On Saturday September 8th, I attended an event called Duckapalooza Music Festival. It was held in Elgin Illinois and was sponsored by The Boys and Girls Club. The Boys and Girls Club offers programs and services that are designed to enhance the children's sense of competence, usefulness, and
belonging. The event sponsored a Battle of the Bands as well as performances by four other bands including DROP, Blah Blah Blah and The Smithereens. There were several events and many prizes that were being donated by local banks, car dealerships and businesses.
There was one prize that I had set my sites on. It was a brand new Washburn Paul Stanley PS 600 model guitar. I had been told that there was going to be a raffle and being a huge KISS fan that has dedicated an entire room of my house to display my collection which includes 5 other KISS guitars, a pinball machine, gold record awards and much much more I knew it had to be mine. I later found out that the guitar was to be given away to a KISS fan that could answer a trivia question based on the band. I knew right away that this was my lucky day.
When the event coordinator brought the guitar out on stage, I made sure to be right up in front. He said that it was only appropriate for a KISS fan to win a KISS guitar and with this my heart started pumping. The rules were simple. The first person to shout out the correct answer wins the guitar. When the question was asked, I shouted out loud, (no pun intended) 'PSYCHO CIRCUS' and the guitar was handed to me.
I was told that I had turned white from the excitement and I had to sit down to take it all in. I have never won anything in my 41 years on this earth and it was more than overwhelming for me to actually have won something that I wanted so badly. I have included a photo of myself holding the guitar just minutes after it was won. It is now one of my most prized guitars in my collection (I have also included a photo of the rest of the collection) It is a beautiful guitar and I thought it fitting to share this story with KISS Online.
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