Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Summer of KISS

This is not going to be post about writing, so be warned. It is a post about going outside what is expected of you, doing something different, living a little.

Some of you may know that I had KISS concert tickets (my Facebook friends have already seen the pics), I was a little dubious--unsure about what the KISS Army would be like, how loud the music would be, etc. You see, KISS is just a tad outside my normal taste in music (which runs more singer-songwriter rock, pop). But it was AWESOME. Yes, it was loud (I did don my ear plugs), and I didn't know all the songs--but I knew most of the songs in the encore and could sing along.

I had to get a little face paint before the show...not sure KISS is changing their look to a nautical style any time soon, but don't you think it worked for me?

The stage show was amazing--pyrotechnics, video, flashing lights, smoke, you name it. It rocked. If know you me at all, you can probably imagine the reactions most of my friends have had when I mentioned we were going. And yes, I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

In a couple of weeks, we're seeing America. My all-time favorite band. I won't be painting my face, but I will be singing along to all the songs.

For all you KISS fans out there, here's my favorite KISS song.  Unfortunately the full orchestra was not traveling with them last night, so it didn't quite sound like this...but it was still great.


Laura Pauling said...

The star is totally you. I think you should paint one on for your author picture! :)

Alicia Gregoire said...

So glad to hear that you liked KISS. I saw them when they toured with Aerosmith and was blown away. And I agree with Laura about the star.

Kristine Asselin said...

Thanks Laura!

And Alicia, I was wishing I had your silver books from NESCBWI! I saw Aerosmith in 1988 (when I was, erm, 6. Yes, that's it, I was 6 in 1988). And no, it was definitely NOT because a cute boy wanted to go.

Cyndy said...

I went to Aerosmith in 1988 as well, and it was because my sister wanted to go. But I think you went to this Kiss concert because a cute boy wanted to go. :) GREAT pics! Glad you had fun!

Kristine Asselin said...

OK, now my sister has outed me. It WAS because of a cute boy. But Aerosmith was awesome--and I have very fond memories of that show!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I used to be a big KISS fan and went to their concert back in university. They were loud and awesome. :D

Kelly said...

I love that you went with a painted star on your eye!
I'm proud of you for rockin out to a classic rock band like Kiss! I saw them in the early 90's!