Call Me Stubby  

docdirk 47M
5418 posts
7/4/2006 8:51 pm

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Call Me Stubby

While doing a little straightening up around mi casa, I came across my ticket stub to last week’s Def Leppard concert. A while back, while doing some deeper cleaning, searching for items that I could bear to part with, I came across a myriad of older ticket stubs from concerts past. While what remains represents barely half of the great shows I attended from a life long ago, I’m glad to have at least this collection remaining. So, in an envelope they sit, with my most recent concert stub now joining them.

Here are the ticket stubs I came across:

Def Leppard (All 5 Yeah!)
RATT - 3 (Missing 1 headlining tour)
Motley Crue - 3 (Missing 2)
Metallica -1
The Who -1
Bon Jovi -3
Aerosmith -2
Ace Frehley ‒ 1 Headliner (Missing 1)
Ace Frehley/Y&T/White Lion ‒ 1
Van Halen ‒ 2 (Including Monsters of Rock tour. Missing 1)
Ozzy ‒ 1
Triumph ‒ 1
Night Ranger -1 (Missing 4!)
AC/DC -2 (Missing 1)
David Lee Roth -1 (Missing 1)
Damn Yankees/Bad Company -1 (Missing 1 ‒ same tour)
Judas Priest ‒ 2
Bob Seger ‒ 1
Poison -1 (As solo headliner, missing 3)
Posion/RATT/Great White/LA Guns ‒ 1
Rolling Stones ‒ 1
KISS ‒ 1 (Missing 2)
Iron Maiden -1 (Missing 2)
Britney Fox/Bang Tango ‒ 1
Flickerstick - 1

That’s all that remains. Missing or not represented are all traces of Whitesnake, the 5 times I’ve seen Tesla as openers, the 5 other times I’ve seen White Lion as openers, Babylon AD, the 3 times I’ve seen Skid Row, Circus of Power, Dirty Looks, Savatage, the 2 times I saw Dokken, the 3 times I saw the Scorpions, The Lynch Mob, the 2 times I’ve seen Queensryche as openers, Anthrax, Living Colour, Vinnie Vincent's Invasion, Saraya, Cinderalla, a Foreigner/REO Speedwagon/Peter Frampton Triple bill, Grand Funk Railroad (really) a few other Great White sightings … and many more that elude me at the moment.

Damn, I miss those days. The days when time was measured as “how long till the next show?” Ah well, apologies for pulling you into my nostalgia!

Ah, Its you again, Your Angel Feathers and your Blood Stains...

WildWon1982 34M

7/4/2006 9:42 pm

Goddam son! I wish I had seen even a fraction of these shows. Here's my concert experience:

Genesis - We Can't Dance tour, 1991, Midnight Oil openend, left after 4 songs into the set. My sister was 8, had bronchitis, but insisted on going to the show, only to puke all over Veterans' Stadium when the weed and PCP smoke combined with the bronch.

Steve Miller Band - 1996 - Won tickets on the radio. The only 13 year old in the state of Delaware that knew "Midnight Confessions." Pat Benetar was supposed to open, but was a no show. Opener was a local club band called "Jellyroll."

LeAnn Rymes/Alan Jackson - 1997 - My parents went through a country phase in the mid to late 90s, and tried to convert me because LeAnn Rymes and I were born 10 days apart. The New York State Fair has WAY too many country acts. It was a nice surprise that my best friend from high school also happened to be there, so we smoked weed, and it wasn't a total loss. The show sucked donkey balls, even by country standards. I hate Alan Jackson normally, but he covered "Mercury Blues," then used the tune to do Ford commercials ("I'm gonna buy me a Ford Truck and cruise it up and down the road.") Halfway through perfroming "Blues," the big screens behind him start showing Ford NASCARs driving around the track, and he changed the lyric to "Ford Truck." My parents, in a heartfelt attempt at a birthday concert, did not pay to watch a commercial in stereo.

George Clinton and PFunk All-Stars - 2003 - Right after the boys from CUSE won it all, that was the celebretory concert. Opened by Razel, the former beat box DJ for The Roots.

I'm planning on going to OzzFest at the end of the month. M&G anyone?

docdirk replies on 7/5/2006 5:38 pm:
I grew an appreciation for Genesis over the years... especially around the I can't cance time. Their comedic sense grew on me, and their Abacab era tunes were pretty cool.

Now, Mike & The Mechanics I could do without!

NSAAddict 42F

7/4/2006 10:07 pm

No apologies needed, I'm jealous of that list... wow

docdirk replies on 7/5/2006 5:39 pm:
Hmmm, jealous of "The List?"

mycin62 54F

7/4/2006 10:50 pm

Want my Buffet ticket stub?

docdirk replies on 7/5/2006 5:39 pm:
You should always hang on to your stubs! Why? I have no idea!

pragmaticCTcpl 61M/50F

7/5/2006 9:09 am

Wow...that is some collection..!

What do you mean? :

"Damn, I miss those days. The days when time was measured as “how long till the next show?”

There is always a next time, Doc!!!!

docdirk replies on 7/6/2006 4:51 am:
Yeah, there's always a next show... but all that annoying stuff like -jobs, rent, bills, shopping, etc weren't getting in my way back then!

duststormdiva 51F
6854 posts
7/5/2006 1:10 pm

The first concert I attended was Quiet Riot, and White Snake opened for them. At Coopers Field in Columbus I saw REO Speedwagon.

Since then I have attended two concerts of Simplfy's now known as Vayden.

Vayden is my nephew's band. Remember the name, they are the next rock sensation to come out of the SW United states. You can mark my word on that. See them at that space called my and do a search for them. They have some of their music available for listening pleasure.


docdirk replies on 7/5/2006 5:42 pm:
I saw Quiet Riot last year at one of the local casinos. It was a free show. I overpayed! I'm positive they were much better "back in the day!"

Ohhh... REO Speedwagon... you've just reminded me of another show I've forgotten!

duststormdiva 51F
6854 posts
7/5/2006 1:11 pm

I have been so sheltered.


docdirk replies on 7/5/2006 5:42 pm:
But you're living it up now!

digdug41 49M

7/5/2006 1:30 pm

Jeez I never went to concert shows such as the list you have but I got to see a few bands that I liked I was always into the underground stuff that came out of cbgb's but it was still fun none the less some memorable were the bad brains slayer living colour anthrax the circle jerks stuff like that and most recently were finally the chilli peppers with snoop dog

roaming the cyber streets of blogland

docdirk replies on 7/5/2006 5:45 pm:
Wow, I'm jealous, Dig!!! Club shows are always the best, and CBGB's is legend! I've never been there. And those harcore bands you mentioned - Bad Brains, Circle Jerks, C.O.C. - must have been pure energy! Nothing like having your chest pounded by the bass and drums, ears shredded by guitars and screaming vocals! Any Agnostic Front or Murphy's Law?

digdug41 49M

7/6/2006 8:21 am

    Quoting digdug41:
    Jeez I never went to concert shows such as the list you have but I got to see a few bands that I liked I was always into the underground stuff that came out of cbgb's but it was still fun none the less some memorable were the bad brains slayer living colour anthrax the circle jerks stuff like that and most recently were finally the chilli peppers with snoop dog
I've seen murphys law and agnostic a gazillion times they always played cb's and I lived in that place from 85 til 87 and hilly closed down the matinee's coz of the dickheads causing unnecessary trouble doc but it was a time I'll never forget saw a loota bands and met a few bands too which was why I liked so much none of I'm a rockstar your the fan shit

roaming the cyber streets of blogland


7/6/2006 1:10 pm

I have seen alot of those myself and relate to the what's next mindset! Those were the daze

just a squirrel trying to get a nut

docdirk replies on 7/7/2006 10:41 pm:
What's next indeed! Wishing you nothing but the best in that department, btw!

SexyRycheBabe 44F
820 posts
7/10/2006 9:42 pm

Good grief! How long ago was it that you saw Queensryche that they were OPENING instead of headling?!! (Well, okay, with the exception of last year's mini tour with Judas Priest.)

docdirk replies on 7/11/2006 5:43 pm:
I believe it was 1988. OM had just come out and they were opening for Metallica on their And Justice For All tour.

Hmmm, I must have been about 6 years old, right???

SexyRycheBabe 44F
820 posts
7/11/2006 10:43 pm

Yes... you had to have been 6 and snuck in by your parents!! And, if you were 6, then I was 3 and much too young to go to a concert like that.

docdirk replies on 7/12/2006 5:21 pm:
Actually, I was stowed in Hetfield's guitar case!!!

rm_metalmama69 42F
3878 posts
7/12/2006 7:11 am

You have once again inspired me Doc! In the next day or two I will post my list of the bands I've seen in concert. We have very similar taste in tunes! How far are you from Albany???? I know this place where you can meet the artists & party with them. Remind me to toke to you about the Tesla incident....

docdirk replies on 7/12/2006 5:22 pm:
I'm not really sure how far I am from Albany. But it might be worth the trip to hear The Tesla Incident!!

SexyRycheBabe 44F
820 posts
7/12/2006 9:10 pm

docdirk replies on 7/12/2006 7:21 pm:
Actually, I was stowed in Hetfield's guitar case!!!

I doubt there would have been room for you in the case what with his ego needing all the storage space it could find.

docdirk replies on 7/15/2006 4:53 pm:
I tossed his guitar before I got in the case. There was plenty of room... but man was he pissed!

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