Since I converted my Coachella box to a ticket stub box earlier tonight (thanks for the idea Pea), I was able to go through some oldies. I'm sure a few of you collect ticket stubs, so post them here.
This was the Foo Fighters first tour, and they turned the bass up so loud for the final song, "Exhausted," the ceiling was literally falling apart. Sheet rock was dropping on the crowd, and a chandelier dropped into the crowd too. One of the more memorable shows from my youth.
Openers were Ween (who were booed off the stage), and Jawbreaker. Yes, I saw Jawbreaker, most don't care.
Alright, so I could bore you all with dozens of stubs from the Cannibal Corpse-esque shows I attended for a period of 5 years, but I figured I would just go back to the very start of my concert-attending days.
The first concert I ever went to (not counting The Doobie Brothers with my dad when I was a kid, I barely remember it) was Green Day and Blink 182 at the Tacoma Dome. I was 15 at the time and as you can see we are closely approaching the 10 year anniversary of it. I still maintain that that was one of the best concerts I've ever been to. Seeing Jimmy Eat World last year at Coachella almost exactly 9 years later was a total trip. They were basically the first band I ever saw live, and I'll always hold them close because of that.
Fast forward to the following November. I had just started high school and was beginning to get my feet wet in death metal, but my buddy and I still had a soft spot for Korn, so we went and saw them at the T-Dome as well. Disturbed and TRUSTcompany were the openers. Don't hate.
After that show I slowly started driving to concerts in Seattle on my own (drivers license, bitches!!!). I've got a few stubs from smaller gigs that year (Killswitch Engage and Soilwork for those of who are familiar), but my next big concert wasn't until that following summer when I finally got to see Metallica live. They had just released St. Anger and were already the most hated band on the planet because of the whole Napster thing, but they still completely packed Seahawks Stadium (notice it was still called that back then?) and put on one hell of a show. Thankfully only 2 tracks from that album showed up in the setlist. It was essentially a greatest hits set, as it should have been. Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, Deftones, and Mudvayne opened for them. During Limp Bizkit, people were ripping off pieces of the floor and chucking them at Fred Durst. It was magnificent.
I lost my collection that I accumulated between my first concert when I was 13 (Bush, No Doubt, Goo Goo Dolls) and my move to Seattle, which was a period of 7 years. I lost a ton of ticket stubs in that move, mainly metal shows like Pantera, Slayer, Slipknot, Morbid Angel, Soulfly, Ozzfests, etc.
I started my collection again and have had it for 8 years but I can't seem to find it since I have moved to Portland! Dammit! SOOOOOOO MANNNNNY CONCERTS!!!! I had a whole cookie jar crammed full. If I find it I will post some of my oldies.
I can tell you though that I have seen hundreds and hundreds of shows. It's funny when I tell people at work or something how many shows I have been to and they don't seem to grasp it. They say something like "I saw Tim Mcgraw at the county fair once". It's strange to me how some people just don't consider music a priority like the people on this board do. You are all awesome people in my book, even if our musical preferences clash sometimes.