Sunday, November 19, 2017

Kiss: A Day in the Life of a Town

Paul Stanley at the 'Day in the Life of a Town' event, Cadillac, Michigan, October 9, 1975

Kiss met with elected officials – all donning face paint - and sat on bales of straw for the Homecoming parade along the renamed Kiss Boulevard through downtown. They threw chocolate Hersey kisses to fans.

Gene Simmons led the football team down a hallway and into the band room for a private meet and greet. From there it was off to the football field, where television crews and scores of print and magazine journalists awaited.

"They're running around the football field in knee-high platform boots, trying not to fall,'' Schemmel said. "They were playing catch with us and posing for pictures. When we came in from practice – they had crates of guitars in the locker room. I mean Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons in the locker room – it was crazy.''

From Cadillac's connection with Kiss endures 40 years later, Detroit Free Press, 8 October 2015

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