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Saturday, November 23, 2002
Dry Bean Saloon

5264 Verona Rd
(608) 274-BEAN

Madison, WI
Sound: Go Audio
Operated by Brian Ingwell
Lights: Interstellar
Operated by Geoff Reinke
Video: Rich Reinke
& Jim Pettegrew
Followsot: Pete Kessler
Stage Tech: Dan Olsen
SET 1:
You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
Lay It Down - Ratt
Working for the Weekend - Loverboy
Once Bitten Twice Shy - Great White
Home Sweet Home - Motley Crue
Fantasy - Aldo Nova
Round and Round - Ratt
In My Dreams - Dokken
Still of the Night - Whitesnake
Alone Again - Dokken
Don't Treat Me Bad - Firehouse
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
   (Bass by Jim Chiello)
Photograph - Def Leppard
All She Wrote - Firehouse
Sister Christian - Night Ranger
Turn Me Loose - Loverboy
Jump - Van Halen
Pour Some Sugar' - Def Leppard
Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin' -Journey
SET 2:
Lay Your Hands on Me - Bon Jovi
Separate Ways - Journey
Unskinny Bop - Poison
Youth Gone Wild - Skid Row
Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
Wait - White Lion
Uncle Tom's Cabin - Warrant
Nothin' But a Good Time - Poison
Lick It Up - Kiss
More Than Words - Extreme
Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
   (Bass by Jim Chiello)
Slow an' Easy - Whitesnake
Panama - Van Halen
Bed of Roses - Bon Jovi
Wild Side - Motley Crue
Smokin' in the Boys Room - BS/MC
White Wedding - Billy Idol
Runaway - Bon Jovi
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister
Turn Up the Radio - Autograph
A Word from Josh:
About an hour before showtime I went to the bar to get a cup of water and had trouble getting through the crowd. Wow, were all these people here to see us? Apparently so. We took the stage in front of a packed house and I do mean packed. It was one of those nights when I was glad to be on the stage because at least there I had some elbow room. I've got to give some credit to John who has been brainstorming on new stage gimmicks since we had to discontinue our pryo department a while back. Tonight he debuted some new confetti blasters that made the dance floor feel like a giant bowl of Lucky Charms. That wasn't the only thing John did that brought extra attention. During "Round and Round" he climbed up the stage-left PA speaker stack and sang while leaning out over the crowd hangning from a house track lighting bar. I don't know if he had previously scouted out the stability of the stack or the strength of the flimsy-looking light bar so Shane, Dave and I stood playing on the other side of the stage just hoping that we were not about to witness a tragedy. Well, he made it back to the stage safely and, as they say, that which does not kill us only makes the show more interesting. Of course the mass of humanity was laced with familiar faces including some who came from as far away as Ridgeway, Monroe, South Wayne and Baraboo. One special person in the crowd was John's old algebra teacher Dave Wiemiller who will be retiring from teaching this year after 38 years. John brought him up to the stage during the second set where he clarified "John, I'm not your OLD algegra teacher. I'm your EX-algebra teacher." This was not just a quantity crowd, it was also a quality crowd as proven during "Panama" when I sat on the front of the stage and five different lovely ladies took turns giving me lap dances including one who shoved her chest into my face as I was trying to sing. I was almost forced to swallow my microphone. Once again, no harm no foul. Typical of a great night where everything went right.     - Josh

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