The rock band KISS is one of the best live shows you can see on this planet! Back in the 1970’s and 1980’s people would stand in line for several hours in hopes to get KISS tickets. This fact still remains true in today’s era. They sell out arenas all around the world in minutes.
The KISS brand is so big that they sell truck loads of merchandise as well. Paul Stanley is the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist but he’s referred to as the “Starchild” in KISS. Ace Frehley is the lead guitarist and is referred to as the “Spaceman”. Gene Simmons is the bassist and his character is the “Demon”. Peter Criss is the drummer and his persona is the “Cat”.
Driving down the street on a hot summer night, I could feel the chills up and down my spine and the goosebumps on my arms as my friend and I arrive in the parking lot. We were so excited to see our favorite band play live that we felt like a couple kids opening gifts on Christmas day. As we stood in line waiting to get into the venue, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to drink a couple of beers to get a good buzz before heading in. When we finally made it in and down to the very front row, we were anxiously awaiting our favorite musicians. All of a sudden the lights dimmed and we heard Gene Simmons strike his low E string on his bass from behind the curtain that mad a powerful sound. Followed by a thunderous roar from the crowd. Then we heard those magic words “Allll Righhtt Lake Tahoe! You wanted the best! You got the best! The hottest band in the world! KISS! Fireworks erupted and pyro flames shot out as the huge curtain in front of the stage drops while starting with one of their biggest hits “Detroit Rock City”. The crowd plus my friend and I were going nuts! During that concert we heard straight up rock and roll show. Ace Frehley with his signature smoking guitar solo, plus shooting fireworks out of his guitar. Gene Simmons with is act of spitting blood and breathing fire while playing his bass solo. Peter Criss’s rising drum set solo, and Paul Stanley’s swinging acrobatics across the stage and the crowd, they never disappoint.
To this day the band KISS continues to tour and put on an unforgettable experience for their fans.