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BÖC at Mystic Lake

Posted Thursday, December 31st, 2015 03:50 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Concerts,Music at 3:50 PM

Where can you find Terri Traen from KQRS, Officer Frank Poncherello, Miss Illinois and Buck Dharma (and the rest of Blue Öyster Cult) on one stage, for free? Why, that would be the Second Annual Northern Thunder Motorcycle Rally at Mystic Lake, of course. The three day event was held August 21-23 in Prior Lake and also included a free outdoor concert by The Fabulous Thunderbirds on Friday night.

The BÖC show was scheduled to be outdoors too, but was moved inside to the 2100-seat Mystic Showroom when thunderstorms threatened. It was first-come, first-serve for seating and we ended up in the second row. These guys were entertaining when they played the tent at Fortune Bay and didn’t disappoint at Mystic either. The set wasn’t super long, but all of the hits were played, including (Don’t Fear) The Reaper, Godzilla, and Burnin’ for You.

We also learned all about the hook-and-cross symbol, as a few lucky souls got to purchase some really cool shirts with the design (they must have had extremely limited stock, as they were sold out almost right away). There was also a fight in the front row between some older, hard-core fans and a younger couple who thought it would be cool to stand in front on the other group and shoot video on their phone. Canes were used as weapons and the whole group was tossed by security. Good times.

More pics after the jump.

Originally published by DK on December 31, 2015 at 3:50 pm

Wanda Jackson

Posted Thursday, December 31st, 2015 03:28 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 3:28 PM

When he gets to thinking you’re all his own, let him know that you can take him or leave him alone. That makes him mad, boy, hot dog, that makes him mad!

Originally published by DK on December 31, 2015 at 3:28 pm

James Vincent McMorrow at the Zoo

Posted Thursday, December 31st, 2015 02:48 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Family,Music at 2:48 PM

New Years Resolution #1: clear out the backlog of draft posts on this site.

Looks like the oldest one is from a Music at the Zoo concert from way back on August 24th. Our friend gave us two comps to a show by the Irish singer James Vincent McMorrow, who has two albums (Early in the Morning from 2010 and Post Tropical from 2014). Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Kevin Garrett opened what was a nice evening of music.

We didn’t know much about either performer, but sometimes those are the best kind of concerts to attend. JVM covered Steve Winwood’s Higher Love on an EP that also included the cool song We Don’t Eat, both of which he sang during this show. And that’s about all I remember – more photos after the jump.

Originally published by DK on December 31, 2015 at 2:48 pm

The progressives really do hit

Posted Thursday, December 31st, 2015 02:17 pm GMT -5 in Casinos at 2:17 PM

First time that ever happened

Originally published by DK on December 31, 2015 at 2:17 pm

Last day at the Bou

Posted Thursday, December 31st, 2015 11:37 am GMT -5 in Family,Food,Work at 11:37 AM

Proud of my girl – moving on to bigger, better and more positive environments

Originally published by DK on December 31, 2015 at 11:37 am

Buddy is a Caniac

Posted Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 08:24 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Holidays,Movies at 8:24 PM

MK just *loves* posing for these

Originally published by DK on December 30, 2015 at 8:24 pm

The 2015 “Best Nine”

Posted Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 04:12 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 4:12 PM

My top nine Instagram photos (by likes)

Originally published by DK on December 30, 2015 at 4:12 pm

Lightning has struck me twice

Posted Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 08:22 am GMT -5 in Business,Football,Links,Sports at 8:22 AM

http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/12/22/super-bowl-xlvii-blackout-superdome

Originally published by DK on December 30, 2015 at 8:22 am

Such a sucker for bling

Posted Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 03:35 pm GMT -5 in Marathons,Running at 3:35 PM

40th anniversary of Grandma’s Marathon

Originally published by DK on December 29, 2015 at 3:35 pm

Mon Mothma

Posted Monday, December 28th, 2015 11:58 pm GMT -5 in Movies,Quotes at 11:58 PM

Many Bothans died to bring us this information…

Originally published by DK on December 28, 2015 at 11:58 pm

One is the loneliest (seat)

Posted Monday, December 28th, 2015 07:53 pm GMT -5 in Football,Sports at 7:53 PM

Also one of the scariest spots in the entire stadium (but a great view of the downtown skyline)

Originally published by DK on December 28, 2015 at 7:53 pm

We’re Going To Be Friends

Posted Monday, December 28th, 2015 06:52 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 6:52 PM

Tonight I’ll dream while I’m in bed, when silly thoughts go through my head…

Originally published by DK on December 28, 2015 at 6:52 pm

Fans from the Northland

Posted Monday, December 28th, 2015 11:47 am GMT -5 in Football,Friends at 11:47 AM

So nice to see the Andersons again

Originally published by DK on December 28, 2015 at 11:47 am

Still a rough ingress

Posted Sunday, December 27th, 2015 09:49 pm GMT -5 in Football,Sports at 9:49 PM

Better than before, but still backed up

Originally published by DK on December 27, 2015 at 9:49 pm

The new place has heat, right?

Posted Sunday, December 27th, 2015 09:47 pm GMT -5 in Football,Sports,Weather at 9:47 PM

So many frozen camera operators 

Originally published by DK on December 27, 2015 at 9:47 pm

Winter art in Minnesota

Posted Saturday, December 26th, 2015 03:49 pm GMT -5 in Art,Museums at 3:49 PM

MIA, Minneapolis

Originally published by DK on December 26, 2015 at 3:49 pm

So beautiful

Posted Saturday, December 26th, 2015 03:48 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Museums at 3:48 PM

…and the painting is OK too…

Originally published by DK on December 26, 2015 at 3:48 pm

Happy Christmas 2015

Posted Friday, December 25th, 2015 11:40 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Holidays at 11:40 PM

Objects in mirror aren’t as big as they look

Originally published by DK on December 25, 2015 at 11:40 pm

Frutti de Saskay

Posted Friday, December 25th, 2015 05:48 pm GMT -5 in Food,Holidays at 5:48 PM

More treats from St. Paul

Originally published by DK on December 25, 2015 at 5:48 pm

Breakin’ the law Christmas

Posted Friday, December 25th, 2015 05:46 pm GMT -5 in Holidays at 5:46 PM

Some traditions are tough to drop

Originally published by DK on December 25, 2015 at 5:46 pm

The baby of the family

Posted Thursday, December 24th, 2015 06:05 pm GMT -5 in Family,Holidays,Pets at 6:05 PM

Tucker the pug @ Christmas Eve dinner

Originally published by DK on December 24, 2015 at 6:05 pm

Happy birthday, Grandma Jean

Posted Thursday, December 24th, 2015 05:22 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Holidays at 5:22 PM

Cookies by SK & MK

Originally published by DK on December 24, 2015 at 5:22 pm

Christmas Eve at Cossetta

Posted Thursday, December 24th, 2015 12:29 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Holidays at 12:29 PM

Eating in *and* taking out

Originally published by DK on December 24, 2015 at 12:29 pm

My latest completed book

Posted Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 10:00 am GMT -5 in Reading,Science at 10:00 AM

Nice sci-fi story from the local kid made good

Originally published by DK on December 23, 2015 at 10:00 am

Beignet Central

Posted Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 09:25 am GMT -5 in Food,Travel at 9:25 AM

Cafe Du Monde, New Orleans

Originally published by DK on December 22, 2015 at 9:25 am

House of Blues Nawlins

Posted Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 09:20 am GMT -5 in Art,Music,Travel at 9:20 AM

Such great calligraphy 

Originally published by DK on December 22, 2015 at 9:20 am

Wish they were open

Posted Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 09:19 am GMT -5 in Music,Shopping,Travel at 9:19 AM

Record store in the French Quarter

Originally published by DK on December 22, 2015 at 9:19 am

Nerds in the press box

Posted Monday, December 21st, 2015 11:21 pm GMT -5 in Football,Sports,Technology,Travel at 11:21 PM

Need help with your wifi?

Originally published by DK on December 21, 2015 at 11:21 pm

Who Dat Nation

Posted Monday, December 21st, 2015 11:17 pm GMT -5 in Football,Sports,Travel at 11:17 PM

Just a great fan base in New Orleans 

Originally published by DK on December 21, 2015 at 11:17 pm

The Great Dane

Posted Monday, December 21st, 2015 11:15 pm GMT -5 in Football,History,Sports,Travel at 11:15 PM

And one year as a Viking

Originally published by DK on December 21, 2015 at 11:15 pm

Stadium Bling

Posted Monday, December 21st, 2015 11:13 pm GMT -5 in Football,Sports,Travel at 11:13 PM

Flavor Flav must be jealous

Originally published by DK on December 21, 2015 at 11:13 pm

Hit the pylon

Posted Monday, December 21st, 2015 11:11 pm GMT -5 in Football,Sports,Travel at 11:11 PM

But don’t break the cameras

Originally published by DK on December 21, 2015 at 11:11 pm

Who Dat, indeed

Posted Monday, December 21st, 2015 10:58 pm GMT -5 in Football,Sports,Travel at 10:58 PM

They say this *everywhere*

Originally published by DK on December 21, 2015 at 10:58 pm

VooDoo BBQ & Grill

Posted Monday, December 21st, 2015 01:36 pm GMT -5 in Food,Travel at 1:36 PM

New Orleans grub is pretty good

Originally published by DK on December 21, 2015 at 1:36 pm

Opus

Posted Monday, December 21st, 2015 08:22 am GMT -5 in Pop Culture,Quotes at 8:22 AM

Hot babes. Cold cash.

Originally published by DK on December 21, 2015 at 8:22 am

Herding cattle

Posted Monday, December 21st, 2015 04:31 am GMT -5 in Travel at 4:31 AM

So how does this work, exactly?

Originally published by DK on December 21, 2015 at 4:31 am

Monkey bread from the monkey

Posted Sunday, December 20th, 2015 06:21 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food at 6:21 PM

She’s so salty

Originally published by DK on December 20, 2015 at 6:21 pm

Keep the Gatorade off the phones

Posted Sunday, December 20th, 2015 05:00 pm GMT -5 in Football,Schools,Sports,Technology at 5:00 PM

Surface carts at TCF Bank Stadium

Originally published by DK on December 20, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Hey, I know those guys!

Posted Sunday, December 20th, 2015 04:58 pm GMT -5 in Football,Friends,Schools,Sports at 4:58 PM

The Bob and Sandy Klas section of TCF Bank Stadium

Originally published by DK on December 20, 2015 at 4:58 pm

The view from campus

Posted Sunday, December 20th, 2015 04:57 pm GMT -5 in Schools,Sports,Work at 4:57 PM

U.S. Bank Stadium from the U of M

Originally published by DK on December 20, 2015 at 4:57 pm

Looking good, Goldy

Posted Sunday, December 20th, 2015 04:54 pm GMT -5 in Schools at 4:54 PM

Coffman Union, University of Minnesota 

Originally published by DK on December 20, 2015 at 4:54 pm

A St. Paul Classic

Posted Saturday, December 19th, 2015 01:26 pm GMT -5 in Food at 1:26 PM

Lunch @ Key’s on Raymond

Originally published by DK on December 19, 2015 at 1:26 pm

Watch Out Olympics

Posted Friday, December 18th, 2015 07:11 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Sports,Work at 7:11 PM

What a great-looking team @ Four Seasons Curling Club, Blaine

Originally published by DK on December 18, 2015 at 7:11 pm

Worst Ticketmaster Experience Yet

Posted Thursday, December 17th, 2015 11:02 pm GMT -5 in Business,Concerts,Music at 11:02 PM

Everything about that was lame

Originally published by DK on December 17, 2015 at 11:02 pm

The new Strib HQ

Posted Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 08:06 pm GMT -5 in News,Weather at 8:06 PM

Rain, lightning and thunder in December

Originally published by DK on December 16, 2015 at 8:06 pm

Tiny taste of winter

Posted Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 08:04 pm GMT -5 in Weather at 8:04 PM

Still not bad

Originally published by DK on December 16, 2015 at 8:04 pm

Drop. The. Puck.

Posted Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 07:56 pm GMT -5 in Hockey at 7:56 PM

Wild vs. Canucks @ Xcel

Originally published by DK on December 15, 2015 at 7:56 pm

Shopping for club seats?

Posted Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 07:54 pm GMT -5 in Football,Friends at 7:54 PM

Nice visit and tour with DP

Originally published by DK on December 15, 2015 at 7:54 pm

Cousin Eddie

Posted Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 09:32 am GMT -5 in Holidays,Movies,Quotes at 9:32 AM

You surprised to see us, Clark?

Originally published by DK on December 15, 2015 at 9:32 am

24 Years Ago Today

Posted Monday, December 14th, 2015 08:30 pm GMT -5 in Family,History,Holidays at 8:30 PM

Happy Anniversary, CMK ❤️

Originally published by DK on December 14, 2015 at 8:30 pm

Building a Team – Apply Now

Posted Monday, December 14th, 2015 11:51 am GMT -5 in Links,Technology,Work at 11:51 AM

http://www.usbankstadium.com/technology-specialist-full-time/

Originally published by DK on December 14, 2015 at 11:51 am

Another great night at TBF

Posted Sunday, December 13th, 2015 10:19 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Holidays at 10:19 PM

Anniversary dinner in the North Loop

Originally published by DK on December 13, 2015 at 10:19 pm

Tis the Season

Posted Sunday, December 13th, 2015 03:51 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Holidays at 3:51 PM

First holiday party of the year @ the Popes in Forest Lake

Originally published by DK on December 13, 2015 at 3:51 pm

Bubble & Squeak

Posted Sunday, December 13th, 2015 03:43 pm GMT -5 in Art,Museums,Television at 3:43 PM

The 2015 British Arrows @ Walker

Originally published by DK on December 13, 2015 at 3:43 pm

The B.A.M.F!

Posted Sunday, December 13th, 2015 12:52 pm GMT -5 in Food,Shopping at 12:52 PM

That does not mean what you think it means

Originally published by DK on December 13, 2015 at 12:52 pm

Isn’t that cheating?

Posted Sunday, December 13th, 2015 12:33 pm GMT -5 in Fashion,Marathons,Running,Shopping at 12:33 PM

$50 for a 2015 Boston Marathon jacket @ Marshalls Mall of America

Originally published by DK on December 13, 2015 at 12:33 pm

Fishy swim meet day two

Posted Saturday, December 12th, 2015 02:22 pm GMT -5 in Family,Sports at 2:22 PM

MK @ Riptide

Originally published by DK on December 12, 2015 at 2:22 pm

Long Live Captain EO

Posted Friday, December 11th, 2015 09:56 pm GMT -5 in Disney,History,Links,Movies at 9:56 PM

https://www.yahoo.com/movies/the-making-of-captain-eo-lucas-coppola-and-162110246.html

Originally published by DK on December 11, 2015 at 9:56 pm

Super Bowl L Gear

Posted Friday, December 11th, 2015 03:27 pm GMT -5 in Fashion,Football,Sports,Travel at 3:27 PM

This one was only $200 @ SFO

Originally published by DK on December 11, 2015 at 3:27 pm

Cisco HQ

Posted Friday, December 11th, 2015 03:25 pm GMT -5 in Business,Travel at 3:25 PM

So many buildings, such an expensive neighborhood 

Originally published by DK on December 11, 2015 at 3:25 pm

A Cable Car Christmas

Posted Friday, December 11th, 2015 12:59 am GMT -5 in Holidays,Travel at 12:59 AM

The Powell Line

Originally published by DK on December 11, 2015 at 12:59 am

The Golden Gate

Posted Friday, December 11th, 2015 12:57 am GMT -5 in Travel at 12:57 AM

From Ghiradelli Square

Originally published by DK on December 11, 2015 at 12:57 am

The other Lombard

Posted Friday, December 11th, 2015 12:55 am GMT -5 in Travel at 12:55 AM

This is the steep, curvy one

Originally published by DK on December 11, 2015 at 12:55 am

They needed a bigger boat

Posted Friday, December 11th, 2015 12:52 am GMT -5 in Travel at 12:52 AM

Princess Cruise Lines, Port of San Francisco 

Originally published by DK on December 11, 2015 at 12:52 am

Bay Bridge Art

Posted Friday, December 11th, 2015 12:48 am GMT -5 in Art,Travel at 12:48 AM

So much great public art in SFO

Originally published by DK on December 11, 2015 at 12:48 am

Best smells in town

Posted Friday, December 11th, 2015 12:45 am GMT -5 in Food,Travel at 12:45 AM

Boudin Bakery, Fishermans Wharf 

Originally published by DK on December 11, 2015 at 12:45 am

Why did no one tell me?

Posted Friday, December 11th, 2015 12:44 am GMT -5 in Food,Travel at 12:44 AM

In and Out @ Fishermans Wharf 

Originally published by DK on December 11, 2015 at 12:44 am

Guy Kawasaki

Posted Thursday, December 10th, 2015 01:29 pm GMT -5 in Business,Quotes,Technology at 1:29 PM

Lesson #1: Fear is a great motivator

Originally published by DK on December 10, 2015 at 1:29 pm

Hello there Guy

Posted Thursday, December 10th, 2015 01:25 pm GMT -5 in Business,Technology,Travel at 1:25 PM

Last time I saw Mr. Kawasaki was at the MHS

Originally published by DK on December 10, 2015 at 1:25 pm

End of an Era

Posted Thursday, December 10th, 2015 02:11 am GMT -5 in Food,Friends,Travel at 2:11 AM

Great visit with Chuck at dinner & Dave’s

Originally published by DK on December 10, 2015 at 2:11 am
 

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