Tuesday, May 13, 2008

KISS Me Stupid*

*No matter how much I try I just can't get those lightening Sses in any of the available fonts. I really must talk to BlogSpot about that.

When we wandered down the Corso Porto Nouvo in Verona this afternoon, after a pleasant ride through the Dolomite's from Innsbruck, we were greeted by hundreds of people in black t-shirts, face paint and Goth adornments. By the time we hit the famous Verona arena it had turned into at least a thousand - some teens but mostly people over 25 and many into their late 40s and 50s. What the hell was going on?

Then we realized that KISS was in town as part of their Live/35 World Tour and playing the 15,000 seat 2000 year old arena. The T-shirt sellers where doing record business but I declined Laurent's kind offer to buy me one - there were enough middle aged men with paunches wandering around trying to regain their lost youth as it was.

Later when we went out to dinner the concert had started and the restaurants surround the Arena where full of people listening for free. I'm afraid we decided on a really nice Osteria a bit further away. We are getting old but damn it the wild boar antipasti and grilled steaks and pana cotta where worth it.

And of course I didn't have the camera with me - we're sharing one at the moment but that's another story - to take pictures of the invasion of the KISS fans into the land of Montagues and Capulets.

13 maggio - San Giovanni il silenzioso


Doralong said...

That had to be absolutely surreal..

AMOROMA said...

It seems that you are on your return... Happy travels

Parsifal said...

I WAS MADE FOR LOOOOOOVING YOU BABEEEEE, YOU WERE MADE FOR LOOOOVING MEEEEEE......OMG! AT THE ARENA DI VERONA????? They 'll be in Athens in a few days, i won't go (of course) but i will definitely be at the KYLIE MINOGUE concert on the 22nd of May!