Would you pay $50K for this private Gene Simmons performance?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by WildHoneyPie9, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. WildHoneyPie9

    WildHoneyPie9 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    The Netherlands
    As part of the promotion of his "Vault Expirience" (www.genesimmonsvault.com) Gene Simmons will personally bring the vault to your house, sign items and give a performance at your house! This will cost you $50.000. Sounds great in theory but this is what you get for your money:

    They look bored and sound terrible and should at least have rehearsed a couple of songs. Maybe have a drummer there too? This seems like a rip-off to me and absolutely noth worth the money. Very disrespectfull to their hardcore fans. On the other hand: if you were a major KISS fan this might be the greatest thing ever. Just having these guys at your house is a dream come true.

    Worth it or not?
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2019
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  2. RedRoseSpeedway

    RedRoseSpeedway “Tell me sir what do you think of Rainbow Ffolly?”

    If you have the cash and are a huge Kiss fan, I’d say it’s very worth it. That being said, I’m not rich or a kiss fan so personally I wouldn’t buy this.
  3. Sneaky Pete

    Sneaky Pete Forum Resident

    That’s pretty sad. This living room concert experience is a big trend for older acts. I have no problem with the concept, but I agree with you at least be a pro and put something decent together.

    To your original question I say no. But maybe we can all kick in a dollar each and give it to them if they agree to stop.
  4. mmars982

    mmars982 Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    He'll play with Ace for this, but they can't get him on the tour?

    Then again, with all the energy he is giving this that might be an argument against that. His playing is ok but he looks like he would rather be anywhere else. At least Gene is giving it some effort.
  5. scobb

    scobb Forum Resident

    Sydney, Australia
    I might be tempted to sit through it for $50k! Was that the question? o_O
  6. Etienne Hanratty

    Etienne Hanratty Forum Resident

    I find the idea of someone coming to my house and interacting with me because I’ve paid them rather distasteful but chacun a son gout. If Gene’s willing to do this, then that’s up to him.
  7. egebamyasi

    egebamyasi Forum Resident

    Worcester, MA
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  8. footprintsinthesand

    footprintsinthesand Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 1

    Dutch mountains
    How much for a full on make-up tutorial in your own bathroom ?
  9. Sear

    Sear Forum Resident

    Tarragona (Spain)
  10. jwoverho

    jwoverho Forum Resident

    Mobile, AL USA
    It's all in what someone is willing and wants to pay. I'm sure there are hardcore Kiss fans with the cash to gladly pony up for the experienced. Do I think so? Not really, but I have neither the cash nor the desire. I'm a fan, but even then I wouldn't pay that much.

    That being said, I wonder how much Gene gave Ace for showing up.
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  11. bababooey

    bababooey Forum Resident

    Houston, TX USA
    I'd pay $50K to not listen to that blowhard d bag.
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  12. garrincha

    garrincha Forum Resident

    Plymouth, UK
    50p would be my limit
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  13. Django

    Django Forum Resident

    Dublin, Ireland
    Gene do you not have enough money at this stage????.....unbelievable
    Some neck.......They sound like a bag of cats.
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  14. puddingdish

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  15. WildHoneyPie9

    WildHoneyPie9 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    The Netherlands
    Right, they should at least pretend enjoying themselfs for that amount of money. Also sitting there instead of standing looks just weird. Here is more footage of the performance, playing Rolling Stones, The Who and Beatles songs (???):

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  16. Claus

    Claus Restaurant Critic

    They look and play like bloody amateurs..... I would ask my money back!
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  17. zphage

    zphage inappropriately touching the out of touch

    We definitely have thread on this and didn't we have a forum member who was very ill have Gene do an appearance?
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  18. mando_dan

    mando_dan Forum Resident

    Beverly, MA
    A year at Princeton or Gene $immons? Helping vets or underprivilaged kids or Gene $immons? Pay off a big chunk of mortgage or Gene $immons? Our society is sick.
  19. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    Absolutely pathetic, as expected.
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  20. Sordel

    Sordel Forum Resident

    Midlands, UK
    I wouldn't pay fifty thousand for any home concert, that's the sort of thing you only do if you already have liquid millions. If someone gave me 50K and I could only spend it on a home concert ... well it wouldn't be Kiss, that's for certain. It would be interesting to see who you could get for that money on the basis of discreet inquiries through agents.
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  21. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Senior Member

    That was my thought, too. They put in effort I would expect from a bunch of 15 year old who are getting paid $25 total to sing.
  22. Dr. Funk

    Dr. Funk Forum Resident

    Fort worth tx
    It's always been about "the money" for Gene. And sadly, Ace needs the money..........:shake:
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  23. Otterley

    Otterley Active Member

    Thats bad, they shouldve at least worked on a acoustic set, it would work best.
  24. Anonamemouse

    Anonamemouse my other pink shirt is black too

    Funny how Ace's foot tapping never actually even comes close to the rhythm of what is played...
    Through work I met both Gene and Ace. I might agree to having Ace over for a few beers (which would definitely attract a few guitar playing friends as well), but Gene... No way.
  25. Papi Hipbone323

    Papi Hipbone323 The Stouffer's Lasagna of Audiophiles

    Lancaster, Ohio
    I've noticed that Paul has nothing to do with this. That tells me everything I need to know.

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