By David Shalom
Translated from Portuguese for KISSonline by Jill Cataldo
The presence of children at Arena Anhembi in Sao Paulo this Saturday is evidence that rock music reaches people of all ages. Children, sharing their knowledge of the band's career, celebrated the first KISS show of their lives.
David Ferreira, age 10, started to like KISS when he received his first Playstation and went on to play "Guitar Hero." He said his passion for the band began with the song "Rock And Roll All Nite," but he also talked about one of the new works: "another song that I enjoy is 'Hell or Hallelujah,' but I quite like anything."
David's mother, Patricia Flores, 33, helped the boy get to the show. "I have never seen KISS, but he asked to come, I liked the idea and came here," she said, alongside her boyfriend, Caio Santa Cruz, 26, a journalist.
One of the most anticipated moments of the show was Paul Stanley's flight over the crowd during the song "Love Gun." Arthur Slivinkis, 12, who was accompanied by his uncle, Joshua Domitian, 36, and his brother, Yuri, stressed: "We love Kiss. Like since childhood. My brother influenced me. I'm hoping Paul Stanley flies over the people here."
Gabriel Ferreira, 9, cited what most want children want to see at the show: "I want to see Gene Simmons spitting fire and blood." He was accompanied by his father, Roberto Martins Faris, 40, a sales manager, his mother, Simone Cristina Ferreitra Faris, 36, and his sister, Mariana Ferreira Faris, age 13. Also excited, Roberto said: "I came in 2009 alone, but the children were very young so I promised that if KISS came back, I would bring them." Mariana already commented: "I've heard them from when I was young. At home, it's all rock."