Sunday, September 2, 2012

Concert Ticket Stub Collection/ mine...

 #1.  Feb 3, 1978 Dallas Convention Center Leon & Mary Russell, Balcony sec. 15 row C seat 5. I was 18.  This was my first concert.  Only fragments of memories from this concert.   
  I made my concert ticket stub collection a digital pictorial.  Have wanted to do this for a while.  94 total.  Each stub has many memories.  Can't believe I still have them all.  I'll add info for each ticket as I can remember and research. 

most #1 seen group:
Judas Priest, 8 times
may 78
oct 5, 79
may 25, 80
june 13, 81
sept 11,82
april 30, 84
june 27, 86
sept 24, 88

#2.  March 1978 Friday Night Ft. Worth Convention Center Judas Priest, BTO and Foghat. Tire got slashed in the parking lot.  mine.
#4.  Thin Lizzy, Richard Blackmore's Rainbow with Ronnie James Dio,  and Kansas.  This was a super concert. 
#5. Sammy Hagar warm-up band to Boston.
#6. Reo Speedwagon.
#7. Foreigner.
#8. Triumph.

#9. Black Sabbath, 1 unused ticket.
#10. Yes.
#11.  AC/DC first American tour, warm-up band for Journey.
#12.  Triumph.
#13.  Rush.
#14.  AC/DC.
#15.  Judas Priest.
#16.  Rush.
#17.  Triumph & UFO.
#18.  Judas Priest.
#19.  AC/DC.
#20.  The Kinks.
#21.  Frank Zappa.
#22.  Nazareth.
#23.  Def Leppard warm-up for Blackfoot.  We went to see Def Leppard.
Me and Cheryl made it up to the front row.  We left as soon as Blackfoot started. 
#24.  Ozzy Osbourne.  Friends wife won four tickets from The Zoo radio station.  Row L seat 4 on the floor.  Top 5 concert. Randy Rhoads was awesome. Died March 19, 1982.
#25.  Iron Maiden warm-up for Judas Priest.
#26.  Peter Frampton.
#27.  Foghat.
#28.  Van Halen. Had to carry someone to the car. Susan.
#29.  Rolling Stones sat. & sunday @the cotton bowl.
#30.  Ozzy Osbourne bites a bats head off in San Antonio and gets arrested just before leaving for Dallas.  Concert 2 hours late waiting on Ozzy.
#31.  Scorpions.
#32.  Cheap Trick.
#33.  Van Halen.
#34.  Aerosmith.
#35.  Pat Travers warm-up band for Richard Blackmore's Rainbow.
#36.  J. Geils Band.
#37.  Devo.  Wish I could have a do-over on this one.  One of my many extremely Stupid mistakes. Very sorry Cheryl.
#38.  Judas Priest.
#39.  Tom Petty.
#40.  Eric Clapton.
#41.  KISS.
#42.  Mavs.
#43.  Def Leppard.
#44.  Eddie Money, The Fixx & Mitch Ryder.
#45.  ZZ Top.
#46.  AC/DC.
#47.   KISS.
#48.  Saxon.
#49.  Ted Nugent.  Wish i didn't go to this one.
#50.  Scorpions.
#51.  Mon. April 30, 1984 Judas Priest REUNION ARENA 
Sec 30 3rd row seat 9. 
Spent six night's in the alley behind Ticket-Master for front row tickets.  Beat the scalpers and got our pictures took for the Dallas Morning News. #frontpage
Sold them and kept 3rd row.  As soon as the light's went down we were all next to the stage.
First one to slap Robert Halford's hand on stage. 

#52.  Ratt @The Roxz Ft. Worth.


  1. "#2. May 1978 Friday Night Ft. Worth Convention Center Judas Priest, BTO and Foghat. Tire got slashed in the parking lot. mine."

    Sorry, date the ticket is not on March 17, by chance?

  2. yes my bad, you are correct. I was a senior in high school and it was before we got out of school so for sure it was march 17th friday night. I just checked out a 1978 calendar. ty much. ronnie

  3. Are you sure Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow played in August 1978 in Dallas with Kansas & Thin Lizzy on the bill ? You surely has seen Rainbow in July 1978 with R.E.O. Speedwagon (Rainbow were support act). Thanks for you nice website ! I'll hope this helps !

    1. my best memory still thinks it was thin lizzy/rainbow and kansas. but that was a long time ago and im pretty sure there was lots of canabis involved. ha.