Of all the items in there, my favourite would have to be the Marc Jacobs boots. I don’t know why, given that they’re not really a piece of memorabilia. But to me, these boots epitomise the BLM era. Plus, they’re one of the few items I have that are not CD’s or records – when people see my G cupboard the boots are always the first thing they comment on. Unfortunately, they’re a size 5, so they’re too small for me to actually wear but if I could, I don’t think I would because I’d be so afraid of ruining them.
There are a few other items that are not in the G cupboard – I have a whole box of CD singles somewhere (really must dig that out!) and a tour jacket from v2.0 in the wardrobe. Also I have a couple of framed tour posters in the hallway – one from the debut era and one from BLM (both Aus tours). I’d love to get a poster of the Melbourne BLM show (the one I have is Sydney) because it was on my birthday – one of the best birthdays ever. Thanks to my friend for going with me and putting up with my mini-meltdown when Shirley came on stage!!!
Unfortunately, lack of internet last year meant that my collecting was pretty much put on hold. I am really looking forward to getting back into it now. I don’t want ‘everything’; I’m really fussy about what I do and do not buy. I really love all the little memorabilia trinkets so I’ll probably be looking at getting some more of those where I can. My dream item is the BUTG keyrings – they’re so beautiful, but sadly, so rare.
I’ve just ordered the 1996 video and the recent Absolute Garbage DVD off Amazon.com – really looking forward to getting these. Then I’ll start catching up on all the AG era stuff I missed!