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choice cat
09-14-2011, 11:04 PM
Collecting concert memorabilia is an obsession of mine, I snatch up anything I can find related to concerts and I even like saving the flyers I get handed outside of other shows, for shows that I will be going to.

In my case I will often have stuff for shows I was unable to make, duplicate copies, or things I just wanted to save because I knew someone else might want it. That is the purpose of this thread, a swapmeet of all music/concert related keepsakes.

Another big one is ticket stubs themselves. Although most of us will try our best to get ticket stubs sometimes we get invited along with friends who used ticketfast, had no choice but to purchase ticketfast, or any other situation. If you are with friends who just throw away their ticket stubs, or you personally don't care to collect them, try to save them and post here. I'm sure there will be someone who will really appreciate it.

I noticed in another thread specifically made for a 04 Coach schedule booklet that there is demand for this sort of thing, and I hope we can all get something out of it. One mans extras/trash is another mans treasure.

Posters/Flyers/Schedule booklets/ticket stubs/anything else you see fit.

I'll start off with these recent ones:

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q70/thechoicecat1/photo-10-2.jpg

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q70/thechoicecat1/photo-12.jpg

suprefan
09-14-2011, 11:06 PM
Chris Martins' guitar. thanks for playing.


http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/1134/img11362yq9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

tessalasset
09-14-2011, 11:07 PM
This was me 5-10 years ago, and then I realized my hoarding obsession was useless and I got rid of most everything except crap I'm hoping to sell on ebay. The older I get the less stuff I want in my room.

CellarOwl
09-15-2011, 05:55 AM
^ This. Like, why the fuck do I want to keep a ticketstub from an Alien Ant Farm concert?

Fourthisto
09-15-2011, 06:46 AM
I'll have to upload pics of some of my weird stuff later when I get home.


The older I get the less stuff I want in my room."Experiences over possessions" I agree with, but fun little things that remind me of experiences are the exception in my book. :)


^ This. Like, why the fuck do I want to keep a ticketstub from an Alien Ant Farm concert?So you can remember life before you fully developed your senses?

CellarOwl
09-15-2011, 07:10 AM
So you can remember life before you fully developed your senses?

It was kind of like Plato's Allegory of The Cave in drop-d tuning.

Neighborhood Creep
09-15-2011, 07:22 AM
I used to save my stubs when I was younger until I started using E-tickets.

Fourthisto
09-15-2011, 07:41 AM
It was kind of like Plato's Allegory of The Cave in drop-d tuning.Wow, talk about an amazingly apt description, I know exactly what you mean. Well done! :D

nathanfairchild
09-15-2011, 08:17 AM
I've saved almost all of my stubs over the years in a shoebox. I'd like to do something fun with them someday.

suprefan
09-15-2011, 08:21 AM
This was me 5-10 years ago, and then I realized my hoarding obsession was useless and I got rid of most everything except crap I'm hoping to sell on ebay. The older I get the less stuff I want in my room.

So youre going to sell all your Hanson stuff.

ZachTheEskimo
09-15-2011, 08:27 AM
Congratulations supre, you totally win the internet. Looks like we can all just go back to doing whatever we were doing before.

I have a dozen or so FYF full size posters and half a box full of little flyers if anybody wants them, I can ship 'em to you.

Fourthisto
09-15-2011, 08:29 AM
I've saved almost all of my stubs over the years in a shoebox. I'd like to do something fun with them someday.Same here. I would like to do something like what the owner of Lou's Records in Encinitas did, where he has all these old ticket stubs underneath a glass countertop at the checkout. I find that I'm always staring and finding different ones every time I go in there. :)

Grandma
09-15-2011, 08:31 AM
i have a bandana that willie nelson gave me and a 'the gambler' set crew jacket given to me by kenny rogers which i'm almost 99.99% sure beats the shit out of a damaged ergonomic abortion once played by a man who is best known as the Robert Lamm of the United Kingdom

tessalasset
09-15-2011, 08:55 AM
See those kinds of things I would hang on to. It's the boxes of FYF posters and flyers from shows that I throw away now. I definitely used to have boxes and boxes of shit. And it was fun going through everything 8 years later right before I tossed it all out.

My number one moneymaker right now is Say Anything's debut album called Baseball. I was over at my friend's apt in April and saw she had a copy on her shelf. I told her how it sells for hundreds of dollars on ebay every single time. She put it up and it told for over $300. I have a near-mint copy signed by all the original members in the band. I don't understand why it sells for so much but I'm holding on to that until I really need the money.

PotVsKtl
09-15-2011, 09:46 AM
Chris Martins' guitar. thanks for playing.


Kill yourself.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
09-15-2011, 09:49 AM
Anything out of print from a band that later gvot really rabid fans will be extremely desirable.

Like tessa, i used to mountains of promotional garbage both from shows and from record releases. i used to get so much of the promotional stuff from backside records, it was ridiculous. I need to scan some photos of my room from 10 years ago, the walls look like they;'re going to fall down.

pretty much all i collect nowadays are the stubs, of which i have pretty much every one I've ever gotten. i got some tickets stub photo albums off of eBay a few years back and store them in those. i even cut out the "ticket" from e-ticket print-outs and keep them in there. Good memories! Of course actual screen-printed show posters are framed on the wall, and i do have a Trash Talk drumstick sitting next to my TV.

canexplain
09-15-2011, 10:07 AM
I won't bother posting my wall of tickets unless some noobies want to see them .... cr****

Gribbz
09-15-2011, 11:07 AM
I used to save my ticket stubs... but I don't really care anymore. I just use them as bookmarks.

Now I just collect show posters (quite obsessed currently).

tessalasset
09-15-2011, 11:30 AM
I save all my stubs as well since they don't take up as much space as the rest of all that. I used to collect drum sticks and guitar picks from bands as well, and now I have a tin can full of picks that I cannot differentiate and drum sticks that almost all look the same as well.

Courtney
09-15-2011, 11:37 AM
I save memories and digital photographs.

shoegazer76
09-15-2011, 11:44 AM
The pride of my concert purchases is a Sonic Youth beach towel from 95 Lollapaoola. Never used the damn thing either.

menikmati
09-15-2011, 11:46 AM
TB's of bootlegs.

shoegazer76
09-15-2011, 11:48 AM
Supre I'm more intrigued with your leopard print sheets than Chris Martin's guitar.

zircona1
09-15-2011, 11:52 AM
I save ticket stubs, maybe I'll do something with them someday.

Also have a guitar pick Mike McCready (Pearl Jam) tossed and I caught.

Courtney
09-15-2011, 11:54 AM
Supre I'm more intrigued with your leopard print sheets than Chris Martin's guitar.

Beds are fascinating things. You can tell a lot about someone by bedding choices, level of upkeep, etc.

amyzzz
09-15-2011, 12:41 PM
I've mentioned it before, but I have a key from NIN's keyboard signed by Trent Reznor during The Downward Spiral tour. That was pretty cool.

zircona1
09-15-2011, 12:46 PM
I've mentioned it before, but I have a key from NIN's keyboard signed by Trent Reznor during The Downward Spiral tour. That was pretty cool.

When they used to smash 'em? Nice! I had a friend who told me she got some smashed keys from one of their shows as well.

Fourthisto
09-15-2011, 12:48 PM
I've mentioned it before, but I have a key from NIN's keyboard signed by Trent Reznor during The Downward Spiral tour. That was pretty cool.Now THIS I gotta see! Take a picture!!

Boourns
09-15-2011, 12:49 PM
I have a bunch of setlists and some posters, but there are already threads dedicated to those. A piece of a drumstick, guitar picks, remains of a Muse balloon, and I have one of those eye beach balls that the Yeah Yeah Yeahs had at Coachella '09.

One oddity I have is this sheet of notes I got from the Jarvis Cocker gig at the Brighton Dome:
http://i56.tinypic.com/2rf8xvl.jpg

Speaking of beds, This Is Hardcore had a lot of weird promotional shit, including satin sheets and pillow cases. No, really (http://www.popsike.com/php/detaildata.php?itemnr=3857540257).

menikmati
09-15-2011, 12:52 PM
Beds are fascinating things. You can tell a lot about someone by bedding choices, level of upkeep, etc.

What does a twin size air mattress with a borrowed sheet and a teddy bear blanket tell you?

algunz
09-15-2011, 01:07 PM
Mama's boy ^^

cutterbutter
09-15-2011, 06:29 PM
Kill yourself.

Never gets old.

HandBanana
09-15-2011, 06:42 PM
I have a bunch of autographed ticket stubs. Maybe Ill scan n post.

The two coolest ones are probably Burt Bacharach with Elvis Costello when they toured together and David Byrne from the previous year.

C DUB YA
09-15-2011, 09:39 PM
Ok... I do try and catalog these types of things, this is not everything mind you, but a good start.


Ticket stubs
http://www.flickr.com/photos/18097936@N00/sets/72157622018440982/

Signed records and discs
http://www.flickr.com/photos/18097936@N00/sets/72157621870487268/

Photo passes
http://www.flickr.com/photos/18097936@N00/sets/72157626185719106/

Setlists
http://www.flickr.com/photos/18097936@N00/sets/72157605587414204/

Gig posters
http://www.flickr.com/photos/18097936@N00/sets/72157626162828163/

Mr. Fuzz
09-15-2011, 10:03 PM
Thanks C DUB YA! I love your post.

lunatic core
09-15-2011, 10:46 PM
This was me 5-10 years ago, and then I realized my hoarding obsession was useless and I got rid of most everything except crap I'm hoping to sell on ebay. The older I get the less stuff I want in my room.

My thoughts were pretty much right along these lines.
When I was in high school I had walls filled with flyers from raves, and would keep all sorts of ticket stubbs and signed junk from lots of different things. Last night at the Flaming Lips show I started to want one of the amazing posters they always have, but I just didn't really want to bother putting it anywhere on my walls.

Fourthisto
09-15-2011, 11:04 PM
I used to collect drum sticks and guitar picks from bands as well, and now I have a tin can full of picks that I cannot differentiateYeah, that drove me crazy as well, until I bought some of those plastic baseball card holders from a hobby shop that are the perfect thickness to squeeze both the plectrum and the ticket stub in there, if I have one. Then I would write whoever the heck's pick it was on it. I throw those in my wooden box with the rest of the stubs.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/Fourthisto/picks.jpg

I have no idea who that Coretez pick belongs to. It has "Marc Rizzo" stamped on the back of it. I've never seen Coretez or Marc Rizzo live. It drives me crazy trying to remember where I got it. Stupid alcohol. :nono

tessalasset
09-15-2011, 11:39 PM
Such a good idea! I wish I had that much discipline. Too late now.

C DUB YA
09-16-2011, 07:06 AM
Such a good idea! I wish I had that much discipline. Too late now.

It's never too late.


Thanks C DUB YA! I love your post.

Welcome.

C DUB YA
09-16-2011, 07:07 AM
Strangely though, The only pick I have is from Peter Buck.