Yes, the mighty, inaugural Kiss Kruise embarks from South Florida this weekend, and County Grind will feature every grisly and shocking detail -- because we are attending and reviewing the five-day excursion with photographer Ian Witlen handling all visuals.
Before the Carnival Destiny departs from the Port of Miami on Thursday, however, there's a preparty set up for those already in town -- and anyone over 21 fit to mingle, toast Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed's fresh nuptials, and discuss the merits of the upcoming Kiss-Archie comic book series. This evening, Transit Lounge hosts the warm-up exercises with music from metal-covers extraordinaires the Big Rock Show.
Then, stay locked on County Grind's Kiss Kruise category for the rest of the weekend for numerous postings highlighting the high seas high-jinx. Expect words, photos, and video for:
*Concert reviews featuring all of the acts: Kiss, Skid Row, the Envy, Craig Gass, Brian Collins Band, and the Big Rock Show.
*Interviews with the Kiss Kruise Army.
*Kiss-adorned cabin shots.
*The best Kiss costumes, and the Halloween Night-themed attire.
*A rundown of the speed quarters game (really!) with Skid Row.
*Kiss karaoke's best and worst performers.
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Kiss Kruise Preparty. With the Big Rock Show. 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 12, at Transit Lounge, 729 SW First Ave., Miami. No cover. Click here.