In 2003 KISS went on tour with Aerosmith. I caught the tour in Denver on the last day of September. Had a blast at the show, the lineup of KISS was Gene,Paul, Peter, and Tommy. Both bands did an incredible set. Funny part of the show (and a little sad as well) was when a guy near me said "wow Ace sounds awesome" and I had to explain to him "dude, that's not Ace". Aside from that it was a wonderful show. The next day I found out that Gene was going to be doing a book signing at a Borders in Denver! I was so excited! So I went up to Denver (from Colorado Springs, about a 60 mile drive) and I was a little late getting there so I went over to the tent 103.5 The Fox had set up. They had this really awesome VW bug with Gene's face on it! The DJ told me they had already given out numbers but he said someone had dropped a few numbers so he gave me a ticket! I think it was number 33 or so and I went in and got in line. Gene came in and he was freakin cool. He took time to answer questions, pose with people for pics, and sign just about anything. to give you an idea of just how cool he was being to us there was a girl in front of me who I got to talking to a bit and she told me she was there for her husband who is a huge KISS fan and had to work.Well, when she got her turn to meet Gene she explained that to him and Gene asked if she had a cell phone. she did and Gene said "call you husband". Gene takes the phone and we hear him say "Hello this is Gene Simmons" then he hands the phone to her and she says "it's really him!" We all laughed. when my turn came I went to Gene and shook his hand, I said "thanks Gene, your music means so much to me" or something like that. Gene signed my book (Sex,Money,KISS) and then he asked me if I had a camera, I explained that I didn't so Gene said "let's get one of the pros to take the shot" So we did and Gene says "lets cool you up a bit" and he turned up the collar on my Broncos jacket. I thanked Gene for doing that and he said "that's what you keep me around for" I smiled and thanked him again. I think I was walking on a cloud for a few weeks after this! It was such an awesome moment. for the few minutes I got with Gene he made me feel like I was the most important KISS fan on the planet!