Graspop Metal Meeting - 2008

Text: Tobias Nilsson Photo: Lunah Lauridsen

First off, I am very happy to announce that we are able to bring you a much more complete set of photos this time around, spanning the whole concert instead of just the three first songs which you got from the Forum show in Copenhagen. This will, hopefully, give everybody a much fuller insight to what the great rock'n'roll party know as Kiss Alive is all about.

Kiss was the headlining act on the Main stage on Saturday, ending a day filled with great shows. Kiss was the greatest of them all, though. No doubt about it.
Again, they put on a larger-than-life extravaganza show with fireworks en masse, effects nobody's been able to duplicate and as the back-bone of it all, some of the best rock-songs ever written. It was right on the money, and they didn't miss a key.
This was, ironically also part of the shows problem. It was basically the exact same show as last time we saw them, all the way down to the chit-chat lines between the songs, only with Copenhagen and Denmark replaced by Dessel and Belgium. But it was still catchy as hell, and the enjoyment was at a max.

Sadly, the show was plagued by a few technical problems. When Eric Singer was lifted into the air for his drum-solo in 100.000 years, some cable was probably pulled out, because all the sound went out. He finished the solo though, just without the help of the amplifiers, so I'm not sure how far back in the crowd he was heard. After this there was quite a long pause, while crewmen ran all over the place, trying to fix the problem.
Finally, they got it taken care of, and Kiss could continue the show, but soon again, the problem reared its ugly head and this time all the electricity went out on stage. Luckily, the crowd was in such a good mood they decided to sing the rest of the song by themselves.

This was the last show of the Kiss - Alive35 tour, so no holds were barred. For the two finishing songs, Rock And Roll All Nite (before the encore) and Detroit Rock City which ones again closed the show, the big confetti cannons were pulled out once more. I had found it impressive in Copenhagen how they were able to fill the concert hall with the small papers, but to be able to fill an entire out-doors festival! Now there's something you don't see every day!
Kiss also rounded off with thanking all who had visited the shows, and most of all, all the helpful crew.
After this we all went happily back to our tents, as God Gave Rock And Roll To You played out over the p.a. system.


Got To Choose
Hotter Than Hell
Nothin' To Loose
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
God Gave Rock And Roll To You II (outro)

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