Our Kiss Alive 35 Tour
drgbootz on 07/01/2008
Well got back on Sunday week what an awesome set of shows we saw, and the meet and greets too. Have heaps of photos from Kiss and Ace shows as well as back stage stuff that we will treasure forever. This is easily the tour that I have most enjoyed period from Kiss simply for the fact that they are having fun, are tight as a ducks arse and the crowds were 100% into the whole thing.
So firstly there was Berlin the strangest venue ever, as one guy said it looked like a tin of baked beens stuck into the earth, but inside was awesome. The show here was great and we picked up a CD live to have it signed at Download. best memory was watching the floor go nuts to LIU.. A bit blurry as had lots of beer lol. This show was great and the place was packed 8/10
Donington, what can I say the best KISS show in make up period. Met a great bunch of people doing the meet and greet and some old friends from the UK (Steve, Adam and Mick). Seems we all slept out for Kiss tickets in Newcastle in 83 in the middle of winter. The meet and greet was in the dressing area of the backstage of this mighty festival and it was just so surreal. The band were very friendly especially Eric and Tommy. There were about 14 of us and they didn\'t leave until everyone was happy. I can\'t describe how it feels to see KISS in makeup close up and in 3D ha ha! The crowd and KISS were just spot on this night, the stage and production was mammoth and as I am sure many have read the revues they band were in top flight. Left the meet and greet and managed to get about 20 rows from the front, not bad amongst 55,000. Easily 10/10
(Captions: Paul cool as a cucumber and Eric the most friendly drummer you could hope for)
Stayed for Ace the next day on stage 2 and he was awesome as well and he also went down a storm. The Ace-man looked very cool and he was spot on. Started with Parasite which I thought rocked! Again the crowd loved every minute and with a tight 40 minute set I think without any of the patter this is the kind of show Ace needs to do. Heavy on the riffing and playing great Ace songs. The only minor thing is having his drummer sign Love Gun and I Want You. I\'d rather have Ace sing them all. Funny moment a plane flew low over the stage and Ace was following it with his eyes and failing to move he nearly fell over. Classic! Overall Ace was a 9/10.
(Caption: Ace has the goods to do this quite nicely by himself and my bald noggin with crowd behind)
Again met some friendly faces from UK in Paris, the Kiss UK Army was out in force fro this show! Paris meet and greet was packed about 60-80 there but I think it was the best, the atmosphere back there was electric and again the band didn\'t leave until everyone got there stuff signed or a photo. Eric was in a great mood and he chatted heaps with everyone. When I stepped up to get the group shot I said to them: thanks for Download you guys were awesome, and Eric said \"never mind them how was I?\" I laughed and said \"Eric you are always awesome!\" If you see the Youtube clip with Paul signing in Paris you can see and hear Mrs Boots asking Paul to sign our cd in silver (strict instructions from Mr Boots so they all matched) and Paul says \"of course\" or something to that effect. The Paris show itself well the crowd was amazing very vocal and again the place was packed. 9/10.
( Caption: Tommy: a true gent! Gene: That armour hurt like hell but I wasn\'t going to say anything lol)
What a triumph of a tour! Summary of rankings Melbourne 9/10 Wellington 7/10 Berlin 8/10 Download 10/10 Paris 9/10.
So back home now and thinking about and praying for another tour soon!
Mr and Mrs Boots