September 6th, 2021 @ 12:48 am
as a kid growing up in the 90s, physical concert tickets was the default vs. doing will call. i regret doing any will calls, tbh. at the time it was like “wow, less to worry about!”, but now i can’t savor in those memories physically in my hands.
it’s crazy to think that i used to buy concert tickets at rite aid (maybe it was eckerd at the time). my how times have changed, now it’s a free for all with bots, website timeouts and legit having panic attacks, worrying about mere microseconds of fucking up on timing.
i was trying to buy tickets to see genesis this winter, and ticketmaster actually had the balls to post outright before you purchased tickets, that they don’t offer physical box office purchasing the first day of when tickets go on sale anymore. what in the actual fuck?! that is the one time you were GUARANTEED to get tickets to whatever you were pining for, bc you got your ass out of bed and down to the box office, unlike the internet slugs.
it’s unreal what ticketmaster has become. i wish we could all boycott it, but i digress…
the other night, i was putting away my stub/bracelet from rancid from last weekend in my show tickets storage box, and i decided to organize my tickets by year. then i thought it might be a rad idea to start posting a pic of the stub, about the show, and add any images that i took from the show associated with the concert mentioned. i’ll have to keep the images of myself and friends on IG only bc it’s private. here on my site, i usually don’t add pictures of myself anymore bc of privacy reasons (le sigh). i think it’d be a cool thing to document, though.
the first like, 5 tickets i have are barely even legible anymore, bc i used to keep them in my plastic sanrio planners in high school and they rubbed together and damaged the front of the tickets. you can still read them for the most part, whether it be the name of the tour, the venue or the date, so i at least can reference wtf the stub was for… i also scribbled some notes on them (in my horrendous adolescent handwriting).
without further ado…
my first 10 concert experiences: