Got there half an hour before doors opened & already a good-sized crowd.
By the time the doors opened, the queue went right down the street.
I was so glad for Ace, after the previous night's show was pretty small, apparently.
It was a club, so there was a small merchandise table & a couple of bars.
The people ahead of me wandered over to the bar, so the normal polite, caring, no-that's-ok-you-can-go-first Pete disappeared & I rushed to the
front to get the last good spot against the barrier.
I wasn't gonna let you people down with crappy photos of the back of someone's head.
Age range was mainly 30s - 40s.
But it kinda sucked cause there were lots of couples & I wished I had all of you there to share the experience with.
Two boring supports acts and then there was Ace.
Actually, it was Ace & Richie Scarlet, cause Richie stole the show, imo.
Prolly cause he was right in front of me most of the time.
He was awesome... going crazy pulling faces & smiling the whole time. His whole look & demeanor reminded me a lot of Keith Richards.
Of course, Ace was brilliant.
Played Kiss classics the way they were meant to be played - and made it look effortless.
Such an incredible talent... in great voice & a great mood.
Kinda hard to get photos in focus cause he was all over the stage.
Chris Wyse played a pretty boring bass solo, but I think it was just to fill time when Richie had amp problems.
Scot Coogan played a great solo - and also sang Strange Ways, Love Gun & a couple of others.
Ace threw picks out, but nothing came my way until Richie handed me one.
The whole thing was just awesome.
Best show I've been to in many years.
Now to sort through well over 350 pics & videos (hey... you wanted a lot) and I'll post some once I've cleaned & cropped them, but so many were blurry cause they wouldn't stand fucking still.
Plus the floor shook with the bass, so it made it kinda hard to get steady photos.
But an awesome show & so glad I went.