|Thursday, February 5, 2009
2248 Deming Way
Featuring a Meet n'Greet and Guest Performance by Bret Michaels
Operated by Mark Hartzell
Operated by Dave Cobb
Assistant: Matt Wickersham
Stage Tech: Colleen Evans
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Lay Your Hands on Me - Bon Jovi
Wanted Man - Ratt
Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
Separate Ways - Journey
Girls Girls Girls - Motley Crue
Wild Side - Motley Crue
Sister Christian - Night Ranger
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
Headbanger's Ball - Medley
Unchained - Van Halen
Still of the Night - Whitesnake
It's My Life - Bon Jovi
Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard
Jump - Van Halen
Foreplay/Long Time - Boston
Living on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
I Hate Myself for Loving You - Joan Jett
(Lead vocal by Stacy Majones)
Enter Sandman - Metallica
For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica
Fade to Black [exerpt] - Metallica
You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister
Slide It In - Whitesnake
Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions
Ah Leah - Donnie Iris
Breaking the Law - Judas Priest
Every Rose Has It's Thorn - Poison
(Lead vocal by Bret Michaels)
Knocking on Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan
(Lead vocal by Bret Michaels)
You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Runaway - Bon Jovi
Time for Me to Fly - REO Speedwagon
Round and Round - Ratt
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
Metal Health - Quiet Riot
This was one of those nights when everything just seemed to come together in a near perfect way. We were thrilled to be asked to participate in this event and we had high hopes that we'd enjoy a good night and gain a few fans along the way. As it turned out, our most optimistic expectations were exceeded! Playing in front of a crowd that was there to meet Bret Michaels proved to be way cool. In a sense it was a lot like any other really good gig, except exaggerated... a little more energy, a little more intensity, a little more sleaze. We were lovin' it and the crowd was lovin' us right back. This was our first time at Scatz and it also surpassed high expectation. Rick, Aaron, Scott and their whole staff were great. One waitress Stacy got up on stage and gave a hot performance on "Hate Myself for Loving You." Bret arrived in the building as we finished our first set. Hundreds of fans formed a line to meet him. After about an hour we got the go-ahead to resume our show. Bret introduced us and then continued to greet fans nearby. Apparently his Wisconsin fans had him in a good mood because he eventually asked if he could sit in with the band for a couple of tunes. The crowd went nuts as he took the stage for a very special guest performance. He borrowed my acoustic guitar to play and sing "Every Rose Has It's Thorn" and "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" as Cherry Pie backed him up. Bret had to stop for a moment when he messed up the lyric going into the third verse of "Every Rose." . "Did I just f*** that up!?" he abruptly announced to the crowd. "At least you know that we ain't faking it," he joked before finishing the tune. When he finished playing with us he left the stage with his signature announcement, "This party is just getting started!!" The electricity in the air was amazing, and on a Thursday night! Indeed on this particular Thursday night was one of the most memorable shows we've ever done in our ten year history. A special thanks to Scatz for allowing us to be a part of it. --Josh
PS: If you have any good photos or video of this show we'd love to see them... firstname.lastname@example.org
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"Amazing!!!! I will admit I was star struck. I didn't intend to be until he was within feet of me! I got my motorcycle vest autographed and an awesome photo with him. So glad I went. Was great sharing that with my Pie friends. Nice venue, I like Scatz."
"Great fun night! Great set list! U guys RocK!"
"You Rocked it was my first time i seen you but wont be my last"
"Had a GREAT time. Was my first time at SCATZ and my first time seeing you. Thanks for making it a night to remember!"
"Another rock'n night with Cherry Pie! Bret was good, but still gotta go with Frankie! ha! Rocked the house as usual! You guys are just one awesome band with kick ass music! Come to Madison more often! We love you! Oh, can you work in that song "Wait" and "New Girl Now" for the Dry Bean?? Also would like to add that Shane sure puts on one hell of a performance on stage and with a smile to die for! Thanks, guys, for all you do to make your fans have a great time each and every time you play!"
"JAJA Bret F***ed up his own song, but rocked the Frickin Stage. He was the Cherry that topped the Cherry Pie"
"Great show guys!!!! We could really feel your energy vs. the last Badger Bowl show. More Gn'R!"
"You Guys Rocked!!! Wow!!!"
"Haven't seen you guys in about 2 years and I am still a big fan..Bret was amazing and he looked good up on stage with you guys. You ROCK!!! We WILL see you again at SCATZ.. ~The one and only "Trouble" aka Tanya"
"I loved seeing u guys perform..Definately was the highlight of my night..Im so gonna be seeing u guys again at the BEAN..I just celebrated my birthday there in January..Love it there..Bring my girls with..Thanks for the guitar pic shane..i loved it..im cherrishing it..you are sooo hott..cant wait to see yas!!..love ur youngest biggest fan..lol...Ashley"
"OMG!!! Absolutely LOVED IT!!!! (And I see you have links to my two videos I have on youtube!!!!) Anyway, that was an amazing night! I hope to see you guys again real soon! And hopefully with Bret next time he's in town!!"