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The end of an era, the end of a concert legacy but the music will live on forever!
Kiss brought their End Of The Road Tour one last time to Scotiabank Arena on Saturday night with all the pomp and circumstance you love and have come to expect at any one of their shows! Fans of all ages gathered to bid a fond farewell to a band that has shaped the music spotlight for decades and will continue to do so even after they step off their stage for the very last time.
The Kiss Army was out in full force for one last call to arms, from the local pubs to the main streets and everywhere in between. Everywhere you looked was the iconic black and white pancake makeup, over teased hair and Kiss paraphernalia from hats to boots, shirts to black leather pants.
Kicking off the night, from high in the rafters, Kiss descended upon the adoring and screaming fans below, as they performed their anthem Detroit Rock City.
There was fans of all ages at the Scotiabank Arena, the older generation bringing kids that are being introduced to the band for the very first time (which I found out from a kid behind me at the concert)
The pyrotechnics was on point throughout the whole evening and I am pretty sure I will be having a hard time hearing for the next couple days as the concussion cannons vibrated every square inch of the arena and areas far beyond the adjacent sidewalk outside. If there was any dust in the rafters of Scotiabank it has now found a new home on the floor.
There was plenty of songs to sing along to as their plethora of hits kept coming from “Lick It Up” to “Cold Gin” and even a quiet moment for “Beth” as the arena lit up with cell phones as beacons of light instead of the old school lighters from days past.
We are all getting older but for one fleeting moment last night we were brought back, some to our high school years and some to just March when they started the leg of the tour. We forgot all our troubles and came together as the Kiss Army to say goodbye to a band whom shaped our childhood. If you haven’t seen Kiss live I suggest you buy tickets quickly as this could very well be your last time and this concert is definitely worth seeing.
I will hang my photo pass and one of my shots from the show proudly in my home as I couldn’t have asked for a better evening. Thank you to Kiss for the years of memories and thanks to the crew because without them there is no show!