Surprisingly to me, I received quite a few responses in my inbox so I thought I’d share a couple.
I’d posted this old ticket stub. It apparently brought back fond memories of concerts past and fury for the current concert ticket situation.
I heard from a woman who grew up in Queens NY. She shared that she has all her old concert ticket stubs in her attic including one from a ’75 Springsteen show at Nassau Community College in Long Island.
I’m not using her name per her request but here’s what she wrote about that show:
THAT SHOW was the night he played the debut: “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town !!” THAT SHOW is the live recording of that song we’ve heard all these years and I was there ! They were all great & “Big Man” was on fire! Everyone in the audience was on their feet – cheering, singing, clapping, rockin’ ! I believe this was right around the time he appeared on the covers of Time & Newsweek mags on the same week – so he was on the threshold of greatness !
I also heard from Ken from Maine. He worked the show from my vintage posted ticket stub!
He said he had a couple Springsteen stories which of course piqued my interest so I called him up!
Here’s our conversation:
I also received a righteous rant from a guy from the Columbus Ohio area. He is none too happy with the way ticket sales are being handled. He said by the time he got in for the Springsteen tickets as a “verified member”, the only tickets left were the expensive ones. He said he’s gonna attempt to buy tickets for the Adele show in Vegas for his daughter. Best of luck!
I realize these are different times from when Bruce Springsteen first hit but it’s no secret that incomes haven’t kept up with inflation and we’re still coming out of a two year shut down.
Remember this? I sure do!
That’s a lot of cancelled shows. I’d hate to think the large ticket companies, concert promoters, managers and artists are trying to make up for lost revenue.
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