The End Of Summer 2017 Part Two – GRAND ROCKTEMBER V

The End Of Summer 2017 Part Two – GRAND ROCKTEMBER V

While Grand Rocktember may cater to an audience with a median age that skews a bit north of your average festival, the second day starts largely the same.  The first people on scene are a mix of those who aren’t hungover, those who are still drinking and the event crew.  Walking in we were treated to another all female tribute band.  This time it was Iron Maidens.  Another uncomfortably spot on interpretation from the singer. …

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The End Of Summer 2017 Part One – GRAND ROCKTEMBER V

The End Of Summer 2017 Part One – GRAND ROCKTEMBER V

The state of Minnesota is about as land locked from any oceans as any place in North America  you can get.  And the small town of Hinckley is about as  central a location in the state as you’re going to get.  With all of these rock n roll cruises, it’s almost fitting that this is the location for many of those same bands to perform over a weekend on solid ground.  The population of Hickley…

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The End Of Summer 2016 Part 2 – GRAND ROCKTEMBER IV

The End Of Summer 2016 Part 2 – GRAND ROCKTEMBER IV

“Rock and roll music, if you like and if you feel it, you can’t help but move to it. That’s what happens to me.  I can’t help it.” – Elvis Presley It’s been said that great music has no expiration date. The lineup for Grand Rocktember seems to validate that.  Either that or we all have horrible taste in music.  Day Two of Grand Rocktember IV.  The sun cracks the sky and enters through the…

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The End Of Summer 2016 Part 1 – GRAND ROCKTEMBER IV

The End Of Summer 2016 Part 1 – GRAND ROCKTEMBER IV

Summer should get a speeding ticket. I’m not sure who to attribute that quote to and apparently neither does the internet. Summer is my favorite time of year and it’s too short.  It wasn’t that long ago I was freezing my ass off in Somerset WI, watching Ghost at Northern Invasion.  And here we are.  In Hinckley, MN with the weather quickly approaching that of Northern Invasion. As the summer of 2016 comes to a close…

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