These are all of my concert ticket stubs from 1980-2015 that I managed to hang on to – I decided to inventory them by year(s). Enjoy the trip back in time to 1982 below…
1982 – Rush, Krokus, Rainbow, Fleetwood Mac, John Cougar, John Waite, Loverboy, The Go-Gos, Crosby Stills & Nash, Stranger, Billy Thorpe, Avatar/Savatage, the Joe Perry Project, The Who, Joan Jett, B-52s, Eddie Money, 38 Special, and Cheap Trick.
Rush with Krokus on 4-12-1982 at the Bayfront Center Arena in St. Petersburg, Florida. Cost $10.50. Sadly, this is my first computerized ticket purchase – no more camping out for paper tickets. I recall we followed Neil Peart around the Hilton across the street – I was obsessed with Rush lyrics ;o)
Rainbow with Krokus on 7-25-1982 at the Lakeland Civic Center Arena in Lakeland, Florida. Cost $8.98. My bff and I got our first backstage passes at this show from a photographer but we only wandered around a bit and had to leave to leave to catch our ride (with some guys from the neighborhood in a 1965 Dodge Dart)…
No exciting stories behind this pass. We had to leave to catch our ride ;o/.
Rock Super Bowl XV on 9-4-1982 at the Tangerine Bowl in Orlando, Florida. Cost $15. Fleetwood Mac, John Cougar, John Waite, Loverboy. ‘Rumours’ was the first rock album I ever bought – in 7th grade.
The GoGos with A Flock of Seagulls and the Rockcats on 9-21-1982 at the Bayfront Center Arena in St. Petersburg, Florida. Cost $10.50. Somewhat outside of my normal music tastes, but I did hang out in the new wave scene with some new wave and punk pals at times.
The Joe Perry Project on 9-24-1982 at Astro Skating Rink in Tarpon Springs, Florida. I remember going to the show but I was fuzzy on the date since this was the only thing in my scrapbook – I found this date online.
Crosby Stills & Nash on 10-16-1982 at the Lakeland Civic Center Arena in Lakeland, Florida. Cost $14.25. ‘Southern Cross’ was huge and I have always had love for hippie culture.
Stranger on 10-31-1982 at Skate Odyssey in Tampa, Florida. Cost $6.95. A great local band that almost made it – their debut album had just come out with ‘Jackie’s So Bad’ and ‘Swamp Woman’ – fun songs you can still hear today by the Greg Billings Band. Great band.
Billy Thorpe with Avatar (former name of Savatage) on 10-20-1982 at Astro Skating Rink in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Cost $4.95. I have very fuzzy memories of this – I seem to confuse it with the Joe Perry Project show above. I also remember seeing Avatar play in a K-Mart parking lot in Clearwater, maybe around the same time. I remember the singer wearing a cape. Remember Billy Thorpe’s ‘Children of the Sun’? “People of the earth can you hear me…”
The Who with Joan Jett and the B-52s on 11-27-1982 at the Tangerine Bowl in Orlando, Florida. I was reminiscing about this show with a repairman at my house and he said the crowd booed the B-52s the whole time but I don’t remember that, but I’m guessing he was probably right as that’s an odd concert combo. And I think I picked up the flyer below at the show…
I must have entered the contest as the perforated part is missing.
Eddie Money on 12-4-1982 at the Bayfront Center Arena in St. Petersburg, Florida. Cost $5.98. Not sure about the Christmas Dance Party. I still love the ‘No Control’ album, one of my faves for road trips.
38 Special with Cheap Trick on 12-27-1982 at the Bayfront Center Arena in St. Petersburg, Florida. Cost $9.50.
Tampa Bay Area rock radio station – scrapbook bumper sticker.