We sidled right up to Tupac, who was going to present an award….As we passed by the green room, all the stars went into shock. “Hey, look!” someone said. Then the whole green room erupted with applause. Once we saw how these celebrities reacted, without any prompting, then we knew that this was real. Before a single ticket was sold, before a single review was written, we knew it was the right time. The planets had lined up.
Gene Simmons, KISS and Make-Up (2001)