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
The following report was written as part of my graduate studies in general psychology. It has not been published anywhere but this site. Please contact me before reusing or reporting this paper. Note: I initially used the word “consumption” in this paper because, to my slight surprise, many of the research articles reviewed below also discussed metalheads as consumers and … More What Psychologists Say About Metalheads 2016
I moved to Los Angeles in April 1986 for several years, so this post includes both Florida and L.A. stubs. Kiss & Wasp, Aerosmith & Ted Nugent, Thrust, Steel Wolf, Great White, Poison & Hurricane & Leatherwolf, Loudness, and CheapTrick. Kiss & Wasp on 1-7-1986 at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida. Cost $14. … 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 slow year for arena concerts for me – but 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 rock club website … More 1985 Concert Ticket Stubs
It sounds like the start of a joke, right? But I felt the need to title this post in a way to let the reader know where I’m coming from, or perhaps where I’m not coming from: I don’t do and I don’t know rap music. When I mentioned to people my age that I was … More An Old Rocker Goes to See Machine Gun Kelly at Jannus Live
I moved to Los Angeles for about 4 months in 1984, so there are concert tickets from both coasts below. Very few clubs used actual tickets – although I have a few from the Country Club in Reseda, Joshua’s Lounge in Long Beach, and the Roxy Theater on Sunset. Florida – Heart & Helix, Ozzy Osbourne & … 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.