Every night of my life, I poke around on Pollstar. I check festivals to see if any bands have leaked - and then randomly check venues around my home. You know, sheds in Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus. I'm in the very fortunate - and rare - position to have a small concert venue right across the street from my house called Fraze Pavilion. The venue holds just over 4,000 people - but does get some big acts. I've seen Ringo Starr (and Billy Squier as part of the All Starr Band), Sheryl Crow, John Mayer, Peter Cetera and some other people there.
Last night I checked Pollstar and noticed that Billy Squier and Blue Oyster Cult are playing the Fraze together on July 31. I'm going to that show! I also got to wondering if both acts fit Rocklahoma (or any of the other many 80s festivals these days)? I think they do! It doesn't appear that Billy and BOC are doing a full fledged tour together - just appearing in tandem at select venues.
Now, the routing isn't great for either Billy or BOC to appear at Rocklahoma - but it is possible. This doesn't mean it will happen. In fact, I probably think it won't, but still, it's fun to talk.
See, Billy Squier has some darn good songs. I wouldn't call him Glam, but he's definitely an 80s rocker and would fit in a nostalgia festival. I like seeing different acts - and I think I'd rather see Billy - and BOC! - versus another band I've already seen in concert 17 times.
Just my opinion.Thoughts?