I have been a fan of the rock band, Kiss since I was a teenager in the late 1970’s. Unfortunately I missed the opportunity to see them in concert at the Halifax Forum just before I discovered them. For many years I hoped that they would return to Nova Scotia, so I could see them perform live.
It wasn’t until 1990 that they were scheduled to play in Halifax, NS. I had just been laid off from my job, but I didn’t care. I had to see my favourite band. I bought my ticket to finally get to see Kiss. I was so excited. On the morning of the concert, I received a phone call from a friend who proceeded to ask me if I was going to the Kiss concert. I, of course gave them a resounding “Yes!”. They replied by saying, “No, you’re not! Paul Stanley broke his ribs last night, and the show was cancelled”. My heart sunk upon hearing this news. Nearly two decades later, my dream to see Kiss perform live finally came true when they returned to Nova Scotia to lay a festival styled show on the Halifax Commons. This was an awesome show, but I was quite far away from the stage, and the fog tainted the effect of the awe-inspiring spectacle that is a Kiss show.
On August 1, 2013 the legendary rock band, Kiss played to a rabid crowd at the Halifax Metro Centre. I was lucky enough to have witnessed this amazing event from the second row. When it comes to entertainment value, this band pulls out all the stops. The sensory overload is relentless from the moment the announcer yells the familiar concert intro, “You wanted the best, you’ve got the best. The hottest band in the world – KISS!” right up until the grand finale which included fireworks, and a blizzard of confetti.