July 4th on Chautauqua Lake

I was with my family in Chautauqua, NY on July 4th.  That night we were having dinner at a restaurant on the lake, when I thought I heard someone blasting KISS songs.  Lo and behold, I looked out the window to see that the afternoon's al fresco entertainment was Kiss Army, one of many Kiss tribute bands (in fact one of at least two with the name Kiss Army, I found out in my internet research this evening).

They were pretty good.  But the entertainment could not have matched the venue less. They were trying to psyche up the audience with their sexy rock patter ("Who wants to get kissed!!!!") but I think it was the wrong crowd.

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Then I investigated the upcoming schedule:


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Note that the guy playing Billy Joel is a dead ringer for the real Piano Man.