"The Tour" Show 19: 8/16/12 - Concord, CA

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I'm going taking my whole family to this one ...
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Cool! I made sure to get my tickets mailed to me (rather than printing them at home) so that I can keep/cherish the stub!

This will be my 9th Kiss show and the first one I've attended since moving to the west coast 6 years ago. I absolutely love the Sleep Train Pavilion. It's beautiful with Mt. Diablo towering over it in the distance.

Amazingly my girlfriend became obsessed with Kiss over the past year and I look forward to seeing it through her eyes. I have never dated anyone who felt anything but pure disdain towards Kiss so this is very exciting indeed!

I also love Motley Crue (particularly their first two albums) and the Dr. Feelgood tour was the second concert I ever attended (the first was The Monkees and I am proud of that so back off!) I can't think of another band I would rather see tour with Kiss in 2012. My plan is to paint half my face like Peter Criss and the other half like Tommy Lee circa Shout at the Devil.

Aside from my girlfriend (whom I converted via I Was Made For Loving You followed by New York Groove) I do not know a single Kiss fan in California. I am curious to see how rabid the fans out here are compared to those in New England.

In conclusion, I am totally pumped for this show.
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I'm there!
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Looking forward to this one though hopefully the tempertures will come down a bit!
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It's going to be hot as balls, I'm not going to lie. Someone just might have to call ... the firehouse! Seriously it will push the triple digits Thursday early evening in Concord so definitely don't wear more than shorts and a t-shirt.
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I'll be there! Say hi! I'm in section 207, row LL-long haired guy wearing a greenish KISS coat with a lot of patches: Creatures, the logo, Asylum and the four solo faces on the front and the logo and Lick It Up on the back.
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Seen Kiss at the Concord Pavilion several times. Great venue, but the crowds have generally been really weak (HITS tour not included). Everyone going...enjoy the show! It's going to knock your socks off!
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pstanley73 wrote:I'm going taking my whole family to this one ...
What's up Stan! :)
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I will be there as always !! 12th row
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Dunno what row I'm in, but it better be decent! Have an extra ticket in row S, wherever that is. Rather sad to see the state of my old KISS Ts. No way I'm wearing the Dodger stadium ones - they smell their age. Never did wear the RTN one either. Will be bringing a couple of others to hopefully unload on some worthy person.
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kingsideburns wrote:I will be there as always !! 12th row
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Fuckin' got in Concord!
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Wanna delete that big ass picture please!

Any faqers in the house? Saw Brett. If anyone on the lawn wants an upgrade ticket for section 103 row s, come and introduce yourself I'm in 104 row d giants hat....
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Admin wrote:Wanna delete that big ass picture please!

Any faqers in the house? Saw Brett. If anyone on the lawn wants an upgrade ticket for section 103 row s, come and introduce yourself I'm in 104 row d giants hat....
Make them dance for that ticket. :lol:
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Treatment have started
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the treatment just started.
they said it's close to sell out.
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kevsdad wrote:the treatment just started.
they said it's close to sell out.

That's what several of the pics have looked like in other stops. Pretty good-sized crowds.
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An old friend of mine just texted me... "Every time I see Kiss I feel like it's the best day of my life... OMG I'M SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW!"

She's not even a big fan. Seems people are very much enjoying their shows.

She also sent me a pic that says "Look at Peter" and it's a pic of Eric Singer. I just responded "Awesome, glad you're having a good time". I see no reason to tell her any different. Why ruin it, you know?
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Deuce set...
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And a couple of pix.
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Ummm...someone brought a prop gun?
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Just got back. Huge crowd. GREAT concert!
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Anomaly wrote:Ummm...someone brought a prop gun?
His "Love Gun..."
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Interesting note... During Tommy's solo he shot his guitar in the opposite direction of the explosions.

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Another note, Guy Fieri was in Corcord tonight. I was walking up as he was being escorted to the lower level seats.

Tom Morello was at the soundboard in Irvine....
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Just got back from the show. Some thoughts:
The Treatment reminds me of Skid Row. That's not good nor bad really.
Motley: It's never good when your drummer moves more than your guitarist does. Tommy is BY FAR the most popular member of the band. Whenever he speaks, which is often, the crowd goes crazy.
Motley finished at 9:08 and the screens started showing ads for the Kruise at 9:08. They don't waste a second. The curtain fell really early-during the first song between bands (Smoke On the Water). It fell later in Vegas. It was fairly anti-climactic. I still long for the days that it falls during 'Wont Get Fooled Again. Six songs played between sets (Smoke, I Dont Know By Ozzy, a third which I couldn't hear, Man on the Silver Mountain, Dream Evil and Rock and Roll). In Vegas nobody was at their seat when KISS started-here they were. Rock and Roll started at 9:35.
The crowd was definitely into DRC and Shout It Out Loud, singing along. As in Vegas, the screen behind them only showed the logo during these two songs. The side screens showed the band.
After Shout It Out Loud Paul did two audience participation bits. He did the "people on the left, let me here ya..." AND he did the one where he silently splits the crowd down the middle with his hands. Nikki also does this bit during Crue's set, before Primal Scream.
I Love It Loud sounded good as always but does Paul need to let the know what song it is? I'd prefer they just start it.
Paul's intro to Firehouse: "This is a good night to be saying this..."(as it was a very warm evening). I was pleasantly surprised that people were into this song. Gene's fire bit still gets a huge reaction. During the end of Firehouse I noticed that Gene's makeup was really smeared under his bottom lip. It got worse during the set. At the end he was almost bare jawed!
Before HoH Paul asked "How about Motley Crue?" He announced Monster will be out in October, that he downloaded HoH on I-Tunes today. "We got bills to pay!" The crowd wasn't into the song but I thought it sounded good live although Paul's voice started to trail off towards the end.
HoH went right into War Machine-no intro. Before the solo Gene yelled "Tommy!" The people around me thought this was another song off Monster. It's definitely a song for the diehards as nobody seemed to know it.
Paul intro'd Shock Me by saying "A little bit old school. You like the old school stuff don't you?" Shock Me was Shock Me. Tommy shot three rockets, the third from Gene's RARAN Riser. Eric's bazooka was a hit. Again, pleasantly surprised that people were as into the solos as they were. I noticed that Eric has alot of stuff written on his snares. I don't know what was written, but I haven't noticed this before. Any ideas? At the end of the solos Paul introduced them simply as "Tommy and Eric", not their last names which he often does.
Gene's God of Thunder intro was popular. The crowd definitely liked the theatrical parts of the show. He started to spit blood at the second bell and the blood got all over his face. It was higher up than normal-there was alot on his forehead. It looked cool. He did fly to the lighting rig which was really, really low. The entire stage seemed small. Towards the end of the song Paul spent alot of time on Gene's riser, although it wasn't not risen.
Instead of his usual "I don't want to be an uninvited guest" rap, Paul began Love Gun with "I'm not gonna say anything, I'm not gonna tell you to do anything, I'm just coming out to see you." This song always gets me live, in a good way. I did have tears, I admit. They were falling.
Paul asked the crowd to sing the chorus of Lick It Up. This song went over very well, probably better than any song so far.
Paul did a longer Black DIamond solo then he has been. He didn't do the Crue diss (we have no backing vocals, etc), he just played his intro (without Stairway) and sang the opening twice. Again, this song is perfect live. It was Paul's thumb this time.
The encore was Deuce and RARAN. Of course, everyone liked RARAN. The show ended at 11 on the dot and NO curfew line.

A far better show than Vegas. The crowd seemed more into KISS than Motley tonight, where it was the other way around in Vegas. They sounded great. Next stop-Auburn. I'll have a review for that late Saturday night, early Sunday morning.
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seamusko wrote:Just got back from the show. Some thoughts:
The Treatment reminds me of Skid Row. That's not good nor bad really.
Motley: It's never good when your drummer moves more than your guitarist does. Tommy is BY FAR the most popular member of the band. Whenever he speaks, which is often, the crowd goes crazy.
Motley finished at 9:08 and the screens started showing ads for the Kruise at 9:08. They don't waste a second. The curtain fell really early-during the first song between bands (Smoke On the Water). It fell later in Vegas. It was fairly anti-climactic. I still long for the days that it falls during 'Wont Get Fooled Again. Six songs played between sets (Smoke, I Dont Know By Ozzy, a third which I couldn't hear, Man on the Silver Mountain, Dream Evil and Rock and Roll). In Vegas nobody was at their seat when KISS started-here they were. Rock and Roll started at 9:35.
The crowd was definitely into DRC and Shout It Out Loud, singing along. As in Vegas, the screen behind them only showed the logo during these two songs. The side screens showed the band.
After Shout It Out Loud Paul did two audience participation bits. He did the "people on the left, let me here ya..." AND he did the one where he silently splits the crowd down the middle with his hands. Nikki also does this bit during Crue's set, before Primal Scream.
I Love It Loud sounded good as always but does Paul need to let the know what song it is? I'd prefer they just start it.
Paul's intro to Firehouse: "This is a good night to be saying this..."(as it was a very warm evening). I was pleasantly surprised that people were into this song. Gene's fire bit still gets a huge reaction. During the end of Firehouse I noticed that Gene's makeup was really smeared under his bottom lip. It got worse during the set. At the end he was almost bare jawed!
Before HoH Paul asked "How about Motley Crue?" He announced Monster will be out in October, that he downloaded HoH on I-Tunes today. "We got bills to pay!" The crowd wasn't into the song but I thought it sounded good live although Paul's voice started to trail off towards the end.
HoH went right into War Machine-no intro. Before the solo Gene yelled "Tommy!" The people around me thought this was another song off Monster. It's definitely a song for the diehards as nobody seemed to know it.
Paul intro'd Shock Me by saying "A little bit old school. You like the old school stuff don't you?" Shock Me was Shock Me. Tommy shot three rockets, the third from Gene's RARAN Riser. Eric's bazooka was a hit. Again, pleasantly surprised that people were as into the solos as they were. I noticed that Eric has alot of stuff written on his snares. I don't know what was written, but I haven't noticed this before. Any ideas? At the end of the solos Paul introduced them simply as "Tommy and Eric", not their last names which he often does.
Gene's God of Thunder intro was popular. The crowd definitely liked the theatrical parts of the show. He started to spit blood at the second bell and the blood got all over his face. It was higher up than normal-there was alot on his forehead. It looked cool. He did fly to the lighting rig which was really, really low. The entire stage seemed small. Towards the end of the song Paul spent alot of time on Gene's riser, although it wasn't not risen.
Instead of his usual "I don't want to be an uninvited guest" rap, Paul began Love Gun with "I'm not gonna say anything, I'm not gonna tell you to do anything, I'm just coming out to see you." This song always gets me live, in a good way. I did have tears, I admit. They were falling.
Paul asked the crowd to sing the chorus of Lick It Up. This song went over very well, probably better than any song so far.
Paul did a longer Black DIamond solo then he has been. He didn't do the Crue diss (we have no backing vocals, etc), he just played his intro (without Stairway) and sang the opening twice. Again, this song is perfect live. It was Paul's thumb this time.
The encore was Deuce and RARAN. Of course, everyone liked RARAN. The show ended at 11 on the dot and NO curfew line.

A far better show than Vegas. The crowd seemed more into KISS than Motley tonight, where it was the other way around in Vegas. They sounded great. Next stop-Auburn. I'll have a review for that late Saturday night, early Sunday morning.
Great review...Thanks!!! Now I'm re-thinking lawn tickets and may upgrade!!!
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My very tired review:

Last night's concert was sub-billed as the 107.7 "Bone Bash XIII." The radio station, which is actually next door to where I work, is one of the Bay Area's best classic rock stations. Nice to see Nikki Black introduce the Treatment. As a young British band they're no Def Leppard circa 1980, but show promise. It must be tough to be the first act performing to a mostly empty and apathetic audience while the rest of the ticket holders fill up on [whatever] in the concessions. But they gave it their best with good humor. The sound was dreadful, so I may check out their CD to see if it's any good. The Crue followed with a pretentiously hilarious entrance marching around the pit area to take the stage. Some of their red-garbed "helpers" are a LA-nightmarish Clockwork Orange droogs. Vince can't sing. He's reduced to scatting or humming through many melodies, but that is more than made up by support from the gang vocals and backup-singers. The show also distracts, but is really fabulously over-the-top. Tommy's roller-coaster 360 drum solo was excellent, as was the half-sloppy vengeful wringing of his guitar's neck by a far-more-mobile-than-I-expected Mick Mars. Nikki spat water into the audience and his droogs joined in from water cannons. And the set? They hit the greatest hits in 80 minutes requirements, but I'll admit to only really needing "Live Wire," "Shout At The Devil," and "Kickstart My Heart" to be happy. Surprisingly, Crue made better use of the massive video screens with a well selected and constructed accompaniments, particularly during "Girls, Girls, Girls."

Kiss, on the other hand, sounded and appeared sluggish following the Crue's set. There's nothing quite like the intro to a Kiss concert, though too many elements are tired in a paint-by-numbers manner. "War Machine" was the sole high-point for the use of the video screen. There appeared to be less pyro than used by the Crue, and the screens seemed to be used to replace (rather than enhance) those effects. Everything else was workman-like. Paul continues to work the audience hard, even if his voice fails at times. Gene is far less mobile, but remains menacing. I do still love the bell/spotlight part of his solo. Like the Crue they hit the greatest hits set in the allotted time slot. No mention of curfew tonight, and I'm glad Paul's buying the new single on iTunes daily! It came across fine live, but is no more endearing in that format (in other words it doesn't do a whole lot for me), but that's OK - I wasn't waiting for "The Oath." I was thrilled to have "Deuce" in the set, and enjoyed "God of Thunder" more than I had in years - perhaps my appreciation of that song has been resurrected? And the confetti storm remains a stunning conclusion to the show.

I think I'm probably a bit jaded with too many 2003-12 shows (having seen them 11 times in that period) and my criticisms shouldn't construe that a Kiss show isn't a great show. It's still special, but perhaps more for the ties to (or my clinging to) my youth. And yes, I'm still annoyed that Mountain View was cancelled. If they announced another NorCAL show tomorrow, I'd still be in line for the tickets.
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seamusko wrote:Motley: It's never good when your drummer moves more than your guitarist does. .

Great review just wanted to say that Mick has a disease called Ankylosing Spondylitis which has made his spine seize completely. So he can barely move on stage and since his playing is so fierce, that's why people are finally giving him the recognition he deserves.
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seamusko wrote:Just got back from the show. Some thoughts:
The Treatment reminds me of Skid Row. That's not good nor bad really.
Motley: It's never good when your drummer moves more than your guitarist does. Tommy is BY FAR the most popular member of the band. Whenever he speaks, which is often, the crowd goes crazy.
Motley finished at 9:08 and the screens started showing ads for the Kruise at 9:08. They don't waste a second. The curtain fell really early-during the first song between bands (Smoke On the Water). It fell later in Vegas. It was fairly anti-climactic. I still long for the days that it falls during 'Wont Get Fooled Again. Six songs played between sets (Smoke, I Dont Know By Ozzy, a third which I couldn't hear, Man on the Silver Mountain, Dream Evil and Rock and Roll). In Vegas nobody was at their seat when KISS started-here they were. Rock and Roll started at 9:35.
The crowd was definitely into DRC and Shout It Out Loud, singing along. As in Vegas, the screen behind them only showed the logo during these two songs. The side screens showed the band.
After Shout It Out Loud Paul did two audience participation bits. He did the "people on the left, let me here ya..." AND he did the one where he silently splits the crowd down the middle with his hands. Nikki also does this bit during Crue's set, before Primal Scream.
I Love It Loud sounded good as always but does Paul need to let the know what song it is? I'd prefer they just start it.
Paul's intro to Firehouse: "This is a good night to be saying this..."(as it was a very warm evening). I was pleasantly surprised that people were into this song. Gene's fire bit still gets a huge reaction. During the end of Firehouse I noticed that Gene's makeup was really smeared under his bottom lip. It got worse during the set. At the end he was almost bare jawed!
Before HoH Paul asked "How about Motley Crue?" He announced Monster will be out in October, that he downloaded HoH on I-Tunes today. "We got bills to pay!" The crowd wasn't into the song but I thought it sounded good live although Paul's voice started to trail off towards the end.
HoH went right into War Machine-no intro. Before the solo Gene yelled "Tommy!" The people around me thought this was another song off Monster. It's definitely a song for the diehards as nobody seemed to know it.
Paul intro'd Shock Me by saying "A little bit old school. You like the old school stuff don't you?" Shock Me was Shock Me. Tommy shot three rockets, the third from Gene's RARAN Riser. Eric's bazooka was a hit. Again, pleasantly surprised that people were as into the solos as they were. I noticed that Eric has alot of stuff written on his snares. I don't know what was written, but I haven't noticed this before. Any ideas? At the end of the solos Paul introduced them simply as "Tommy and Eric", not their last names which he often does.
Gene's God of Thunder intro was popular. The crowd definitely liked the theatrical parts of the show. He started to spit blood at the second bell and the blood got all over his face. It was higher up than normal-there was alot on his forehead. It looked cool. He did fly to the lighting rig which was really, really low. The entire stage seemed small. Towards the end of the song Paul spent alot of time on Gene's riser, although it wasn't not risen.
Instead of his usual "I don't want to be an uninvited guest" rap, Paul began Love Gun with "I'm not gonna say anything, I'm not gonna tell you to do anything, I'm just coming out to see you." This song always gets me live, in a good way. I did have tears, I admit. They were falling.
Paul asked the crowd to sing the chorus of Lick It Up. This song went over very well, probably better than any song so far.
Paul did a longer Black DIamond solo then he has been. He didn't do the Crue diss (we have no backing vocals, etc), he just played his intro (without Stairway) and sang the opening twice. Again, this song is perfect live. It was Paul's thumb this time.
The encore was Deuce and RARAN. Of course, everyone liked RARAN. The show ended at 11 on the dot and NO curfew line.

A far better show than Vegas. The crowd seemed more into KISS than Motley tonight, where it was the other way around in Vegas. They sounded great. Next stop-Auburn. I'll have a review for that late Saturday night, early Sunday morning.

I agree with everything above.

Paul's energy was outstanding. Voice was OK but he worked the stage like it was 1996. His platform he flies to raised and rotated. He was rockin.


Eric was great as well. I've read the comment of him going through the motions....not last night.

I did not like the screens infront of the stairs.

The volume was very low. Movies are louder. I wish they had cranked up the PA a lot.

Overall, great show and a PACKED HOUSE.
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I was at the show last night. I was pleasantly surprised after some of the reviews I have read...

My first Kiss show was in 1979 in Montreal on the Dynasty tour. I was a Kiss Freak for years before that show. After seeing that at 16 years old, all I could say is my life was forever changed after that experience- obviously for the better

Last night I scored tickets in Row M on Gene's Side- about 13 rows back. I was fired up to see our two seats were on the end of the row, so running up the isle for photos would be easy. YES!
The place was packed. A sunny blistering 90 degrees when we arrived at 6pm

Motley Crue was much better than I expected. I am not a crue fan by any stretch of the imagination- but they rocked and put on a really good show. Tommy's drum ring thing was awesome- my bud and I are both drummers, so we thought this was really cool.

The crowd was very fired up, imo. People stood the whole time Motely was on in all the lower sections- it actually looked like everyone was standing everywhere inside the pavilion.

As usual, I started to lose my mind- being so close, but I still had to get closer. I made my way up to the 3rd row and found a standing spot where the security folks didn't make me move. Heaven for a Kiss fan.
The show started, I'm not sure of the curtain dropping early as someone else said- I was able to see the guys get onto the platform and pulled up into the lights before the curtain dropped. It looked like it dropped right on time to me. 6-8 roadies carried the rolled curtain out right next to where I was standing.
I won't get into song by song details- they were covered well by another reviewer. I will talk about the energy of the band and crowd. As I said the crowd was on their feet the whole time. Lots of people with arms raised and jamming hard. The sound was great- I took my earplugs out to get my head blown off by my favorite band as is my custom :-).
The band completely fed off the crowds energy. They were moving around the whole show- they were thoroughly into it. Don't get me wrong- it wasn't 1979, but for 2 guys in their 60's- they really brought it. The crowd was older than back in the day, but I would have to say the crowd energy was like the old days. No one was sitting down at all thru the whole show. I have seen shows in San Jose and Oakland where the crowd just sits and observes after the first song- and its obvious to me the band gets bored and just starts going thru the motions. It wasn't like that at all last night- the band was fired up throughout the show. There was a show added in Mountain View on Wed night that was canceled. I think this extra night off really helped the guys rest up. That combined with the crowd energy really made this an experience. I have seen Kiss about 10-12 times since the Reunion tour and this was close to as good as it gets, objectively speaking. I have to disagree with the other person who said it looked like they were sluggish after the Crue's set. Both bands appeared rested and were feeding off the crowd energy for their full show, imo.

Another person said whenever they see Kiss its like the best day of their life. That is well put, I have to agree. After all these years of having Kiss as part of my life- listening to the albums over and over when I was 14, then finally seeing them when I was 16... and now being fortunate enough to get so close during a concert- its hard not to feel blessed and get a little choked up. I feel like an experience like this is a life- trophy for all my hard work. Kiss has definitely shown me how to enjoy life to the fullest from a young age, and it has certainly been quite a ride.

Thanks, Kiss.

PS- as soon as I figure out how to post photos here, I will put a few up
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Great reviews.....someone said Treatment sounded like Skid Row....I said that in my review of Dallas as well......any rate, Kiss is really putting on a great show this time around, and I think it's because of the shorter show time...more energy all around. I feel like I got my money's worth, personally.
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Photos from last night in Concord. Quality is not great- should be getting more from my bud with better quality
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Great reviews everybody! Here are my 2 cents. I was worried that Motley Crue would blow Kiss out of the water but this was not the case. Their set was exciting with the dangling contortionists and Tommy's kickass roller coaster solo. Mick Mars played much better than I expected him to. I hadn't seen Motley since 1990 and they were fun but I wasn't exactly clamoring for an encore.

Hardly anybody left between sets which was a good sign. This was my first Kiss show since 2004 so I was ready to rock. I was skeptical at first of the set design but it looked damn good in person and it allowed them a lot of options. The fire and firetruck lights during Firehouse looked impressive from my seat (I secretly wished Paul would bust out the ridiculous fireman's hat, sadly no) and the lightning effects during Shock Me were dazzling. I jokingly sat down and folded my arms in disgust when Shock Me began and got an outraged stare by the fat guy sitting next to me but quickly got back to my feet and rocked the fuck out.

Gene seemed to be having a good time during the blood spewing segment and had a hysterically funny "oh my god, what have I done?" expression on his face at the end of it. Paul's voice sounded noticeably strained a couple times but he's still great at being a showman. I really hope they swing back around with a full show next year. Next time I will bite the bullet and pay for expensive seats.
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Nick was apparently walking around the pit area taking pictures with those who noticed him in time.

I'm still waiting for details of the meet & greet performance!
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Great review from everyone and good pictures from that show! :thumleft:
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Here are a few pics from my seat.
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Sweat Pants...you rock!
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A few more from last night
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Thanks for the reviews. Great pics, too!!!

Rumors of this band's demise have been greatly exaggerated. :D
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seamusko wrote:I noticed that Eric has alot of stuff written on his snares. I don't know what was written, but I haven't noticed this before. Any ideas?
Eric sometimes writes some of the lyrics on his snare drum. I saw a photo of this a few years ago.

It may simply be his signature and the date of the concert so that it can be sold or used in a charity auction later on.
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Robdaddy wrote:
Rumors of this band's demise have been greatly exaggerated. :D
Now THAT is a keeper!! :thumright:
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Admin wrote: It's still special, but perhaps more for the ties to (or my clinging to) my youth.
I felt a bit like this when I saw them in 2009. There were moments that really brought me back, but for me the show itself left me cold.
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Video that I shot of Love Gun from Concord
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here are some shots....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v462/ ... 12/060.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I requested Life in the Woods and got it

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v462/ ... 012/13.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v462/ ... 12/109.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v462/ ... 12/071.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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I am trying to post as just pics- so bear with me...
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bret, please elaborate about the meet & greet set list
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I wasn't writing anything down but we were brought into the tent and KISS came in a short time later. They played a bunch of songs/ partial songs, including Thief in the Night, Sure Know Something, Hard Luck Woman, Beth, Life in the Woods, country version of God of Thunder, snippet of I Was Made for Loving You, Calling Dr. Love, Snippet of Christine 16 by Paul, and more. I know people were filming so it should all pop up at some point... it was great- definitely an awesome aspect to the m/g. Right after it was done they got up and started signing/ chatting/ taking individual pics. It was later that the make-up pics were taken - just before KISS Took the stage.