Ticket Stub Collection
Submitted by Andrew Casden
I've saved every ticket stub to every live concert or event since my first show in high school - Underworld at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, Thanksgiving eve 1998. Excluding nightclubs that don't usually give out tickets for DJ nights, I'm only missing about 3 or 4 (out of about 150+) over the last 15 years.
These stubs are sacred to me for a number of reasons: They're a source of pride for my dedication to music and supporting the artists I love ( including friend's bands.) They tell a story about the role and style of music in my life over the years. And they're a memento to the good times I shared with so many people at these shows - many of whom are friends to this day. If my apartment were on fire, and I could only grab one thing, I would grab this. It's something I want to pass down and live on. To keep me and my music alive.
My collection continues to grow... and I'm preparing a new board.