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Thursday, May 5, 2011
UW Platteville
Pioneer Student Center
"Armed Forces Day"

Platteville, WI
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Sound: UWP Production Services
Operated by Mark Hartzell
Lights: UWP Production Services
Operated by Reese Mersberger
Assistants: Sean Hayes & Zach Candee
SET 1:
You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
Fallen Angel - Poison
Working for the Weekend - Loverboy
Youth Gone Wild - Skid Row
Any Way You Want It - Journey
Blue Collar Man - Styx
Still of the Night - Whitesnake
I Can't Hold Back - Survivor
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
Turn Up the Radio - Autograph
Time for Me to Fly - REO Speedwagon
Up All Night - Slaughter
I Hate Myself for Loving You - Joan Jett
Round and Round - Ratt
Shakin' - Eddie Money
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
You've Got Another Thing Coming - J'Priest
Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions
SET 3:
Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N'Roses
Living on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard
Separate Ways - Journey
Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
Nothing but a Good Time - Poison
Jump - Van Halen
You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
Oh Sherrie - Steve Perry
Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
Once Bitten Twice Shy - Great White
White Wedding - Billy Idol
Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Poison
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
We're Not Gonna Take It - Twisted Sister
Enter Sandman - Metallica
For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica
Fade to Black [excerpt] - Metallica
Metal Health - Quiet Riot

A Word from Josh:
Tonight was definitely a deviation from the norm, playing far from home on a Thursday night for a bunch of college students who weren't even born when most of these songs were on the charts. "We're a lot older than you," John declared to the tentative crowd early on. "Let me just establish that right now." But of course, this would not prove to be a problem as John loosened up the crowd with little sing-alongs and bad jokes. At one point he was teasing a young woman named Kira who was working on her laptop right in front of the stage. When he tried to get her to sing she had to admit that didn't know most of the songs. "Play something popular!" she implored. Finally we got to a song that she knew and we invited her up on stage to sing parts of "Don't Stop Believing." She was a very good sport and the crowd loved it. By early in the second set the crowd had sorted itself out, with the "early to bed" folks having left and those who remained dancing enthusiastically in front of the stage for the duration. This event was intended to honor the US Armed Forces and several young military veterans were on hand to party hard. The celebratory mood was no-doubt enhanced in the wake of last weekend's dispatch of Osama Bin Laden. One of the guys brought a large phony bomb which was placed on the stage and used as a prop at various times throughout the evening. We were treated great and had a great time. A big thanks to all the volunteers who put together a top-notch stage and sound/light system for us to play on, especially the guy who literally risked his life to hang our big banner above the drums. Ah, to be young and foolish.     --Josh

"Diary of a Roadie"
By Kevin
Let's roll... [more]

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

"You guys were amazing! And frankie how did you learn to do the flips and stuff with your drum sticks? i would love to learn how to drum but im a farm girl so i dont have much time."

"Awesome show, please thank John for coming outside during his break and saying hi to my son - class act."

"I really enjoyed you guys!! You are all Awesome! I can't believe John made me get on stage! And I was flattered and honored when Dann gave me a guitar pick! You guys are all just wicked cool! Keep Rock'n!!"

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