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Dug out some old concert tickets

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by hemingway, Mar 6, 2021.

  1. hemingway

    hemingway Poster Extraordinaire

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    Yeah, I can remember going to gigs just because a friend said, come along. Nothing to lose for five quid. Not like today when you need to arrange a loan.
     
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    bettyseldest Friend of Leo's

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    In '79 I was a final year student in Sheffield. I went to a gig at Lady Mabel College a local teacher training campus, as they were guaranteed to have lots of girls. For our 25 pence each we got to see Chris Rea. At the time I had never heard of him. He was touring his "Whatever happend to Benny Santini" album. The record company were marketing him as the next Elton John. He sat at the piano all night, I think he may have played guitar on a couple of numbers. We usually went to two gigs a week at the Poly, half a dozen a term at the Uni, and three or four a year at the City Hall, along with the odd art college do, or trip to Leeds or Manchester. Every night of the week one or other of the local nightclubs had a free entry student night. That's what education is all about.
     
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    sax4blues Friend of Leo's

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    Just today I’m looking at the Red Rocks Colorado schedule. $200+. Guess it’s music in the park for me this summer.
     
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    scrapyardblue Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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  6. Marshallfender

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    Maybe, but that’s the Palace in New Haven CT.
     
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    I have tried to save all my concert tickets, I have a photo album I put them in. It's always fun to have someone come over, pre covid, and open it up, no pictures, just concert tickets, yep all 300+
     
  8. Stringbanger

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    Here is a smattering of some that I was able to dig out of a cigar box.

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  9. Slip Kid

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    I’m very jealous of the SRV at the Palace show! I was in high school at the time and really wanted to go but didn’t have any friends interested plus it was a school night and remember my parents giving me grief about it. I also remember Stevie being interviewed at WPLR that afternoon, playing guitar in the studio. WPLR was a mile from house at that time and I was hauling a** from after school jazz band practice hoping to meet him in the parking lot!

    I would have also killed to see that Hartford Stones show but I was in 6th grade and had to settle reading about it in the paper.
     
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    Saw Mountain/Three Dog Night in Macon,GA on 3/7/72. Ninth row seat. Ticket was $5.50.
    August '72 saw The Guess Who. Front row center. $6.00.
    August 10,1973 Ballin' Jack/Grand Funk Railroad. 3rd row $6.50
    November 1986 George Thorogood at the Fox Theater in Atlanta $25.50
    December 1986/January 1987,Lonnie Mack and SRV. Almost back row on the floor $25.50
     
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    If you notice my stub says Comp on it. That’s cuz on that same day I was at WPLR picking up the tickets I had won for the show(along with a copy of Soul to Soul)Yes SRV was there on the other side of the glass!! Five feet away!! Wanted to wait for him to come outside to meet. Receptionist said he was gonna be there awhile, so I left to get back to Bridgeport. Few minutes later I hear on the radio he’s leaving. Bummer. Also that CDB stub was also a great show.
     
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    Oh man, you’re killing me, lol! I wonder if we crossed paths in the parking lot. I wasn’t aware of that CDB show either. Awesome story, thanks for sharing!
     
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    I was a child of the hair band era. Kept all my stubs, autographs, and pictures over the years and my wife turned them into an 80's shrine for me a few weeks ago.

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    I wish I kept them. I remember John Cougar (pre Mellencamp) opening for Heart (Private Audition tour?) at the Fabulous Forum in L.A. He was full of energy and was very entertaining; I think early Bono was inspired by John Cougar. I believe it was the last night of Heart's tour; they were clearly fatigued, cut the set short, and were booed off.

    On a more positive note, I saw the late Michael Stanley open for Foreigner on the Foreigner 4 tour at the same venue and the band was great. A little too much wah-wah but a great set nonetheless.
     
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    Great idea, have to get a pic of some stubs. But wish I had the hand bills of 13 years at my home away from home (1976-1989). Started at the ripe age 16 with the likes of buying a drink for Albert Collins...don't let school get in the way for your education...lol
     
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