We discussed the time period back and forth for a few minutes trying to recall what BOC was doing in Jan of 1980 and came up with the following: Steve believes the poster and flyers were a scam to sell illegal tickets to unsuspecting fans. Just a word on dating this poster and why I reckon it was 1980, despite the fact that it gives no actual year on the poster itself...
If you compare this poster design to the rather small Hamburg one above, you'll see that they're clearly both advertising the same (non-existant) tour.
Well, after a few of these concoctions, we were ready for the show.
The turnout for the concert was rather disappointing.
After seeing (the posters) I called Steve Schenck to see if we could shed some light on these 'phantom' German concerts since I don't recall any bookings at that time.
Steve was BOC's agent and certainly would know any bookings during that time period.When BOC kicked in to "Godzilla", there wasn't an idle body in the place.A drum solo ensued, including the placing of the rubber Godzilla mask over the drummer's head (for those who caught their performance last year), and the final crash of wounded steel that left the crowd exhausted.Armed with a pint of Black Velvet and our good looks, we made our way past the watchful eyes of the law.I ordered up a couple of Cokes and made my way back to our seats, where BV was soon mixed in and consumed without hesitation.Thanks to Eric's contribution above, there's a good chance this "tour" might have been a scam - did anyone out there buy a ticket for any of these dates...? Rock Mc Lean I was sitting home last Monday night, trying my hand at cooking a few hamburgers, when John Albright, illustrious jock of the Y-93 airwaves, stated that he would take caller number five to win a pair of tickets to the Blue Oyster Cult concert at the Metra.I figured what the hell, I might as well give it a try...The lead vocalist asked the crowd, You gotta help me motivate! During Riot's repertoire, Bill had to leave for a minute.No explanation of this absence is necessary, just figure that after about six BV's and Coke one experiences a particular call to nature.But upon his return, he told me Riot sounded better echoing off the porcelain fixtures in the restrooms.After about a 20 minute break, the lights went out for the second time to provide the necessary theatrical introduction for the much sought Blue Oyster Cult. After 11 years on the road, the professionalism of the group was rather apparent.