Lubbock is well known for its Footloose-esque small town fear of all things devilish. I've been witness to concert protests, beer sales protests -- hell, there have even been dress code fights in Lubbock. But the one fear a certain group of Lubbockites have always had is rock music.

My friend Steven Moss posted this flyer on his Facebook page the other day. It's an anti-KISS flyer from back in 1979. The reason, I'm assuming, was KISS's upcoming Halloween concert at the Municipal Coliseum that year.

Kiss Flier

Ah yes, protect the children! It's always about the children, isn't it? Those same children who are, at this very moment, doctors and school teachers and principals and lawyers and preachers and every other type of good, upstanding person in our community who just happened to like a rock band's music.

I'm curious, however, as to how many of the people who went to this concert because they were fans of KISS, were also protesting outside the Marilyn Manson concert we had in Lubbock in February 1997.

So do you remember being on either side of either of these protests? Tell us your story on Facebook because we love to hear how our friends fought the good fight!


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