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Friday, July 13, 2007
Coach House Grill
W233s7260 Vernon Ln
(262) 662-4444

Big Bend, WI
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Sound: Kevin Patrick
Operated by Kevin Messerschmidt
Lights: Impact Audio
Operated by Kevin Messerschmidt
SET 1:
Same Ol'Situation - Motley Crue
Unskinny Bop - Poison
It's My Life - Bon Jovi
Working for the Weekend - Loverboy
Sister Christian - Night Ranger
Turn Up the Radio - Autograph
Turn Me Loose - Loverboy
I Hate Myself for Loving You - Joan Jett
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
Goodbye - Night Ranger
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Jump - Van Halen
Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
Still of the Night - Whitesnake
All I Want - Saigon Kick
Ah Leah - Donnie Iris
Foreplay/Long Time - Boston
SET 2:
Living on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Mr Brownstone - Guns N'Roses
Separate Ways - Journey
Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions
Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
Slide It In - Whitesnake
You've Got Another Thing Coming - J'Priest
Once Bitten Twice Shy - Great White
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
Bed of Roses - Bon Jovi
Any Way You Want It - Journey
Down on Me - Jackyl
Cult of Personality - Living Colour
Breaking the Law - Judas Priest
Every Rose Has It's Thorn - Poison
We're Not Gonna Take It - T'Sister
Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard
Enter Sandman - Metallica
For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica
Fade to Black [Excerpt] - Metallica
You Really Got Me - Kinks/Van Halen
A Word from Josh:
Although we've never played here before, the Coach House Grill invited us to play this weekend to help celebrate their 3rd anniversary. They put us out in a beer tent on a baseball diamond next to the bar. Not a bad idea in theory. However, the event was very poorly planned from a technical point of view. For some reason, they insisted on providing sound and lights for us, which can be a good thing. But, in this case, not so much. They ended up providing no lights and a sound system that had never been used for a full rock band before. At the last minute we called in our friend Kevin Messerschmidt to add lights and help with sound. He really bailed us out of a tough situation. His reward was an evening of headaches dealing with insufficient power and a patched-together under-sized PA system that he was unfamiliar with. The ultimate headache came when the primary power-amp failed during "Foreplay/Long Time" forcing an early intermission during which Kevin grabbed one of his own power-amps out of his truck and wired it into the system. Like I said, Kevin really went above and beyond to make this show happen and to allow us in the band to not have to worry about it. I should also mention that the owner of the sound system, Kevin Patrick, also went to great lengths to make the best of the situation. It was because of the efforts by both Kevins that most people in the audience probably didn't even realize that we were having such difficulties. The stage was narrow but deep so we tried an unorthodox arrangement where I was actually positioned behind Shane all night. It actually worked out pretty well, largely because of my freakish height. All things considered, the show itself went pretty well and a strong crowd helped us develop a pretty good vibe. We enjoyed our share of beautiful women up at the front of the stage, including one with a hat fetish and another one who put on a pie show of her own. Another babe in the crowd was a young bachelorette named Kim. John invited her up on stage during the second set and gave her the usual crap about getting married. He was asking her about her groom-to-be Chuck so they decided to call him on her cell-phone. One can only imagine what Chuck was thinking when he answered the phone and was greeting by hundreds of people screaming, "HI CHUCK!!!" We had a lot of fun with Kim and Chuck and they were really good sports.    --Josh

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