Thank You KISS
Kathleen Ogilvie on 09/05/2009
I have been a KISS fan my entire life and have always dreamed and envisioned the day when I would get to see the band that made me who I am as a person. No one would take me seriously when I would explain that KISS had to come to Halifax (my home) because they meant so much to me, and therefore it was fate. When I heard the annoucement that KISS was scheduled to play Halifax, N.S. on July 18, 2009, I cried. After months of waiting, the day of the concert arrived. My mother and I got up at three in the morning, put on KISS make up for two hours, making sure it was perfect, and arrived at the venue at six in the morning. We were the first ones there! When the gates opened, I ran so hard that when we got to our spot, I was sick. My mother was very concerned that I wouldn't make it through the multiple opening acts because I was so excited and exhausted. When the stage was finally set, I could hardly contain myself. I recognized all of the stage props, and knew from them which songs were going to be sung. Finally, it started, "All right Halifax! You wanted the best, you got the best, the hottest band in the world, KISS!" I only remember hearing, "All-" because as soon as that started, I burst into body-racking sobs. The curtain fell, and my heroes were standing ten feet in front of me. I sobbed harder then I ever have in my life for the entire length of the concert, my dreams were coming true before my very eyes. If I could design my perfect KISS show (set list, lights, explosions, etc.) this would have been it. It was perfect in every way. Paul waved specifically to me, making me cry even harder because he had awknowledged me, Gene pointed and grinned at me, and Tommy tried three times to get a guitar pick to me. I couldn't have asked for anything more. At the end of the show I walked away with a Paul Stanley KISS Alive 35 guitar pick, which I now have safe inside a picture frame, and I saved a bag of confetti that fell during the finale, "Rock and Roll All Night". I write this letter now, even though it is nearly two months after the show, because any time sooner, and I would be reduced to a driveling ball of giggles just thinking of that night. I want to thank you KISS from the bottom of my heart, you made me who I am, and you made my dreams come true. You were and always will be perfect in every way. Thank you so much, it was the best night of my entire life, please come back soon.