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Thursday, January 28, 2016
Private Event
WEMSA Conference
Hilton Milwaukee Center
Crystal Ballroom

509 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI
[View all Hilton Milwaukee City Center shows]
 
Sound: MobilTrax
Operated by Matt Wobst
Lights: MKE Productions
Operated by Johanne Koniar
Stage Techs: Kevin DeWitt
& Quinton Kufahl
Assistant: Tennessee Love
Photography/Video: Amanda Trash
 
SET 1:
Turn Up the Radio - Autograph
Bad Medicine - Bon Jovi
Animal - Def Leppard
You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
Sister Christian - Night Ranger
Dance the Night Away - Van Halen
The Stroke - Billy Squier
Walk This Way - Aerosmith
I Hate Myself for Loving You - Joan Jett
I Can't Hold Back - Survivor
The Final Countdown - Europe
Jump - Van Halen
I Love Rock N'Roll - Joan Jett
Faithfully - Journey
Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Poison
More than a Feeling - Boston
Love in an Elevator - Aerosmith
Stone in Love - Journey
 
SET 2:
Foreplay/Long Time - Boston
Detroit Rock City - Kiss
Living on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard
Separate Ways - Journey
Shakin' - Eddie Money
Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
Take It on the Run - REO Speedwagon
Girls Girls Girls - Motley Crue
Same Ol'Situation - Motley Crue
Sweet Child O'Mine - Guns N'Roses
Dancing with Myself - Billy Idol
Lady - Styx
Nothing but a Good Time - Poison
Let's Get Rocked - Def Leppard
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
Gimme All Your Lovin' - ZZ Top
Come Sail Away - Styx
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
Round and Round - Ratt
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
Enter Sandman - Metallica
For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica
Fade to Black [excerpt] - Metallica
 
A Word from Josh:
We don't play private events very often, so they tend to be pretty unique experiences. Tonight's show was part of a conference for WEMSA (Wisconsin Emergency Medical Services Association). The running joke was that if we were ever to have a heart attack, break a bone or choke on something this would be the best night to do it. Perhaps, but I had my doubts that after I saw how drunk many of these skilled medical professionals were getting. The show took place in the Crystal Ballroom on the fifth floor of this elegant old hotel. As is typical for these types of venues, the load-in was horrible. Our equipment had to be lifted up onto a loading dock, go up one flight on a freight elevator, down the hall and onto a much smaller service elevator to the fifth floor. The long pieces of trussing had to be carefully brought up the stairs. We allotted extra time and manpower for the load-in and load-out and managed to get our entire show in place for a fun Thursday night of 80s Rock. The room itself in a lovely ballroom with several spectacular chandeliers of various sizes including one big one right over the middle of the stage. The show went well and the hundreds of EMS professionals in attendance seemed to have a really good time. One EMS worker who could not attend was my friend Jessica Petri of the Mayville EMS who tends bar at the Backstreet Cafe where I normally host an open jam on Thursday nights. Tonight she had to hold down the fort without me and miss the Pie show. We will have to make it up to her sometime. In the end, despite the load-in situation, we had a great time and are already talking about playing at this event again next year.     --Josh


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