Kiss army invades Halifax
with DETROIT ROCK CITY fan filmed video
Band rocks, awes thousands of faithful on Commons
By STEPHEN COOKE Entertainment Reporter
The sea of thousands of fans dressed up in rain ponchos, slickers and heavy weather gear looked more like the Kiss navy than the Kiss army on Halifax’s North Common on Saturday.
Yet the fear of smeared face paint didn’t deter dozens of the faithful from transforming themselves into the Starchild, the Demon, Space Ace and the Cat Man for the occasion. For all anybody knows, the real Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer could have been roaming the crowd and no one would have been the wiser.
I didn’t feel compelled to put on the greasepaint, but if I had a time machine and could go back to the mid-70s to ask my 11-year-old self what bands he’d most like to see, the top two choices would be the Beatles and Kiss. The Beatles had been broken up for years at that point, and there was no way in Hades that my parents would let me go near those so-called "Knights in Satan’s Service" and their legendary shows at the Halifax Forum.
KISS/DETROIT ROCK CITY-fan filmed