On may 23th we went on our way to see KISS live in Frankfurt, Germany!
During our drive we had mixed feelings because of the attack at the arena in Machester last night and looking forward to see KISS again, we didn't know what to expect today.
Around 12 PM we arrived at the Festhalle and only a handfull fans were waiting at the gates, we saw some familier faces. It was a hot day with a nice breeze of wind. And as usual the waiting begins.
We knew that, as soon the gates went open, we had to take stairs, than running to the secrurity gates and after that, we could get inside the venue.
Around 6 PM the gates went open and we start running to the second gates and we had 2 people for us. At 6:30 we went through secrurity and we took a sprint to the floor of the venue to get a good spot - and we did, first row again at Gene's side! After "struggling" through 2 support acts it was time for the hottest band in the world: KISS!
After the curtain felt it's party time again, seeing them on the platform coming down with all the smoke, bombs and fire is always awesome! We were rockin' on Deuce and dancing on Shout It Out Loud. Than Paul talkes about the Machester attack and the band leads a minute of silence for the terror victems. For a little time it was complete silence in the venue, but you still have some rude people who cann't shut up!
After this moment of awareness KISS picked up the show and went ahead with Lick It Up. There were some problems with Gene's airco system that had to be fixed. We had a fantastic view on the band, saw every move, swett and more. During the show Gene kept looking at us and was throwing all kind of things to us. We didn't mind and we got our hands on his towel, rinsing cup and guitarpick!!!
We almost got his waterbottle too but he would make that up to us a day later...
During Warmachine Paul came over to our side and he jiggle with his tail, so funny.
The band was in a good spirit, had funn and kicked ass again! When the confetti started during Rock And Roll All Nite it seems that it was blowned out with much more power as ussual, we almost were blowned away, lol.
Also Gene was venomous to a fan and he spoke out the F-word a few times, we don't know what was going on, but he wasn't pleased about it.
And before we knew it the show was over, again we had a blast and couldn't wait to see them tomorrow in Rotterdam! After the show we managed to got our tour book (was sold out at the Dortmund show) and tour mug.
This was the setlist:
Deuce, Shout It Out Loud, Lick It Up, I Love It Loud, Firehouse (Gene's spits fire) Shock Me (Tommy's guitar solo) Flaming Youth, God Of Thunder (Gene spits blood & flies) Crazy Crazy Nights, Warmachine, Say Yeah, Psycho Circus (Paul flies out to little stage) Black Diamond & Rock And Roll All Nite. Encores: I Was Made For Lovin' You & Detroit Rock City.
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