Bret Michaels walked on stage to the tune of Guns N Roses' "Welcome to the Jungle" he was greeted with a standing ovation and rowdy cheers from 2,547 fans. "Every time I've been here, I have an awesome time," Michaels shouted to his small but mighty crowd.
This time, Michaels brought his own Bret Michaels Band plus a couple of surprises.
Surprise No. 1: Footage from Monday's concert will be used in the fourth season of "Rock of Love". "Feel free to go insane," he instructed the fans as the concert began and Big John, Michaels' bodyguard, aimed his camera at the stands.
Surprise No. 2: Michaels, currently touring with Poison and Def Leppard, told fans that he wants to come back very soon. "I'm hoping ... come November to get Def Leppard and Poison to Des Moines," he said.
The singer's sweaty cowboy hat, shirt and bandana were being auctioned off post-show, with proceeds supporting juvenile diabetes research. Keyboardist Rob Jozwiak played the role of auctioneer, and fans dished out as much as $200 per T-shirt for a grand total of $1,000 in auctioned Michaels items.
Here?s the setlist from the show:
Welcome to the Jungle - (intro)
Talk Dirty to Me
Sweet Home Alabama (Lynard Skynard cover)
Look What the Cat Dragged In
Go that Far (?Rock of Love? theme song)
Knockin? on Heaven?s Door (Bob Dylan cover)
Something to Believe In
Your Mamma Don?t Dance
Every Rose Has Its Thorn
Nothin? But A Good Time
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