The Sturgis Buffalo Chip crowd is showered in confetti during the Kid Rock concert.
American Iron rolled into the 2016 Sturgis Rally Sunday afternoon and we haven’t stopped running since. No sooner had we wiped the bugs off our face then it was off to Michael Lichter’s industry party for his annual Motorcycles as Art exhibit. Skin & Bones is this year’s theme, reinforcing the fact that tattoo and motorcycle cultures are irrevocably intertwined. The display also pays homage to artist Richie Pan, a talent who we lost way too soon.
Indian unveiled its new Scout FTR750 flat track racer at Lichter’s party and brought out its new rider, multi-time GNC1 champion Jared Mees, to celebrate the occasion. Later that evening we witnessed the unfortunate incident when Roland Sands rolled off stage in between the Lita Ford and Kid Rock concert at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. Rock’s performance was delayed by a Sturgis thunderstorm that passed through, but like a trooper he took to the stage and cranked up his set around midnight.