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Friday, October 12, 2012
Mill Creek
417 W College Ave
(920) 738-7408

Appleton, WI
With special guest Bad Habitz
 
Sound & Lights: Mill Creek
Operated by Matt Wobst & Toe-Knee
Stage Tech: Kevin DeWitt

[View all Mill Creek shows]
 
SET 1:
Lay Your Hands on Me - Bon Jovi
Unskinny Bop - Poison
Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
Don't Tell Me You Love Me - N'Ranger
Oh Sherrie - Steve Perry
Hold the Line - Toto
Renegade - Styx
Round and Round - Ratt
Ah Leah - Donnie Iris
I'll Never Let You Go - Steelheart
Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith
Still of the Night - Whitesnake
Turn Me Loose - Loverboy
Any Way You Want It - Journey
Time for Me to Fly - REO Speedwagon
Peace of Mind - Boston
It's My Life - Bon Jovi
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
 
SET 2:
Foreplay/Long Time - Boston
Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard
Beth - Kiss
Living on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Separate Ways - Journey
Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
Wait - White Lion
I Believe in a Thing Called Love - Darkness
Sweet Child O'Mine - Guns N'Roses
Shakin' - Eddie Money
Fallen Angel - Poison
Come Sail Away - Styx
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
Walk This Way - Aerosmith
You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
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Don't Stop Believing - Journey
 

A Word from Josh:
About a week before this show Toe-Knee from Mill Creek called me as said that they would like to bring in an opening act for this show. I explained how opening acts generally cause us logistical problems, mainly due to our prima donna attitude about our excessive stage gear. "These guys don't take up much space," explained Toe-knee. It turns out this is because the band members aren't fully grown yet. The oldest members are 14 and the 10-year-old drummer is so tiny she makes Frankie look like a normal sized adult man. Apparently Bad Habitz has been creating quite a buzz in the Fox Valley with their stunning pre-pubescent musicianship and we were about to get a taste of it. Right away I heard people comparing them to Hanson. Yeah, maybe... if Hanson had any BALLS. Bad Habitz plays heavy rock covers from the 80s and they do so with power and attitude. They played an exciting set and the crowd loved it. We followed with a pretty typical Pie show marred by a few technical issues and perhaps more than our share of old-fashioned mistakes. But most of the flaws seemed to go unnoticed by the supportive crowd that was just looking to have a good time. The most serious incident occurred during "Pour Some Sugar on Me" when Dann accidentally knocked John's wireless microphone out of his hand and it fell about nine feet to the dance floor below. Once retrieved, the mic no longer functioned and we whipped out an impromptu performance of "Beth" with Dann on lead vocals as our soundman Matt hooked up a wired mic for John to finish the show with. At about this point in the show I realized that I had made a wardrobe faux paus. During the break I had quickly grabbed a brand new shirt out of my bag, ripped off the tag and put it on... backwards! Oh, the humanity!! Although the show gave us several sources of frustration all's well that ends well and at Mill Creek the night always ends with awesome pizza for the band. Thank you Appleton for another great night.    --Josh


VOICES FROM THE CROWD:
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Brina Abitz:
"I was there! I am the mom of the tiny 10 year old drummer and the singer/lead guitarist. Thank you so much for letting Bad Habitz open for you. It was a great show and you guys are a class act. We all had a great time watching you, but don't be surprised if Bad Habitz steals some of your stage moves. You guys rock!!"


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