in 1996 i bought a copy of Total Guitar for the tab of 'Blackbird' by The Beatles. Steve was on the cover looking super cool with one of his Jem's
the cd that came with the magazine had 'The Crying Machine
' on it and i loved it. i bought 'Fire Garden' and found out that Steve was playing in Perth only a few months later.
sadly i didn't get to the gig because of my anxiety disorder, i wasn't comfortable going out to a concert at an unknown venue.
i tried to look through the venue a month or so before the gig but security wouldn't let me.
3 years later i see Steve play the same venue for The Ultra Zone tour
in 2004 i had a ticket to see him but i was having problems with the medication i was on and didn't go
i still have the ticket.
in 2006 i see Steve on the Aussie G3 tour
and almost a year ago i was at the Perth Masterclass, thankfully i had better medication to help me
^ i gave him the hat in the photo, it's a Royal Flying Doctor's hat