Monday, February 14, 2011

Nostalgia

I lost my prescription sun glasses.  Fiddlesticks!  I've looked everywhere.  I either left them somewhere or they must have fallen out of my suitcase purse that doesn't close properly.  Darn it!  However, while looking for them, I found a small square Christmas tin in the right hand side of my top dresser drawer that I've had for over 30 years!  It's been almost 10 years since I've even looked inside!  It holds ticket stubs to all of the special events I've been to!  It was so much fun to look through the contents and reminisce about times gone by!  I thought I would post about all those concerts and football games I've been to over the years....as long as you promise not to laugh (especially at the very first concert I ever attended)!!  My preference in music is, shall we say, diverse!  Please try not to judge me based on what you're about to read!  Just remember....I was born and raised on the LEFT coast....if you know what I mean!  Some of these tickets are falling apart or are so faded that I can barely read them.  I'm posting this here while I can still remember!

June 1, 1977  Bay City Rollers @ Berkeley Community Theatre
July 9, 1979  Bee Gees @ Oakland Coliseum Arena
October 17, 1980 The Commodores @ Cow Palace-San Francisco
August 29, 1981  Donna Summer @ Concord Pavilion
October 25, 1981  The Commodores w/Luther Vandross @ Concord Pavilion
December 1, 1981  Journey @ Cow Palace-San Francisco
June 6, 1982  Mountain Aire '82 featuring Foreigner, Loverboy, Quarterflash @ Calaveras County Frgrnds
June 26, 1982  Journey w/Santana @ Oakland Coliseum Stadium
September 11, 1982  The Doobie Brothers @ Greek Theatre/UC Berkeley
October 9, 1982  Diana Ross @ Oakland Coliseum Arena
June 5, 1983  Mountaine Aire '83 featuring Tom Petty & the HB, Men at Work, Stray Cats @ Calaveras County Fairgrounds
July 30, 1983  Journey w/Triumph & Eddie Money @ Oakland Coliseum Stadium
October 19, 1983  Diana Ross @ Oakland Coliseum Arena
February 13, 1984  An evening with Diana Ross @ Circle Star Theatre/San Carlos
May 7, 1984  Oakland A's versus Seattle Mariners @ Oakland Coliseum Stadium
May 9, 1984  Van Halen @ Cow Palace-San Francisco
May 23, 1984  John Denver @ Concord Pavilion
October 5, 1984  Lionel Richie @ Oakland Coliseum Arena
November 11, 1984  Alabama @ Oakland Coliseum Arena
March 12, 1985  Neil Diamond @ Cow Palace-San Francisco
June 11, 1985  An evening with Phil Collins @ Cal Expo Amp./Sacramento
July 13, 1985  Amy Grant w/Philip Bailey @ Concord Pavilion
August 4, 1985  Kenny Rogers @ Circle Star Theatre/San Carlos
September 18, 1985  Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band @ Oakland Coliseum Stadium
September 29, 1985  George Benson w/Kenny G @ Concord Pavilion
October 18, 1985  Kenny Loggins @ Concord Pavilion
December 10, 1985  Heart @ Oakland Coliseum Arena
May 1, 1986  Amy Grant @ Concord Pavilion
May 15, 1986  Heart @ Concord Pavilion
June 5, 1986  Eddie Murphy @ Concord Pavilion
October 21, 1986  Genesis @ Oakland Coliseum Arena
November 1, 1986 UC California vs Oregon @ California Memorial Stadium/Berkeley
February 10, 1987  Golden State Warriors vs Indiana Pacers @ Oakland Coliseum Arena
May 3, 1987  S.F. 49ers vs. L.A. Raiders Basketball Benefit @ Cal. State Hayward
July 19, 1987  Chicago @ Concord Pavilion
August 13, 1987  Bryan Adams w/Stevie Nicks @ Shoreline Amphitheatre/Mountain View
August 18, 1987  Oakland A's vs Toronto Blue Jays @ Oakland Coliseum Stadium
August 22, 1987  S.F. 49ers vs Dallas Cowboys @ Candlestick Park-S.F.
September 2, 1987  Heart @ Concord Pavilion
November 8, 1987  S.F. 49ers vs Houston Oilers @ Candlestick Park-S.F.
February 23, 1988  John Cougar Mellencamp @ Oakland Coliseum Arena
April 16, 1988 Whitesnake @ Shoreline Amphitheatre/Mountain View
May 29, 1988  John Cougar Mellencamp @ Shoreline Amphitheatre/Mountain View
June 5, 1988  Heart @ Cal Expo Amphitheatre/Sacramento
September 23, 1988  Amnesty Internat'l presents Human Rights Now featuring Bruce Springsteen & Tracy Chapman @ Oakland Coliseum Stadium
November 13, 1988  Amy Grant @ Oakland Coliseum Arena
February 28, 1989  Amy Grant @ Arco Arena/Sacramento
August 26, 1989 L.A. Raiders vs. Houston Oilers @ Oakland Coliseum Stadium
October 20, 1989  Stevie Nicks w/The Hooters @ Shoreline Amphitheatre/Mountain View
October 22, 1989  S.F. 49ers vs. New England Patriots @ Stanford University Stadium
November 9, 1989  Michael W. Smith w/Margaret Becker @ H.J. Kaiser Arena/Oakland
November 19, 1989  S.F. 49ers vs Green Bay Packers @ Candlestick Park-S.F.
April 19, 1990  Billy Joel @ Oakland Coliseum Arena
May 20, 1990  Madonna Blond Ambition Tour @ Oakland Coliseum Arena
May 25, 1990  Tears For Fears @ Concord Pavilion
July 6, 1990  Richard Marx @ Concord Pavilion
August 11, 1990  S.F. 49ers vs L.A. Raiders @ Candlestick Park-S.F.
August 19, 1990  Heart @ Shoreline Amphitheatre/Mountain View
August 30, 1990  Oakland A's vs Kansas City Royals @ Oakland Coliseum Arena
August 30, 1990  S.F. 49ers vs Seattle Seahawks @ Candlestick Park-S.F.
September 30, 1990  Kenny G. w/Michael Bolton @ Greek Theatre/UC Berkeley
October 2, 1990  Kenny G. w/Michael Bolton @ Shoreline Amphitheatre/Mountain View
December 12, 1990  Heart w/Cheap Trick @ Oakland Coliseum Arena
May 5, 1991  Michael W. Smith w/D.C. Talk @ Concord Pavilion
July 19, 1991  Margaret Becker @ Napa Town & Country Fairgrounds/Napa, CA
August 7, 1991  S.F. 49ers vs Denver Broncos @ Candlestick Park-S.F.
August 26, 1991  Amy Grant @ Cal Expo Amphitheatre/Sacramento
October 19, 1991  Michael Bolton @ Shoreline Amphitheatre/Mountain View
December 23, 1991  S.F. 49ers vs Chicago Bears @ Candlestick Park-S.F.
December 31, 1991  Kenny G. @ Circle Star Theatre/San Carlos
August 8, 1992  S.F. 49ers vs L.A. Raiders @ Candlestick Park-S.F.
November 14, 1992  Steven Curtis Chapman w/Susan Ashton @ Event Center Arena/San Jose State Univ.
March 4, 1993  Michael Card w/John Michael Talbot @ Marin County
March 26, 1993  Michael W. Smith w/D.C. Talk @ Oakland Coliseum Arena
May 2, 1993  Steven Curtis Chapman w/Bryan Duncan @ Concord Pavilion
September 23, 1993  Kenny G. w/Michael Bolton @ Marin Civic Center
October 22, 1993  Michael English w/4 Him @ (ticket doesn't say and I don't remember)
November 13, 1992  Margaret Becker w/ Troy Johnson @ Redwood Chapel/Redwood City
March 13, 1994  D.C. Talk @ (somewhere in San Jose, CA)
August 28, 1994  Margaret Becker @ South Coast Fellowship/Ventura, CA
October 16, 1994  Steven Curtis Chapman w/Newsboys @ Concord Pavilion
November 12, 1994  Susan Ashton, Margaret Becker & Christine Dente @ (ticket doesn't say and I don't remember)
September 7, 1995  Bill Gaither & Friends w/Mark Lowry & Janet Paschal @ Calvin Simmons Theatre/Oakland, CA
October 6, 1995  4 Him w/Clay Crosse & Kathy Troccoli @ First Baptist Church/San Jose
October 15, 1995  Margaret Becker w/Dana Key @ Club J/San Jose
November 24, 1995  The Young Messiah Tour @ San Jose Arena
February 16, 1996  Point of Grace w/Aaron*Jeoffry @ First Baptist Church/San Jose
March 16, 1996  Michael W. Smith w/Jars of Clay @ San Jose Arena
March 30, 1996  Margaret Becker @ St. Mary's College/Moraga, CA
May 27, 1996  Margaret Becker w/Rob Evans @ Mount Herman, CA
August 10, 1996  S.F. 49ers vs. San Diego Chargers @ 3Com Park (formerly Candlestick Park)
September 1, 1996  S.F. 49ers vs. New Orleans Saints @ 3Com Park (formerly Candlestick Park)
December 12, 1996  Emmanuel @ San Jose Arena
February 6, 1997  Steven Curtis Chapman w/Audio Adrenaline @ San Jose Arena
June 21, 1997  John Denver @ Konocti Harbor/Clearlake, CA (This is where Dan asked me to marry him!)
May 5, 1998  Don McLean @  Wilson Center/FCCJ/Jacksonville
July 14, 1999  Ann & Nancy Wilson of Heart @ Florida Theatre/Jacksonville
February 18, 2002  Avalon w/Mark Shults @ Mandarin Christian Church/Jacksonville
December 4, 2002  Kenny G. @ Times Union Center/Jacksonville

Apparently, in my early adulthood, this is what I spent all my money on!  I was single for a long time (met Dan at age 32) and so, I guess this was just a way to keep busy and to socialize with my friends.  It's funny how this all seems so trivial now.  As you can see, I haven't been to a concert in almost 9 years!  This coincides with having children and having new and more important priorities.

6 comments:

MaSnowCA said...

I remember a couple of those Amy Grant concerts at the Concord Pavillion :)

Mum2eight said...

I would have loved to attended many of those concerts with you Nancy. It was a great idea to keep all your tickets and look back at what you have been too.

My favourite concert I ever attended would have to be Genesis at Football park. I really loved the drum solo's back then.

Mary333 said...

Wow! That's quite a list Nancy! The only one we have in common is Heart, though I would have liked to have seen a few of the others on your list.

Easter A. said...

Wow! that is awesome, Nancy! I'm happy to let you know that we pretty much like the same type of show or music. Alleluia!

Love to you, wonderful lady! God bless you abundantly!

Owner of Homeschool Faith and Family Life Website said...

This really made me smile...and we had VERY similar tastes in our music!

Mum2eight said...

I have an award for you Nancy at my blog.