One of my blog missives has been to post all of my concert ticket stubs, year by year in order, starting with my first Van Halen concert in 1980. I recently finished posting all of my 1980-89 stubs and intended to move on to the ’90s. But then 2020 came along. I started writing this post … More My 2020 Concerts, Coronavirus, and Memes
Rush & Tommy Shaw at the Fabulous Forum in L.A., Kiss & Anthrax at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Homeless Benefit with October, Ashawn & Dear John at the Whiskey A-Go-Go (but for some reason I don’t think this ended up being at the Whiskey), The Zeros at the Whiskey, Iron Maiden at the Fabulous Forum, Monsters of Rock (with … More 1988 Concert Ticket Stubs
This post started out as a review of the Van Halen show in Tampa back in September of 2015. But it turned out I had thirty-something years of Van Halen, and by association Sammy Hagar, commentary that I had to get out. Realistically, how could any self-respecting rock music fan not have quite a bit … More The Chronicles of a Van Halen and Sammy Hagar Fan – 1979 to 2017
The Tubes at the Country Club, Racer X/Shark Island/Hot Wheels/Redline at the Country Club, Ratt & Poison at the Long Beach Arena, Ruby Slippers/Idle Tears/Midnight Voyeur/Joker at the Country Club, Iron Maiden at Irvine Meadows, Billy Idol & The Cult at the Forum, Bon Jovi & Cinderella at Irvine Meadows, Agent X/Gratitude/Pair-a-Dice/Normandy at the Country Club, … More 1987 Concert Ticket Stubs
What a place in time was 1986! An amazing year for me and for music. I moved back to Los Angeles and stayed for three years this time – life was all about the fun, the party, and experiencing everything the decade of decadence had to offer. Take from that what you will, but life … More 1986 Concert Ticket Stubs
Micheal Bolton, Accept, Helix, Keel, REO Speedwagon, Cheap Trick, Ratt, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, and Autograph. 1985 appears to have been a rather slow arena concert year for me, probably because as of December ’84 I was old enough to get into the rock bars to see local bands ;o). I recently came across this great old … More 1985 Concert Ticket Stubs
This was the year after my high school graduation and the year my bff and I moved to Los Angeles, so this post has a variety of Tampa Bay Area and LA Sunset Strip scene stuff. At this point I was going to more clubs than concert venues so I don’t have as many ticket … More 1984 Concert Ticket Stubs
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
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.
1980 – Van Halen was my first concert ;o) 1981 – A great concert year…REO Speedwagon, Billy Squier, Foghat, Rossington-Collins, Alice Cooper, Van Halen, Blue Oyster Cult, the Kinks, Journey, Loverboy, the Rolling Stones, Jefferson Starship, and the Moody Blues.