Friday, December 18, 2009

Bylsma and the Penguins Coaching Staff are Members of the KISS Army

Penguins HC Dan Bylsma and the rest of the coaching staff attended the KISS concert Sunday night at Mellon Arena.

"I am glad I went," Bylsma said. "I enjoyed it. KISS was not a band I was allowed to like when I was a young teenager and before that. I felt liberated last night."

After Kiss finished their song "Detroit Rock City," the crowd booed for their displeasure of the Red Wings. Bylsma was asked A) if Kiss should have played the song and B) if he liked the fact that Pittsburghers booed.

"We were commenting on the fact of whether they should have played it or not. They should have and yes I did."
Members of the band attended the Penguins game the night prior to the concert and spent time with Mario Lemieux in the owners' box (pictured below with Eric and Tommy).


Maureen said...

LOVE IT!!!!! The pictures were the best part.

MouthGuard said...

Although KISS without Ace = FAUX KISS, it's still kewl to see da coaches taking full advantage of their opportunity to rock out to some legendary music and have some fun. Typically, you only get to see them pacing back and forth behind the bench in uptight-ass suits, with arms crossed or arms flailing (depending on the score and who's in the penalty box). :) I'm not feeling their stripey blousons, but I'll take it over their uptight-ass bench attire any day.

However, reliable intel - courtesy of an eavesdropping stoner in attendance - indicates that for whatever reason (hmmm - I wonder?)during the encore, Messrs. Byslma and Yeo had some obvious difficulty singing along with "Lick It Up"... :( They apparently forgot the lyrics or were just too hammered by that point to get them right. It's understandable, given how complicated the song is, but still... Awkward, much? So, without further ado, let it be known that certain conscientious fans are dedicated to preventing public gaffes of this nature going forward. After all, these men have reputations to uphold/protect, dammit! So people, the next time Faux KISS pays you a visit, here are the freaking lyrics to "Lick It Up" and for heaven't sake set da coaches straight if you notice them "botching" it up instead of "licking" it up!


Don't wanna wait 'til you know me better
Let's just be glad for the time together
Life's such a treat and it's time you taste it
There ain't a reason on earth to waste it
It ain't a crime to be good to yourself

Lick it up, lick it up, it's only right now
Lick it up, lick it up, ooh yeah
Lick it up, lick it up, come on, come on
Lick it up, lick it up

Don't need to wait for an invitation
You gotta live like you're on vacation
There's something sweet you can't buy with money - lick it up, lick it up
It's all you need, so believe me honey
It ain't a crime to be good to yourself


Come on - it's only right now (it's only right now)
Ooh yeah (ooh yeah) ooh yeah (ooh yeah), yeah yeah

chorus repeats out


I have done my part! :)