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Saturday, March 18, 2017
Pumphouse Sports Bar
E11614 Tranquility Ln
(608) 356-7707

Baraboo, WI
Eric Amble filling in for Dave
[View all Pumphouse Sports Bar shows]
Sound: MobilTrax
Operated by Matt Wobst
and Tyler McGraw
Lights: MKE Productions
Operated by Johanne Koniar
and Teri Boinski
Stage Tech: Kevin DeWitt
Photography/Video: Amanda Trash
Lay It Down - Ratt
Metal Health - Quiet Riot
Fallen Angel - Poison
Animal - Def Leppard
Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard
I Love Rock N'Roll - Joan Jett
I Hate Myself for You - Joan Jett
Nothing but a Good Time - Poison
Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
  ** Jack and Diane - John Melloncamp
Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Poison
  ** Love Song - Tesla
  ** Pinball Wizard - The Who
  ** Wait - White Lion
Beth - Kiss
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
Jump - Van Halen
You've Got Another Thing Coming - Judas Priest
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
Fat Bottomed Girls - Queen
Dancing with Myself - Billy Idol
The Last in Line - Dio
You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
  ** Home Sweet Home - Motley Crue
  ** Sister Christian - Night Ranger
  ** Still Loving You - Scorpions
Faithfully - Journey
  ** The Trooper - Iron Maiden
Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions

**-Brief excerpts impromptu
A Word from Josh:
Yesterday was my 50th Birthday, yet I felt none the worse for wear today as I headed up to Baraboo for tonight's show feeling healthy and as vibrant as ever. Unfortunately, the same could not be said for Dave who had to face another run-in with his long-time arch nemesis... kidney stones!! He actually made it to the venue thinking he could play through the pain. However, shortly after he arrived he realized that his symptoms were too acute and he was forced to return home. The rest of us found ourselves in a Code Red situation. Enter Eric Amble of the Madison-based band Denim n Leather. Eric played in a band with Kase "back in the day" and when Kase called him and told him about our situation Eric dropped everything and came to our rescue. We got together before showtime and came up with a strategy to present as complete a show as possible under the conditions. We went through our song list and identified songs that Eric knows well and others that he could improvise on. In addition there were other songs where I was able to cover parts that I don't normally play. That turned out to be an enjoyable challenge. John worked the crowd very well and told quite a few jokes along the way. Eric played a couple of extended guitar solos that demonstrated why he has earned the nickname "Facemelter". At one point I played a verse from John Melloncamp's "Jack and Diane" and the crowd responded impressively by singing the chorus. There were also a couple points in the show where John and I played stripped down song snippets based on audience requests. We had decided to play straight through without a break until we ran out of strong song ideas. In retrospect, that might not have been the best idea. The show started at 10:00 and we called it quits at about 12:15. Although very different than a "normal" Pie show, it was more solid than we may have predicted and the crowd was super supportive throughout. I thought we certainly could have played quite a bit more with similar success. In the end, the evening that began with disaster did manage to land on its feet somewhat. Big thanks go out to Eric for helping us out with his righteous riffs and we look forward to getting our precious Dave back next week.     --Josh

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Jay C.:
"Yea i was at that show..And it was weird seeing someone else up on stage with you all..But the show was still decent..So good Job.."

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