The time it took me to get through the Kiss Ikons project probably makes it seems like my enthusiasm for Kiss waned, which isn't exactly correct.
Actually I read Face the Music: A Life Exposed, the final of the original member autobiographies, by Paul Stanley. It's the only one of the autobiographies I'd call a really good book. The others have their moments certainly, but this one is generally compelling and inspiring. I don't always agree with him philosophically, although I liked that his was the most obviously positive.
He even - amazingly - convinced me that my Kiss dead position is not necessarily correct. Stanley's reasoning for their continuing with Tommy Thayer as the "Spaceman" and Eric Singer as the "Catman" held up for me.
I'm still wasn't terribly inspired by their most recent albums, but I'd consider revisiting them at some point, although still not enthusiastically.
I'd see their show now, which I had previously resolved not to do. Mind you, I've concluded expensive arena shows aren't for me, so that probably won't be an issue. I don't have anything against bands for putting them on or people who find them a worthwhile value for going. I just can't justify it myself.
I would go on the Kiss Kruise. I don't have the money for it, and if I had the time and money to run off on a vacation, I'd rather go back to Seattle and visit family and friends, but it looks like a good time and I wouldn't resist the urge because of the reasons I might have before, which is kind of big.
I'd also go to a Kiss Konvention, if they brought them back. Those always looked amazing The biggest thing is I generally feel good about the band again and wish them well. That's pretty cool.