Going to Aus from NZ to seePaul
Geordie\'s Dad on 03/02/2007
My son Geordie is the biggest KISS fan in New Zealand. Although he is only 7 he has been a hard out fan for almost two years. This isn't your normal kids faze. He has over ten CD's, he loves the Elder, unplugged and revenge. He also loves nothing better than watching and preforming along with his KISS DVD's. He practices Paul's move form Anamilize and Rock the Nation. He and his mother spend hours finding Kiss "stuff" on the internet and "they" now have a collection including set of action figures, flags, cars, and badges. He has a little black leather jacket like the one he saw Paul wear in one of the DVD's wear he's talking about the band. He also found a black cap the same. He is also learning to play the guitar and only asks for KISS songs from his teacher. So far he has worked on Love gun, New York grove and sure know something. He is also possibly the only kid in New Zealand with a KISS school bag and has all his books covered with KISS photos.
This year he started school with a homework sheet. One question was what do you like. His answer was KISS, Rock music, Paul Stanley and the guitar. The next question was if you had three wishes what would they be. He answered go to Australia, see KISS in concert and meet Paul Stanley...little does he know that two (hopefully 3) of these are going to come true!!!! As a surprise for his 8th birthday his mother is sending me and Geordie to Sydney to see Paul Stanley in concert. It is a quick 4 day trip and is going to be totally based around Geordie and Paul Stanley. We will do anything we can to get to meet Paul and make a kids dream come true. We did go into the draw for the "gold tickets" but missed out but I'm sure we will be able to "track Paul Down" (in the nicest possible way!!).
We haven't told Geordie yet as it's going to be a long countdown as it is but I know when he finds out he will freak out.
It's cool that a kid like Geordie has a band like KISS to help define who he is. In a country that is sport made being no sporty isn't always easy for a kid, but with KISS at his side Geordie knows he can be who he wants and others think he's cool. So the trip will be amazing and all I can say is "Well see yah there Paul" so keep an eye out for a little star struck Kiwi kid.
Geordie's Dad (a long time KISS fan himself!!!)