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(Almost) 30 Years Out: Kiss!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on July 2, 2008 by 30daysout

Photo by Art Meripol.  Check out his great photo blog here.

Way back in 1975, somebody told me about this crankin’ rock band that wore weird makeup and devil costumes.  “Oh but they can reeeeallly play,” said this dude.   He was trying to reassure me that I wasn’t making a mistake by going to see this band Kiss.

So I went, and Kiss were a bit much for good old McDonald Gymnasium at Lamar University.  For one thing, they had a big ass sign behind the drum riser that said “KISS” and when the monstrosity was fully lit it blinded everyone in the audience and totally white-d out my photos.  I was kinda broke so I only had one roll of film … here is my only good photo, this shot of Ace Frehley and his smokin’ guitar.

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