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Friday, July 31, 2009
Private Event
La Vista Conference Center

12520 Westport Parkway
Omaha, NE
Sound: Spectrum Productions
Operated by Greg Landon
Lights: Spectrum Productions
Operated by Sam Bassett
Assistant: Mike DiPalma
You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
Working for the Weekend - Loverboy
Any Way You Want It - Journey
Jump - Van Halen
Runnin' Down a Dream - Tom Petty
  (Mike Tomlinson on vocals & guitar
  David Aesoph on guitar)

Fox on the Run - Sweet
  (Jeremiah Tomlinson on vocals & guitar
  David Aesoph on guitar)
Smokin' in the Boys Room - BS/MC
  (David Aesoph on vocals & guitar
  Jeremiah Tomlinson on guitar)

Living on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Unskinny Bop - Poison
Up All Night - Slaughter
I Hate Myself for Loving You - Joan Jett
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
Headbanger's Ball - Medley
Unchained - Van Halen
Time for Me to Fly - REO Speedwagon
Once Bitten Twice Shy - Great White
White Wedding - Billy Idol
In My Dreams - Dokken
Separate Ways - Journey
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
Still of the Night - Whitesnake
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Kiss Me Deadly - Lita Ford
Johnny B Good - Chuck Berry
  (Improptu - David Aesoph on vocals & Guitar
  Jeremiah Tomlinson on guitar)

Sister Christian - Night Ranger
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
Oh Sherrie - Steve Perry
Foreplay/Long Time - Boston
Fallen Angel - Poison
Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
We're Not Gonna Take It - Twisted Sister
Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions
Enter Sandman - Metallica
For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica
Fade to Black [excerpt] - Metallica
Shakin' - Eddie Money

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A Word from Josh:
Over the last year we've established something of a secret double life. Every few months or so we drive far far away from home and play a private gig for Aflac, yes the insurance company with that amusing spokes-duck. This was the third such excursion and this one took us to Omaha, Nebraska, a city that none of us had ever been to before. We arrived the night before and sought to get to know the town by seeking out some of its seedier drinking establishments. By stark contrast, the La Vista Conference Center where we were to perform was one of the nicest such facilities I have ever seen. In fact, it's so brand new that if you look for it on Google Maps you'll only see a field of dirt at its location. Aflac provided each of us with our own swanky hotel suite at the attached Embassy Suites, evidence that at least one company is surviving the recession rather nicely. This was also evident in the production of the event. The staging, complete with video screens and state-of-the-art light show was amazing. However, the sound system was a bit under-sized giving us a little less umph than what our Wisconsin fans are used to hearing. Fortunately, none of them were at this show so it didn't really matter. The Aflac folks loved us and really partied down all evening. They particularly liked it when three of their own led by VIP Mike Tomlinson joined us onstage, playing guitars and singing a few songs. Everybody blended in because everybody in the room was wearing 80s-themed costumes. As in our previous Aflac gigs, we were easily bribed into multiple encores. Throughout the entire experience we were treated like kings by the Aflac people as well as by the production crew and hotel staff. It was certainly enough to make us want to continue with our secret double life.     --Josh

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"Best time I ever had at Constellation! You guys were great!"

Sam Bassett:
"Lighting Designer. Thanks For The Love. :) I Had a Great time with this event. I'll Never forget the look on you guys faces when you saw that i was the lighting guy.. (dont worry i get it all the time:) i often use that energy as a motivator, and im glad to say that the end result for me was reading your comment!!!! Thanks Again!!! SAM"

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