Sunday, September 13, 2009

Blue Öyster Cult in concert!

Last saturday (5 september!) I went to a Blue Öyster Cult concert in Zoetermeer and it was really really cool! There was a band warming us up that I never heard of (666 the nightmare) they were a Dutch band which played covers of great 80s rock tracks and performed really well, so I'd say youtube them and don't be scared by the way they dress up, all part of the act.

666 the nightmare 1

666 the nightmare 2

666 the nightmare 3


Around a quarter to ten the BOC themselves entered the stage and the whole crowd got excited. The band (although in a changing group) has been going at it for 40 years! As far as their fitness goes, they shouldn't have any trouble to add at least another 10 good years. Of course they played great hits like Don't fear the reaper, Burning for you and Then came the last days of May, but they also played a lot of other tracks. There was a 50 years+ guy next to me who completely broke the stereotype that you would've given him on the street (he looked like a major executive) and he just went completely crazy shouting and whistling. That was just awesome.

Eric Bloom & Buck Dharma:
Blue Oyster Cult - Eric and Buck

Richie Castellano and the bassguitarist from Queen as a subsitute for the BOC bassplayer Rudy.
Blue Oyster Cult - Richie Castellano and Queen gitarist

Eric Bloom telling us something important
Blue Oyster Cult - Eric Bloom

He made these concentrated faces constantly, he would throw up his stick fetch it and just continue drumming like nothing happened, awesome.
Blue Oyster Cult - Jules Radino

The band:
Blue Oyster Cult on stage 05092009

Minor improvement points for the Merchandise stand: they only had 2 different t-shirts on sale and they didn't sell any cd's...would've been a smart move because the shirts sold like crazy (got one myself too).

Other small downside..I had to drive back home for 3,5 hours..well 3..but I took 2 breaks to prevent me falling asleep at the wheel..

The photo's above are all made by Moon in Virgo. Take a look either at my photobucket or her site (linked in name above) for all photo's. I'm still waiting for some photo's a guy would send to me, but this is what I ripped from the website of the Cultuurboerderij itself.

5 Comments:

Blogger Arkonbey said...

Ha! Sweet.

according to the Drew, you know you're old when your favorite band is playing two hours away and you don't go to see it because it's too far. So, obviously you're young. The funny part is that you went to see a band that's been around longer than you ;)

Did they play "Veteran of the Psychic Wars"? That's one you never hear except if you watch the "Heavy Metal" movie (couldn't find a video of the section with the song).

14 September 2009 at 06:52  
Blogger Arjan said...

hehe that's one good site to get lost at.
And yes I realized..they've been around LONG!

Alas they didn't play Veteran of the psychic wars and they also didn't play Astronomy! But other than that they had quite the awesome playlist with godzilla, don't fear the reaper, burning for you, the last days of May but also Black blade, the vigil, me 262 etc.

14 September 2009 at 20:32  
Anonymous Jeroen Koch said...

Hahaha, looks like you had an awesome night. Gotta love it, the first band looks absolutely mad, but 80's rock is superb music...

15 September 2009 at 13:57  
Blogger Arjan said...

I had indeed. I'm sure to keep an eye out for both bands.

16 September 2009 at 10:17  
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