On this date an 18 year 7 month old Slayer saw Kiss with Vinnie Vincent for the second time at the Orange Show Pavilion in San Bernardino, California (Yes that same terrorist attack City) during the Lick It Up Tour without makeup. The first time that I saw Vinnie live was a year earlier in Orange County at what was then called Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in support of Creatures of the Night.
The opening acts at the Orange Pavilion were Riot and Vandenberg
Riot wasn't memorable but Vandenberg was absolutely outstanding.
Kiss was actually too loud. It was so loud and poorly mixed that you couldn't hardly hear Vinnie's solos or fills in the songs. The exception to this was the live solos by Eric Carr, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and Vinnie Vincent. When these guys were out there by themselves you could hear clearly although it was still painfully load. Who could ever forget Vinnie ringing the highest E note on the guitar pulling up with his non fine tuning Floyd Rose. He would hold and ring this note for what would seem like forever. Amazing that this was over 32 years ago...............