STAMFORD, CT (WCBS 880) – In 1978, some New Jersey college students saw Meat Loaf in concert for $3. In 1982 it cost $10 to see the Clash at Pier 84. The Giants lost to the Bears in the 1963 pro football championship but tickets to the game at Wrigley Field sold for $10.
These events have been written into the history books long ago but when you stumble across that old ticket stub in a drawer or coat pocket all those memories come flooding back.
Now, you can preserve those memories on the Internet.
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“Ticket stubs are sort of at the core of almost everything that people do,” says Stamford, Connecticut-based StubStory.com‘s Matt Peter. “While you’re all watching the same event, you’re there for different reasons. You’re there with different people.”
Peter says this is not like Facebook or YouTube.
“At the moment, it’s about as grassroots as something like this is apt to be at the start,” says Peter.
Peter began blogging about his old ticket stubs after his daughter found them in the back of a closet and the website has grown into a community of shared experience. He says it is a way for people to let the world know that they were there.