KISS rocked and rolled all night in Frisco
Saturday was a day of rock out at in Frisco. A whole day of fantastic music and despite the heat lots of people showed up. It was surprisingly not as packed as one would have thought but that didn’t stop the crowd from partying hard and the bands from putting on one hell of a show.
The Envy, The Academy Is and Drowning Pool got the day going and the crowd pumped and despite the more rock oriented crowd the country sounds of Pat Green got a warm welcome along with several couples two stepping on the field. Daughtry hit the stage as the sun went down and the crowd got pumped – not only for the former American Idol contestant but for the band they all knew was up next – KISS!
This is the second time I’ve shot KISS and all rock bands out there need to take a lesson from these Rock Gods. It’s a photographer’s job to make the band look good and sometimes we have trouble doing so thanks to lighting or bands that treat us like an annoyance more than anything. KISS know how to work the camera and how to work with the photogs and help us help them look good. With lots of posing both for photogs and fans, killer intros, amazing pyros and more energy than bands half their age KISS shows why they’re still the best out there.
Coming out on stage on a moving platform that went up over drummer Eric Singer, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and Tommy Thayer wowed the crowd with “Modern Day Delilah” and quickly went into a set list that was a great mix of songs from their newest album, “Sonic Boom”, all the way through the rest of their career. Paul Stanley zoomed through the air to give the crowd another view from a small raised platform in the audience and Gene Simmons flew into the rafters for his own solo, driving the crowd wild. Add in massive amounts of confetti and the classic “Rock and Roll All Night” and you have yet another amazing KISS extravaganza.