Simmons Sunday - Demon of the night. ◾ Gene's solo spot for the 10th Anniversary Tour was a stroke of genius and it's a shame we don't have more video of it since photos, awesome though they may be, can't begin to capture the feel. Obviously inspired by Gene's beloved horror movies it moved away from grand staging that had evolved for this part of the show and focused on the actual "performance". ◾ During the early days Gene slowly moved towards an animal-like behavior for his solo spot. His body language for the Alive! Tour is almost like a cross between the head movements of a bird and the facial expressions of a canine. (Watch any video from Detroit '76 and think of a dog or wolf snarling and baring its teeth.) ◾ Once the crowds increased the actual "performance" had to be supported by elements of the show. Even in a venue with a capacity of 2,000 most people will be too far away to really see the "performance", so once the band started playing in front of 20,000 there had to be more show to the solo spot. Something to entertain the cheap seats. That's why there was the bloody stake during the Spirit of '76/Winter Tour; using the lift and flame stacks for Can-Am/Alive II; and flying to the light rig during Return of KISS. ◾ The 10th Anniversary Tour moved away from all that and it could do so because Gene started "acting" using his whole body, cowering at the sound of ominous bells. Personally, having seen too many of Gene's movies through the years, I think this was his greatest acting ever.