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my KISS moment

Posted on 01/29/2013
My greatest KISS moment ocured when in 1974, I was a 14 year old who was really into to music because I had 2 older sisters who loved the Stones, The Who, Deep Purple, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Hindrix, Joplin, Dylan, and the list goes on. I was living in Charleston South Carolina on the USAF base. Dad spent 26 years in the AF flying mostly C-141 aircraft. Anyway, I was at at the PX looking at the "New Releases" section in the albums. When I picked up this album that just totally mezmerized me. Flipped it and read the song titles, Strutter, 100,000 thousand years, Firehouse, She, and thought I am getting this! I had just enough to make the purchase, I remember it was $5.00, no tax of course, a benefit of the US Military! AWESOME. Got on my bike and pedaled home as fast as I could. Got it on the turntable and was FRIICKIN hooked immediately. Before 10:00pm that night I knew every lyric to every song.And still do! 2 years later after dad retired and moved to East Tennessee, I had the first opportunity to see them in Knoxville Tn. That nite I introduced three friends to Kiss. A guy(who is still a friend today) and our dates. They had never heard of KISS until I played some samples for them a week before. I bought 4 tickets and invited them. They were, me too BLOWN AWAY that night. Basically the rest is history, and for an update, I saw THE TOUR, back on Labor day, 2012 at the Bridgestone Arena, in Nashville Tn. Needless to say, I couldnt wait for Motley Crue to get the hell off the stage. At 52 years young now, I am still infatuated with KISS. I have endured the comments like, they are not good musicians, blah, blah, blah. What ever. If you want to get your moneys worth for a Rock and Roll show, and leave the show pumped, breathing hard and sweating, get the damn KISS tickets. You cant explain it to the non KISS fans, the feeling, and mood the show gives you. Of course I like other music, in the last 3 years I have seen the Eagles, Long Road Out of Eden, ACDC, Black Ice, and most recently on Dec 2nd The Who. All awesome shows. BUT, as long as Gene, Paul, Tommy, and Eric tour, i will be there! Gene Rock On, my brother. Chuck
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