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KISS army invades city for band expo

She doesn’t have as much memorabilia as Gene Simmons has in his home —seen regularly on the show Family Jewels — but Heather Churchill’shouse still has an impressive shrine to KISS.


She doesn’t have as much memorabilia as Gene Simmons has in his home — seen regularly on the show Family Jewels — but Heather Churchill’s house still has an impressive shrine to KISS.

“It’s the music, the show, everything about them,” said the Lower Sackville resident, who has everything from KISS perfume to face-painted teddy bears. “I like the fact that 35 years after they formed, they are still strong. It’s the whole experience, so to speak.”

She and other member of the KISS army are invading the Quality Inn & Suites in Halifax this Saturday for an expo dedicated to the painted-faced rock band.

“I’ve loved them since I was the same age as my son,” said Churchill, pointing to her eight-year-old.

She is organizing the expo, which will include special guest KISS 4K comic artist Adam Black, and Halifax-based tribute band Dressed 2 Kill.

While Churchill always liked the band, it’s only been in the last few years that she has become an avid fan.

“There is a huge online community and I’ve known a lot of those people for the last few years, from different fan sites and websites,” she said. “I have a lot of friends all over the world and we unite over these guys.”

Pre-registration has been strong, and Churchill expects 300 to 500 fans to show up.

 
 
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