By Eric Lacey/Michigan Live
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CLARKSTON, MI - Pyrotechnics, half-naked women, glam metal guitar riffs, epic drum solos, lasers, smoke, acrobatics and even blood-spitting.
Thursday's KISS/Motley Crue concert at DTE Energy Music Theater had it all, but it really wouldn't have been anything without the fans.
Specifically KISS fans, young and old, who dusted off those old t-shirts, smeared on some face paint, squeezed into those tights and strutted to "Strutter" in platform boots
"I want to tell you how proud we are of a city that took us in," yelled KISS frontman Paul Stanley. "Other places didn't consider us real rock until Detroit did."
The mutual love and respect between the band and fan base was obvious, on an attention-getting night that reminded me of how much fun glam metal is.
Strolling through the parking lot a few hours before the show made me feel nostalgic and hope that KISS, now all either in their 50s or 60s, will hang on and keep kicking ass.
Enclosed in this post are photos of some of the moments that caught my eye before, during and after the show. Met a lot of cool people from the great state of Michigan who love their music.