Yesterday after work, my wife and daughters met me at Shibuya Station.
They had bought a number of gifts for me!
Among them was the current issue of Tokyo Journal magazine with Gene Simmons on the cover dressed like a samurai:
and the Classic Rock magazine with the members of KISS on the cover wearing business suits (like an updated version of their “Dressed To Kill” album cover):
It came with two compilation CDs.
From there, we went to a ramen restaurant for dinner and then headed to the “O-East” club for the reason we were there…to see the Skid Row “United World Rebellion: Chapter One” concert!
I did an interview with bassist Rachel Bolan last month about this concert, among other things.
After that interview, the members of Skid Row kindly gave my family and I guest tickets to their Tokyo show that included special seating…and backstage passes to meet the band after the show!
It was a great show! They played songs like “Let’s Go” and “Kings of Demolition” from their new album, as well as their classics such as “Slave To The Grind“, “18 And Life” , “I Remember You“, and of course “Youth Gone Wild” !
My wife had also bought a few 色紙 (Japanese paper boards) that are sometimes used for autographs, which the band signed for us.
My wife, our daughters and I all had an excellent time and were treated like V.I.P.s by the members of Skid Row!
Thank you Rachel Bolan, Scotti Hill, Dave “Snake” Sabo, Johnny Solinger and Rob Hammersmith!