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Saturday, October 9, 2004
901 Northview Rd
(262) 544-9600

Waukesha, WI
[View all Rooters shows]
Sound: Sound Decision
Operated by Mark Hartzell
Assisted by Wes Blankenheim
Lights: Sound Decision
Operated by Andy Brown
Stage Tech: Pat Collins
SET 1:
Same Ol' Situation - Motley Crue
Unskinny Bop - Poison
Get It On - Kingdom Come
Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions
Final Countdown - Europe
I Hate Myself for Loving You - Joan Jett
You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
Cold Gin - Kiss
Home Sweet Home - Motley Crue
Fool for Your Lovin' - Whitesnake
Ah Leah - Donnie Iris
Shake Me - Cinderella *
Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard
Paradise City - Guns'N'Roses *


SET 2:
Headbanger's Ball - Medley
Monkey Business - Skid Row
Separate Ways - Journey
I Can't Drive 55 - Sammy Hagar
Once Bitten Twice Shy - Great White
You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
Down on Me - Jackyl
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
Girls Girls Girls - Motley Crue
Cum On Feel the Noize - Quiet Riot *
Metal Health - Quiet Riot
Hot for Teacher - Van Halen
Heaven - Warrant
Nothin' but a Good Time - Poison
Have a Drink on Me - AC/DC
Say What You Will - Fastway
Runaway - Bon Jovi
Breaking the Law - Judas Priest
Poison - Alive Cooper *
Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
Lack of Communication - Ratt *
The Trooper - Iron Maiden
We're Not Gonna Take It - Twisted Sister
Cult of Personality - Living Colour
Yankee Rose - David Lee Roth
A Word from Josh:
Wow, what a remarkable night. This was our Milwaukee-area "coming out" party following a long lay-off. The show featured a lot of new material, a new logo, new merchandise and, overall, that oh-so-fresh feeling. It was everything we could have hoped for. Now I finally know what it's like to have a party and EVERYBODY comes! Before the show I headed out toward the dressing room and saw the line to get in going up the stairs and around the corner. "What," I thought. "Are The Boogiemen playing tonight?" No, it's Cherry Pie! Jazzed by the packed house and the presence of 97.3 FM "The Brew" as well as the Cutty Girls (in their dancing cage), we hit the stage eager to please. The energy level was off the charts. It helped that our light show was recently improved and looked as hot as it felt. Speaking of "coming out", John's latest image update included a pair of leather gloves. We debuted five songs (in addition to the 12 songs that we debuted last week) including "Paradise City" which seemed to tear the roof off of the place to finish the first set. We celebrated some birthdays including those of long time loyal fans Brandi and Tammy. Late in the show our stage tech Pat got into the act, threatening to upstage us with his buns of steel. That was a sight that John never wants to see again. Well, what else can I say? It was a night where everything just went right from start to finish. Coming off of our most successful Summer ever, we couldn't have imagined that this indoor show would actually outshine many of our festival gigs. Thank you to everybody who contributed to the magic. We'll see you again soon.    --Josh

Were you at this show?
Would you like to comment on it?

"Holy shit was that a great show! I am amazed at how awesome you guys are! I feel like I'm back in 1985! Can't wait to see you guys again!"

"You guys rock!!!"

"Great show guys. Loved the new flaming lights, new banner, fliers, merchandise and can't forget about Shane's new pants..they were kick ass. And as always a great time with lots of friends (Jody, Poison, Kat, Dawn, and the night even brought out some faces we haven't seen in a while Billy and Damion!) See ya all soon!"

"Wow! What can I say!? what a night. The new song selection was great! You all sounded and looked awesome. Looking forward to seeing you all again. I think I'm getting withdrawls already. Keep Rockin! love the gloves... have to say i really enjoy the Alice Cooper song "Poison" It rocks! :-)"

"This was one kick-ass show! The atmosphere was wild, the people were so restless, that they couldn't contain themselves to one area. The stage was fabulous with the new logo and especially the flames which intensified the heat and the energy of the band. John was scorching hot with his all black outfit and gloves, which showed off his flaming form. And not to mention, he still hasn't lost his persona of a rock'n'roll clown. This night proved, that, making changes means you have to take risks, but in the end it has it's rewards."

Vince Vetter:
"Rockin' Show guys. Really, probably the best I've seen you guys do. The lights, the banner, the tightness of the songs...all great. Must say that Paradise City was a long awaited treat...and Jackyl is a great addition. Keep it hard, Keep It Fast...cuz that's the way we like it!"

"I was going through Cherry Pie withdrawl, last time I saw you guys was at the WI State Fair. But, you sure made up for my desire to see Cherry Pie. WHAT A AWESOME SHOW!!! It was the best you ever sounded. The new look, music, clothes, and sound is incredible, I love it all. Especially John's new pants, Does X mark the spot? If so, what the treasure?? I look forward to seeing you guys soon."

"What A nite to bring my friend to that hasn't seen CP. since Brat Days!CP. I must say that during your break you must have been working overtime! Love the new look/songs. (hoping to get my hands on one of those posters yet!) Tammy again Happy Birthday! Kittykat thanks for the shot! CP. is the best and their fans!"

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