‘I Believe in Me’: Self-Affirmation in the ‘Kiss Army’

  • Steve Bailey


On 18 October 1998, The Canopy Club in Urbana, Illinois, site of the Second Annual Freaky Film Festival, hosted a very different sort of cultural event. A local FM radio station, WCKR, sponsored a release party for Psychocircus, the first album of new material by the recently reunited rock band Kiss. The party featured a screening of the band’s unintentionally campy 1978 television film Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park, performances by three local hard rock bands and the distribution of a variety of door prizes, including a grand prize trip to Los Angeles to attend the first concert of the forthcoming Kiss world tour. The event was generally well attended, attracting about 150 Kiss fans.


Media Audience Comic Book Popular Music Rock Music Band Member 
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