So, when he asked if I wanted to go to the KISS concert tonight, I said yes- the last one we went to was in oh...2003? I think? And before that, I saw KISS with my parents in 1977 during the KISS ALIVE II concert when my mom was an entertainment reporter in Ames, Iowa. And I was 5, and a huge KISS fan, to the horror of my mom. My uncle bought me my first album- Rock & Roll Over. She wrote a whole article about it:
Now, CR and I have been talking about the next KISS concert we see together, and possibly getting meet & greet tickets, so when he said he could get them, I said yes, even at the much. much more expensive price. It's been a dream of mine ever since finding out you could do that! And then a few days ago he asked if we should upgrade them to backstage passes- complete with hard hats. I thought maybe that was a little pricey for little back, so I kinda said um no, too much.
Much to my surprise, when we showed up at the Pepsi Center to get our tickets and start the meet & greet, CR had decided to upgrade the tickets and surprised me in line before we picked them up, so presto chango!- we were going to meet the band aaaaaand take a backstage tour! Here's our package goodies:
Not only that but the meet & greet included an acoustic performance by the band:
Then we got to meet everyone and have autographs signed:
Next, it was off for the backstage tour:
|Paul Stanley's guitar- one of many@|
|One of Gene Simmon's guitars|
|Me, with one of Paul Stanley's guitars!!|
I can't even begin to describe how amazing it was! And I took at least 4 times as many pictures as I've shown here, and we hadn't even started the concert yet!
Did I mention Def Leppard was opening for KISS?
|Def Leppard at soundcheck|
Ok, here are a few concert pictures because it is 3 am and I'm tired! Not to mention I have to work tomorrow!!!
I'm thinking this needs to be a 2 parter, cause I have some video to share....
Remember, it's just a ride.