Bike Night in Cape Coral, Florida isn’t just for bikers. Nope, even punks like me could go and find plenty of fun in store. Bikers are fine folks, especially the Harley crowd. Yes, they look foreboding in some ways. But most of them are aging baby boomers who just like to hang out with others, show off their bikes, admire custom bikes owned by others, and to check out some live rock ‘n roll. Drinking and fighting? Not so much anymore.
So BRP was there. Hey, check out some of these custom bikes (and two classic restored cars – a Mustang and a Firebird). Nice, right?
God was well represented at Bike Night, too. Florida is still in the South, after all, and there was a guy preaching to the unconverted. He did so under this banner. I, of course, signed right up, but others seemed indifferent. With a come on like this sign, who could resist?
And oh yeah, there was some live rock. Cover bands, mostly, but two were worth mentioning. One was Razing Cape, and the other was Hells Bells. The former did the classic rock cover stuff pretty well: songs by ZZ Top, Guns ‘n Roses, Pink Floyd, etc, were all done with energy and note-for-note renditions. It was fun. A couple of pics:
Hells Bells, on the other hand, is a Knoxville, TN based band with a sole focus: AC/DC. As loyal readers know, I love AC/DC, and think they are the near-perfect rock band. Well, Hells Bells does a great rendition of the Aussie rockers, right down to trying to look and dress the part. They had the act down pat, and rocked out hard playing hit after AC/DC hit. It was really good (my neck still hurts from headbanging), and if you get the chance to check them out, I recommend it. Check out these pictures and you tell me if it doesn’t appear that we’re at an actual AC/DC show. If you scroll down, you can listen to an actual AC/DC song while you scan the photos. Cooooool.
And it wouldn’t be Florida without the sunshine and palm trees, right? These were taken after a beautiful day in the low 80s while Philly was in its recent deep freeze. I like winter, too, especially winter in SoFla, haha. See you soon with more great stuff. Until then, thanks for reading, rocking, fearing and obeying.
My name is Bill, and I live in the greater Philadelphia area. I love music, and I have a lot of opinions. This site is primarily focused on music, but sometimes I get off track. I hope you enjoy.