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.