It's easily done. Another city, another arena, another sea of faces. Of course they all merge into one another after a while.
It's why, when Guns N' Roses headed for the stage at of the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia in February 2017, you could forgive guitar tech McBob – whose job it is to announce the band every night – for greeting the crowd with a bellowed "Hellooooo Sydney!" The boos rang out loud and long.
Now Kiss have joined the geographically inaccurate club. They've also upped the stakes considerably, seeing GN'R's 900km mistake and raising it to something closer to 14,000km.
At the end of the band's set at the Stadhalle in Vienna at the weekend, the production people did what they normally do: they flashed up a message on the screens, thanking fans for their attendance: We Love You Vienna. Above was the band's logo, its letters set against the Austrian flag.
Well, that was the plan. What they actually did was thank fans for their attendance, with the Kiss logo set against the Australian flag. That's the Australia that's on the other side of the world from Austria. Two extra letters, but so much distance.
The mistake was pointed out by Twitter user Ben Nguyen, who shared the picture below.
Kiss's next show is at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle in Stuttgart, Germany, this evening. Fingers crossed they're double-checking that message.
Kiss played in Austria last night 🇦🇺 pic.twitter.com/XAvaXfRGqhJune 27, 2022
Kiss: Vienna Wiener Stadthalle setlist
Detroit Rock City
Shout It Out Loud
Heaven's on Fire
I Love It Loud
Lick It Up
Calling Dr. Love
Tears Are Falling
God of Thunder
I Was Made for Lovin' You
Do You Love Me
Rock and Roll All Nite