|Back side of Boomtown Board from parking lot|
Disclosure: Boomtown provided me with a free ticket to see Blue Oyster Cult on May 24, 2005. All opinions are my own and I received no other compensation.
Looking for incredible rock music with a beat that doesn’t quit and steady colored lights to sizzle your optical nerves? I found it at the performance by Blue Oyster Cult in Boomtown, just outside of Reno, Nevada a few miles from the California state line.
The weather was cold and rainy. Fortunately, there was no snow to contend with on our side.
Metallica is just one of the many bands that credits some of its heavy metal inspiration to the various rock styles performed by BOC.
More cowbell! Members of the audience supplied the additional beat while the band delivered their hit single “Don’t Fear the Reaper”.
The Reno area attracts many incredible performers because of the touring circuit. Dozens of casinos on both sides of the state line, the California State fair just a short distance away in Sacramento, and events including county fairs, Hot August Nights, Chili and BBQ cook offs, and holidays are excellent reasons to include name bands at affordable (free and up) prices. Guests fly in from Boise, the Bay Area, Salt Lake City, and Portland to see their favorite groups once again.
And yes, there are the fans who love to travel from one site to the next so they don’t miss a moment. This was a one-hour performance by men who love what they do, smile a lot, and appreciate a good audience.
Lead guitar and vocals member Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser has been part of Blue Oyster Cult since 1967! Stun guitar and lead vocals member Eric Bloom joined in 1969. From bass guitar 2004 – 2007 to keyboards, rhythm guitar and backing vocals since 2007 is Richie Castellano. The newest member of BOC is Kasim Sulton on bass guitar and backing vocals since 2012.
Jules Radino has handled drums and percussion with flair and finesse since 2004.
2015 tour states include New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Montana, Kansas, California, Iowa, and Texas. Check out their schedule here and plan to attend!