Kiss at The O2: a farewell made of fire
Kiss's farewell tour reached London, and we shall never see their like again
The end is nigh. Kiss are on a farewell tour, and while it's hard to believe they'll stop while the arenas are still full and the coffers still filling, we're obliged to take them at their word.
Last night they played London for the final time, 43 years after they played their first, at the Hammersmith Odeon in 1976. The Odeon set was stuffed with songs that have become part of the rock'n'roll furniture, including half a dozen performed at The O2.
So is this it? A final farewell for rock's most loved, most hated, most cartoonish spectacle? It could just be. And we had to be there.