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Friday, August 12, 2011
Belleville Community Picnic
Sugar River Park
101 Remy Rd

Belleville, WI
[View all Belleville Community Picnic shows]
 
Sound: Sound Decision
Operated by Mike Stocklin
Lights: Sound Decision
Operated by Dominic Trovato
Assistant: Matt Wickersham
Stage Tech: Kevin DeWitt
 
SET 1:
Lay Your Hands on Me - Bon Jovi
Down on Me - Jackyl
Unskinny Bop - Poison
Youth Gone Wild - Skid Row
Don't Treat Me Bad - Firehouse
Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
Working for the Weekend - Loverboy
Round and Round - Ratt
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
Time for Me to Fly - REO Speedwagon
Any Way You Want It - Journey
Don't Tell Me You Love Me - Night Ranger
Fallen Angel - Poison
 
SET 2:
Headbanger's Ball - Medley
Monkey Business
Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard
New Girl Now - Honeymoon Suite
Separate Ways - Journey
Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
Nothing but a Good Time - Poison
Lick It Up - Kiss
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
Foreplay/Long Time - Boston
Living on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Paradise City - Guns N'Roses
Heaven - Warrant
You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
It's My Life - Bon Jovi
Still of the Night - Whitesnake
Dancing with Myself - Billy Idol
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
We're Not Gonna Take It - T'Sister
I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister
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Enter Sandman - Metallica
For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica
Fade to Black [excerpt] - Metallica
 

A Word from Josh:
We've had a great time playing southwest of Madison this summer. In June we played Mount Horeb and Verona (separated by 10 miles) seven days apart and this week we played New Glarus and Belleville (separated by 5 miles) a mere six days apart. All of these shows have been hugely successful. No territorial attitudes here, just a lot of music-lovers coming out to drink and party with The Pie whenever the opportunity arises. We really appreciate the people of Belleville showing us such a good time. This was a truly American small town festival complete with softball and fireworks.

On a sad note, I'm sure you are all aware that Jani Lane of Warrant died yesterday. We are forever linked with Jani in that we named our band after his seminal composition. We've had a lot of fun riding the Cherry Pie train for the last 11 years. Sadly, Jani did not seem to enjoy the fruits of his own creation nearly as much. He was a true rock star, and suffered from many of the pitfalls thereof. Traveling with his band put him on a pendulum constantly swinging between extreme adulation and loneliness. Unable to find a foothold in reality he apparently succumbed to alcoholism and descended into despair. It's all too common of a story. We are not rock stars, we only play the role of rock stars on weekends. We can't even imagine what Jani's life was really like. Our "normal" lives have allowed us to find a solid foundation with our families. After all, we end up in our own beds after almost every show. We each have a wonderful woman that we share our lives with and who keep us grounded when the band threatens to swell our heads. Seeing what happened to Jani really helps us appreciate what a blessing it is to enjoy the thrill of music so intimately while living normal lives. Rest in peace brother.     --Josh


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

Lisa:
"You guys were awesome. Thanks for coming!!!!"

Mollie:
"You better come back to Belleville soon!!! You guys are awesome.... Had a great time :)"

Leslie:
"Awesome show!!! Seen you guys 3 times this summer and I loved every show. CHERRY PIE ROCKS!! Can't wait to see you again.

Frankie- don't worry nobody saw you drop that drumstick. Thanks for the drumstick you threw to me."

Lisa:
"You guys were really awesome and I have been to many beer tents this summer and I must say, you are the best. I have been braggin ya up since Friday. We are putting in a request for you to come back next year. Once again thanks for the show. EXCELLENT!!!!"

Fans:
"Thanks for the great show and the fun time. You guys know how to rock!!!!!"

Lisa:
"We've seen you a couple of times and it's always a blast. Takes us back to our younger years. Look foward to seeing you again soon."



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