Tuesday, May 15, 2012

#283 Never Been KISSed

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.  :-)  

I got one picture of some kids in front of us in line.  I felt bad for the dad - he was obviously a real fan and even had a KISS book and other items to sign.  They ended up leaving around 5 p.m. 

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...

1 comment:

  1. I first heard and saw the image of KISS when in 7th grade, 1975. I said to others "these guys won't last".

    What I thought to be a flash in the pan turned out to be near immortal genius.

    Mike Miller
    Brazil, Indiana