Has Gene Simmons lost the demon character?

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Re: Has Gene Simmons lost the demon character?

Postby Ma » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:12 am

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Re: Has Gene Simmons lost the demon character?

Postby RippingFleshFromBone » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:47 pm

ACK!...It's Rock 'n' Roll!!

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Re: Has Gene Simmons lost the demon character?

Postby Gojira1975 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:16 pm

RFFB an FJ bang on the money here.
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Re: Has Gene Simmons lost the demon character?

Postby TONYSOUTH » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:39 pm

Just got back from the Pub (and pissed) but it's good to see some people still know how to have a good time at a gig, let's just hope we can enjoy a show in the uk this year and show people how to party at a KISS concert, if not see you in Zurich, tickets booked and ready to rock :evil: :twisted: :wink:
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Re: Has Gene Simmons lost the demon character?

Postby madmark » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:31 am

Maybe next meet up we should specifically choose a pub full of shy retiring librarian type KISS fans and do what we do best..... :lol: :lol:
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Re: Has Gene Simmons lost the demon character?

Postby TONYSOUTH » Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:50 am

This is only my opinion… it is neither right nor wrong (but my lovely wife tells me I'm always wrong)!

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Re: Has Gene Simmons lost the demon character?

Postby starchildmark » Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:53 am

I have met loads of peeps off here at meet ups and i must say it is always awesome.
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Re: Has Gene Simmons lost the demon character?

Postby TONYSOUTH » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:18 am

This is only my opinion… it is neither right nor wrong (but my lovely wife tells me I'm always wrong)!

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Re: Has Gene Simmons lost the demon character?

Postby alexmai » Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:38 pm

Gene lost it in 1978. Maybe before, in my opinion...

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Re: Has Gene Simmons lost the demon character?

Postby Dan bach » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:38 pm

This is slightly off-topic raised by the thread maker.
But I think it's related.

Anyone who knows me ... knows I love a gig = literally travelling the world to see a band.

I purposely didn't book any of the Euro shows that were being announced peacemeal every week - in the hope that a "Blighty" gig would be announced. On the Sonic Boom tour, I deliberately did the "provinces" and not the Olde Smoke because I thought on the next tour they would only do a good "olde London town shindig".

With no UK tour date on the horizon, I am feeling very, very jadded. "Am I bothered" in chasing a ticket for the Euro shows? At this precise moment - I am not.

What is at the root of this apathy, this is what has me puzzled.

International gig travelling is now - so piss easy.
1) Ticket on day of release,
2) google cheapish and/or localised accom
3) Flights or travel logistics from the Uk to where the gig is.

I appreciate people might reply to this and say "c'mon Dan do the Kruise". But I'm not a big cruise person and nothing personal to those who do the Kruise - but I think I'd be ready for the loonhouse - If I was shut in/on a massive boat with 3,000 other rabid KISS fans for five days. KISS for breakfast, lunch and supper ... KISStory morning, noon and night ... KISS merch work, rest and play.
(I appreciate that I haven't explained this very well, and I'm not intending to insult anyone)

So perhaps 2013 will be my KISS no gig year. The only other year I missed and there was a KISS gig was 1997 Finsbury Park - when a dear friend's wedding clashed with the KAOS in the Park. (May 1976 and September 1980 = I wasn't a KISS fan in 1976 and Mum banned me from attending Deeside Leisure Centre in 1980).

But on the very positive side - I'm still loving Monster album and the Casablanca Years box set is ripped on my pc and now I have two audio cdrs for the car; non-stop KISS down through the years 8) Listening to those discs constantly.

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Re: Has Gene Simmons lost the demon character?

Postby madmark » Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:05 pm

Dan , The Kruise isn't as bad as you think. In fact it's brilliant..There are another 6-7 bands , and loads of other things to do , honestly... KISS do 3 gigs and then it's a free for all...Hang out , go to any of the 10(!) restaurants..AND ABOUT 10 BARS! Watch any band and they usually start the gigs at about 11am. There are bars ,inside and out , and BBQ's everyday from about 12pm... Pools , gyms , one of the inside bars shows KISS 24-7 if that's your thing...OR just relax in your cabin with a book .! They have TV.. as well .. (or do as I did and steal all the photos you should have paid for) :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: !!!
By the way ,is anybody going this year who didn't go last? :wink:
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Re: Has Gene Simmons lost the demon character?

Postby Hutchie » Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:41 pm

Can anyone who has done the Kruise give me a rough estimate of the TOTAL cost that they incurred, ie with the cruise, flights, pocket money, extra accommodation etc??? Cheers.

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Re: Has Gene Simmons lost the demon character?

Postby gareth » Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:37 pm

I've just read though these posts with interest, and I do tend to agree there is less raw energy from the fans at Kiss gigs now, than there was in years gone by.

But I don't blame the fans or the band.........I blame the internet.


Until fairly recently, if you wanted to see the spectacle of a Kiss concert, you had to get your ass to one....but these days, everyone and his dog has seen what goes on at the shows, either on the net or on DVD's etc, or even on forums such as this.

Therefore, nothing is a surprise anymore, even before the first chord is struck these days, 90% of the audience is already aware of what the set-list will be, and knows exactly just what to expect, both musically and visually.......but thankfully, it never used to be like that!


Some may not agree, but that's just my take on it.

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Re: Has Gene Simmons lost the demon character?

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Re: Has Gene Simmons lost the demon character?

Postby madmark » Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:43 am

Ziggy played guitar...or was it Ronson?


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