HSOE Show 13: 8/17/10 - Saratoga Springs, NY

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HSOE Show 13: 8/17/10 - Saratoga Springs, NY

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Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
Promoter: Live Nation
Opening Act(s): The Envy, The Academy Is
Attendance: ? / 25,061 (Max)

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Who else is going? I'll be in the balcony.
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Can't wait! 6th time seeing them, 1st time since Montreal in 2000.
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KISSRadio wrote:Can't wait! 6th time seeing them, 1st time since Montreal in 2000.
I saw that show. I enjoyed it a lot. Ace screwed up the "Shock Me" solo, but other than that I thought it was a great performance.
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KISSradio and myself are the only ones going????
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GLP4me wrote:KISSradio and myself are the only ones going????
Yep, the wounded warriors check will say $ 2
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rscott71 wrote:
GLP4me wrote:KISSradio and myself are the only ones going????
Yep, the wounded warriors check will say $ 2
:lol: :lol: :lol: Well I hope they move us down to the front row with a complimentary Meet and Greet. :lol:
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GLP4me wrote:
rscott71 wrote:
GLP4me wrote:KISSradio and myself are the only ones going????
Yep, the wounded warriors check will say $ 2
:lol: :lol: :lol: Well I hope they move us down to the front row with a complimentary Meet and Greet. :lol:
:lol: :lol:
You realize now the pressure is on you two to keep us updated
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rscott71 wrote:
GLP4me wrote:
rscott71 wrote:
GLP4me wrote:KISSradio and myself are the only ones going????
Yep, the wounded warriors check will say $ 2
:lol: :lol: :lol: Well I hope they move us down to the front row with a complimentary Meet and Greet. :lol:
:lol: :lol:
You realize now the pressure is on you two to keep us updated

:lol: :lol: I hope Paul doesn't get upset if the 2 of us aren't very loud. Do you think Gene will get mad if we sit down for the show?? :lol:
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GLP4me wrote:
rscott71 wrote:
GLP4me wrote:
rscott71 wrote:
GLP4me wrote:KISSradio and myself are the only ones going????
Yep, the wounded warriors check will say $ 2
:lol: :lol: :lol: Well I hope they move us down to the front row with a complimentary Meet and Greet. :lol:
:lol: :lol:
You realize now the pressure is on you two to keep us updated

:lol: :lol: I hope Paul doesn't get upset if the 2 of us aren't very loud. Do you think Gene will get mad if we sit down for the show?? :lol:
I dare one of you to take a laser pointer
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rscott71 wrote:
GLP4me wrote:
rscott71 wrote:
GLP4me wrote:
rscott71 wrote:
GLP4me wrote:KISSradio and myself are the only ones going????
Yep, the wounded warriors check will say $ 2
:lol: :lol: :lol: Well I hope they move us down to the front row with a complimentary Meet and Greet. :lol:
:lol: :lol:
You realize now the pressure is on you two to keep us updated

:lol: :lol: I hope Paul doesn't get upset if the 2 of us aren't very loud. Do you think Gene will get mad if we sit down for the show?? :lol:
I dare one of you to take a laser pointer


Okay. :D
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Off I go..... :ace: :peter: :gene: :paul:
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no updates. Must have got kicked out of the building.
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169,913 total paid


17,128 Saratoga paid added
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Wow...just wow
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LIKE A NIGHT AT DISNEYLAND
TIMES UNION
By Greg Haymes


SARATOGA SPRINGS - On Tuesday night, it was Saratoga Rock City.

Kiss was rocking the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, and it was a strange sight to see not black-clad rocker-wanna-bes in line to the enter the show, but rather families of four or five all dressed in Kiss t-shirts, many sporting the famous make-up of their favorite Kisser. It was like they were going to Disneyland or something.

Come to think of it, a Kiss concert is kind of like a night at Disneyland.

There was, of course, a very sizable barrage of fireworks onstage beginning with the opening volley of "Modern Day Delilah" and recurring every couple of songs throughout Kiss' two-hour-and-10-minute show. Bassist Gene Simmons did his fire-breathing schtick during "Firehouse," spit blood during "I Love It Loud" and flew up into the overhead lighting rig like some malevolent Peter Pan. Tommy Thayer shot rockets from his guitar during his extended solo at the end of "Shock Me," while drummer Eric Singer launched a bazooka which sent some lighting fixtures crashing to the stage.

Guitarist Paul Stanley sailed out over the heads of fans to a revolving hydraulic platform at the sound board in the middle of the crowd to sing Kiss' disco anthem, "I Was Made for Lovin' You." And the band was nearly obscured completely by the billowing fog and endless confetti blizzard that erupted during "Rock & Roll All Nite," the finale of their 40-minute set of encores.

"This next is from our latest album, 'Sonic Boom,' which is available exclusively at Wal-Mart," Stanley shrieked to introduce the heavy sludge-stomp of "I'm an Animal." Well, no one ever accused Kiss of shying away from a marketing opportunity or a corporate tie-in. (By the way, parked just next to the stage in clear view of almost everyone in the amphitheater was a huge tractor trailer truck emblazoned with pictures of Kiss holding cans of Dr. Pepper.)

It seems as though nothing can stop Kiss, who have been churning out the same bombastic mix of theatrical arena-rock and catchy pop hooks for more than 35 years now. And that's a good thing...So let's hope that when Stanley and Simmons finally do decide to retire, they'll just hire a couple of other blokes to slather on the make-up and keep the Kiss franchise going. Really, what would rock 'n' roll do without them?
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How many other venues have a balcony AND a lawn????
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17,128 Saratoga paid
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Does anyone now truly believe there is not a major resurgence of interest in this band???

Wow!
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The show was great as was the crowd. Great crowd participation, I thought maybe better than in Mansfield. I was in the balcony, so the sound was somewhat muffled. To me, Paul sounded better than he has lately. Maybe it was because I was up in the balcony. They had lots of energy last night and looked like they really enjoyed themselves (ala Beth). Biggest confetti storm I've ever seen at a KISS concert as well. INCREDIBLE! My Mother's first time seeing KISS. She had a BLAST!
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NO...KISS is DOOOOOOOMED!!!
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Tymaster wrote:How many other venues have a balcony AND a lawn????
I saw RUSH there 3 years ago while driving through NY and New England.

I found that weird too.
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YES!!! ANOTHER good review of the current tour,
and a 17,128 attendance, wow!
Thanks for posting it kissthat.

kissthat wrote:LIKE A NIGHT AT DISNEYLAND
TIMES UNION
By Greg Haymes


Gene Simmons like some malevolent Peter Pan.
Will we see the musical soon? :D
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Still trying to recover. What a show! I didn't stop rockin' out the whole time! I brought my wife who was not a KISS fan (at the time-now she is) and was thoroughly impressed! Great show, great energy by the band and crowd. Best show I've seen by the band by far and I've seen them 6 times dating back to 1987.