|Saturday, July 24, 2004
|Sound: Sound Decision
Operated by Mark Hartzell
Assisted by Erik Anderson
Lights: Sound Decision
Operated by Andy Brown
Stage Tech: Paul Adamec
You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
Runaway - Bon Jovi
Youth Gone Wild - Skid Row
Still of the Night - Whitesnake
Home Sweet Home - Motley Crue
Turn Me Loose - Loverboy
Working for the Weekend - Loverboy
New Girl Now - Honeymoon Suite
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
Alone Again - Dokken
Don't Treat Me Bad - Firehouse
Once Bitten Twice Shy - Great White
Photograph - Def Leppard
Round and Round - Ratt
Bed of Roses - Bon Jovi
Ah Leah - Donnie Iris
Tom Sawyer - Rush
Jump - Van Halen
Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard
Lay Your Hands on Me - Bon Jovi
Separate Ways - Journey
I Can't Drive 55 - Sammy Hagar
Cult of Personality - Living Colour
We're Not Gonna Take It - Twisted Sister
Sister Christian - Night Ranger
Same Ol' Situation - Motley Crue
Unskinny Bop - Poison
Uncle Tom's Cabin - Warrant
Hot For Teacher - Van Halen
Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
Nothin' but a Good Time - Poison
Have a Drink on Me - AC/DC
Lick It Up - Kiss
Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin' - Journey
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
Girls Girls Girls - Motley Crue
Smokin' in the Boys Room - BS/MC
Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister
Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
|A Word from Josh:
Wow, there has already been a lot of buzz about this show for various reasons. People really seemed to love it. It may have even had a significant impact on our popularity in Dane county. Indeed, in terms of turnout and beer sales, this was easily one of our most successful shows of the year. The weather cooperated and we were thrilled to be a part of such an impressive event. Fortunately, most people didn't seem to realize that we were dealing with several technical difficulties on stage. We really appreciate the diligence of our stage crew guys Erik, Paul and Pat who worked their butts off all evening dealing with our various equipment malfunctions which affected both Dave's and my guitar amp systems and my keyboards. At one point, even the stage itself broke... threatening to send John and me down a crevasse that suddenly started to develop below us. Front of house technicians Mark and Andy were working hard dealing with issues of their own, protecting their equipment from rowdy partiers. Yes, I suppose it's understandable that when you have so many people in one place a few of them are going to be obnoxious trouble-makers. Hey, it's the law of averages. We commend many of our most loyal fans for putting up with some major pushing, shoving and beer-spilling in front of the stage. Of course, the most infamous incident involved the "guy in the baseball hat" who gave Shane a bloody lip during our performance. A lot of people have been talking about that (see comments below), so let me set the record straight with the real story. During "Nothing but a Good Time" we threw beach balls into the crowd were they were tossed about whimsically by the excited throng. Amidst the merriment, "Mr. Baseball Hat Guy" recklessly flung a chainsaw, engaged at full throttle, onto the stage where it slammed into Shane's face. Bloodied, but unbowed, Shane heroically continued to perform for the die-hard fans. A short time later, during "Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin'", Shane handed his bass guitar to stage tech Paul who played the song as Shane stalked the culprit through the massive crowd. He caught up with him in the beer sales tent. Shane satisfactorily vanquished his foe by disemboweling him and tearing his flesh from his bones with is bare hands. Upon returning to the stage for the next song, Shane proudly draped the man's still-dripping skull (with baseball cap in place) and spinal column across his bass amp as a trophy of the hunt. So, I hope that puts to rest any silly rumors about the incident. In the end, we all had a great time dispite the technical headaches. Now we look ahead to Sheboygan's Bratwurst Days in two weeks where we are expecting a few folks to make their way over from Ripon to join in the deliciously pork-themed festivities. 'Should be a great time. But, please, leave your chainsaws at home. --Josh
Were you at this show?
Would you like to comment on it?
"The guys were awsome as usual. The kids had a blast. So in all it was a night of family, good music and friends.. Keep it up guys."
"It doesn't get any better than last nite!! Thanks for the energy, heart and soul you all put into the show!! Loved hearing Whitesnake's "Here I go Again!" Looking forward to next time!!"
"Shane - why did you get upset?"
"Based on the performance last night I would have to say that you guys were bowling a perfect game last last. Also want to know when is the Monstro Libido Amatuer Boxing Nite coming up?"
"Wow what a show!!!!!!!!!!!! and man oh man can that town PARTY!!!! The crowd was huge, wild and rowdy!!! The guys looked great! sounded awesome and John had so much energy if i bottled it up and sold it i'd be a millionaire!!! In fact John was so crazy the stage started to come apart and some minor repairs had to be made quickly before Josh fell thru!! The guys put on a wonderful performance! and the crowd left wanting more!! Laurel thanx for helping me fight off the "pushers & shovers" (There sure was alot of Kung Fu fightin') goin' on!!!! Jessy your son is a riot!! hope you head is ok, don't sweat it girl you had every right to have your son with you! Greg so glad you made it thanx so much for fetching our drinks! Purplerose it was cool meeting you! Wow my ribs are sore how about you? :) Jas what can i say.............your the best!!!!!! Shane wanna play beach ball anytime soon!! hehehe ;) next up Sheboygan!!!!!"
"Another great show! I hope you have to bring an extra trailer to every show just to carry home all the money you make for all the entertainment you provide! I'm new to the Cherry Pie fan base. I first saw you at the Dry Bean in Madison. Then traveled to Dubuque Iowa to see you (from a distance thanks to the @*^#! fence they put around the stage). Then last night in Waunakee (where I call home) at Waunafest. I just wanted to take a minute to let the band know how much you are appreciated. You seem to be having a great time on stage! I believe you give that positive energy to the crowd and I can only hope you feel it coming back to the stage for you! One of my favorite parts of the show is when 'the new guy' Rico does his drum solo that leads in to Hot for teacher. I'm sorry 'Chet' aka Dave had a problem with something/someone and a bloody lip. We could tell he felt better after he took off after the guy who had inflected his pain. He continued with the show in fine form showing (his slightly dented) professionalism. I loved the cover John was able to provide until Dave returned to the stage. Nice work John. And yes we all want you to come back to Waunafest next year. You all have such great energy. You are a true joy to watch! I am a child of the 80's, graduating from high school in 1987. You bring back a lot of really cool memories, and are a part of making new ones. Thank you for sharing your talent, your energy, and your lives with so many fans. I hope to make it to your show in Black Earth on Aug. 14 Take care and have fun!"
"I came to Waunafest because a friend mentioned it. (and I was visiting) Thank goodness I went. Cherry Pie was the highlight of my weekend! The music was loud and excellent, just like it should be. The setup (equipment, stage, etc) was also awesome. Perfect for a rockin' good time. I'll definately be checking other appearances and mentioning Cherry Pie to my other friends."
"Just wanted you guys to know what an incredible show you put on at Waunafest! I'm was a first time listener of your band, but am now truely hooked! You are extremely talented and I loved every song you did the entire night. Can't wait to hear you again when you come back to Lodi. Keep rockin'!!"
"This was easily the most blistering hair band performance I have ever witnessed. Monstro - way to go after the beachball incident jackass... we had your back. Pete Weber hit the nail on the head... "That's how you bowl"!!!"
"I am very surprised the Waunakee Fire Department was not called because your scorching performance officially blew the roof off the Waunafest Beer Tent. That was easily the most blistering performance Waunafest has ever seen. Johnny Spandex's vocals were particularly smoldering and Monstro Libido, they may not let you into the beer tent next year because your guns are illegal."
"Waunafest-or better put, Youth Gone Wild! With the music and beer flowing, it carried most of the crowd into a wild frenzy. The band never let up! They played one great song after another with such intensity. John's willing to take charge and strong vitality, kept everyone in a rock'n'roll state of mind. And not to mention, those new tight-fitting pants,, they surely added something to his already provocative and well-defined physic. When it was all over, we departed the crazy train and went our own seperate ways."
"We were celebrating our 10 year class reunion from Waunakee Saturday night, and afterwards made our way to Waunafest. It was my first time seeing you guys and you were great! Really brought back some memories of songs we grew up with. Hope you can make it back again!!"
"The show in Waunakee was a blast!! It was nice to see and meet PurpleRose and Jessy. Thanks for dancing and singing with me Jessy!!"