Just kidding! This is KISS in all their bombast, with fireworks, explosions, flame-jets, levitating drum kits (well, OK, one levitiating drum kit...), flying bass-players who drool blood (OK, again just the one flying, blood-drooling bass player, but you get the idea)... oh, and the small matter of a full symphony orchestra behind them (in full KISS make-up) and a children's choir, all in front of a 35,000 strong crowd of gung-ho Aussies!
A sillier, more enjoyable concert it would be hard to imagine.
Amazingly, the first official video-record of KISS's live show (in make-up) in their 30-year history, it shows those none-believers who have always giggled at the true fans' obsession just how good this band are live. Forget the fact that this is a bunch of guys in their 50s who long ago gave up any need to make more money, they're putting on a show the equal of which is difficult to imagine, playing a whole raft of great pop-rock songs like 'Black Diamond', 'Rock and Roll All Nite', 'God of Thunder'... even the godawful Aussie-only-hit 'Shandi' sounds good in its acoustic version here.
The camera work is rather frenetic at times, but succeeds in capturing the monumental scale of the show, and the sound is first-rate.
There are a bunch of DVD extras like rehearsals, interviews, stage-set up and make-up sessions, but the meat of the package is the show, and that doesn't disappoint at all.
Pretty much worth the price of admission alone for the flying and blood-drooling if you ask me...!