Thanks for some great memories
jimmyz29 on 01/20/2008
To Gene, Paul, Ace, Peter and all the extended Kiss family,
Yesterday while watching my lady friends 11 yr. old son were riding down the road and he asked me to play some hard rock. I\' am a child of the 70\'s so that is all I listen to. I started to play some AC/DC. A minute into Back in Black he said, \"Got any Kiss?\" . I was shocked he knew who you were. I asked if he liked Kiss and he said YEAH! Sorry to say but all my kiss CD\'s were at home at the time. Today I\'am going to give him Kissology vol. 1 to listen to.
I\'ve seen you guys 6 times including the 1997 reunion show. I saw you open for and blow Black Sabbath off the stage at the Baltimore civic center in 1974. Sitting here now I think of all the memories I have rocking out to you. Two of those memories will always be with me. In 1975 my best friend and I were sitting in my car listening to Alive at full volume. Both of us banging our heads. I looked over at him and said \"Is it too loud\" he scream Yeah!!. I said \" Do you want me to turn it down!\" and he scream, Noooo!
I bought tickets for your show at the Capitol Center in Largo, MD in 1977 around Christmas for myself and my two brothers. We drove to the Capitol center and realized we left the tickets at home. We raced back, got the tickets and made it back just as AC/DC left the stage.The three of us rocked out completely. As you left the stage my younger brother wanted me to try and shake your hand. I made my way to the back of the stage and waited. The stage was a few feet from the seats. As big security grauds came towards me my little brother stood there so excited. Just as Ace made his way around the guards grabbed me and pushed me away. My little brother thought I was some kind of hero. This memory is very special to me since both brothers have since passed away. The three of us never did a whole lot together for reasons that are long forgotten but that night we were all together. Hanging out, laughing, and rocking out to KIss. What a pleasure it would be to have my girlfriends son meet you and see how cool you guys are. Plus it would fill a dream of a 50 year old rocker too. If this letter does find you guys. I just wanted you to know how special you guys are. Your music was the soundtrack for my youth and though at 50 years old I still crank it up in my truck and there I\'am, back in 1975.
P.S. The Capitol center show in 1976 was the largest crowd the had for a concert if I remember correctly. I remember Paul telling everyone to get up and clap during 100,000 years. The whole place got up on their feet. I stood there in awh of what was happening.
Thanks for everything.