KISS IS EVERYWHERE!
I just wanted to tell you about a KISS tribute show that myself and some of my classmates put on at my high school in Warsaw, Poland. We love you guys so much! You have inspired us to do something that has never been done at our school before.
We performed a full KISS set list in costumes and makeup (as you can see we have the official boots!) for the students, parents and faculty at the school. SMOOCH has been working so hard since January preparing for this show. And because your "cause" on the Hottest Show on Earth Tour was so inspiring, we decided to raise money for a cause too.
I'm the Catman and drummer of SMOOCH, and I'm also a type 1 diabetic. So since January we have been raising donations for a foundation that is very near and dear to my heart. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. So many people saw how much this meant to me and my band mates that we earned a lot of donations.
The concert was on Friday April 8th, and it was a huge success! It was such a great feeling! No wonder you guys have been around so long! Before the show we held a mini "Meet & Greet" session (courtesy of our school's amazing photo teacher) where friends and family could come up to the photo room and take pictures with us. It was all very cool! We even signed a few autographs! It was so awesome!
After that we hit the stage playing KISS classics such as "Love Gun" sung by our Starchild Ryan, "War Machine" sung by myself, "Rocket Ride" sung by our Spaceman and "Parasite" sung by our Demon! It was such a cool night, it was loads of fun and we just want to thank you for the memories.
Because of KISS I have met band mates, and friends that I will never forget. It's because of you guys that I've been able to live the dream, even if it was for only one night. Thank you for getting us through the hard times in life, and for reminding us that "No matter what trouble there is" we all deserve to ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE AND PARTY EVERYDAY! Thank You Again! Love from Poland!
Matthew - Catman of SMOOCH!