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Saturday, July 4, 2009
Greenfield Fourth
of July Fest

Konkel Park
5151 W Layton Ave

Greenfield, WI
[View all Greenfield 4th of July Fest shows]
 
Sound: Sound Decision
Operated by Mark Hartzell
Lights: Sound Decision
Operated by James Clark
Assistant: Matt Wickersham
Stage Tech: Colleen Evans
 
SET 1:
Lay Your Hands on Me - Bon Jovi
Unskinny Bop - Poison
Working for the Weekend - Loverboy
Youth Gone Wild - Skid Row
Lay It Down - Ratt
Jump - Van Halen
Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Poison
Turn Me Loose - Loverboy
Dancing with Myself - Billy Idol
Oh Sherrie - Steve Perry
Anyway You Want It - Journey
It's My Life - Bon Jovi


PHOTOS:
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Frankie's
Moonwalk

 
SET 2:
Foreplay/Long Time - Boston
Living on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard
Separate Ways - Journey
Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
Nothing but a Good Time - Poison
Lick It Up - Kiss
I Hate Myself for Loving You - Joan Jett
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
Shakin' - Eddie Money
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Kickstart My Heart - Motley Crue
You Can Still Rock in a America - N'Ranger
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
Fallen Angel - Poison
We're Not Gonna Take It - Twisted Sister
Living After Midnight - Judas Priest
Metal Health - Quiet Riot
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Beat It [Exerpt Impromptu] - Michael Jackson
  (Frankie on Lead Vocals)
Enter Sandman - Metallica
For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica
Fade to Black [Exerpt] - Metallica
 
A Word from Josh:
This was the third of a rare three-shows-in-a-row stretch for us and the circumstances couldn't have been more perfect for the occasion. This family-oriented community picnic bathed in patriotic ferver allowed us to do what we love in a very relaxed enviornment. Some of us had our families along and although some might say that family events are not Cherry Pie's forte, I think it's nice to do once in a while. We played our first set to a large crowd at twilight and then joined everybody else to enjoy the impressive fireworks display. Many attendees departed at that point leaving only a few hundred of the more hard-core party animals to rock with us during our second set during which our relaxed demeanor further devolved into downright silliness. John was hilarious with a sense of humor that grew more loopy as the night wore on. Mini-beachballs were flying throughout the tent and it seemed that everybody was laughing most of the time. We did pay proper tribute to the occasion with a special dedication to our Troops including Navy Iraq War Vet Colleen Evans from our road crew and a spirited performance of "You Can Still Rock in America." But the tone remained light and at the end of the show things went from ridiculous to sublime as we came back on stage for the traditional encore. John, apprently dillusional from the accumulative evening of frivolity, climbed up on the drums and started laying down a beat. I responded by playing the main guitar riff to "Beat It" by the late great Michael Jackson. When Frankie heard this he knew what he had to do. He sprung onto the stage, grabbed John's microphone and began singing (sort of) while strutting his stuff for the crazed (and somewhat bewildered) crowd. We got through an entire verse and chorus before our impromptu tribute to the King of Pop ground to a merciful halt and we got back to the instruments we play best. The relaxed nature of the show continued afterward when we were able to take our time packing up and hanging out with family, friends and new fans. And really, that's the way the 4th of July ought to be. Happy Independence Day!!!     --Josh


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

Kelly:
"hey josh- could you send me the pics that were taken of me from the show...since it was my birthday and i had no camera (stolen)...THANKS! great talking to you and john, catching up with frank and amanda, and spending a memorable night with your band that i'd followed for so many years in the madison area. it was a great birthday show :)"

Jennie:
"Now this is the Pie crowd I know and love!! Amazing show. Great antics from all, especially Frankie & John. Love you all! See ya Wed nite."

Colleen:
"You forgot to mention John blowing up his confetti cannon, minus the confetti. Oooops!!"

Marnie & Matt:
"We had a great time. You did an awesome job on "You Can Still Rock in America." I hope we can see you again soon."


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