EVERYTHINGKISS | KOLLECTIONS | Luis Jimenez-Trevino

EVERYTHINGKISS/KOLLECTIONS
LUIS JIMENEZ-TREVINO
Location: Oviedo, Spain
How long have you been a KISS fan for? I've been a KISS fan since 1987, though the first KISS record I heard was CREATURES OF THE NIGHT back in 1982, thanks to my elder brother who bought it and LICK IT UP the year after. I was 9 years old then, but I rediscovered both records in 1987 and became a real KISS fan.
What was the first bit of KISS merchandise you bought? My first KISS merch was a very ugly unofficial ANIMALIZE T-Shirt with a drawing of Gene & Paul live wearing the ANIMALIZE outfits. It didn't last long because it was a victim of some mess my mother made with cleaning products that turned some of the T-Shirt white and ruined the artwork.
What is your favourite piece you own, and which is the most rarest? My favourite KISS collectible is not a real piece of KISS merch because it is my Meet&Greet experience during the ALIVE35 Tour. It was the most exciting moment of my KISS fan life. The rarest collectible is a pair of shoes used by Gene during the HOT IN THE SHADE tour. I got them at 2001's Lelands KISS Auction. I didn't have much money to bid but I would not forgive me if I didn't place at least one bid. Fortunately the item I bid on (Gene's shoes) only received one bid...mine!
What KISS rarity would you most like to add to your collection? Being a guitar player and having already a signature model of each KISS member but Vinnie Vincent, the KISS rarity I would most like to add to my collection would be a Vinnie Vincent Jackson DoubleV signature guitar.
What does your family or partner think of your KISS obsession? My wife soon understood my passion and she even got me some KISS presents such as the inflatable chair. She finally went with me to see KISS live in last years' Sonic Boom Over Europe tour. She said: I must go, they are like members of our family!
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