KISS bassist Gene Simmons has shared the photo of an emotional story from a newspaper on Twitter, and reacted to it with a simple emoji.
Here’s the story that Gene shared:
“Miley Camper listens to KISS…some times… but likes lots of music. She was carrying someone else’s love for the band with her Sunday.
The small metal canister on a blue lan-yard around her neck was itself a brighter, more metallic blue. It could easily be mis-taken for a stubby flashlight at first glance, but it wasn’t.
“This is my grandpa,” the 10-year-old Rock Islander (11 in April, she was quick to add) said. “My grandpa is in here.”
George Wade died in 2011. He was Mi-ley’s grandpa and he loved KISS. So she brought his ashes with her Sunday to Mo-line’s TaxSlayer Center for the concert.
Kat Wade, Miley’s grandmother and George Wade’s widow; Desi Wade, Miley’s mother, and Ray Leckbee, Miley’s uncle, were all with her Sunday.
It was not the first time they have brought George to a concert this way, the family said. Sunday was Miley’s first time as his bearer.
“KISS was his favorite group and this is our way of honoring him,” Kat Wade said.
Around them were other people who had come to see KISS. Most flew no obvious KISS Army colors, but many others wore the band’s T-shirts.
There were a few, though, who went the extra mile. Some were fully decked out, armor and all, but most of the extra-mil-ers were content with painting their faces in the black-and-white dazzle patterns for which the band is famous.
Dylan Griffin, 24, Pekin, Ill., was painted as Gene Simmons. He was wearing street clothes, but had also donned a Simmons wig. He said he has the full costume, but…”
Gene has reacted to the story with this simple emoji: “😔.” See the tweet below.
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) March 11, 2019