BY GENE TRIPLETT, For The OklahomanPRYOR — Rocklahoma organizers are expecting about 70,000 for dinner during the next three evenings, and the few lucky guests holding sold-out VIP tickets will even dine on steak and lobster while metal music fans of more modest means will feed on burgers or hot dogs or their own brown bag fare — or maybe just go for the beer.
But one and all will enjoy the same sonic desserts served up by such headliners as Linkin Park, Godsmack, Tesla, Slayer, Papa Roach, Volbeat, Halestorm, Breaking Benjamin and Queensryche, supported by about 80 other bands from all around the world, playing throughout the afternoons and well into the nights on Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the Catch the Fever festival grounds near Pryor.
Of special note to local fans is Oklahoma City-based Aranda, making its third Rocklahoma appearance on Sunday, opening the program on the Bud Light Main Stage at 3:50 p.m.
This heavy-metal fest — or feast, if you will — promoted as “America’s biggest Memorial Day weekend party,” drew about 60,000 fans from across the U.
BY TIM FALL, For The OklahomanRamona Berglan, with an eye toward downsizing, looked at houses in four other gated neighborhoods before settling on one in Cascata Estates.
It was a big leap, moving from a 3,600-square-foot home to one that was basically a whole house — almost 1,500 square feet — smaller.
“But I just kept coming back to this one,” Berglan said.