This whole stubs things really started because I kept bunches of old – but not that old – ticket stubs to save for bookmarks. I’m a bit obsessed with bookmarks. I have lots of books on the go, non-fiction, poetry, I might not finish reading these sorts of titles for a year or more, or I might want to mark more than one place in a poetry volume. Mad? Possibly. But it’s a thing I know to be true about myself. I relax a whole lot more when I have many, many bookmarks.
So I realised that I had kept some of the older concert tickets too – and then this Stubs series was born. Writing about a Guns N Roses ticket one day and a play I’ve seen more recently the next. Leaving it several days before I would write about something else. And then, as with some of the books I’ll eventually get to finishing, I’d sometimes leave it a whole lot longer than just a few days…
Anyway, I wrote about Things I Know To Be True earlier this year when I saw it. And it blew my mind. It stays with me still. So much so, that I realised I hadn’t thought about it for a bit just recently when I found the ticket stub. And I got a wee bit emotional thinking about it. It’s only been a couple of months. But I was like, this is gonna be a really good bookmark. I’ll save it for a really good book!
Stubs is an occasional feature here at Off The Tracks – looking back through the ticket-stub box and remembering how the show went down.https://linktr.ee/Simonsweetman
Stubs is an occasional feature here at Off The Tracks – looking back through the ticket-stub box and remembering how the show went down.