Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Concert shirts I wish I still had

3. Van Halen - "Diver Down" tour; Worcester Centrum. Thankfully, I recently found a tour program from same show with some very artistic photographs and letters from fans
2. Frank Zappa - "Shut Up 'n' Play Yer Guitar" tour; Boston University's Case Center? Front had the Barking Pumpkin logo and back was the name of the tour in huge letters.
1. UB 40 - "If it Happens Again I'm Leaving" tour, Albany or Binghampton, NY? I once wore this to a Bon Jovi "Slippery When Wet" show at Great Woods. Shortly after our late arrival, I was yelled at by a gang of teens with big hair when I was very mean to Jon Bon Jovi.
(Maybe I'll recap that concert in a future post)

So Topazers, what shirts do you miss?

11 Comments:

At 8:14 AM, Blogger Ashley Gags said...

I would have to say the Concert shirt I miss the most would be my Vanilla Ice Concert T-shirt with the opening act of the Mickey Mouse Club. You can get any more 80s than that. To add to the momentous evening, I was 8 years old watching Vanilla rock out to "Ice Ice Baby". A close second would be my Matchbox 20 shirt from 1996 which made me look cool in 7th grade for about a year and got me away from the flannel.

 
At 8:28 AM, Blogger The Optimist said...

UB40. Aren't they the group that couldn't make their own music and kept covering other bands? Elvis, Sonny and Cher.

 
At 8:57 AM, Blogger DougH said...

UB40 did make their own music, but most of it was terrible. Stick with the covers.

 
At 8:58 AM, Blogger DougH said...

On topic: I think all my concert shirts still exist somewhere, though there are some I wish I had bought, like the kinks in '87.

 
At 9:08 AM, Blogger Adam Zand said...

Wow, what a sad (and misinformed) view of UB40. Run, don't walk, and purchase "UB40 Files." You will have a much better feeling about the origins of "Red Red Wine," and the not horrible "I got You Babe"

Highlights from the double album (in the format of an unemployment application) include: "Madame Medusa" which is in the pantheon of anti-Margaret Thatcher songs with Elvis Costello's "Tramp the dirt down" and The Specials "Ghost Town." Besides the politics, how can you not be under the spell of the smooth grooves on "Food for Thought," "I think its going to rain" and since you bring up singles, check out their first ever single "Tyler" (A big 'hit' freshman year at Syracuse that will 'bowl' you over).

Besides all this, what concert shirt do you wish you still owned?

 
At 10:16 AM, Blogger Brooke said...

My fav concert shirt, that may or may not be floating around some Western New York Salvation Army, is an army green Radio Head tee. Paid $75 for an Alanis Morissette ticket at Six Flags Darien Lake just to see Radio Head open the show.

 
At 10:56 AM, Blogger DougH said...

I'm sure I still have these (see previous comment), but for cheese factor alone, I need to find:
1. Chicago 1987 (yes, that's right, I saw Chicago)
2. Moody Blues 1986 (The Fixx opened-- just bizarre)

 
At 6:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, I have two...AC/DC Back in Black tour and the GoGo's from their '83(?) tour with Flock of Seagulls. Now that's 80's...

 
At 1:30 PM, Blogger Queen of Spin said...

I wish..oh how I wish I had my old Extreme shirts to wear to the reunion concert in June.

Sigh...

Then again, what I woudln't kill for my old Motley Crue shirt. I think I paid $15 for it and now you can buy the same design but on a crappier t-shirt for $30 at the mall. I refuse.

 
At 2:25 PM, Blogger Todd said...

I had a great Cheesburger in Paradise tee that I *gave* to a female camp counselor. Didn't even get a kiss out of it...

 
At 2:29 PM, Blogger Adam Zand said...

A former best friend who I don't see as much these days has a Live Aid shirt.

 

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