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Saturday, May 17, 2014
Rooters
901 Northview Rd
(262) 544-9600

Waukesha, WI
"Rooterpalooza"
with Bad Medicine

Benefiting Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

[View all Rooters shows]
 
Sound: MobilTrax
Operated by Matt Wobst
Lights: MKE Productions
Operated by Johann Koniar
Assistant: Brian Riley
Stage Tech: Kevin DeWitt
 
SET LIST:
You You Could Be Mine - Guns N'Roses
Fallen Angel - Poison
Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
Separate Ways - Journey
Hold the Line - Toto
Turn Me Loose - Loverboy
Round and Round - Ratt
Shakin' - Eddie Money
Foreplay/Long Time - Boston
Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard
Any Way You Want It - Journey
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
Take It on the Run - REO Speedwagon
Jane - Jefferson Starship
Sweet Child O'Mine - Guns N'Roses
  (Mike Von Der Linden on drums)
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
  (Mike Von Der Linden on drums, Antonio Acevedo on bass)
Sad But True - Metallica
Wild Side - Motley Crue
Dancing with Myself - Billy Idol
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Symphony of Destruction - Megadeth
I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister
Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions
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Cherry Pie - Warrant *
  (Greg Jach on co-lead vocals, Kristian Casamento on guitar, Antonio Acevedo on bass)
Bad Medicine - Bon Jovi
  (Greg Jach on co-lead vocals, Kristian Casamento on guitar, Antonio Acevedo on bass)

*-Debut
 
A Word from Josh:
Playing at the annual Rooterpalooza charity event at Rooters is a proud tradition for us that goes back many years. Tonight's event was one of the more memorable ones for a several reasons. Yes, that was my own wife who took a moment from her cage dancing to win the 50/50 raffle. Way to go honey! As always, Rooterpalooza featured a silent auction full of cool stuff. I bid on many of the food-related items but didn't win any. Another special thing about Rooterpalooza is having multiple bands. Tonight the show got started with a great set of 80s Rock from Bad Medicine. Our lengthy offering of 80s Rock followed, but it was what happened at the end of the show that most people will be talking about. As an encore, we invited several members of Bad Medicine back on to the stage for one of those "All-star Jams." Playing together, we performed both bands' namesake songs in a over-the-top display of musical camaraderie. Although this had been planned in advance, it had not been rehearsed and many of the details were still uncertain until the last minute, which made the fact that it all came off so well a pleasant surprise. Once again it goes to show that you just can't stop 80s Rock!!     --Josh


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