Location: Calgary, Canada is where I live now, but I'm from B.C.
How long have you been a KISS fan for, what was the first KISS record you heard? I have been a fan since I was about six - when I first heard the guitar intro to Rock Bottom from DRESSED TO KILL - back in 1976. LOVE GUN is the first album I heard in its entirety though and still remains one of my all time favourites.
What was the first bit of KISS merchandise you bought? The first KISS thing I bought was the LOVE GUN album a few months after it came out. Records aside, the first merchandise I remember buying was the Gene Hallowe'en mask when it first came out. Unfortunately, I lost it soon after... I was only 10!
What is your favourite piece you own, and which is the most rarest? The four busts were significant acquisitions given that I found them more than 10 years after they were released. I also still appreciate having KISSTORY as well as the 1970's trading cards. The piece I have that I think is rare is the DYNASTY record store promo poster. I bought it from a record store back in 1988 for $30. It wasn't actually up for sale though. I had to offer that much for them to part with it. I also built my own stage to showcase a scaled down KISS concert I made for YouTube ("KISS Stage Comes Alive!") which can also be seen on my website (www.KissFanCentral.com). I have since dismantled the stage, but it was definitely the rarest collectible, since it was one of a kind. Ah, the crazy things we do to show our allegiance!
What KISS rarity would you most like to add to your collection? My collecting days are actually behind me now. In fact, I will soon begin selling a good chunk of my collection to pay for a "bucket list" trip across the world. However, if someone was wanting to give me the Pinball machine, let's just say I wouldn't decline the offer! LOL
What do your family or partner think of your obsession? I've never cared all that much what others (other than fellow KISS fans) think of my collection. I gave up a long time ago trying to "convert" others to accept what I do. Half the time, I don't even understand the obsession!