Music Photography by Joe Papeo

Photos: Blue Oyster Cult at Best Buy Theater

Best Buy Theater, NYC, 11.05.2012 – Rock legends Blue Oyster Cult put on a special 40th Anniversary show that featured the band’s current line-up as well as a special reunion of the original Blue Oyster Cult line-up in what was a historic show at Best Buy Theater.  Check out the pics from the show and the slideshow or a whole bunch more photos.

For Blue Oyster Cult we got to shoot the entire show as opposed to the first 3 songs we normally get.  Best Buy allowed this as, being a reunion show, the people on stage would change all night mixing both the current BOC line-up and the original one.  There were probably 5 photographers there, 4 of whom must have known the band, and then me.  They had all access passes and I didn’t so I got to shoot from the sides of the venue as well as the back of the house.  There was a brief period I did not know this and got to shoot a sing up against the stage.

Blue Oyster Cult at Best Buy Theater Set List, November 5, 2012

SET 1:
This Ain’t The Summer Of Love
Golden Age Of Leather
Burning For You
Harvest Moon
ME 262
Then Came The Last Days Of May
Lips In The Hills
Shooting Shark
I Love The Night

SET 2:
Harvester Of Eyes (acoustic)
Astronomy (acoustic)
Gil Blanco County (acoustic)
Death Valley Nights (acoustic)
In Thee (acoustic)
Summa Cum Laude
Arthur Comics
Black Blade
OD’d on Life Itself
Career Of Evil
The Red & The Black
(Don’t Fear) The Reaper


Check out Slide Show Below:

  • Full Gallery of Photos
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  • Purchase prints from the show

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