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The KISS Homecoming

Posted on 11/28/2012
In October of 1975, Cadillac High School in Cadillac, Michigan made Rock 'n' Roll history when KISS played at their homecoming concert in the high school gym. It's an event that has become a cornerstone of KISS history and a legendary event in Rock and Roll. The band was there in support of their football team. The band members were guests of honor in the Cadillac High School homecoming parade. Paul Stanley remembered: "To have a ticker-tape parade and everything through Cadillac, Michigan you couldn't beat it. It was something that elevated the spirit of that city to a whole other level, and to have a part in that, how great is that?" John Coffell was one of the students at the parade. "Everyone was around the float they were throwing out KISS candy, those little chocolate kisses, and I don't think they were throwing them too far because the float was just surrounded. It was just unbelievable." The students turned Main Street into KISS Boulevard for the day. Some 35 years later Stanley says those two days in Cadillac left a special imprint on the band. "To this day I still look back and go, 'That's something that most people never, ever get to experience ... on either side, either the ones who were there or a band.' Source: Danny Arruda, ESPN, 03/01/10. Photo courtesy of Cadillac News.
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