My first time seeing The Rolling Stones – the whole family went to it, up in Auckland. Good show. Good setlist. A buddy had a ticket too, was supposed to come with us – he had some family reunion (of the more formal kind, not just a gathering at a Stones gig) and was gutted to miss the show. He gave me his ticket and charged me with getting his money back if I could. It wasn’t sold out and people could happily still buy tickets. It was $56 to go – I stood outside for a bit, tried to hock it, no chance. No one cared. I sold it to someone doing some more professional scalping for $25. Figuring half the ticket-price back is better than nothing.
My mate was fucking gutted. And he brings it up every now and then – that he missed the Stones and that I undersold his ticket. Not my problem right? I was pleased to hear he got to see the Stones, finally, last year. Good for him. They’re worth seeing if you haven’t. I saw them twice – and that will do. This was pretty cool though, that’s for sure.
Stubs is an occasional feature here at Off The Tracks – looking back through the ticket-stub box and remembering how the show went down.