Re: Taking children to see Kiss.
Kiss are not, by any stretch of the imagination, a band who will have a mosh pit form in front of the stage. I've been to see Status Quo, who are of a similar disposition, and nope; no mosh pit. While there was a little jostling, there was no slam dancing, surfing or moshing at all. Therefore, taking a kid isn't going to be too dangerous for them, so there are other factors involved.
Age, maturity, and are they a fan? Age and maturity are different things. There might be a mature ten year old and an immature twelve year old. Is the child well versed in the basic rule of "sit down and shut up"? Will they whine half way thru and/or demand food, drinks or the toilet after ten minutes? Will they wander off and get lost? Can they be trusted to remain close by your side rather than attempt to leave the concert hall? Will they annoy the other fans who are trying to watch and listen to the band? And finally, are they appreciative of the band's music, supplied with ear protection and willing to attend? These are the questions that a responsible parent must answer. If a child is scatterbrained, immature, a wanderer or a whiner, then for the love of cheese, leave them at home with a babysitter rather than take them to the concert. Lost children are serious business and you do not want to be pointed out as "that mother/father who ruined the concert cuz their kid wandered off and there had to be an amber alert". Or "that parent with the nasty brat who screamed non stop thruout".
Do not take a child to a concert if they are unable to sit thru a movie. If they are into the music but have a short attention span, then consider sitting opposite the exit and leaving early. The moment the child starts showing signs of restlessness, boredom etc, then get up and head for the exit. If you don't want to do this, then don't bring the child. And for god's sake, give the child protective earmuffs and/or earplugs. They will still be able to hear the music, but it will not affect their future hearing.
This year, I'm going to join our American cousins and celebrate Thanksgiving the old fashioned way. By which I mean I'm going to invite all my neighbours round for an enormous feast, kill them all and then take their land.RIP Rocker And Legend. 1974 - 2008. Friend And Karaoke King.