doing what you know best, and that's, being the rock'n'roll man you are!"

Pam:
"Another kick ass night with Cherry Pie! Awesome show as usual; we appreciate you guys coming to the Madison area! And, can't go without saying....FRANKIE IS "HOT" ON THOSE DRUMS! (You have a future ahead of you so go for it!)"

Jeanine:
"I had the BEST time ever!!! Thank you for the GREATEST birthday ever!!! You guys ROCK my world!!! It was worth the trip to see you in Madison!!"

Slash:
"We need Gn'R!!!"

M&M:
"Awesome show and a great fun-filled night. You guys are the best!"


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