Licking It Up With Gene Simmons

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Licking It Up With Gene Simmons

Post by Whole F'N Gigantor » September 20th, 2018, 3:24 pm

This past Tuesday, Gene Simmons of Kiss came to my town for a soda bottle signing. Apparently his sodas are bottled in Western NY, so Gene has been hitting several places up here to sign the past week. First a 7-11, then a Wegmans and I think he's doing somewhere else later.

So, tickets were first come first served and limited to 250 and proceeded to sell out within the next few hours or so. I happened to be at the store on the day they announced and got a ticket. All you had to do was present the ticket, pay $25 and you were guaranteed a signed soda case and a pro photo by his people. I was told in advanced, no extra autographs, only his soda. Not a bad deal for $25. I'm in for the photo op since I loved him int he movies Trick Or treat, Never Too Young To Die, Wanted Dead Or Alive and was kind of a Kiss fan in high school when Psycho Circus came out.

I arrived around 11:30, and the signing started at 1:30, so knowing I had a guaranteed spot and a small town, I knew I could show up later. Gene arrived rather early, to huge applause and cheering. Kiss fans are INSANE, first off and even though I'm not one of them, I loved the enthusiasm, there were people shaking and even crying because they ahd waited their whole life to meet him. Gene came out and greeted everyone on staff, news and security. He even came over to the line and fistbumped people. He accepted gifts from a little lady who gave him cookies and he actually ate them! I guess at this point, Gene knows how to read people.


So they conveyor belt system began. Security and staff took your soda and handed it to Gene to sign and you posed for a photo. I saw Gene sign other things if people were sneaky enough, so I brought a Trick or Treat photo signed by Marc "Ragman" Price, and told him how much I loved the movie, he looked at it and said "wow, nice!" and placed it down. Then I picked it back up and asked if he could sign it, his staff said no but Gene signed it!!!! YES!!!! I thanked him, more staff tried to pull me away but I said I didn't get my photo op. Gene laughs, puts his arm around me and said to me"you're trouble aren't you"? After we posed, I grabbed my stuff, and left and went back home. I just received my fullsized photo op(trimmed it down for the post and my FB photo) today and I'm super happy with it.


So two autographs(the soda case will be sold), a pro photo op and back at my apartment for a quick nap before work by 1:45 pm. I can't complain at all. Gene was super appreiative and super kind enough to sign extras for some people. For $25 bucks, I'm more than happy!
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Re: Licking It Up With Gene Simmons

Post by class316 » September 20th, 2018, 4:16 pm

Wow very cool. Can't beat the price from what you got, especially in this day and age.
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Post by 16times » September 20th, 2018, 4:17 pm

Reading this report made me smile.

Gene is very fan friendly and most come away very happy after meeting him.

You got a bargain, combo wise!

I still can't figure out this soda thing. Of all the items Gene could endorse.......
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Re: Licking It Up With Gene Simmons

Post by ICW » September 20th, 2018, 4:40 pm

Awesome report and photo op! Love that he signed the extra item.
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Re: Licking It Up With Gene Simmons

Post by Whole F'N Gigantor » September 20th, 2018, 4:44 pm

16times wrote:
September 20th, 2018, 4:17 pm
Reading this report made me smile.

Gene is very fan friendly and most come away very happy after meeting him.

You got a bargain, combo wise!

I still can't figure out this soda thing. Of all the items Gene could endorse.......
considering the casket and toilet paper, I gotta say, I'm not that surprised. And it's actually very good, so if you're a ginger ale drinker, I highly suggest it.


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Re: Licking It Up With Gene Simmons

Post by Whole F'N Gigantor » September 20th, 2018, 4:45 pm

class316 wrote:
September 20th, 2018, 4:16 pm
Wow very cool. Can't beat the price from what you got, especially in this day and age.

Kid you not, I thought of you after he signed it and thought to myself "Steve would be VERY proud of the extra being signed"

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Re: Licking It Up With Gene Simmons

Post by class316 » September 20th, 2018, 5:26 pm

Whole F'N Gigantor wrote:
September 20th, 2018, 4:45 pm

Kid you not, I thought of you after he signed it and thought to myself "Steve would be VERY proud of the extra being signed"
When reading it I actually thought to myself "wow, good job Chad" :like:
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Re: Licking It Up With Gene Simmons

Post by lanza218 » September 20th, 2018, 11:17 pm

Love the OP and that u got the extra signed. Gene is awesome. Great stuff

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Re: Licking It Up With Gene Simmons

Post by WOODMO » September 21st, 2018, 9:38 pm

That op is great!!


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