The crew was still preparing the stage for the show and looking at the spider, we directly noticed that it was smaller than we had saw it on pictures before. So, we were afraid that maybe the spider will be not working this show, because the stage was to small and not high enough. We heard that the show will be starting sooner as usual.
At 8:15 PM it was time, we heard the wellknown announcement; You Wanted The Best, You Got The Best, The Hottest Band In The World... KISS! The curtain dropped and KISS started with Psycho Circus and sadly, the spider didn't work, the band didn't came down on the spider, but walked on stage! But the party was on as soon the band played their first song.
With the spot we had, we could see everything and we took some awesome photo's. It was great to see KISS again when we saw them on the KISS Kruise II 7 months ago. We can't get enough of them, lol.
During War Machine Gene breathes fire and after Out Of This World Tommy & Eric did their jam with the cool bazooka ending. Because of the small stage, Gene didn't fly during his bass solo and Paul didn't fly over to the B-stage! As a open air show there was a lot of pyro and bombs during and after the show. The band sounded great and played till 10:10 PM.
The setlist was: Psycho Circus, Shout It Out Loud, Let Me Go, Rock 'N' Roll, I Love It Loud, Hell Or Hallelujah, War Machine (Gene breathes fire) Heaven's On Fire, Deuce, Say Yeah, Shock Me (Only first & second verse)Outta This World (Tommy & Eric Jam) God Of Thunder (Gene bass solo intro — spits blood) Lick It Up, Love Gun, Rock & Roll All Nite. Encores: Detroit Rock City, I Was Made For Lovin' You, Black Diamond.
At the merchandise boot, they sold not all the merchandise and all was in the censored ZZ logo. They didn't sold the tourbook, Monster Hoodie and some of the T-Shirts.
We stood front row and the show and we shoot a lot of great photo's! Here's a selection, enjoy...