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Friday, September 26, 2008
Harvest Fair
at Wisconsin State Fair Park
Budweiser Pavillion
8100 W Greenfield Ave
(414) 266-7000

West Allis, WI
[View all Wisconsin State Fair Park shows]
Sound & Lights: O2M Productions
Operated by Mark Hartzell
Assisted by Dan Babcock
Stage Tech: Colleen Evans
SET 1:
Lay Your Hands on Me - Bon Jovi
Wanted Man - Ratt
It's My Life - Bon Jovi
Working for the Weekend - Loverboy
Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
Once Bitten Twice Shy - Great White
Home Sweet Home - Motley Crue
Any Way You Want It - Journey
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
Goodbye - Night Ranger
I Can't Drive 55 - Sammy Hagar
Down on Me - Jackyl
Feels Like the First Time - I>Foreigner
Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions
Thinking of You - Cherry Pie
Ah Leah - Donnie Iris
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Metal Health - Quiet Riot
Enter Sandman - Metallica
For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica
Fade to Black [exerpt] - Metallica
SET 2:
Foreplay/Long Time - Boston
Living on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard
Runaway - Bon Jovi
Separate Ways - Journey
Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
We All Die Young - Steel Dragon
Still of the Night - Whitesnake
Shot in the Dark - Ozzy Osbourne
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
Headbanger's Ball (Extended) - Medley
Unchained - Van Halen
New Girl Now - Honeymoon Suite
Oh Sherrie - Steve Perry
Fallen Angel - Poison
Cum on Feel the Noize - Quiet Riot
You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
Living After Midnight - Judas Priest

A Word from Josh:
This was our first time playing at Harvest Fair. But we are hardly strangers to this stage, having played on it 18 times before, including three times earlier this year. It is also the only stage we've played on using five different drummers over the years. But Cherry Pie is more than just a collection of trivial statistics. We are also a rock band and I think that fact became obvious when we started playing loud rock music in front of a healthy gathering of enthusiastic fair goers. The show went well but we did have to deal with a major distraction. TVs throughout the pavilion displayed the Brewers/Cubs game taking place at nearby Miller Park. With only a couple games left in the season and a play-off spot on the line, much of the crowd were following the action on the screens very closely. Every time the Brewers did something good, we would hear a big cheer rising from the crowd. It was a surreal moment when the game ended with a Brewer victory. The resulting ovation came awkwardly during my keyboard intro to "Oh, Sherrie." But, hey, we didn't really mind. We like the Brewers too (well, most of us do). This was our last festival show of the year and, with Summer already officially over, we were very fortunate to encounter beautiful weather. So now it's time to put the kids back into storage and start enjoying the PIE the way God intended it... in smoke-filled bars! Bottoms Up!!!     --Josh

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

"First of all, thanks again for playing "We All Die Young". Been waiting for that a LONG time and it made my night. Had a blast hangin' with all my Pie friends. The Brewer game did make it also a magical nite. Can't make Rooters since I will be at the playoff game but I will be "Thinking of you" guys!"

"Great show guys! Great set list Great weather. And admit the t.v.'s were an annoying distraction."

"I always enjoy watching people congregate before CherryPie hits the stage. The interesting things I see, could possible be put into storybook form. The intensity in the air somewhat builds as you hear the prelude song which gives you a indication of what you are about to see and hear. CherryPie kickstarts your heart with a jolt of hard rockn' songs that you can feel the hot blood pumping through your veins. And John, who has the right amount of charisma and perseverance, kept everyone, from the very young to the old, involved throughout the show. I was really impressed with some things I observed that night and I also enjoyed this show that took place on a cool, crisp, fall night."

Greg Godina:
"Are you telling me Cherry Pie was there? I did not know that. I thought I was at Miller Park for the Brewers game!"

Debbie & Gary:
"Sorry I have got behind on my journal entries, but you never forget a great time with the pie. It was a beautiful night and the place was packed. There was a lot of cheering going on, some for the pie and some for the brewers. I'm not for sure who got the most, but the Pie had a awsome show and everyone had a great time. But hate to see the outside shows gone for a while. Take care xoxoxo"

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