Still in Shock
Rafael Castellanos on 05/13/2009
Guys, I think you don't realize, I think you are really not aware of what you did to us last Friday April 17th here in Caracas. Yes you have fans around the world; Yes people love you; Yes people say you're great. But all these people have seen you three, four, ten times already!!! But You had never been here in Venezuela, and many people can't afford to travel abroad. So, when we found out you WERE coming, it was like... what?... What?... WHAAAAAT?!?!?!?!?! I personally just sat there speechless in front of my computer when I opened Kissonline and read "Kiss to Rock Venezuela". I had to read it and read it and read it like ten times. I wondered, "Is this April fool's Day?" I had lost hope. I was more or less resigned. I used to whine saying "I am never going to see my favorite band in my life." But... IT WAS TRUE!!!! I immediately got my ticket, and the wait was a torture. One day, two days, a week, two, three weeks, a month, until THE DAY CAME!! Guys, I was lucky enough to get into the press conference and Gene said "You will see what you've never seen before. You will see the greatest show ever." Deep inside I thought, yeah, I love Kiss, but with all due respect, everyone knows the way Gene talks!! But... you know what? He WAS NOT BLUFFING!!! NEVER IN MY 39 YEARS had I seen such a show!!! Never had tears come out of my eyes at the beginning of a show. NEVER had there been such a show in our country!! (And, by the way, many, many, many famous bands have played here!!) THE LEGEND IS TRUE!!! I witnessed it with my own eyes yelling, singing, screaming with my wife. EVERYTHING we expected and TONS more!! Fire, smoke, blood, flying around, solos, all the right songs, loud crystal clear perfect sound (kudos to your sound guy!!), EVERYTHING!!! Thank you, guys. From the bottom of our hearts. From the bottom of MY heart, thank you!! And now the ticket from the show, and some confetti I managed to get with a ski cap are now inside my Kiss box set as a priceless treasure. God Bless, guys!! Rock on!!