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Friday, August 3, 2006
Wisconsin State Fair
Budweiser Pavillion
8100 W Greenfield Ave
(414) 266-7000

West Allis, WI
[View all Wisconsin State Fair shows]
Sound & Lights: Power Surge
Operated by Mark Hartzell
Assisted by Bob
Stage Tech: Amanda
SET 1:
You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
Lay It Down - Ratt
Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
It's My Life - Bon Jovi
Sister Christian - Night Ranger
Kickstart My Heart - Motley Crue
Unskinny Bop - Poison
Cult of Personality - Living Colour
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
Goodbye - Night Ranger
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Jump - Van Halen
I Hate Myself for Loving You - Joan Jett
Still of the Night - Whitesnake
All I Want - Saigon Kick
Ah Leah - Donnie Iris
Foreplay/Long Time - Boston
Living on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Enter Sandman - Metallica
For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica
Fade to Black [Excerpt] - Metallica
SET 2:
Headbanger's Ball - Medley
Monkey Business - Skid Row
Any Way You Want It - Journey
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
Bed of Roses - Bon Jovi
Slide It In - Whitesnake
We're Not Gonna Take It - T'Sister
Every Rose Has It's Thorn - Poison
Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions
You Really Got Me - Kinks/Van Halen

A Word from Josh:
I certainly don't think of Cherry Pie as being a group of "bad boys." I mean, while we do pay homage to some rather unsavory characters on stage, we are actually pussycats who could never be an affront to anybody... or so I thought. Tonight I noticed an elaborate sign on the wall of the dressing room listing "band rules" for performers at the State Fair. Hmmmm, I'm pretty sure that sign wasn't there a couple of weeks ago when we played on this same stage for Wednesday Night Live. So, I read the sign and it occurred to me that we had actually violated every one of these rules during that earlier WNL performance. Coincidence?... or were we so hardcore bad-ass that they felt the need to publish these rules only after our vulgar display of rebellious rabble-rousing. I guess I must admit that part of me likes the idea of being a renegade band. But tonight we were good boys and obeyed all the rules. And guess what... we still had a great time. Well, that's what a hot crowd at the State Fair will do for you. We enjoyed all the excitement you would expect on a Friday night with a million things going on all around us and huge masses of people attracted to the Budweiser Pavillion for some smokin' 80s Rock. And that's just Act One. We'll be back doing it again, same Fair, same stage, next Saturday (8/11). We're sure to change up the set list quite a bit, so here's a great chance for you to get an extra helping of PIE!     --Josh

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

"Isn't it something that when you for the gusto, you accomplish a lot and it never would have happened if you held back. Just like when CherryPie guys put on a show, they put everything they have into their performance to make sure everyone is rockn' hard way after midnight. And John, who has the most appealing predominant attitude and the stride of a proud lion, can keep the most outlandish patron under control. I enjoyed every aspect of the show and then some. But I am curious about a couple of things. One, whatever happened to some of those sensual songs like, All Lips n Hips, Put the X in Sex, and Smooth Up in Ya. And, two, is Bed of Roses the only love ballad that came out of the 80's rock'n'roll era. I know Bon Jovi isn't the only group that made a love ballad."

"Great energetic show once again. I wish I could have been at the Wednesday night live show to see the rules being broken, but I will definitly be back on Saturday the 11th at the fair for round two of the PIE!!!"

Debbie & Mari:
"Great to see all of you again. The heat didn't stop your energy level. Loved hearing Ah Leah, Long Time and Still of the Night. Wish we could have been up there on the 11th. See you soon."

"Thank you for making my 13th birthday the best one ever!!!!!!!!! Mr. Big (John) you are the best uncle/godfather ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

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