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According to the internet this is Charleston, WV, July 17, 1976. Photo Barry Levine
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caligari wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:50 pm GOD OF THUNDER

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Didn't Gene use the "studded" bass exclusively on the RARO tour?
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Here is something rare I found. A description of the show in kind of a cartoon form. Where could this be from?

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In the Suds wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:11 pm Image

According to the internet this is Charleston, WV, July 17, 1976. Photo Barry Levine
Meow-meow really likes that one, meow-meow. Image

AND NOW FOR YOUR MOMENT OF ZEN: ATLANTA, GA (August 29th, 1976) 🏟

:o
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jkiss wrote: Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:13 am
In the Suds wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:11 pm Image

According to the internet this is Charleston, WV, July 17, 1976. Photo Barry Levine
Meow-meow really likes that one, meow-meow. Image

AND NOW FOR YOUR MOMENT OF ZEN: ATLANTA, GA (August 29th, 1976) 🏟

:o
Cool photo. Haven't seen it in a couple of years.

Reminds me of the real Holy Grail photo from this tour: Rickwood Field in Birmingham, July 23. There are daytime photos of all the other stadium shows on this tour: Roosevelt Stadium; Anaheim; Atlanta; Phoenix; and Toronto. One of my long time quests is to find a photo (daytime or not) of that gig, but after 20+ years of searching, none have surfaced.
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Sorry for the low res,
but ya gotta admit,
these pics are pure MAGIC !
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jetcity wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:12 am
jkiss wrote: Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:13 am
In the Suds wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:11 pm Image

According to the internet this is Charleston, WV, July 17, 1976. Photo Barry Levine
Meow-meow really likes that one, meow-meow. Image

AND NOW FOR YOUR MOMENT OF ZEN: ATLANTA, GA (August 29th, 1976) 🏟

:o
Cool photo. Haven't seen it in a couple of years.

Reminds me of the real Holy Grail photo from this tour: Rickwood Field in Birmingham, July 23. There are daytime photos of all the other stadium shows on this tour: Roosevelt Stadium; Anaheim; Atlanta; Phoenix; and Toronto. One of my long time quests is to find a photo (daytime or not) of that gig, but after 20+ years of searching, none have surfaced.
Yes, I only had a very small/nearly thumbnail or low resolution copy of the Atlanta photo for quite sometime. I originally found it on what claimed to be the actual photographer's (defunct) website (seemingly created in the late '90's). I believe he had it mistakenly mixed-in with Led Zeppelin stadium concert shots, but as soon as I saw it, I knew what it was & where it was from.

I left him a message on his site (of which probably didn't function correctly, anymore), if it was possible to purchase a print or a high resolution digital copy, etc. Plus of course, I never received a reply back & likely the site had been taken down, since.

However, lucky for me, in my own relentless search for who turned-out to be 'Miss Dixie Speedway' ...I came across it once again in this particular public archive (maybe now closer to two years ago). And just happens to be one of my favorite (if not my most or my own personal 'Holy Grail' of) KISS concert related photographs. Perhaps, my heavenly reward for busting my ass for a related, but very insignificant tidbit of KISSTORY.

🏆

And I imagine (just from having a look-see over the last couple days), that a photo from the Birmingham show would really be like looking for a needle in a haystack. Not many photos are easily found from 'any vintage' Rickwood Field concerts; aside from some lame Beach Boys thing (circa '80's). I can't even find any Lynyrd Skynyrd ones; despite them playing there several summers in a row, etc. Although, not overly surprising to me, either; as I was born & raised in the South (circa '60's-'80's).

Anyway, if I do ever come across something of interest & directly related 📢 ...you'll be the first to know.

🤘🏻😛
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The DESTROYER(Rock And Roll Over)Era Was Pure Magic!
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I think that was one of the worst stage sets they've had. Just seems very messy and too much going on. It looks like something put together for a local play. On top of that, it was barely lit, at least from any pics I've ever seen. The RARO stage was way better.
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Caligari....Some of those great photos you posted are magic!!!
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acevog75 wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 9:07 am Just seems very messy and too much going on. It looks like something put together for a local play. On top of that, it was barely lit, at least from any pics I've ever seen.
I can't disagree with anything you said there, but somehow that big mess appeals to my inner hoarder. :)
There's waayyyy too much to look at , and yet that's what I love about it.
You're right--a lot of the props look cheap, too ....but it just calls to mind that raw, creative spirit that was early Kiss. I can't get enough of it.
And the dark, barely lit stage makes it all a bit creepier.

It's perfect to me.❤️
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Do you guys think the seats behind the stage were assigned to the audience or they just chose to sit back there ? When I saw Kiss in November 1976 it was festival seating - which is why my Mother basically read the riot act to my brother & his friends who I got to tag along with to make sure they kept an eye on me- This show was in NC and every show up until the late 80's in Charlotte was festival seating (at least the ones I attended) - I didn't have an assigned seat at a show until Aerosmith played Greensboro in 1986 - and it sucked-
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acevog75 wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 9:07 am I think that was one of the worst stage sets they've had. Just seems very messy and too much going on. It looks like something put together for a local play. On top of that, it was barely lit, at least from any pics I've ever seen. The RARO stage was way better.
Sorry but The RARO stage... WAS (basically) THE SAME.
I explained this to someone else earlier.

Excuse my on the fly, very crude iPhone editing of the very bottom photo.
“THIS”
was the ROCK AND ROLL OVER Tour STAGE
that KISS played on in late ‘76 & 1977.
(When they played the final 2 weeks,
ending the tour in Japan
they took with
them the - still being built - “Love Gun” stage.)
RARO stage can be identified by TRADITIONAL LIGHTING ABOVE THE STAGE & THE SILVER TRIM ON THE DRUM RISER
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FINAL WEEKS IN JAPAN
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caligari wrote: Sat May 15, 2021 12:06 am
acevog75 wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 9:07 am I think that was one of the worst stage sets they've had. Just seems very messy and too much going on. It looks like something put together for a local play. On top of that, it was barely lit, at least from any pics I've ever seen. The RARO stage was way better.
Sorry but The RARO stage... WAS (basically) THE SAME.
I explained this to someone else earlier.

Excuse my on the fly, very crude iPhone editing of the very bottom photo.
“THIS”
was the ROCK AND ROLL OVER Tour STAGE
that KISS played on in late ‘76 & 1977.
(When they played the final 2 weeks,
ending the tour in Japan
they took with
them the - still being built - “Love Gun” stage.)
RARO stage can be identified by TRADITIONAL LIGHTING ABOVE THE STAGE & THE SILVER TRIM ON THE DRUM RISER
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The overly bright flash of this post concert photograph reveals that while Gene, Paul and Ace wore black spandex on stage, apparently Peter was more comfortable in cotton.
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caligari wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:41 am Setup & Props
Was the debate ever settled on whether or not the cats at that house were the ones that got stolen?
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Dr Borgo wrote: Sat May 15, 2021 2:19 pm
caligari wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:41 am Setup & Props
Was the debate ever settled on whether or not the cats at that house were the ones that got stolen?
I believe they WERE “the cats”... but had obviously changed hands a few times since 1976, and KISS was not bothering to pursue it.
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caligari wrote: Sat May 15, 2021 3:50 pm
Dr Borgo wrote: Sat May 15, 2021 2:19 pm
caligari wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:41 am Setup & Props
Was the debate ever settled on whether or not the cats at that house were the ones that got stolen?
I believe they WERE “the cats”... but had obviously changed hands a few times since 1976, and KISS was not bothering to pursue it.
I also learned something knew just now looking at some of these pics. I did not know that the cats used on the Paul Lynde special were only used for that one TV show. I always thought they were the replacement statues that they used to finish out the tour. 😉
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