2020: BOC still on tour forever!!
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BOC Rockin' the Central California coast! San Luis Obispo is a lovely little college town on the coast between Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara. Half an hour south of El Paso de Robles, where they play the mid-state fair.
The California Polytechnic University is known as the Harvard of the West. Go Mustangs!
First up was a local group calling themselves Rusted Stone. Well executed 80's cheese rock. They did a good job.
BOC hit the stage around 9:30. Once again they killed it! They performed so flawlessly, I thought for a moment that they must be miming! Great performance, nice audience, neat old theatre=ROCK!
They were shutting down anyone who tried to film, so there won't be any videos from this one. Boo! There may be an audio recording, but I don't know who would do such a thing!
This year NAMM ran from Thursday 16 - Sunday 19 January, and - according to their FB posts - Eric, Buck and Richie attended as interested spectators on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th.
I'm not currently aware of any performances by them at the event, impromptu or otherwise...
Here's the setlist from the Palace Theater last night:
When I called the box office earlier in the day, they told me the band was slated to play two sets, but got nixed.
The obvious somewhat surprises: Hot Rails mid set, and Flaming encore.
Hot Rails was played instead of Tattoo according to Woody's setlist.
Reaper was dedicated to Woody's father who recently passed away... send him well wishes, he seemed a bit down.
Weird moment of the night... I swear Jules was beginning the night playing the drum into to Dr. Music... and then a false start, and into Trans MC...
The venue was far from sold out... capacity 880, with a few hundred seat unsold.
Nice old theater; friendly staff... good food/ drink across the street.
There was no opener.
08 February 2020 - American Music Theatre, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
* Dedicated to Orson Bean, Robert Conrad
No big surprises in the setlist last night but another great night with some of my best BOC friends: Ed, Paul, Ryan, Steve and Dale, with a very enjoyable dinner together before the show at Lancaster Brewing Co.
Feeling very lucky that I have seen them 3 times in less than a year and that at age 58, I still get to see them at all, 40 years after my first BOC show.
Fingers crossed they will return again to Valley Forge Casino in the fall, by then they will regularly be playing some new songs.
Here's the setlist:
Set list tonight:
Set list for Golden Nugget Casino, Las Vegas, 14.2.20.
Notes: Buck messed up the first verse of Burnin' (!), first time we've seen Teen Archer in over ten years.
Great show, the sound was good. 6 song Encore after Don't Fear. The band was having fun!
Great show - quite an enthusiastic crowd. Kells Irish pub for a burger before the show.
A well timed business trip had me in Atlanta tonight for the UFO/BÖC show.
The venue announced, however, that UFO had to cancel due to illness and that instead BÖC would play two sets for an extended show. Well all righty then!
The venue was packed with a high energy crowd and the show was fantastic. The set list:
...and thus ended set 1 with a rabid crowd. After a 20 minute break:
Yep. Great night. And it was my birthday. Best birthday party ever!
The whole point of this performance was to play the full AOF album in the correct track order... the only problem is that they're not including the first track on the DVD!!
Missing off that first track, "Summer of Love", they've effectively negated the whole raison d'etre for the existence of the record... What a mess... :-(
I don't know of any gigs booked for November... but check here to see blueoystercult.com's current show list detailing BOC's current gig schedule for all the latest info...
I don't know of any gigs booked for December... but check here to see blueoystercult.com's current show list detailing BOC's current gig schedule for all the latest info...