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Before I start telling you about my experience seeing Blue Oyster Cult at Summerfest last week, I'd like to point out that the percussive instrument you hear in "Don't Fear the Reaper" is a wood block, not a cowbell, no matter what Christopher Walken tells you. Mike and I only made it to Summerfest one day this year--but at least we kept our streak alive, attending the festival with each other for the past 15 years. Mike was very excited to see Blue Oyster Cult, but since I was only familiar with two of their songs, I wasn't quite as fired up. Mike and the rest of the crowd (mostly guys) really got into the show, and I have to admit that they sounded great. I really liked an instrumental piece that features guitarist Buck Dharma. It's called "Buck's Boogie," an obvious homage to Jeff Beck and "Beck's Boogie." But I must rant for a bit about one aspect of Summerfest that I HATE. For some reason, when the show starts, everybody stands up on the benches to get a better view. Don't they realize that when every one stands  up on the benches, they're going to get the same exact view as if every one stayed safe and sound on the ground? I don't have the best sense of balance, so this was my view at the concert: Somebody with a video camera certainly had a better view than I did. Here's B.O.C. with their classic '70's hit.....

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07/07/2010 7:18AM
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07/12/2010 6:57AM
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Wood block???? I bet next you're going to tell me that Sarah Palin didn't really say that she could see Russia.
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