Rock and Roll High School
January 3, 2016 6:04 AM   Subscribe

For two days in 1975, rock band KISS took over the town of Cadillac, Michigan, and played at the Cadillac High School Homecoming. [SLYT] What started as a football coach looking for a way to inspire his players ended up bringing the entire town together in the name of rock and roll. [via]
posted by Room 641-A (6 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
 
see this is where trying to be the "cool" teacher leads
just be the teacher
posted by thelonius at 7:08 AM on January 3, 2016 [2 favorites]


Such ironic lack of capitalization, punctuation and sentence structure.

Yay, for teachers, cool or otherwise.
posted by humboldt32 at 8:46 AM on January 3, 2016 [1 favorite]


That was pretty cool in a Heavy Metal Parking Lot sort of way.
posted by peeedro at 9:55 AM on January 3, 2016 [2 favorites]


Such ironic lack of capitalization, punctuation and sentence structure.

What about it?
posted by thelonius at 12:07 PM on January 3, 2016


see this is where trying to be the "cool" teacher leads
just be the teacher


Doesn't "trying to be the cool teacher" imply the teacher (or in this case, football coach*) is just pandering to their students? This coach may have thought he had a cool idea (KISS = K.I.S.S.) but he got that idea when he was at a KISS show in Flynt; he was already a fan of the band. And it worked -- playing the band in the locker room led to a string of wins.

Regardless of the coach's motivation, I thought it was unexpectedly sweet the way the band and town put aside their obvious cultural differences and all became members of the KISS Army for two days, all I support of the kids. I also thought it was a little bittersweet, because as a child of the 70s and veteran of the KISS Army there was a sweet sincerity and lack of irony and cynicism from all involved, especially knowing that in today's world this idea would never get past the fighting and nastiness stage. YMObviouslyV.

*I know coaches are often teachers, but their roles and goals are different.
posted by Room 641-A at 3:05 AM on January 4, 2016


(And thelonious, now I'm honestly curious if you watched the entire film, because I really don't understand that being the takeaway. Where this all "lead" seemed to be a positive experience for all.)
posted by Room 641-A at 3:12 AM on January 4, 2016


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