A group of motorcyclists descending on the nation’s capital made one last stop to go over any last-minute details about their gathering in Ottawa this weekend. Several bikers gathered in smaller groups to discuss minor things such as where they are staying and what they are protesting about but one issue required the input of everyone there.
“Okay guys, are we sure we want to go with the name Rolling Thunder?” asked the de facto leader of the group, who goes by the name Steely Don. This is basically the last stop so once we get there, we are committed.
There have been rumblings amongst some bikers that the name of the convoy is a bit weak. Some bikers think it sounds too much like a weather forecast and not a group of tattooed men and women angry at something. One suggested it sounds like something the couple in Elton John’s hit song I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues would do under the covers. Others have said that something to do with lightning would be more appropriate because it’s the scarier thing in the thunder and lightning duo.
“What about Greased Lightning?” shouted Steely Don to the rest of the group.
The grumblings were a clear indication that nobody wanted that name. Many yelled out suggestions but nothing concrete could be heard because everyone was yelling at the same time.
“Whoa ok, ok, ok Rolling Thunder it is,” Steely said to cheers and someone playing AC/DC loudly on their portable speaker. “Alright Rolling Thunder, let’s go show Canada that we will not stand for not standing for things.”
With some time to kill before Friday’s big kickoff, the group decided to meet up at a bar in Nepean and not leave until they put a ‘Sold Out’ sign over Lucky Lager on the menu board.