Last Saturday my friend Heidi and I attended a KISS Expo at a local hotel. I am a music fan in general but have to admit that I'm not necessarily a KISS "fan." I like their songs (the four or so that I've heard on the radio) but don't have any of their CDs. Two KISS members were at the expo - Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer. Heidi had met Eric before and I have a friend who knows Tommy. It sounded fun and would be great people-watching.
We got there around 1:30 p.m.. At 5 Eric and Tommy took a break for Q&A. They went back to the autograph area around 6 and by 6:30 we decided to call it a day. We were a little more than halfway to the autograph area. All I will say about the organization of the event is that there was none.
Even though it was a long and technically unfruitful day, we did have fun and the people watching did not disappoint. Tommy walked by the autograph line a couple times for bathroom breaks and he was very nice, shaking people's hands and taking a picture here or there. I also heard from people who had made it to the autograph table that Eric and Tommy spent a lot of time with each fan. I do appreciate that they take time to interact with the fans. But that means a long-ass time in line. :-)
All is not lost. I plan to borrow Heidi's KISS CDs and I might even go to their concert with Motley Crue in September. And who knows, I might even join the KISS Army...