On july 21th we had our KISS Meet & Greet Experience In Amsterdam, the Netherlands!!!
We're so happy with our great photo's backstage at their last final show in Europe!
While we were waiting for our photo with the band, the moment Paul Stanley saw us he pointed and wave to us and keep doing it, we had such a cool interaction with him during our time with the band and also Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer & Eric Singer were great to us! We had a incredible experience and a special big thank you for the special person who made this possible for us, you know who you are...
These cool items we got @ the Meet & Greet; a signed photo by the band, laminates & wristbands!
Earlier this day we had the opertunity to attend the KISS soundcheck in the afternoon!
At front row we watch the band perform: Plaster Caster, Got To Choose, Hotter Than Hell & Goin' Blind
Here's our video of Plaster Caster:
And our video of Goin'Blind:
During the Q&A there was 1 interesting qustion: will today be the last KISS show in Europe? With Paul answering; "We don't know when the last show will be, we've to much fun". So will this be their last show in Europe? We think they'll come back next year to celebrate their 50th anniversary...
We had such a blast @ the sound check, they had fun and we had fun.
When the soundcheck ended, we went to a special erea to relax and got something to eat & drink and the whole time we could stay in the venue untill the show...
After our Meet & Greet with the band we got our seats and after a few minutes it was time for our favorite band, we just saw a copple of minutes ago!
You Wanted The Best, You Got The Best: KISS!!!
As soon as the curtain came down, Gene, Paul & Tommy came down to the stage on their platforms surrounded with a lot of pyro, bombs and smoke, with Eric behind his drumkit coming down behind them! From that moment on the place went nuts and it was party time. The venue was packed and the band enjoyed playing in Amsterdam.
Here's our video from Detroit Rock City:
Paul said that this was the 12th time that they played in the Netherlands and the fans were awesome & crazy here.
Next up was Shout It Out Loud, follwed by, still one of my all time favorites: Deuce,
One thing was for sure, KISS was ready to destroy Amsterdam for one more time tonight.
Here's our video of one of our favorite songs, Warmachine:
KISS played tight and sounded great! There was a great vibe amoung the fans inside the Ziggo Dome.
We loved to hear I Love It Loud, with Gene spitting fire at the end, this time his flaming sword missed the box when he threwed it!
During Calling Dr. Love, Paul & Tommy did a great guitar-duell that went on for minutes, so cool and they didn't do it in any other show we went before!
Of course all the members elements were in the show, Eric did his drumsolo (with towel) on the riser, Tommy shooted off rockets during his guitarsolo and letting some ufo platforms exploding, Gene did his bloody bass solo and of course Paul flew over the crowd to the little stage to perform Love Gun & I Was Made For Lovin' You, and we loved everything!
Beth was the first encore with Eric behind the piano. Next up was Do You Love Me? with the balloons coming down on the crowd from the ceiling (instead of throwing to the crowd from the front of the stage by the crew) and this time there were so many coming down, much more as usual.
Next it was the song we didn't want to hear yet, we still hadn't enough, we still wanted more, much more! But the end of the show was coming with of course Rock And Roll All Night with a lot of confetti, bombs, pyro and smoke. Gene & Tommy went up on the risers with Eric up on his drumriser and of course Paul smashing his guitar.
Than it was all over, Gene, Paul, Tommy & Eric waved to the fans, thanked the fans and left the stage. We were sweaty, hot, covered by confetti, feeking mixed emotions... sad, excited... all at once.
This was my 72th KISS show and my lovely wife her 51th show and still we can get enough of it! We don't want to believe this will be the last time that they'll be in Europe...
If this is indeed the last European KISS show we want to thank Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss, Eric Carr, Bruce Kulick, Tommy Thayer & Eric Singer for all shows they give between 1976 & 2022 in Europe! All the awesome, fantastic & fun times we had, all the emotions we experienced, all the excitement we had everytime we saw a show here in Europe, all the excitement we had when we meet the band! Thank you KISS, it is/was unforgetable...
But it isn't over, till it's over, right?
This was the setlist: Detroit Rock City, Shout It Out Loud, Deuce, Warmachine, Heaven's On Fire, I Love It Loud (Gene breathes fire) Say Yeah, Cold Gin (with Tommy's guitar solo) Lick It Up, Calling Dr. Love, Tears Are Falling, Psycho Circus (with Eric's drum solo) 100.000 years (second half) God Of Thunder (with Gene's bass solo) Love Gun (Paul flying to stage) I Was Made For Lovin' You & Black Diamond. Encore: Beth (Eric on piano) Do You Love Me? & Rock And Roll All Nite.
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