Experiencing onstage access to Kiss during Halloween in New Orleans is like floating in a sea of rich, creamy ice cream while guzzling your favorite latte from a gallon pitcher. The epitome of rock n roll is characterized by the shot I finally got - Kiss together onstage in one gigantic place for one thunderous show. The Voodoo Music Festival is a concertgoers eternal dream. Superstar musicians join in a non-stop marathon of the most dynamic, inspirational and varied styles of their art for multiple days on end. Thousands of fans party and dance to their hearts content all day and night. Fortunately, I donated to a particular charity at a particular time and received a great reward. I was on the next plane down to the Big Easy with my girlfriend to experience the powerhouse performances first hand, up close and very personal to all the shows.
The day was also highlighted by visiting with my NFL star tight end friend who wound up catching the Super Bowl winning catch that year for the mighty New Orleans Saints. The town that suffered such recent devastation, was enlightened with passion in anticipation of an incredible upcoming football season. This performance by another dynasty, the loud and proud most epic rock band of all time, really captured my heart for a night I'll always remember.