1983 Concert Ticket Stubs

Concert ticket stubs 1980-2015
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 1983 below…

1983 – The Psychedelic Furs, Adam Ant, Scandal, Billy Squire, REO Speedwagon, Neil Young, Stray Cats, Rush, Journey, Aerosmith, Sammy Hagar, Bryan Adams, B-52s, Rick Springfield, Styx, Loverboy, Zebra, Iron Maiden, Quiet Riot, The Police, Cheap Trick, Kiss, and Pat Traverse

Psychedelic Furs 1-4-1983
The Psychedelic Furs with Our Daughter’s Wedding on 1-14-1983 at the Bayfront Center Theatre in St. Petersburg, Florida. Cost $4.95. One of my new-wave bff’s favorite bands – still is to this day.
Adam Ant 1-27-1983
Adam Ant with Scandal on 1-27-1983 at the Tampa Jai Alai Fronton in Tampa, Florida. Cost $9.75. I’ll simply admit I had a crush on Adam Ant. It appears to be one of the few concerts I actually brought a camera to back in the ’80s…
Adam Ant photo 1-27-1983
Upfront Adam Ant photos taken with my 110 camera.
Billy Squier 1-30-1983
Billy Squier with Saga on 1-30-1983 at the Bayfront Center in St. Petersburg, Florida. Cost $10.25.
REO Speedwagon 2-8-1983
REO Speedwagon with Red Rider on 2-2-1983 at the Lakeland Civic Center Arena in Lakeland, Florida. Cost $11.50.
Neil Young 2-14-1983
Neil Young on 2-4-1983 at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida. Cost $12.50. No idea why it says void. (Thanks to Sam for the date correction!)
Stray Cats with the Busboys on 2-28-1983
Stray Cats with the BusBoys on 2-28-1983 at Curtis Hixon Hall in Tampa, Florida. Cost $9.50. One of the few shows I went to at this venue, which has hosted some legendary bands, including Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, and Elvis. Check out The Concert History of Curtis Hixon Hall.
Rush 3-21-1983
Rush with John Butcher Axis on 3-21-1983 at the Lakeland Civic Center Arena in Lakeland, Florida. Cost $11.50.
Rock Superbowl XV!! on 4-23-1983
Rock Superbowl XVII on 4-23-1983 at the Tangerine Bowl in Orlando, Florida. Cost $15.75. Journey, Aerosmith, Sammy Hagar, and Bryan Adams.
B-52s 7-10-1983
The B-52s with Doc on 7-10-1983 at the Tampa Jai Alai Fronton in Tampa, Florida. Coast $10.25.
Rick Springfield 8-7-1983
Rick Springfield with Quarterflash on 8-7-1983 at Bayfront Center Arena in St. Petersburg, Florida. Cost $12.50. I remember that we decided to go downtown at the last minute to see if anyone was selling any tickets for cheap. Cost $12.50 but I don’t remember what we paid. 
Styx stub 9-1-1983
Styx on 9-1-1983 at the Bayfront Center Arena in St. Petersburg, Florida. This was the Mr. Roboto tour so it was a cool experience, but I decided that I wasn’t really into musicals. Cost $15.00.
Loverboy 10-9-1983
Loverboy with Zebra on 10-9-1983 at the Bayfront Center Arena in St. Petersburg, Florida. Cost $12.50.
Iron Maiden 10-16-1983
Iron Maiden with Quiet Riot on 10-16-1983 at the Lakeland Civic Center Arena in Lakeland, Florida. This was a memorable concert because I met some lifelong bffs – our pals that night recognized each other from middle school and from then on we all started hanging out together in the local club scene ;o).
The Police 10-29-1983
The Police with The Fixx and the Animals on 10-29-1983 at the Tangerine Bowl in Orlando, Florida. Cost $15.75.
Cheap Trick 12-4-1983
Cheap Trick with Lefty on 12-4-1983 at the Tampa Jai Alai Fronton in Tampa, Florida. Lefty was a very popular local band we used to go see in the clubs a lot – it featured Johnny Lee Middleton, later of Savatage and Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Cost $9.95.
Kiss with Pat Traverse and Axe on 12-29-1983 at the Lakeland Civic Center in Lakeland, Florida. Cost $11.50.
Kiss with Pat Traverse and Axe on 12-29-1983 at the Lakeland Civic Center Arena in Lakeland, Florida. Cost $11.50.

5 thoughts on “1983 Concert Ticket Stubs

  1. OMGS Sandy I can’t believe I remember almost all of these shows, hahaha! What a trip down memory lane! Oh be still my beating heart – Adam Ant. Psychedelic Furs, they were awesome! Omgs Cheap Trick, what a fantastic show that was, and Rush…geeze we got so stoned at Rush, lol. As much as I looooved Loverboy’s music, I remember feeling a bit disappointed in the show, they had lots of cool laser effects and stuff but I don’t know, something was missing in the energy, at least to me. Rick Springfield! I def remember that one…he was so dreamy, remember? LOL. Rock Super Bowl XVII wow there was nothing not to love about that show. I remember it rained.

    Ahhhh now I want to go look through my old photo albums and see if I have any pics from those. I suspect whatever pics I had have long disappeared into the void somewhere. But I still have that pic in front of the Christmas tree, we were teenagers, I was wearing leopardskin spandex (HAHAHA yes!) and Joan Jett/Nikki Sixx/Tina Turner hair, before some concert in Lakeland. I don’t remember which show it was but I do remember you wore white spandex (HAHAHA yes!). I can’t believe my mom carted us around to all those shows. She was such a good mom, sigh.

    I love this post, so much fun. Geeze and to think I probably only remember half the fun we had. And some of that I remember wrong… like for years I told people Adam Ant opened for Ted Nugent, pffft. Ok guess I better go read your psychology post on False Memories are Everywhere.

    1. Yes, your mom was the concert driver, such a cool mom! I wore RED spandex, not white lol. And that leopard spandex christmas tree picture is the best, it really needs to go on this blog somewhere for posterity…

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