Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
How long have you been a KISS fan for and what was the first KISS record you heard? Been a fan since I was in the 6th grade, early 1982. The first record I heard was a bootleg compilation cassette titled THE BEST OF KISS. First official record I bought was MUSIC FROM ‘THE ELDER’
What was the first bit of KISS merch you bought? A poster, LOVE GUN-era.. A photo of KISS standing on small cubes with huge KISS logo above their heads
What is your favourite piece you own, and which is the most rarest? My favourite is the KISSTORY book.. Mine is signed by 6 members. I bought it at their reunion show in Manchester, UK, November 1996. When I purchased it before the concert, it was a stock book already signed by the REVENGE line-up. The nice shopkeeper offered me a deal, if I want it signed by Ace and Peter, I could pick up the book after the concert. It brings back special memories for me.The rarest one, I would say a hand made ROCK’N’ROLL OVER quilt bed cover. The size is about 2mx2m (6'x6'). I ordered this from a bed cover maker in Bali. Hand painted, with some Balinese touch. I bet this is the only one in the world :D
What KISS rarity would you most like to add to your collection? Definitely KISS Bally pinball machine..!! In the ‘80s, there were at least 3 KISS pinball machines around Jakarta's arcades, I've been trying to locate their whereabouts.
What does your family or partner think of your KISS obsession? They support my obsession. Often, my wife and kids bought me KISS merchandise when they saw it.. :)