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Ticketstubs: Marilyn Manson in Grand Rapids, 1999

I miss having a friend with access to a corporate luxury box at the local arena. It’s the perfect way to see artists you don’t care about enough to pay for your own tickets. [DP disagrees. -ed.] I know this sounds gross, but stick with me. Back in the late 90s I had a good … Continue reading Ticketstubs: Marilyn Manson in Grand Rapids, 1999

Ticketstubs: The Pixies in Kalamazoo, 1992

I had recently gotten home from a semester abroad in Scotland. While I was there the Pixies had released Trompe Le Monde, and I bought the cassette at the Aberdeen HMV the week it came out. The Pixies were one of my favorite bands, and the Surfer Rosa/Come On Pilgrim two-fer had been the soundtrack … Continue reading Ticketstubs: The Pixies in Kalamazoo, 1992

Ticketstubs: The Jacksons Victory Tour, 1984

I’ve always said that this was my first concert, but I’m pretty sure I’m wrong. I saw the Oak Ridge Boys at the Ionia Free Fair around the time of “Elvira” and the internet tells me that must have been on August 5, 1981. (I think I also saw Cheap Trick there, which would have … Continue reading Ticketstubs: The Jacksons Victory Tour, 1984

Ticketstubs: Steve Taylor and “Some” Band, 1984

It was 1984. I was 13 years old. I went with my mom and a couple of pals from school. It was a bold move to invite pals from school to a Christian rock concert. Although I had accepted Jesus into my heart as my personal savior a few years before and I knew it … Continue reading Ticketstubs: Steve Taylor and “Some” Band, 1984