Monday, 5 August 1996

Monsters of Rock

I didn't get to see them when I was in grade 3, when, seeing their record sleeves, I found them scary, fascinated and probably serving Satan, but I got to see them tonight.  They had full makeup, the four original members, 25 foot high inflatables of each band member, a flying, firework spitting guitar, and Gene Simmons flew on wires up onto the top of the lighting rig by the ceiling of the arena, from where he played "God of Thunder."  Bill couldn't find me after he'd been for a smoke, and I had the tickets, so he bought a second ticket, sat elsewhere and I didn't see him until afterward.  Like Meat Loaf, this was a well put together show which rocked out far beyond the merit and abilities of the artists or their music.