Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Retro Wednesday......


From 1968 to 1972, my college fraternity provided the ushers for one of the local concert venues. We got paid 8 dollars a head, and some shows needed up to 36 ushers. We also got to see the shows for free. I tore tickets at the door, and after every show I asked the theater mgr. if I could have the sign on the marquee. These were all hand painted.
I think I have about 10 left...Check out the ticket prices...hehehehehe
I took more pics, but G-Mail is experiencing technical difficulties...sorry.
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Peace...!!!

10 comments:

lime said...

wow, that's some cool stuff to get a hold of for free way back when. were you just sentimental or were you thinking ahead to what this stuff might be worth some day?

Serena Joy said...

Very, very cool! And the ticket prices are unreal compared to what they are today. You know, you should think about calling yourself Mr. Keep-it-All henceforth.:)

ciara said...

maybe in this case being a packrat is a good thing?? lol you always have some cool stuff..can't even wipe ya bum w those ticket prices these days. i'm gonna be putting up a retro photo soon, too...not of 'stuff', but of my youth *sigh* check out my 'trial' video. toodles :)

SignGurl said...

You need to get on ebay and make some serious cash.

Mona said...

what are you hoarding this time???

Tickets to freedom?

G man (((HUGS)))

Breazy said...

that is so cool G-Man! I wished our shows these days were that price again, maybe I would go more often!

Have a beautiful day!

VE said...

Dang, gas prices per gallon are almost more than these ticket prices. No, I prefer to pay $200-$1000 to hear even less talented folks now...

Akelamalu said...

Oh you were so lucky to get those and the prices WOW! I love the Temptations and Smokey Robinson - I have them playing on my blot at the moment!

Cazzie!!! said...

Funny you mention this, last Friday night, before Sarah's birthday, I went to see a live concert. I was watching the ushers and they were dancing along side us, I thought to myself, well, I wish I had their job! I'd love to be able to see shows AND be paid for it! I had the same conversation with a lady who had just that job at the Police concert we went to back in January,,she agreed, her job was the best!

G-Man said...

Michelle
Sherryx
Ciara
Jenn
Mona
Heather
VE
Pearl
Cazzie...Thank you all...
I had a Loooooong day I'm bushed!