American Band’s Rock Michigan
Even with the threat of rain coming to the area, nothing was going to deter us from heading down to the DTE Energy Music Theater on Friday night.
Michigan rockers Ted Nugent along with Mar Farner's (former lead guitar and vocal for Grand Funk) American Band, were in concert with Blue Oyster Cult from New York. The perennial favorite of Classic Rock fans, all three were in great form.
The 69 year old Farner sounded as good, if not better that the 1969 lead singer of Michigan's own Grand Funk Railroad. Greeting the crowd with "where are all the Flintoids at?" A huge scream from many of the early goers set the tone for an amazing performance.
Blue Oyster Cult pleased the crowd with their hits like "Burning For You" and "Godzilla," but it was "Buck's Boogie" named after singer/guitarist Buck Dharma, that showed the collective talent of the band. Sadly, their hit "Cities on Flame, With Rock & Roll," was missed.
Finally, headliner Ted Nugent came out in his usual style. Belting the National Anthem to a monstrous American flag backdrop, it was everything you would expect. Like him or not, he truly is a performer. With all of the stage antics that have made him the "Motor City Mad Man" for the past 50 years, he continues to entertain as well as rile, fans from all corners of the world!