Forum, Copenhagen - 2008

Text: Tobias Nilsson Photo: Lunah Lauridsen

The first thing to go through my mind when the hottest band in the world, Kiss, landed on the stage of Forum was; "Oh my God, is this what they call sound-quality???". It was simply awful. Luckily, it improved rapidly throughout the show, and, well, that's the only negative thing there was to say about that.

Before the show I had been a bit worried that it might not live up to expectations. After all, they aren't that young anymore, and it was my first Kiss show, so my expectations were probably way too high. And to tell the truth, they didn't hit my expectations; they went much, much further than that! Kiss treated us to two hours of absolute greatness.
They put on one of those good old shows that nobody dares to, or are unable to, pull off anymore. It had absolutely everything I could have asked for, and more. The stage was literally cramped with speakers (don't know if they actually worked, or were just for show), there was enough pyrotechnics to blow up a small country, and the set was jam-packed with all the classics. I know some might call this a circus, but hey, it was still one of, if not The most entertaining show I've seen. Ever. And it's the way any decent concert should be; something where you can't pull the grin down from your ears for several days to come, every time you think about it.

Instead of giving you a detailed report about everything that took place (this would probably require us to get an extra server, to make room for it all) I'd just like to point out some of my personal highlights from the show.
Well, there was off course Gene Simmons classic bass solo, complete with spitting blood and ending up in him flying up from the stage and taking place on top of the light-rig, where he headed straight into the next song, I Love It Loud.
And there was the time when Paul Stanley flew up to the ceiling, just to be pulled half-way across the crowd and set down on an extra stage in the middle of the room, so that he could properly say hi to the people in the back rows.
There were of course many, many more memorable things than these, but I'll save some for you to find out by yourselves...


Got To Choose
Hotter Than Hell
Nothin' To Lose
C'mon And Love Me
Solo (Tommy Thayer)
100.000 Years
Solo (Eric Singer)
Cold Gin
Let Me Go Rock'n'Roll
Solo (Paul Stanley)
Black Diamond
Rock And Roll All Nite
Shout It Out Loud
Lick It Up
Solo (Gene Simmons)
I Love It Loud
I Was Made For Lovin' You
Love Gun
Detroit Rock City

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