After KISS lit up the AFL grand final before the opening bounce with a spectacular pyrotechnical show, the half-time entertainment certainly brought the vibe down a notch or two.
In fact, when Mark Seymour (of Hunters & Collectors fame) came on for the long break, social media immediately turned against the Australian music icon and his support band for the low-key performance.
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Seymour (who was performing with his band, The Undertow, and Kate Miller-Heidke) started the set with a couple of Hunters’ classics: When the River Runs Dry and Throw Your Arms Around Me.
But after the KISS anthems that rattled around the ‘G, the hundreds of dancers that joined them, and all the pulsating action from the actual game, Seymour’s music was a dramatic mood-shifter with fans comparing it to something from a country pub.
Social media immediately erupted.
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