Scene Magazine celebrates 20 years on the streets in 2013. Each week this year, in this column, we're looking back at what we, and you, were doing.
By 1997, the staff credits had grown considerably. Our advertising team had doubled (Karen Sellers and Justin Galt), and the super-talented Patrick Herlihy (production) began his tenure as Scene Magazine's longest serving staffer. A freehand artist and an early Mac-man (no PC has ever been used in the operation and production of of Scene Mag!), Pat's gothic tendencies somehow melded seamlessly with our electronic/ fashion/ arts bent.
Our lensman Jeff Polley was a prolific pithound whose work was showcased at Café Scene and, we hope, will be again as part of our public 20th anniversary celebrations later this year.
Advertisers included Substance Magazine ('Australia's Foremost Dance Culture Mag'), BPM Records (and alternative to Central Station Records), Jolt Cola (surely the first energy drink?) and fittingly, as we approach comedy season 2013, we remember Peter Grose's Crazies Comedy Restaurant (corner Caxton and Judge Sts, Petrie Terrace) where Elliot Goblet was in season.
But the most telling ad was surely from Mastercard, espousing the benefits of booking concert tickets by telephone no less and giving the operator the your card details down the line! Covers included Bjork, The Cardigans, Faithless, Skunkhour, Corduroy and Ultrasonic - we definitely loved our hardcore.
Next week, the live scene.