The HOTTEST SHOW ON EARTH hit the Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center tonight and the SONIC BOOM can still be heard echoing throughout the countryside hours later!
There is an electricity in the air at the before KISS hits the stage at every concert that can only be truly understood by someone who has experienced it. It is a feeling that I felt at my first show years ago and still hits me every time that huge KISS curtain is lowered. This is my 17th KISS concert and that feeling before the show starts is a strong in me today as it was when I first heard the opening to KISS Alive II (my first KISS album). If you are a fan, you KNOW what I am talking about!!!
From the first deafening explosion at the beginning of Modern Day Delilah to the snow storm of confetti during the perennial classic Rock and Roll All Nite, KISS proved once again that they are not only still ALIVE and kicking, but also THRIVING!!! With KISS touring on the heels of the triumphant return to the studio with Sonic Boom and the promise a new release in 2011, does it get any better? These are magical times!!!
The lineup of Gene, Paul, Eric and Tommy is simply incredible and should NOT be missed!!! The interaction among the band members gets more intense with each tour. This show is not all spectacle... The band is tighter than ever and you could imagine them easily slipping into any tune from the vast KISS library. They look so at ease on stage that it makes each progressive show that much better...AND I thought they killed 2 weeks ago when I saw them and Pittsburgh!!!
Once again KISS brought out the classics as well as a nice sampling from "THE BOOM". Crazy Nights was a great addition and the crowd ate it up. The resurfacing of Beth with the new LIVE accompaniment just KILLS!!!
The KISS army was once again out in full force and was on their feet clapping, screaming and fist-pumping their way through every song. KISS performing in front of thousands of fans and friends...WOW!!! It always satisfies!!! I think I asked earlier: Does it get any better than this?
The answer is...NO!!!!
Thanks again, KISS, for one of the coolest Friday the 13th's of my life!!!
Photo by Doug Cataldo for KISSonline