10/04/2015

WA mum gets KISS show on the road

By Grace Millimaci / The West Australian

It’s not every day one of the world’s most recognized rock bands asks you to be a roadie, but that’s exactly what happened to Perth woman Naomi Nary.

Legendary US performers Kiss kicked off the Australian leg of their world tour at Perth Arena on Saturday night and the mother of two was there to help them get the show on the road.

The opportunity came thanks to Legacy Australia, which was invited by the band to select seven war widows to be roadies during the tour.

Band members Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer actively support groups in the US that help veterans and their families and wanted to raise awareness of similar causes in Australia.

“When made aware of the incredible work Legacy does in Australia for war widows and their families, the band felt very passionately about recognising their strength and courage,” the charity said.

Mrs Nary was given the opportunity to prepare and build the VIP area with the band’s team.

The special roadie job also involved meeting VIP fans at a private acoustic session and helping manage their photo opportunities before watching the concert.

Legacy Australia chairman David Gray said it was a tremendous opportunity to be supported by one of the most famous rock bands in the world.

“These ladies have made such a huge sacrifice and it is fabulous we are offering them something very special in return,” Mr Gray said.

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