Pantera Set Giant Ball of Hair on Fire at KISS Concert – Epic Rock Tales

Pantera Set Giant Ball of Hair on Fire at KISS Concert – Epic Rock Tales (Loudwire)
by Graham Hartmann, September 27th 2017
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In Loudwire´s final episode of this season of Epic Rock Tales, I gave them an incredible recollection from the ‘90s. While Pantera were opening for KISS during their reunion tour, we actually got kicked out of a South American venue for starting fires.

South American metalheads are a legit phenomenon. For decades they’ve proven themselves to be some of the most wild and faithfully dedicated fans on earth, and this tale adds to their legend.

After our opening set in Santiago, Chile, we decided to check out KISS’ performance from the scaffolding. However, we could be seen by the crowd, who kept chanting “Pantera! Pantera!” after each KISS song. Realizing we needed to hide, we went backstage and partied with some Chilean beer.

After guzzling a few drinks, my bass tech came up to me and said, “You’ve got to come see this, man.” I and my Pantera bandmates were brought to these big piles of “black stuff,” which turned out to be human hair. The Chilean fans went so nuts for Pantera that they were ripping each others’ hair out, which then collected into piles. A little freakout out at first, we decided to enjoy the spectacle by busting out some gasoline… and I will tell you the rest…