September 15, 2010

KISS Live in Clarkston

The came. They conquered. KISS, live in Clarkston. 

Ever since they donned the gear once again in 1995, KISS has retired and re–toured many times. I first saw them in 1998 during the Psycho Circus tour. It was New Year's Eve. Lots of fun. That time was from the front row on tickets bought that day.

Last Saturday night, Losey provided the tickets via KISS's drummer, Eric Singer. Along with the tickets: All Access passes. Very cool. We could go anywhere we wanted, except on stage. We were able to go anywhere in the pavilion and watch the show — as long as no one was sitting there.

They played all the classics and three new ones. The classics were the best, each "oldie" reminding us that the '70s were further away than we care to admit. It's hard to believe that KISS arrived in '72 and had the great breakthrough LP  Alive in 1976. It was recorded — where else — in Detroit Rock City: Cobo Arena.

We were able to briefly meet the band before the show and chat for a minute. Meeting legends is always cool. Even Losey, ever the easy going charmer, was fired up to have All Access passes and MEET the band. I venture to guess he was somewhat nervous.

We met up with Losey at the Clarkston Union Woodshop for a bite to eat, then we headed to DTE Energy Center (AKA Pine Knob) for a great time.

We were able to Rock 'n' Roll All Nite in Detroit Rock City.

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