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  • Unfortunately, I didn't get to see a lot of Motley Crue's set as I was busy doing the Kiss meet and greet at the time, but I had seen them several times before, luckily
  • Everyone was waiting excitedly for the headliners to take the stage, and after a while, lights went out and the familiar voice over of You wanted the best, you got the best
  • The next song was 'Shout It Out Loud', another crowd favourite, followed by a song off their first album, 'Deuce'
  • This is a high energy, rocking song off the latest album and sounded just as amazing live
  • No matter what your age is, you are sure to be impressed

    • by Kobie
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      On 9 March, 2013 I attended my second Kiss concert at Sydney’s Allphones Arena. I was very excited to see them again as I had seen one of their concerts a few months earlier at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas and they were simply mind-blowing! The floor was all standing area and I had a great spot down near the front of the stage and was probably only about 10 rows or less from the front.

      Opening bands were Thin Lizzy and Motley Crue. Thin Lizzy were great, and really got the show started. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to see a lot of Motley Crue’s set as I was busy doing the Kiss meet and greet at the time, but I had seen them several times before, luckily. The parts I did get to see of their set were brilliant though.

      After the


      support bands had finished each of their sets, it was time to see Kiss. Everyone was waiting excitedly for the headliners to take the stage, and after a while, lights went out and the familiar voice over of “You wanted the best, you got the best! The hottest band in the world, Kiss!” filled the room. With a loud bang, the curtain dropped, the crowd went wild and Kiss went straight into their first song which was ‘Detroit Rock City’. In my opinion, this is the best song to open a Kiss show with. It’s a classic that everyone loves, and it really gets the energy flowing.

      The next song was ‘Shout It Out Loud’, another crowd favourite, followed by a song off their first album, ‘Deuce’. I always love hearing them do all the old classics. In between songs, lead singer Paul Stanley addressed the crowd with his usual humorous on stage banter. They went on to perform the song ‘Firehouse’ and Gene Simmons performed his impressive fire breathing stunt that he does so well. These kind of stunts and special effects are what separates Kiss from other bands. While the music is incredible, they take the time to add extra things to really make it an extraordinary show. Not only is there fire and flames, but there’s numerous fireworks and bangs to keep things exciting and intense.

      While everyone was loving the classic songs they were performing, they also did a new one titled ‘Hell Or Hallelujah’. This is a high energy, rocking song off the latest album and sounded just as amazing live. After a well-received new song, they went back to performing some of their popular older songs like ‘Calling Dr. Love’, ‘Psycho Circus’, ‘I Love ...


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      It Loud’, ‘Crazy Crazy Nights’ and ‘War Machine’. In between, we were also treated to hearing guitarist Tommy Thayer sing his song off the new album titled ‘Outta This World’. Tommy sounded great. In fact, he sounded just as good as what he sounds on the recorded version of the song. He then went into a guitar solo while drummer, Eric Singer took over with a drum solo. It was very impressive. Gene Simmons also did a bass solo, where he then spat fake blood, and “flew” up into the air to a small platform above the stage.

      Finally, it was time for my favourite part of the show. The band went into the song ‘Love Gun’ and lead singer Paul Stanley stepped onto a flying contraption, where he was then able to “fly” over the heads of audience members below, over to a small

      stage set up in the centre of the arena. It was an awesome moment and he actually moved directly over my head. He flew back half way through the song and finished performing it on the main stage.

      In the final song ‘Rock & Roll All Night’ which is my favourite, the crowd really went crazy. There were small pieces of white paper flying everywhere almost like a giant snow storm, and the whole place was just erupting with energy. The band finished the song, then left the stage briefly before returning for two encore performances which were ‘Lick It Up’ and ‘Black Diamond’ which was sang mostly by drummer, Eric Singer.

      This was one of the best concert experiences I have ever had and would recommend a Kiss concert to any fan of rock music. No matter what your age is, you are sure to be impressed!




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