Blue Oyster Cult: 7/3/1991

Blue Oyster Cult, in a club. Definitely had to check this one out. Although they were not the band I saw back in the late 70’s, they still had Buck Dharma and Eric Bloom, so well worth the $10.

I went with my friend Jim and we wedged our way into Summers on the Beach, a Fort Lauderdale club that managed to get bands that brought in more fans than was probably safe to host.

The band came out, and as expected, they rocked the house. Seeing them in a small venue was way different than seeing them in a stadium. And although the rockers were starting to show their age, they still kicked out the jams.

One cool thing that happened, during a pause between songs, I screamed out for “Astronomy,” which is my fav BOC tune. Eric stepped up to the mic and said, “Yeah, we can do that one,” and broke into it. Although looking back over the setlists from that tour, seems like “Astronomy” was a standard, it was still cool and made me feel like there was a connection between me and the band.

Here is a generic setlist from the tour, which seems like what they played at this gig.

  • Stairway to the Stars
  • OD’d On Life Itself
  • Before The Kiss
  • ETI
  • Buck’s Boogie
  • Take Me Away
  • Cities On Flame
  • Astronomy
  • Career of Evil
  • Unknown Tongue
  • Burnin’ For You
  • Godzilla
  • (Don’t Fear) The Reaper
  • Dominance & Submission
  • The Red & The Black

9 thoughts on “Blue Oyster Cult: 7/3/1991

  1. Me and my daughter were driving around a ways back and she had her iPod synched to the SUV stereo and on came Godzilla of all things inbetween hip hop and country music! hahaha…
    I was like how did you hear about that track? From Guitar Hero we used to jam Don’t Fear The Reaper so one night she was surfing youtube and came across Godzilla….
    Music shows no boundaries!
    Dharma’s solo in is brilliant….
    Crazy that they are still going….

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  2. I love small venues because they give you the feeling of connecting with the performers. My husband and I once saw a band (The Judy Bats) at a restaurant/bar outside of Philly. We sat at a little table right in front and they interacted with everyone. It was great!

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