Last night was a late one .. but this time for some fun. My brother and I went downtown Chicago to see Paul Stanley’s solo show at the House of Blues. For those who live on a different planet, Paul is the lead singer of a little band known as KISS. The trip downtown wasn’t too bad .. there’s always a ton of traffic going into the city. We met up with some friends and stood in line outside before the doors opened. You never know what the weather will be in Chicago .. but this time we lucked out. We were actually standing on a bridge looking at a full moon .. I think it was almost 50 degrees out .. so, that’s a nice night by our standards.
The curtains opened .. and there he was, minus the make-up and platform boots. Tonight was all about the music .. and he was simply amazing. From start to finish his voice and energy was strong. The band backing him up was also top notch … but he was the shining star last night. What’s even cooler is that they were taping the show for a concert DVD release … there were cameras everywhere! I almost forgot to mention the place was packed .. standing room only, we were shoulder to shoulder, some even closer. Paul played some new stuff off the “Live to Win” album and some old KISS favorites. The new album is really worth checking out .. it’s got something for everyone .. you won’t be disappointed.
The KISS Army is alive and well in the Windy City … and I’m proud to be part of it …