MTftSB: Gig Tickets

Does anyone still collect their gig tickets? I’ve been holding on to mine in the same Spider-Man notebook since I first started going to see bands. For a while I wanted to keep a record of every band I’d watched but e-tickets and going to about a million DIY shows stopped me doing that.

Here’s my notebook

And the first thing in it

And the last which is just loose.

Now show me yours!

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My ex wife threw all of mine away, and since then it’s mostly been online tickets with the odd A4 page printed out.

Horrible sentence.

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Three shoeboxes full of them. Maybe I’ll have a peak tonight.

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Some of mine/my wifes




Look at that row of dis-loathed entertainment: red hot chilli peppers, mighty boosh, Aerosmith.

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Got all mine in a Spongebob tin

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I kept one for Nirvana in 1994 that obviously didn’t happen, might still be in my mum & dad’s house somewhere.

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In a box marked Fungibles maybe.

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I was at that RHCP Pride Park gig.

Small world.

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I was at that Les Savy Fav gig!

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Good balcony climbing action iirc

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I’ve a big folder in the loft with all my ticket stubs from gigs and away games and loads of football programmes.

Please share your SpongeBob tin.

And a gem, hidden deep within his absorbent cranium:

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A pioneer of indie sleaze.

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I was at that show :+1:

And that one :+1:

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I used to but not anymore, still have my bts soundcheck lanyard though I hope I get to add more to it <3

Yep! Actively pay more to receive physical tickets now - either postage costs or the new gross thing Ticketmaster does of offering you the change to have a “memento” ticket … hate it but I go to few enough gigs that I can basically keep them all without it taking up a stupid amount of space

biggest regret is that GBV used e-tickets for their show, not having a ticket for my fav band ever was a bummer. Been tempted to get a random ticket stub off ebay just to have something physical to show I went, but not sure I cba wit that

Yeah, I still do. E-tickets have kinda screwed that up in recent years, trying to get back into getting physical ones again though. Got them all in a bag, always say I’m gonna sort them and stick them into a scrapbook, suspect I’ll never get round to it though.

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Should have put it straight in a cheap Athena clip frame m9 :+1:

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Yep - I’ve even got a tumblr site where I’ve been posting them up when they turn twenty years ago. When I started it, I tried to write about the bands / gigs too, but that fizzled out after a while and now I just post the ticket