Kiss Meet and Greet experience
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  • It was definitely the most expensive concert ticket I have ever purchased, but it was worth every cent
  • The acoustic performance was amazing as it gave us a chance to hear some of the songs the band doesn't perform often on stage during normal concerts anymore
  • I was pleased to hear them perform Take Me Down Below , not only because it was the first time they had ever performed that song live, but also because it's my favourite song off their latest album Monster
  • Unfortunately, we happened to miss most of Motley Crue's set who were also supporting, but I had seen them perform just a few months earlier with Kiss in Las Vegas, so it wasn't too bad, I guess

    • by Kobie
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      On 9 March, 2013, I attended my first Kiss meet and greet. I had previously met the band a couple of times, but this was the first time I’d taken part in one of their official meet and greet experiences. It was definitely the most expensive concert ticket I have ever purchased, but it was worth every cent. As well as the meet and greet, the package included a concert ticket that allowed us access into the front area of the arena, a Kiss tote bag, a poster, a shirt, a photo with Kiss in costume, an exclusive acoustic set by the band backstage and a set of Kiss guitar picks.

      As instructed, all the meet and greet participants arrived at Allphones Arena in Sydney in the afternoon of the show. We all had to get our names marked off at a nearby tent where we were handed our


      merchandise and tickets for both the concert and meet and greet. We were then given wristbands and waited excitedly and nervously for further instructions. When everyone was ready, we were led upstairs to a corridor where we anxiously waited until the band was ready. Some of the crew gave us a brief run down on what was happening and what kind of songs we might expect to hear in the acoustic set. We were also given cards that contained information regarding how to receive our photos later on in the night. After some time passed, we all made our way into the room where the band entered and sat down on some stools on a small stage in front of us.

      The acoustic performance was amazing as it gave us a chance to hear some of the songs the band doesn’t perform often on stage during normal concerts anymore.

      They performed Kiss classics like “Christine Sixteen”, “Love Her All I Can”, “C’mon And Love Me”, “Hide Your Heart” and one of their new ones “Take Me Down Below”. I was pleased to hear them perform “Take Me Down Below”, not only because it was the first time they had ever performed that song live, but also because it’s my favourite song off their latest album “Monster”. Everyone was encouraged to request songs, some of them being “Domino”, “Goin’ Blind” and “Got To Choose”. Eric Singer also did a nice rendition of Peter Criss’ classic “Beth”. Each member of the band put in a lot of effort and kept the mood light and up beat at all times. They even threw in a few surprises like Beatles covers.

      Once the acoustic performance came to an end, it was time to meet the band and get autographs and photos with ...


      • Kiss Meet and Greet experience
      them without their make up. Each band member came around to us one by one. Paul Stanley was the first to meet us, followed by Tommy Thayer, Eric Singer and Gene Simmons. Each one was very friendly as always, and took a lot of time to stop and say hello to each of us individually. I got 3 of my CDs signed and a photo with each of the guys. Their crew was also very friendly, offering to help us with our autographs and kindly taking our photos for us.

      Once that part of the meet and greet was completed, we were able to go outside for a while before it was time to get our photos taken with the band in make up. We were instructed to meet back at the arena at door 8 at 8 o’clock. In the meantime, I got to enjoy Thin Lizzy’s set

      as they were the support band. As 8pm approached, we all made our way to door 8. Unfortunately, we happened to miss most of Motley Crue’s set who were also supporting, but I had seen them perform just a few months earlier with Kiss in Las Vegas, so it wasn’t too bad, I guess. We were brought to a room where they were playing an old Kiss concert on a big screen until it was time to go downstairs to a different room to meet the band again. Finally, we found ourselves in the same room as Kiss once again, but this time in full make up and costumes. We could do whatever we liked in our photo with the band, so I opted for the hugging pose with Paul Stanley.

      Once we got our photos taken, we were free to go and enjoy the show. It was definitely a night to remember!




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