KISS World 2017 - August 20, Aurora, IL

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Bit late, but anyone out there...
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Was gonna go but didn’t. 2 hours away. I’m sure I’ll regret it later. However, it’s basically even the same
set list lately as it was when I saw them a year ago.
Venue looks nice though. Plus it’s the first week of school around these parts, can’t imagine they will draw a
Massive Sunday night crowd.
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Sitting outside the venue, waiting for the gates to open. KISS soundchecked! Heard Paul noodle "All American Man", the band played part of "TNT" and Tommy was talking to the sound guy.

Also heard them playing Deuce and SIOL as I was driving up.

Problem is, it's raining...just a little sprinkle but enough to be irritated.
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It appears Paul and Gene are not flying tonight.
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Humid as fuck too....no breeze. Too many people crowded together for my irritable 50 yr old ass lol. GA which kinda blows.

Cool place to see a show,however. It's about 45 min from me. Too early of a wakeup for work and to be honest,just tired of the setlist.
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Lick IT Up
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Thanks Joe!
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i love it loud
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Julian are you here?
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Deuce1231 wrote:Julian are you here?
Nah, the power of texts from Joe!
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Admin wrote:Black Diamond
Good choice to put in after a snoozer like Psycho Circus.
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Rock and Roll All Nite
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And surprise, KISS gets the key to the city...
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Guess the next song...
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Deuce1231 wrote:Sitting outside the venue, waiting for the gates to open. KISS soundchecked! Heard Paul noodle "All American Man", the band played part of "TNT" and Tommy was talking to the sound guy.

Also heard them playing Deuce and SIOL as I was driving up.

Problem is, it's raining...just a little sprinkle but enough to be irritated.
When I heard All American Man, I lost my shit.

Anyway, great show, meh venue. The 2nd tier VIP was a complete rip off.
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peopleselbow wrote:
Deuce1231 wrote:Sitting outside the venue, waiting for the gates to open. KISS soundchecked! Heard Paul noodle "All American Man", the band played part of "TNT" and Tommy was talking to the sound guy.

Also heard them playing Deuce and SIOL as I was driving up.

Problem is, it's raining...just a little sprinkle but enough to be irritated.
When I heard All American Man, I lost my shit.

Anyway, great show, meh venue. The 2nd tier VIP was a complete rip off.
What'd it get you?

I'm always tickled pink with the VIP. Roughly four hundred bucks usually gets you 4th to 7th row and more often than not it affords me an aisle.

As always...how was the crowd?
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Weird how they rehearse All American Man to keep things fresh for the band...yet won't do the same for the fans
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Wet Willie wrote:Weird how they rehearse All American Man to keep things fresh for the band...yet won't do the same for the fans
I bet if you asked them, they'd use tired bullshit excuses about how certain songs are "must play" and crap along those lines.
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LordThurisaz wrote:
Wet Willie wrote:Weird how they rehearse All American Man to keep things fresh for the band...yet won't do the same for the fans
I bet if you asked them, they'd use tired bullshit excuses about how certain songs are "must play" and crap along those lines.
I spoke with some of their crew last year at their Bridgeport CT show and he said the band doesn't actually even do the soundcheck anymore. It's just the road crew.
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judah1227 wrote:
LordThurisaz wrote:
Wet Willie wrote:Weird how they rehearse All American Man to keep things fresh for the band...yet won't do the same for the fans
I bet if you asked them, they'd use tired bullshit excuses about how certain songs are "must play" and crap along those lines.
I spoke with some of their crew last year at their Bridgeport CT show and he said the band doesn't actually even do the soundcheck anymore. It's just the road crew.
Pretty sure the band does their own soundcheck... it is why they have one - set onstage monitor levels etc.
And, yes, it is not uncommon to have crew members blow through a couple tunes to get front of house levels dialed in, but I doubt they do the 'whole soundcheck' and then verbalize how the settings are back to the band.
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The crew did the sound check, at least for the M&G in reno.
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Meet & Greet. Yes, the crew would handle that.
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Again.....No Video???
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I can confirm it was them doing the sound check. I thought it was techs playing Deuce as well until I heard Gene yell "yeah!" at the end. And then they got to Paul's verse in SIOL and it was him as well
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aucoin wrote:
judah1227 wrote:
LordThurisaz wrote:
Wet Willie wrote:Weird how they rehearse All American Man to keep things fresh for the band...yet won't do the same for the fans
I bet if you asked them, they'd use tired bullshit excuses about how certain songs are "must play" and crap along those lines.
I spoke with some of their crew last year at their Bridgeport CT show and he said the band doesn't actually even do the soundcheck anymore. It's just the road crew.
Pretty sure the band does their own soundcheck... it is why they have one - set onstage monitor levels etc.
And, yes, it is not uncommon to have crew members blow through a couple tunes to get front of house levels dialed in, but I doubt they do the 'whole soundcheck' and then verbalize how the settings are back to the band.
No, it's (almost) always the krew doing soundchecks. Saw about 10 soundchecks in the past 2 years and it was always the krew. They always do TNT with Fran (Paul's tech) sometimes singing. So if they did their own soundcheck in Aurora, that was actually a bit special. On tour, the band arrives about an hour before the meet and greet time - set up and sound check are mostly done by that point, unless they have problems. On the last euro tour, they had some issues with the Kabuki (the falling KISS kurtain) once or twice. They'll keep trying until it works. They have a brilliant krew. Never stressed, always top super professional. Always great seeing them do their thing.
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KIDGEO3 wrote:Again.....No Video???
They're on youtube.