My journey with KISS started on Wednesday, November 14th at Porto Alegre. After a 500 miles long trip, I arrived there at 8:00 in the morning, on the very same day which would open the return of the band to Brazil. We received information that the plane would land at 14:30 pm of that Wednesday. Based on that, we went to the airport to receive them and despite the fact we couldn't get close to the "boys" because of restriction, we were the first four people to see KISS in Brazil!
After that unique moment, the Porto Alegre chapter closed with us on the first row of the front grid, right ahead and a few meters from Tommy Thayer with 15.000 people. After three years from my last and most special concert (Sao Paulo 2009) I was there listening to songs like Psycho Circus and War Machine for the first time, which made me cry, and I'm very proud to say that out loud. When I realized I was witnessing all that, KISS was already playing the last riffs from Rock And Roll All Nite, ending the night with mastery. The Porto Alegre concert was the one that touched me the most, and I'll keep this for the rest of my life.
The second chapter, but not any less special, started on Thursday, November 15th at 8 PM, when I got to Sao Paulo after a 600 miles long travel. From the airport we went straight to the waiting line for the concert, where we stayed until Saturday, day of the concert. After three days there, facing sun, rain, hunger, thirst and many other things, the second chapter ended with us again in the first row close to the stage, at 21:30 pm of Saturday with more than 30.000 people behind us. This time, we were in front of Gene Simmons, a place that a couple of songs later, gave me my most valuable item from the entire journey.
Before his bass solo, Gene Simmons took the blood cup as usual, but this time I felt that something different was about to happen. He took the blood in front of the stage, instead of the backstage as he always does. When Gene did that, he threw the cup in my direction, and I got the chance to take it. When I had it in my hand, it seemed the concert didn't have any more sense to go on. They could stop playing at that very moment and I wouldn't have noticed it. Like that wasn't enough, a couple of minutes later, he spotted me with the cup and pointed to his tongue and gestured for me to drink it. In the end of this huge presentation my warms and hand were covered with blood!
I just wanted to share this moment with all my friends, and when I did it, it was the most exciting and emotive moment of the entire journey in Sao Paulo. That week ended, but everything we went through will remain for the eternity.
Thank you friends and thank you KISS, for making all of this to happen.