|Friday, August 6, 2010
Wisconsin State Fair
8100 W Greenfield Ave
West Allis, WI
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|Sound & Lights: O2M Productions
Operated by Matt Wobst
Assisted by Dan Babcock
and John Dooley
Stage Tech: Kevin DeWitt
Kickstart My Heart - Motley Crue
Unskinny Bop - Poison
Slide It In - Whitesnake
Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
No One Like You - Scorpions
Talk Dirty to Me - Shane
Turn Up the Radio - Autograph
Fallen Angel - Poison
Heaven - Warrant
Any Way You Want It - Journey
It's My Life - Bon Jovi
Jump - Van Halen
Ah Leah - Donnie Iris
You've Got Another Thing Coming - J'Priest
Cult of Personality - Living Colour
Round and Round - Ratt
Paradise City - Guns N'Roses
Foreplay/Long Time - Boston
Living on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard
Separate Ways - Journey
Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
We All Die Young - Steel Dragon
Still of the Night - Whitesnake
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
Home Sweet Home - Motley Crue
Headbanger's Ball - Medley
Unchained - Van Halen
Oh Sherrie - Steve Perry
I Hate Myself for Loving You - Joan Jett
Time for Me to Fly - REO Speedwagon
Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions
Gimme All Your Lovin' - ZZ Top
Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
Metal Health - Quiet Riot
Enter Sandman - Metallica
For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica
Fade to Black [excerpt] - Metallica
Heading to the State Fair a few days after taking my family to Wisconsin Dells has me in full Summer mode. Today I arrived at the Fair early and enjoyed the sights, sounds and smells of this iconic event featuring a variety of farm animals, games, bands and all kinds of food on a stick. Manly rockers Johnny Wad took the stage before us and set the tone for the evening with some monster 80s covers of their own. The equipment change-over went smoothly and we launched into our first set with the power and majesty suitable for the occasion. John had actually injured his back earlier in the day. Fortunately we rockers are always doing lots of drugs so John was able to prowl the stage with his usual vigor to the delight of the massive crowd. State Fair crowds always foster a unique blend of family fun and wonton debauchery enabling the overall sense of an epic rock show. Of course, we thrive on that. This was only Part One of the Cherry Pie State Fair 2010 Experience. We're bring the Rock again next Saturday (August 14) for what promises to be a party like no other. --Josh
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"thank you the boy i took to see you will not stop talking about the show at state fair and how the got a pick and drum stick"
"i had a blast"
"The show rocked hard! Awesome performance of "Bang Your Head"!"
"It was worth every penny, had a blast! Thanks for another awesome show! Thanks john for playing my request. BTW, saw bad medicine sing Ah Leah (one of my favorites) and you guys do it wayyyyyy better!"
"one word - YUM!"
"I love you Shane!!! XOXO"
Debbie and Mari:
"It was a beautiful night and CP put on a great performance. Loved Ah Leah, Paradise City and the Scorpion songs the most. Hope John is feeling better. Hope to see you again soon."
"WOW! You guys still got it! Was great to see you again after over a year! Wish you would play down in IL. more often. Hope to see you again soon! Congrats Shane on tying the knot! Rock On!"
"We had a awesome night. The weather was very hot but Your guys were HOTTER. Sorry we are going to miss the show tomorrow night, but we will be in Alabama to take my mom home. Thank you Frankie, John and Josh for making her feel welcome. Thanks for the pictures that you took with her. She wanted to come last Sat. but it would have been to much walking for her. I bet she is your oldest fan. She will be 85 on Sept. 3. You guys won her over. She loved both shows that she attended. She made me promise that when she comes back up that I take her to see ya'll. Have a great weekend and a great show. See you guys soon."