Tuesday, June 3, 2014
History of a Rock concert goer - prices sure have changed!
I have saved my concert tickets for as long as I can remember. I put them in this 30 year old photo album that has ended up being a history of ticket prices as well as wonderful memories. Check out Paul McCartney for only $34 in 1989. This is a random page from the album. I think the most interesting is The Rolling Stones in 1981 for only $15 (not shown). That also included Journey and George Thorogood!
I remember my first concert was Orleans and Melissa Manchester at a local venue. My Mom had to take me because I wasn't old enough to drive. Poor Mom ended up taking me to many shows near and far. I lived on the Canadian border so I heard and loved a lot of Canadian music. She crossed the border to take me and a girlfriend to many a show not to mention the treks to Canadian record stores to purchase favs not available in the US. Ottawa and Toronto get lots of big US names too!
I still love going to concerts. The most recent was Justin Hayward from the Moody Blues just a couple weeks ago. I must admit that I am seeing the acts that are no longer in the big arenas anymore, but they are still rockin' after all these years as am I :)