My First KISS Concert
Yes, My First
You would think that with all the years that KISS has been around, I would've caught them at one time or another. Not the case. I think I missed all the early years because I wasn't with anyone that was a fan, or I couldn't afford the ticket prices. Hard to believe that I had to wait more than 40 years for my first KISS concert, but I think it was worth the wait.
My husband has been going on and on about how good a KISS show is for years, so I was expecting something spectacular. I got everything I thought I was going to get, and then some.
If you've ever been to a KISS show you know that the show is full of theatrics and pyro. I wasn't sure what I was going to get when the show opened, but it starts with all the guys coming from the ceiling. They opened with something off of Sonic Boom. I honestly can't remember all the songs they did. Since I had never seen them before, most of the show is a blur in my head. I remember lots of pyrotechnics, some scathing guitar solos, and some pretty decent drumming.
The did old favorites as well as newer stuff. I remember them doing Beth, Black Diamond, Cold Gin, Calling Dr. Love, Love Gun, and Shout It Out Loud for sure. There was always something either going up to the rafters or coming down from the rafters. I was awestruck!
A high point for me was Paul Stanley jumping on a harness thing and floating over the top of the audience to a smaller stage at the back of the floor seats. The band was doing I Was Made For Loving You while he was there.
Gene still spits blood and blows fire, Paul still does his little dance with the rear end wiggle, and except for a couple of high notes that Paul really couldn't hit anymore, the show was just as mesmerizing for me as it was for my 6 year old son. I'm sure my face must have looked just like his during the show.
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