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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Our Gene Simmons Vault KISS Kruise Experience!!!

We got the chance to be at the Gene Simmons Vault KISS Kruise VIII Experience!!!

The event was held in the Spinnaker Lounge on the 13th floor of the Norwegian Jade on november 1th in Key West. We arrived there around 11:30 AM, we got our laminates and a wristband, this time we were # 39.

We got some good seats and when everybody was in Keith told us what you could expected today and how everything will go. So we only have to wait untill Gene would come in. He arrived around 12:15 PM and he just walked down the stairs close by our seats. Of course fans where cheering when "The Demon" made his entrance.
Then Gene told us that he wouldn't do the songs & stories today, but wanted to talk with the fans instead. He thought that a lot of fans would have questions about the final tour of KISS and he was happy to answer them all. Lucky for us this wasn't our first Vault Experience, we did our experience, last july, in Amsterdam with the songs & stories session and getting our Vault signed by Gene!
Some of the questions were: in witch city will be the last final KISS show, but he couldn't answer that because the tour was still in progress. Will there be a new KISS album? Gene answered: No.
After the Q&A was over there was a small break to prepare the stage for the meet & greet. So for us we could relax a bit and talk to fans and watch what was going on when Gene meet the fans.

Then it was our turn and this time we were relaxed and Gene was so nice to us and talked to us all the time. He even looked at our Paul Stanley Puma's and asked us if we were happy, of course we are, lol. The first item we let signed by him was a poster of our Vault Experience in Amsterdam.

He recogniced us and said some Dutch words to us and asked what's thanks in Dutch? So we said "dank je wel" and he pronounce it like he was Dutch too, lol.
We chatted about Amsterdam and the next item he signed for us was the book from the CD boxset:

Next up was our photo's taking with a dancing Gene and as you all can see above, they turned out great!
We talked some more with him and thanked him. We left the stage with a big smile on our faces!

But it wasn't over for us... when everyone had left the lounge we were packing our signed items in (the signatures had to dry for a while) and when we want to leave, Gene took a seat to get lunch, he saw us and said something to us. We went over and we talked quite some time with him. We talked about the sail away show, about Ace Frehley & Bruce Kulick and about the Vault music. He was so easy to talk with, so relaxed. He even offered us some potato chips. Wow, eating chips with Gene, never cross our mind we'll ever do this with him.
But all good things have to end and you can imagine that we had a blast with this Experience on the KISS Kruise VIII!
Here are some more photo's of our meet & greet with Gene:

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Marcel said...

Wow, gaaf mensen!

Kyle said...

Thanks for posting, great review, great pics

Patrick said...

Great review!

Anonymous said...

Nog 1 vault gekocht?

Anonymous said...

I've enjoyed reading your experience, now I know what to expect in Las Vegas. Thanx.

Barry said...

Cool story, nice photo's with Gene

Wilfred said...

Jullie hebben het weer mooi voor elkaar gekregen om gene te ontmoeten.

George said...

Great review

Ty said...

Great review!

Anonymous said...

I was there too, had hoped that gene would play some songs

Matt said...


Anonymous said...

I'll get my vault book signed in Dallas. Just got my vault today. So happy!