By Guy D'Atolfo / www.vindy.com
Photo by Keith Leroux
It was the storm before the calm.
KISS kicked off back-to-back major concerts at Covelli Centre Friday night with a show that was as dazzling as billed. Fireballs shot from the stage, explosions shook the hall, and a giant screen was lit up like the Vegas strip.
Things should be more subdued tonight at the arena when pop legend Lionel Richie performs. Tonight’s show is sold out, and KISS’ concert was just a few seats shy.
When it comes to KISS, it’s never boring. The Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame band delivers a concert like a blockbuster superhero film. It’s about holding nothing back.
A few fans got in on the act, wearing the recognizable face paint of their favorite band member.
The all-ages crowd might have skewed toward the 40s to 60s set, but there were a lot of parents and kids, too — a testament to KISS’ timeless act, and its ability to unite generations.