I had the opportunity to check out the stage prior to the gig as my guitar tech and friend was working for Ace Frehley’s replacement guitarist, Thommy Thayer who I believe used to be Ace’s tech and was rumored to have played a few gigs when ‘Ace couldn’t make it’.
Check out the Stage, it spins around between bands and after the second band starts, they can strike the first band’s gear off stage and setup a finale set at the back. Pretty cool idea and very efficient.
Kiss Played first and put on their full stage show as though they were headlining. The number of explosions in their show deafens you and makes Aerosmith seem quieter. I’m pretty sure that this was Pyrotek‘s plan with the pyro. At this show, Steven Tyler ran out during the first song and I some him look a bit confused and touching his wireless receiver…I think it was not on or dead or something and he missed the first vocal cue in the intro to Sweet Emotion. (You think he’d know that by now! – but he was obviously distracted and fucked it up). After the show he was yelling and screaming as someone amidst the mob of people walking him out to his limo. I felt better about any in-ear monitor issues I’ve had..which isn’t many, I love my UE-10s!
Here’s some Pictures:
Live Stage Rig – Aerosmith’s Guitar Amps stacked up on Stage.
Another Photograph of Aerosmith’s Guitar Amps on Stage.
Aerosmith’s Amps never looked this good!
Live Drum Setup for Aerosmith – Closup Shot taken before the show on stage.