Boss distortion pedal. DS-1. Bought it at a local shop who were clearing them out. They must have bought an overstock as the pedal has been around since '78. Needed distortion, bought distortion. I liked it, but don't need it anymore. Long gone.
I never had the chance to go to a game, but it sounds like you had some really great experiences, starting with a wonderful oldest brother. Congratulations! It sounds like it was great and IS a great memory!
I've used a number of Couch straps and they've been wonderful! Just watch the vinyl ends on your nitro finishes - don't leave them sitting for longer periods. I've also had some good luck getting straps from various Etsy makers. Straps don't have to be an issues, and they don't have to be leather.