A Night with KISS
Remember that you heard it here first. KISS is currently on their âEnd of the Roadâ tour, supposedly the final tour the band will undertake. (I caught them in concert during their *last* final tour, too, back in 2000.) But both founding members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley have stated that this âmight not be the endâ for the band. I donât expect them to stop performing, though they may limit their engagements upon completion of this current tour, cut out the massive touring. Moreso, I predict the next stop for them will be Broadway. I predict we will soon be enjoying KISS: THE MUSICAL. Like I said, remember that you heard it here first.
Even if a person is not a fan of KISSâs music, itâs hard to imagine anyone not being blown away by their stage show. Nobody puts on a show like KISS puts on a show. N-O-B-O-D-Y. The pyrotechnics, the FX, the theatricality. Itâs magical. I caught their act in Birmingham, Alabama last week.
The arena was packed, and even if you were sitting up in the nosebleed section, where I was, the two huge video screens made every seat feel like a front row seat.
And since this a site devoted to all things vampiry and of interest to folks who are into things vampiry, yes, the Demon did drink and spit up blood, at the end of a rockinâ rendition of âGod of Thunderâ.
(Why have they never used this song in any of the Thor movies? What a wasted opportunity!)
The religious wackjobs protesting outside the arena, all three of them, must still be under the impression that itâs real blood, the blood of some infant the band murdered backstage. Some of the drunks were messing with the wackjobs, but I just ignored them. Forty-six years after first putting on the greasepaint, KISS is still offending the uptight. Now *that* is staying power!
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced, and directed (and occasionally acted in) over two dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and True Crime genres. He obtained a doctorate in Occult Studies from Miskatonic University and is an active paranormal investigator. Is frequently told he resembles Anton Lavey. And Ming the Merciless.
Denn die totden reiten schnell!