These are all of my concert ticket stubs from 1980-2015 that I managed to hang on to and decided to inventory by year(s). Enjoy the trip back in time to 1989 below… Oh, 1989. The beginning of the end of the infamously fun-filled ’80s. It was an era I am forever grateful to have experienced … More 1989 Concert Ticket Stubs & Thrust Music Magazine – Tampa Bay Area Live Music
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
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.