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Thursday, August 20, 2015
Venetian Festival
Flat Iron Park
Wrigley Dr & Center St

Lake Geneva, WI
Charles Thomas filling in for John
[View all Venetian Festival shows]
 
Sound: MobilTrax
Operated by Matt Wobst
Lights: MKE Productions
Operated by Johanne Koniar
Stage Tech: Kevin DeWitt
 
SET 1:
Lay Your Hands on Me - Bon Jovi
Unchained - Van Halen
Armageddon It - Def Leppard
Working for the Weekend - Loverboy
Animal - Def Leppard
Time for Me to Fly - REO Speedwagon
Dance the Night Away - Van Halen
Home Sweet Home - Motley Crue
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
Dancing with Myself - Billy Idol
Turn Up the Radio - Autograph
Bad Medicine - Bon Jovi
Jump - Van Halen
Faithfully - Journey
Shakin' - Eddie Money
Hysteria - Def Leppard
Love in an Elevator - Aerosmith
Living on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Stone in Love - Journey
 
SET 2:
It's My Life - Bon Jovi
Separate Ways - Journey
Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
Girls Girls Girls - Motley Crue
Wild Side - Motley Crue
Sad But True - Metallica
The Stroke - Billy Squier
I Love Rock N'Roll - Joan Jett
Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
Nothing but a Good Time - Poison
   (Quinton Kufahl on drums)
Take It on the Run - REO Speedwagon
Fallen Angel - Poison
Sweet Child O'Mine - Guns N'Roses
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
You've Got Another Thing Coming - J'Priest
We're Not Gonna Take It - T'Sister
Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions
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Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Poison
Enter Sandman - Metallica
For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica
Fade to Black [excerpt] - Metallica
 

"A Slice of the Pie" Venetian Festival August 20, 2015

Posted by Cherry Pie

A Word from Josh:
Although he is not technically a member of Cherry Pie, this was Charles Thomas' 4th consecutive show handling our lead vocal duties and his 7th overall performance with the band. We figured that kind of service deserves some recognition so we finally gave him a key to the cocaine cabinet.* Four more shows and he'll get his choice of a tote bag or a full T-shirt. But seriously folks, Charles has been doing a great job filling the massive shoes of the legendary and temporarily incapacitated Johnny Spandex. And, to be completely honest, he's been looking pretty good doing it. Women have been swooning and I've heard many men begin sentences with the words, "I'm not gay BUT..." with regard to Mr Thomas. Such was indeed the case again tonight as he seemed to induce hysteria in female audience members with a slight touch of his hand. It was reminiscent of The Beatles arriving in America. Maybe it's a Lake Geneva thing. Anyway, the show went well and seemed to be even more well-attended than our debut show here a year ago. What I find most impressive is how strong the crowd was all the way to the end when we finished just before midnight on a Thursday. Do these people have day jobs? I'm glad that we are still able to inspire such foolish enthusiasm. Perhaps we'll be back to do it again for a third year.    -Josh

*-The reference to a "cocaine cabinet" is a joke, just a joke. It is a reference to stereotypes of 80s Rock bands and their alleged hedonistic behavior. The members of Cherry Pie do not participate nor endorse any illegal activities. Stay in school kids!


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

Lisa:
"Thanks for another great show!"

Peter:
"Great show Guys, you ROCKED!"

Linda:
"It was a beautiful night to dance. The dynamics of Cherry Pie was at 100% with Charles Thomas. Charles is definitely excelling with each performance."


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