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Sunday, December 31, 2000

901 Northview Rd
(262) 544-9600

Waukesha, WI

Opening Act: Speedy Rhino
Sound: Mighty Decent Sound
Operated by Jerry St. John
Lights: Interstellar
Operated by Geoff Reinke
Assisted by Brian Carr
Stage Tech: O.J.
DJ: Scott Aney
SET 1:
You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
Lay It Down - Ratt
Photograph - Def Leppard
All She Wrote - Firehouse
Everything About You - UKJ
Final Countdown - Europe
[Midnight Countdown]
Nothing But a Good Time - Poison
Round and Round - Ratt
Home Sweet Home - Motley Crue
Looks That Kill - Motley Crue
Smokin' - Boston
Talk Dirty To Me - Poison
Faithfully - Journey
Fantasy - Aldo Nova
Everybody Wants You - B. Squire
Jump - Van Halen
Youth Gone Wild - Skid Row
My Sharona - The Knack
Pour Some Sugar... - Def Leppard

SET 2:
Turn Up the Radio - Autograph
Once Bitten Twice Shy - Great White
In My Dreams - Dokken
Still of the Night - Whitesnake
Love Song - Tesla
Love of a Lifetime - Firehouse
Wait - White Lion
Uncle Tom's Cabin - Warrant
Down Boys - Warrant
Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin' - Journey
Rebel Yell -Billy Idol
Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
Hot Cherie - Hardline
Beth - Kiss
Alone Again - Dokken
Don't Treat Me Bad - Firehouse
Little Suzy - Tesla
Runaway - Bon Jovi
Sister Christian - Night Ranger
I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister
Calling Dr. Love - Kiss
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
Monkey Business - Skid Row
Heaven - Warrant
Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith
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Fun Fun Fun
This was what a New Year's Eve show should be. What a great time. For every balloon and batch of confetti that the bar provided we provided 3 more. The mess at the end of the night was colossal. Opening act Speedy Rhino did a great job getting the party started with their fun mix of Metal and Boy Band hijinx. Party favors and merchandise give-aways kept the festive atmosphere going. By the time we took the stage at about 11:30 the room was ready to explode with excitement. Explode was the right word as we used every bit of pyro we could muster after the set got underway. Our light tech was using some new equipment and schemes which looked awesome. The show wasn't perfect, but it didn't have to be perfect to kick ass in this rockin' environment. Everything felt great as over three hundred people celebrated the coming of the new year with us. Tom Birkenmeyer, Maribeth Luedtke, Erika Kaegler, Joe Rittberg, Julie Hoffman and Stephanie Roix were among our friends who were there. Lynn Rittberg and Colleen Evans each came with gifts for the band members and other friends. Lynn gave me a cool guitar strap which I used immediately on my acoustic guitar during the show. Connie Aney and Ann Fanke attended dispite each being injured at our last show. Even in bandages and on crutches Connie and Ann were at their sexiest and seemed to have a great time. During our show we did a few extra silly things such as the "If the Bra Fits... Wear It" contest. Once our second set began we had no idea when it would end. The bar's management told us that we could play as long as we wanted because the normal bar time would not apply. The crowd kept us going into the wee hours of the morning, often dancing on stage with us. When we finally ran out of gas it was almost 4 O'Clock. At the end I saw many friends drunker than I had ever seen them before. Everyone was tired, but in a great mood. Some of the band and family members stayed the rest of the night at Dave's house. He treated us the next afternoon to some great homemade pancakes. 2001 is off to a great start.    -Josh

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