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Atlantic City, NJ
Boardwalk Hall
Promoter: Live Nation
Other act(s) Def Leppard, Dead Daisies
Reported audience: TBD / 10,500 (MAX)

Plan meet-ups, discuss/review the show, share the setlist, report live from the show!

Notes:
- Dead Daisies take over from Kobra and the Lotus as opening act for the second leg of the tour.

Setlist will be archived HERE
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Going to this show. Anyone here going as well?
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Wildwood75 wrote:Going to this show. Anyone here going as well?
Yes we'll be there.Driving down from Connecticut!
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It assuredly holds more than 10,500 for concerts.
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nibbler1982 wrote:It assuredly holds more than 10,500 for concerts.
Yes, that sounds about right, but it's not a mega arena like the Well in Philly or say MSG in New York. I think 10,500 is the max with the floor seating. Hopefully the guys will

come back refreshed after the week break and hopefully some change in the set-list.

Will report to you guys on the show.
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I'll be there. Going to Camden the next night too!!
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see you kids in camden!
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Will be in AC Saturday for the show
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Going to Camden too the following night as well.
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I've seen some shows here, it's definitely a big place, and a good one to see a show. Hope anyone going has a great time, and try to spend your cash on Kiss merch rather than the casinos! Hey wouldn't it be funny if someone caught Tommy shooting some craps.
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Wildwood75 wrote:Going to Camden too the following night as well.
May the force be with you.
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I'll be there! As well as the Camden show
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I am there with Beer in hand !
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Checked in the hotel and getting dinner at Chickie and Pete's before the show.
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Phil Collin of Def Leppard just shared the stage with KISS!

Image

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They played Deuce.
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AJ wrote:Phil Collin of Def Leppard just shared the stage with KISS!

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They played Deuce.
That's cool!!
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Video of the performance of Deuce coming up!
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Man, I wish they would do this sort of thing more often.

I don't even like post-Pyromania Def Lep but would love the idea of them all jamming to Rock N Roll All Nite as the encore.

There is no reason for this not to happen.
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Video of Phil and KISS.
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Ren5150 wrote:WmoRax4vWxQ&list=UUViz_viMAG81BzzNRCTNKJg

Video of Phil and KISS.
Love it!!! :D 8)
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So, was spidey fully working in AC? We have not seen a show with it working since the malfunction.
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Kiss, Def Leppard cycle through hits with few surprises at Boardwalk Hall show in Atlantic City

Posted: Saturday, August 2, 2014 11:22 pm
By SCOTT CRONICK Staff Writer


ATLANTIC CITY –
As a lifelong KISS fan who has walls full of memorabilia, nearly every album and DVD released, this is difficult to admit, but maybe it's time for KISS to hang it up.

It’s not that KISS still isn’t entertaining. They are, particularly for first-timers. The show, which frontman/guitarist Paul Stanley always refers to as the “Greatest Show on Earth” without paying royalties to Ringling Bros., remains impressive in scope.

The giant stage for the band’s 40th anniversary tour, which landed at Boardwalk Hall with co-headliner Def Leppard on Saturday, boasts spiderlike arms, ascending and descending platforms, an impressive laser and light show and crazy pyrotechnics. And, of course, bassist/singer Gene Simmons spits blood and breathes fire.

And it’s not that KISS still isn’t talented. Stanley’s voice remains powerful and able to hit a good deal of the high notes at 62 years old. Simmons remains a quality bass player and was wise to write songs in his register that he can still handle. Guitarist Tommy Thayer may be no Ace Frehley when it comes to originality, but he mimics Frehley’s licks – and mannerisms – quite well. And Eric Singer is a far better drummer than Peter Criss ever was.
The problem with KISS at this point is that they seem to have given up. They are going through the motions with nothing new to add musically or theatrically.

Since they can’t sell the amount of tickets they used to, the makeup-clad band now generally teams up every summer with another major headliner to help justify their arena status. This year it’s Def Leppard. Past collaborations included Motley Crue and Aerosmith.

That dual headlining status means the band can only play 80 minutes, which means they basically play the same setlist every year. It’s always a treat to hear Simmons – The Demon - grunt through the abrasive “Deuce” and the ass-kicking “I Love It Loud,” and team with Stanley – The Starchild - on the sing-a-long anthems “Shout It Out Loud” and the night’s closer, “Rock and Roll All Nite.”
It’s even better when Stanley wails at the beginning of “Lick It Up” and belts out “Love Gun” as the firecracker-like pyro matches the guitar licks. And when Singer pounds the drums and sings “Black Diamond” and Thayer and Stanley dual solo on “Detroit Rock City,” it’s a good time.

But as most KISS fans will ask, "How many times can you watch the exact same show?" A KISS concert is now so formulaic that fans know what's going to happen before it's going to happen. Singer's drums will rise to the ceiling during "Black Diamond," Simmons will breathe fire from the same sword he's been using forever and spit blood before "God Of Thunder," and Stanley will jump on a harness and fly above the audience during “Love Gun."
Don’t they have any new schtick to add to make it more exciting? Can’t they come up with any new, original ideas to give longtime fans something to go see again?

To give KISS some credit, they did roll out three new – well, old, but new for this tour – songs this year: “War Machine,” one of KISS’ heaviest songs, remains one of the band’s best and was awesome to hear live again; the classic “Hotter Than Hell,” a poor choice considering all of the great songs they left off this setlist; and “Hide Your Heart,” a catchy, spirited tune that was on KISS’ under-appreciated 1989 album “Hot in the Shade.”
And a nice surprise that was awesome to hear and see was Def Leppard guitarist Phill Collen join the band with gigantic KISS shoes and a little bit of makeup for "Deuce," for which he offered a blistering solo and extended outro.
After 40 years, the newly inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Famers seem determined to press forward, promising new music and future tours. But if they can’t even muster enough creativity to offer fans something different on stage every year, why bother?

Less interesting from a theatrical perspective but possibly more musically relevant was Def Leppard, one of the biggest bands of the 1980s. Def Leppard’s 80-minute set was chock full of the hits that made them the superstars they became.
Another band that likes to have a co-headliner to keep their arena status – two years ago they toured with Poison – it’s pretty impressive when u look at how many smashes this band recorded, and they played all of them Saturday.
The problem with Def Leppard at this point is multifaceted. For starters, lead singer Joe Elliott basically goes through many his songs in a wimpy falsetto because he can’t belt it out like he used to.
But the biggest problem is that some of its most popular songs from the mid-1980s haven’t aged well. They sound like dated, cheesy rock songs, particularly the hollow “Let’s Get Rocked,” “Rocket,” “Armagedden It" and the intolerable crowd-pleasing "Pour Some Sugar On Me.”

Some of that material did stand up the test of time, such as the night's second song and rocking version of "Animal," the infectious classic "Hysteria," and "Love Bites,” as cheesy as it may be, remains an irresistible guilty pleasure.
That said, their early material still packs a punch, including the opener “Let It Go,” “Foolin’,” a cool, acoustic version of “Bringin’ on the Heartbreak," and the encores “Rock of Ages” and “Photograph.” And their teaser opener of The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again" left the audience demanding more.

For diehard fans, they also played 1993’s “Two Steps Behind,” a mediocre ballad that was on the “Last Action Hero” soundtrack, which wasn't any better as an acoustic version; and “Switch 625,” an instrumental from “High ’n’ Dry” (are you kidding me?!?!).

An 80-minute set actually is to Def Leppard's benefit, particularly for causal fans, since they don't have a particularly deep catalog that is worth exploring live.
On paper, a night with Def Leppard and KISS sounds fun. There are plenty of worse things to do in the summer than listen to mindless rock songs from the ’70s and ’80s while watching an over-the-top stage show. But for true, longtime fans of both of these bands, it’s a reminder of one thing: Not everyone – and especially not every music act – ages gracefully.
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Kiss, Def Leppard cycle through hits with few surprises at Boardwalk Hall show in Atlantic City

Posted: Saturday, August 2, 2014 11:22 pm
By SCOTT CRONICK Staff Writer


ATLANTIC CITY –
As a lifelong KISS fan who has walls full of memorabilia, nearly every album and DVD released, this is difficult to admit, but maybe it's time for KISS to hang it up.

It’s not that KISS still isn’t entertaining. They are, particularly for first-timers. The show, which frontman/guitarist Paul Stanley always refers to as the “Greatest Show on Earth” without paying royalties to Ringling Bros., remains impressive in scope.

The giant stage for the band’s 40th anniversary tour, which landed at Boardwalk Hall with co-headliner Def Leppard on Saturday, boasts spiderlike arms, ascending and descending platforms, an impressive laser and light show and crazy pyrotechnics. And, of course, bassist/singer Gene Simmons spits blood and breathes fire.

And it’s not that KISS still isn’t talented. Stanley’s voice remains powerful and able to hit a good deal of the high notes at 62 years old. Simmons remains a quality bass player and was wise to write songs in his register that he can still handle. Guitarist Tommy Thayer may be no Ace Frehley when it comes to originality, but he mimics Frehley’s licks – and mannerisms – quite well. And Eric Singer is a far better drummer than Peter Criss ever was.
The problem with KISS at this point is that they seem to have given up. They are going through the motions with nothing new to add musically or theatrically.

Since they can’t sell the amount of tickets they used to, the makeup-clad band now generally teams up every summer with another major headliner to help justify their arena status. This year it’s Def Leppard. Past collaborations included Motley Crue and Aerosmith.

That dual headlining status means the band can only play 80 minutes, which means they basically play the same setlist every year. It’s always a treat to hear Simmons – The Demon - grunt through the abrasive “Deuce” and the ass-kicking “I Love It Loud,” and team with Stanley – The Starchild - on the sing-a-long anthems “Shout It Out Loud” and the night’s closer, “Rock and Roll All Nite.”
It’s even better when Stanley wails at the beginning of “Lick It Up” and belts out “Love Gun” as the firecracker-like pyro matches the guitar licks. And when Singer pounds the drums and sings “Black Diamond” and Thayer and Stanley dual solo on “Detroit Rock City,” it’s a good time.

But as most KISS fans will ask, "How many times can you watch the exact same show?" A KISS concert is now so formulaic that fans know what's going to happen before it's going to happen. Singer's drums will rise to the ceiling during "Black Diamond," Simmons will breathe fire from the same sword he's been using forever and spit blood before "God Of Thunder," and Stanley will jump on a harness and fly above the audience during “Love Gun."
Don’t they have any new schtick to add to make it more exciting? Can’t they come up with any new, original ideas to give longtime fans something to go see again?

To give KISS some credit, they did roll out three new – well, old, but new for this tour – songs this year: “War Machine,” one of KISS’ heaviest songs, remains one of the band’s best and was awesome to hear live again; the classic “Hotter Than Hell,” a poor choice considering all of the great songs they left off this setlist; and “Hide Your Heart,” a catchy, spirited tune that was on KISS’ under-appreciated 1989 album “Hot in the Shade.”
And a nice surprise that was awesome to hear and see was Def Leppard guitarist Phill Collen join the band with gigantic KISS shoes and a little bit of makeup for "Deuce," for which he offered a blistering solo and extended outro.
After 40 years, the newly inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Famers seem determined to press forward, promising new music and future tours. But if they can’t even muster enough creativity to offer fans something different on stage every year, why bother?

Less interesting from a theatrical perspective but possibly more musically relevant was Def Leppard, one of the biggest bands of the 1980s. Def Leppard’s 80-minute set was chock full of the hits that made them the superstars they became.
Another band that likes to have a co-headliner to keep their arena status – two years ago they toured with Poison – it’s pretty impressive when u look at how many smashes this band recorded, and they played all of them Saturday.
The problem with Def Leppard at this point is multifaceted. For starters, lead singer Joe Elliott basically goes through many his songs in a wimpy falsetto because he can’t belt it out like he used to.
But the biggest problem is that some of its most popular songs from the mid-1980s haven’t aged well. They sound like dated, cheesy rock songs, particularly the hollow “Let’s Get Rocked,” “Rocket,” “Armagedden It" and the intolerable crowd-pleasing "Pour Some Sugar On Me.”

Some of that material did stand up the test of time, such as the night's second song and rocking version of "Animal," the infectious classic "Hysteria," and "Love Bites,” as cheesy as it may be, remains an irresistible guilty pleasure.
That said, their early material still packs a punch, including the opener “Let It Go,” “Foolin’,” a cool, acoustic version of “Bringin’ on the Heartbreak," and the encores “Rock of Ages” and “Photograph.” And their teaser opener of The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again" left the audience demanding more.

For diehard fans, they also played 1993’s “Two Steps Behind,” a mediocre ballad that was on the “Last Action Hero” soundtrack, which wasn't any better as an acoustic version; and “Switch 625,” an instrumental from “High ’n’ Dry” (are you kidding me?!?!).

An 80-minute set actually is to Def Leppard's benefit, particularly for causal fans, since they don't have a particularly deep catalog that is worth exploring live.
On paper, a night with Def Leppard and KISS sounds fun. There are plenty of worse things to do in the summer than listen to mindless rock songs from the ’70s and ’80s while watching an over-the-top stage show. But for true, longtime fans of both of these bands, it’s a reminder of one thing: Not everyone – and especially not every music act – ages gracefully.

Wow...this guy really dislikes Def Lep. Lep is in my top 5 fav bands of all time...every song in their set is KILLER minus maybe "Lets Get Rocked" never a huge fan of that one.
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Great show. Leppard was fantastic! Joe Elliot sounded superb. Phil Collen joining KISS onstage for "Deuce" was very cool. But I have to agree with the writer of the show

review from the Press of AC. The guys had no spark onstage, appeared to be going through the motions and the ride home we questioned whether it was time for the band to

hang it up. Soon. It felt like like they had to be there. No change it the set-list. The "show" aspect, lighting, etc., was very good and tended to overshadow the feelings of

KISS' lack of stage presence. The crowd was into it, it appeared the band was not.

Gene did not fly. I don't know why? The ceiling in BH is very high...higher than most sheds. We have Camden tonight and we'll see how the band is. The hall

was for the most part full with some empty seats at the top sides. I was really impressed with Leppard. I hadn't seen them since they ruled the 80's along with Bon Jovi.
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So, what was the set? Deuce is usually early in the set, so was it moved to make it more appropriate for a guest? Would have been odd IMO to have a guest disrupt the show flow early on, and could KISS choreography/show timing deal with a song position move without throwing everything out of whack?!
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Psycho Circus

Shout It Out Loud

War Machine

Hotter Than Hell

Deuce* with Phil Collen

I Love It Loud

Lick It Up

Bass Solo

God of Thunder

Hide Your Heart

Calling Dr. Love

Love Gun

Black Diamond

Detroit Rock City

Rock and Roll All Nite

I don't think having Phil Collen (4th song) threw off the flow and timing of the show. It felt the flow was kinda shot early on after the first song. It felt like a cookie-

cutter performance and for me, having been to 130+ KISS shows, last night's show hadn't the feel and lack of flow as if "we have to do this." I don't think Phil joining the band

onstage for "Deuce" disrupted the performance early on. I feel that it was already gone from the get-go. However, Paul sounded pretty good last night
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Sorry to hear it was a somewhat lackluster performance by KISS last night. By most accounts, this has been a solid tour, and they were quite high-energy when I saw them last month.
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Show opener, front row.

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To each their own. I thought they were awesome last night. They definitely didn't look like they were mailing it in to me. I thought Def Leppard was great too. I'm excited for the show tonight based off of last night.
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Rock N Roll All Nite, front row.

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BDeav323 wrote:To each their own. I thought they were awesome last night. They definitely didn't look like they were mailing it in to me. I thought Def Leppard was great too. I'm excited for the show tonight based off of last night.
Very cool!
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Wildwood75 wrote:Psycho Circus
I don't think having Phil Collen (4th song) threw off the flow and timing of the show. It felt the flow was kinda shot early on after the first song. It felt like a cookie-

cutter performance and for me, having been to 130+ KISS shows, last night's show hadn't the feel and lack of flow as if "we have to do this." I don't think Phil joining the band

onstage for "Deuce" disrupted the performance early on. I feel that it was already gone from the get-go. However, Paul sounded pretty good last night
Thanks for that and the set. I meant if they had Phil join in during the set's second song that it might have disrupted the flow of the show. I'm surprised they didn't move it to more an encore position.
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weldon82 wrote:
RisingForce wrote:http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/life ... 963f4.html

Kiss, Def Leppard cycle through hits with few surprises at Boardwalk Hall show in Atlantic City

Posted: Saturday, August 2, 2014 11:22 pm
By SCOTT CRONICK Staff Writer


ATLANTIC CITY –
As a lifelong KISS fan who has walls full of memorabilia, nearly every album and DVD released, this is difficult to admit, but maybe it's time for KISS to hang it up.

It’s not that KISS still isn’t entertaining. They are, particularly for first-timers. The show, which frontman/guitarist Paul Stanley always refers to as the “Greatest Show on Earth” without paying royalties to Ringling Bros., remains impressive in scope.

The giant stage for the band’s 40th anniversary tour, which landed at Boardwalk Hall with co-headliner Def Leppard on Saturday, boasts spiderlike arms, ascending and descending platforms, an impressive laser and light show and crazy pyrotechnics. And, of course, bassist/singer Gene Simmons spits blood and breathes fire.

And it’s not that KISS still isn’t talented. Stanley’s voice remains powerful and able to hit a good deal of the high notes at 62 years old. Simmons remains a quality bass player and was wise to write songs in his register that he can still handle. Guitarist Tommy Thayer may be no Ace Frehley when it comes to originality, but he mimics Frehley’s licks – and mannerisms – quite well. And Eric Singer is a far better drummer than Peter Criss ever was.
The problem with KISS at this point is that they seem to have given up. They are going through the motions with nothing new to add musically or theatrically.

Since they can’t sell the amount of tickets they used to, the makeup-clad band now generally teams up every summer with another major headliner to help justify their arena status. This year it’s Def Leppard. Past collaborations included Motley Crue and Aerosmith.

That dual headlining status means the band can only play 80 minutes, which means they basically play the same setlist every year. It’s always a treat to hear Simmons – The Demon - grunt through the abrasive “Deuce” and the ass-kicking “I Love It Loud,” and team with Stanley – The Starchild - on the sing-a-long anthems “Shout It Out Loud” and the night’s closer, “Rock and Roll All Nite.”
It’s even better when Stanley wails at the beginning of “Lick It Up” and belts out “Love Gun” as the firecracker-like pyro matches the guitar licks. And when Singer pounds the drums and sings “Black Diamond” and Thayer and Stanley dual solo on “Detroit Rock City,” it’s a good time.

But as most KISS fans will ask, "How many times can you watch the exact same show?" A KISS concert is now so formulaic that fans know what's going to happen before it's going to happen. Singer's drums will rise to the ceiling during "Black Diamond," Simmons will breathe fire from the same sword he's been using forever and spit blood before "God Of Thunder," and Stanley will jump on a harness and fly above the audience during “Love Gun."
Don’t they have any new schtick to add to make it more exciting? Can’t they come up with any new, original ideas to give longtime fans something to go see again?

To give KISS some credit, they did roll out three new – well, old, but new for this tour – songs this year: “War Machine,” one of KISS’ heaviest songs, remains one of the band’s best and was awesome to hear live again; the classic “Hotter Than Hell,” a poor choice considering all of the great songs they left off this setlist; and “Hide Your Heart,” a catchy, spirited tune that was on KISS’ under-appreciated 1989 album “Hot in the Shade.”
And a nice surprise that was awesome to hear and see was Def Leppard guitarist Phill Collen join the band with gigantic KISS shoes and a little bit of makeup for "Deuce," for which he offered a blistering solo and extended outro.
After 40 years, the newly inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Famers seem determined to press forward, promising new music and future tours. But if they can’t even muster enough creativity to offer fans something different on stage every year, why bother?

Less interesting from a theatrical perspective but possibly more musically relevant was Def Leppard, one of the biggest bands of the 1980s. Def Leppard’s 80-minute set was chock full of the hits that made them the superstars they became.
Another band that likes to have a co-headliner to keep their arena status – two years ago they toured with Poison – it’s pretty impressive when u look at how many smashes this band recorded, and they played all of them Saturday.
The problem with Def Leppard at this point is multifaceted. For starters, lead singer Joe Elliott basically goes through many his songs in a wimpy falsetto because he can’t belt it out like he used to.
But the biggest problem is that some of its most popular songs from the mid-1980s haven’t aged well. They sound like dated, cheesy rock songs, particularly the hollow “Let’s Get Rocked,” “Rocket,” “Armagedden It" and the intolerable crowd-pleasing "Pour Some Sugar On Me.”

Some of that material did stand up the test of time, such as the night's second song and rocking version of "Animal," the infectious classic "Hysteria," and "Love Bites,” as cheesy as it may be, remains an irresistible guilty pleasure.
That said, their early material still packs a punch, including the opener “Let It Go,” “Foolin’,” a cool, acoustic version of “Bringin’ on the Heartbreak," and the encores “Rock of Ages” and “Photograph.” And their teaser opener of The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again" left the audience demanding more.

For diehard fans, they also played 1993’s “Two Steps Behind,” a mediocre ballad that was on the “Last Action Hero” soundtrack, which wasn't any better as an acoustic version; and “Switch 625,” an instrumental from “High ’n’ Dry” (are you kidding me?!?!).

An 80-minute set actually is to Def Leppard's benefit, particularly for causal fans, since they don't have a particularly deep catalog that is worth exploring live.
On paper, a night with Def Leppard and KISS sounds fun. There are plenty of worse things to do in the summer than listen to mindless rock songs from the ’70s and ’80s while watching an over-the-top stage show. But for true, longtime fans of both of these bands, it’s a reminder of one thing: Not everyone – and especially not every music act – ages gracefully.

Wow...this guy really dislikes Def Lep. Lep is in my top 5 fav bands of all time...every song in their set is KILLER minus maybe "Lets Get Rocked" never a huge fan of that one.
I think the key is where he calls Pour Some Sugar on Me "intolerable", despite the fact that the crowd eats it up. They are there to entertain people, not put on an art show. It's only an opinion, that can be agreed or disagreed with. Plus "true" longtime fans?
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Re: 8/2/14 - Atlantic City, NJ

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gshaller wrote:Sorry to hear it was a somewhat lackluster performance by KISS last night. By most accounts, this has been a solid tour, and they were quite high-energy when I saw them last month.

Don't get me wrong, they sounded great, Paul sounded great, just my opinion on last night. Now, tonight,I am going to Camden and may have a total different experience.

I'm not going to base last night as a prequel to tonight.
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Re: 8/2/14 - Atlantic City, NJ

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One thing I didn't see mentioned here was Paul messing up the introduction to War Machine.

"This one comes off Creatures Of The Night, it's called I....Love....It.....Loud!............................like a War Machine!!!"

I thought it was pretty funny.