|Saturday, March 17, 2012
Horny Goat Hideaway
2011 S 1st St
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|Sound: Sound Decision
Operated by Mark Hartzell
Lights: MKE Productions
Operated by Johann Koniar
Assistant: Joe Boinski
Stage Tech: Kevin DeWitt
Turn Up the Radio - Autograph
Fallen Angel - Poison
Rock You Like a Hurricane - The Scorpions
Working for the Weekend - Loverboy
It's My Life - Bon Jovi
Slide It In - Whitesnake
Don't Tell Me You Love Me - Night Ranger
Turn Me Loose - Loverboy
Shakin' - Eddie Money
Foreplay/Long Time - Boston
Living on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Armageddon It - Def Leppard
Oh Sherrie - Steve Perry
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
Headbanger's Ball - Medley
Monkey Business - Skid Row
Runaway - Bon Jovi
Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard
Separate Ways - Journey
Wanted Dead or Alive - Poison
Nothing but a Good Time - Poison
Any Way You Want It - Journey
Jump - Van Halen
Cat Scratch Fever - Ted Nugent
Time for Me to Fly - REO Speedwagon
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
Still of the Night - Whitesnake
I Believe in a Thing Called Love - Darkness
Enter Sandman - Metallica
For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica
Fade to Black [excerpt] - Metallica
|A Word from Josh:|
This will certainly be one of the more talked-about shows for some time to come. After a fun and successful debut at this club back in December we were excited to return on St Patrick's Day. However, in the meantime neighbor complaints forced the club to adopt very strict rules regarding the sound of the live music. First, the show was moved to an earlier time in order to finish at 11 pm. Second, we were told that the volume at the sound board had to stay below 95 decibels. We followed this guideline for most of the first set and the results were pretty awful. I could see from the looks on the faces in the crowd that things weren't right. "We assumed something was broken and we were waiting for it to be fixed," one person told me. Late in the first set John explained to the crowd what was going on as best he could. Some in audience took delight in how easy it was for them to yell louder than the band. The second set went a bit better with the sound level creeping up a bit and everybody just plain getting used to the situation. Overall, the show ended better than it started and we had plenty of time left over to enjoy the beautiful evening. I particularly appreciated that since it was my birthday. The club features a nice outdoor deck where the band Element 13 performed earlier in the afternoon. The accompanying outdoor bar and patio areas were abuzz with late night activity. It's really a cool place. Hopefully they can straighten out the noise situation so we can come back for a rock n'roll mulligan. -Josh
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"Damn sound nazi's,...good time anyway. Cheers Mates!"
"Great job guys!"
"You don't have to be loud to be awesome. True. \m/"
"Always an awesome show no matter what the volume level!"
"Next time just grab some stools and do an all acustic set. Haha"
"St. Patrick's Day is for the Irish at heart and wanna be Irish who enjoy drinking beyond their limits. Who better to celebrate this green holiday with is the PIE! They kicked off this evening with loud rocking vibes pulsating through their instruments only to be lowered by the rules of the noise control in the area. All it did was somewhat change the sound of the PIE but not deter them from giving us one off the wall performance. And John, who's very alluring and possesses the most appealing smile, was very adamant in working around this determent and lead the fans into a loud rocking frenzy which worked to CherryPie's advantage, because as John put it, " The band can't be loud but you fans can!" So where the PIE had to lower the sounds to the required decibels, the fans picked up, took over, and carried out those sounds up and over those required decibels. This was yet another intriguing night which, to me, keeps getting better and better with each passing show. Plus this show proved that no matter what adversity that this hard core rocking coverband faces, rock is here to stay and to those who are against loud rocking sounds, rock will NEVER be noise pollution. So as for CherryPie and us hard rocking fans, we will always rock hard, loud and proud!!"
"Had so much fun! Nice to let loose, and hear the music that makes you happy!! :)"
"Good show, despite the noise control. Brother in Law in town from LA and my sisters birthday... no better way to spend the evening! Dude, after the show the venue got good and weird... way to instigate the insanity!"
Maria from Chicago:
"A slice of Cherry Pie makes any holiday better! Never worry about sound, the ENERGY you guys have is not measured in decibels. Josh thank you for spending your BIRTHDAY with us. See you at the Brat Stop"