The El Paso Downtown Streetfest was a huge weekend for El Paso with thousands of El Pasoans and Las Crucians (is that right? Las Crucicans? Las Crucianites?) congregating in downtown El Paso for two nights of fun stuff to see, great food, and amazing concerts from Theory of a Deadman, Candlebox, Filter, Kansas, Saliva and Blue Oyster Cult!
After the fireworks on Saturday, June 30th, Candlebox hit the stage and made sure everyone was worn out by the time they left the Streetfest! Kevin Martin and the gang rocked through their hits and everyone in the crowd was singing along and rocking with the band until late, celebrating the weekend with thousands of El Paso and Las Cruces friends!
Kansas hit the stage shortly after Blue Oyster Cult on Saturday, June 20th, and proved to everyone there why they're still around, kicking ass all over the world! They hit the stage with Magnum Opus and really got the crowd pumped up with the harmony parts between the guitar, violin and keyboards, and then kept things going with all the songs people were singing along to throughout the show!
Blue Oyster Cult kicked off the second day of the El Paso Downtown Streetfest, showing everyone how things are done at the rock show! They came right out with rockin' songs, screaming solos and vocal harmonies to show that they still have it, cowbell or no cowbell! They've got your prescription, and yes, the cowbell IS there!
I was almost kicked out of the back stage are at Streetfest 2012 on Saturday for (and I'm not making this up at all) "playing a cowbell within earshot of Blue Oyster Cult." How did this come about? I'm glad you asked, because it's a very funny story. It all started earlier in the evening ...
Streetfest 2012 was a blast this past Friday and Saturday - June 29 and 30, with tons of great music, sick cars, delicious food, cold beer, babes, the BATMOBILE TUMBLER AND BAT POD (!!!), fireworks and headliners Theory of a Deadman, Candlebox, Filter, Saliva, Kansas and Blue Oyster Cult. If you missed it, we have complete coverage. Even if you were there, it was nearly impossible to take it all i
Here is the original Saturday Night Live skit with Christopher Walken playing fictional character Gene Frenkle. To this day I cannot hear "Don't Fear The Reaper" by Blue Oyster Cult without thinking of Will Ferrell and that damn cowbell. See Blue Oyster Cult perform live at the Downtown Street Festival on June 30...
It's dangerous to take lyrics to classic rock songs too literally. Take the Blue Oyster Cult classic, "Burnin' For You". Most everyone understands BOC's talking about love, not fire. But this guy doesn't.