8/15/2014 Alpine Valley, East Troy

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Love Alpine Valley, yeah the access isn't the best but it's a great venue for a live show.

Anyone else going from KISSFAQ?

View from the upper beer garden.

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6th row for me.
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strangeways747 wrote:6th row for me.
Nice!
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East Troy, WI
Alpine Valley Music Theater
Promoter: Live Nation
Other act(s) Def Leppard, Dead Daisies
Reported audience: TBD / 37,000 (MAX)

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

Setlist will be archived HERE
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I am so ready for this show. This will be Kiss show #12 for me I think. Should be a great night.
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I have 10th row center !! Not that I'm trying to brag or anything..............but I'll be at the Chicago show the following night.
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Fans and pride, not Hall of Fame, keep KISS going, says Gene Simmons ahead of Alpine Valley show

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Is there any chance or desire to arrange a "meet up" for the KISS faq'ers who will be at this show?

If so, can we post some suggestions etc on here? I am open to it, would be a cool thing.

Anyone?
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Yepp! 7th row center and then 5th row center in Chicago! Im absolutely excited to say the least!
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Cant wait my first KISS show!!
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Ill be there and Chicago!
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I'm glad to hear other's are going to both Alpine and Chicago!! I'm glad I live in Milwaukee!! I can always see Kiss more than once per tour. :D
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Alrighty then, no meetup plans, have a great time at Alpine tomorrow everyone who's going.

It's gonna be sunny and beautiful, bring on the beer and the grill for tailgating.
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Will I be able to bring a camera? My ticket does NOT say anything about cameras/photography.
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As long as it is a "small pocket camera" with an attached lens you will be ok. They have a list on the alpine valley Facebook page.
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Will be there tonight, and VIP in Chicago tomorrow! :D
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dtk07 wrote:As long as it is a "small pocket camera" with an attached lens you will be ok. They have a list on the alpine valley Facebook page.
Thanks for the info!! :) I figured it was easier to bring in a camera nowadays!!
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someone take pictures of the tens of thousands of people protesting Gene, please.
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Crown Royal wrote:someone take pictures of the tens of thousands of people protesting Gene, please.
...when he flys up to the light rig durning God Of Thunder...everybody should yell "JUMP!"....lmao
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spaceace11 wrote:
Crown Royal wrote:someone take pictures of the tens of thousands of people protesting Gene, please.
...when he flys up to the light rig durning God Of Thunder...everybody should yell "JUMP!"....lmao
OUCH.
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You guys know I'm just joking...lol. but still that'd be pretty funny
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GREAT CROWD TONIGHT

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I remember way back in 1990 I wanted to see KISS at Apine Valley. It was for the HITS tour. I had already seen them months earlier. By now it was Sept. 1990 and Winger was opening up for them. I could not make it but I remember wanting to see that show.
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just got home from my first kiss show ever. and it was great!! better then my wildest dream. Paul sounded good but me and my cousin said he's been screaming into mics for 40 years he should get a past. it's just awesome to see my rock heroes (yes I counted Tommy, and Eric too) on stage and in person. place was packed, some empty seats but the lawn was like gone with the wind sea of people. speaking of that it seemed to be mostly KISS fans at the show. 13 dollars for a beer was a joke thou. as for the show opening act the dead daisy was ok, but great. DL shocked me how good they still are. as for kiss it was great to hear "you wanted the best....." live for the first time. feeling and hearing the pyro. i was row QQ and it felt like i was on stage with them. i know some will complain about the set list but as a first timer at a KISS it was great hearing DRC, Love Gun, deuce, Lick It Up, ext. plus just hear my all time favorite hide your heart was perfect, and felt like i was meant to be at this show. only down side was traffic leaving the parking we waited 30 minute to move four feet. that sucked. all about parking lot. but at least we saw some really drunk chick who looked like she shit her pants, that was fun to talk about at bar after show.
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Great show last night.
I had a fantastic time!
They totally nixed my camera though.
Would not let me in with it and I had to resort to my little crappy one that I had in the car.
Fuckers.

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Good show last night. Ending was a little weird. They must've been running late because he announced to the crowd about the 11pm curfew and the skipped the encore break and went into Detroit Rock City and Rock & Roll all Nite directly after Black Diamond.
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KISS wouldn't be KISS without the spectacle, and the band certainly wasn't skimping at its Alpine Valley Music Theatre show Friday as part of its 40th anniversary tour with co-headliner Def Leppard.

Fireworks erupted with the 75-minute set opener "Psycho Circus" — and popped during practically every song afterward; sparks even shot skyward from co-frontman Paul Stanley's guitar, "triggering" booming bursts above him for "Lick It Up." A dense fog shrouded the band at multiple points in the night and blasted down from above, as if the stage production itself was literally blowing off steam. There were flame throwers too, and co-frontman Gene Simmons spit fire at the end of "Hotter Than Hell."

But the greatest special effect was the showmanship of Simmons and Stanley — especially impressive considering the men are in their 60s and have been sporting the metal-studded black costumes and Kabuki-like face paint since the '70s.

Stanley was the relentless hype man, telling the crowd that Aug. 15, 2014, would be a night they would never forget, and doing everything in his power to live up to his promise. Before "Love Gun," he stepped onto a zip line with those monstrous silver heels to fly above the crowd toward a stage in the middle of the amphitheater — but not before demanding a deafening audience roar. Like Stanley, the crowd gave everything they got.

Simmons continued to personify the superhero-inspired, larger-than-life spirit of KISS, with a barking, booming voice and comically crazed eyes. He was especially animated during a bass solo, stage blood trickling down his neck and onto his metallic chest plate, his tongue whipping about like it was a living parasite trying desperately to free itself from its host.

Musically, the band was engaged for an energetic set spanning from a roaring "War Machine" to a boisterous "Shout It Out Loud" to "Rock and Roll All Nite." And sorry, Ace Frehley fans, but lead guitarist Tommy Thayer deserves a lot of the credit.

At one point, Stanley called for the house lights and asked for fans there with their kids to hoist them up. "We were there for your parents, and we'll be there for you guys," Stanley said. And on Friday, KISS performed like it still had another 40 years left in 'em.

It says something about KISS' live concert that a bombastic glam metal band like Def Leppard in comparison could seem so...tame.

Not that that was the case for the entirety of its 75-minute pre-KISS set. There was a strong start with "Let It Go" (sorry, kiddos, not the "Frozen" song) and "Animal," and a fine finish with "Rock of Ages" and "Photograph." The band was at its best when frontman Joe Elliott — as colorful as his plain white shirt Friday — stepped aside and let skilled guitarists Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell, bassist Rick Savage and impressive one-armed drummer Rick Allen rock out for "Switch 625," providing a breather from the set's repetitive, singalong chorus formula.

But "Let's Get Rocked" — coming off a momentum-sucking "Love Bites" — mostly got blank or bemused stares. Elliott asked the audience to sing along to an acoustic "Two Steps Behind" — but lips largely stayed sealed.

And when "Hysteria" rolled around with nostalgic concert footage and pictures playing on video screens behind the band, it was clear Def Leppard and its fans were having a greater time back in the day than they did Friday.
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love this pic of Paul. He is a happy man nowadays, and he deserves to be. He brought many of us a lot of happiness.

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Crown Royal wrote:love this pic of Paul. He is a happy man nowadays, and he deserves to be. He brought many of us a lot of happiness.

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Cool, thanks for the photo feedback. I sure the money doesn't suck for them on this tour but I bet being in thier 60s the roar of the crowd and the validation of a life's work means more to them than anything else. He does seem happy to be on stage.
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Had a blast at this show. Having been to Alpine many times we were prepared to sit tight in the lot do some post-show grilling and relaxing while we watched all the cars jockey for position in the line to leave.

Great performances by DL and KISS. Enjoyed it all.
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WI KISSfan wrote:Had a blast at this show. Having been to Alpine many times we were prepared to sit tight in the lot do some post-show grilling and relaxing while we watched all the cars jockey for position in the line to leave.

Great performances by DL and KISS. Enjoyed it all.
yeah it took 30 minutes to move 4 feet, but after that it went alot easier.