5 cards – each with a unique design
Blank inside, with 5 white envelopes included
A6 horizontal cards – 6” wide x 4.5” inches tall
Proudly designed and printed in Massachusetts
Visual design by Dan McCormack
These vibrant, unique cards are a fun and very colorful blast from Boston’s concertgoing past, curated by Brian Coleman of the acclaimed Buy Me, Boston book series. Each set features over 60 different ticket stubs from a span of over five decades, spread out over nine different designs. The 5th card in each pack shows the overall “collage” of all stubs used.
From Roller Derby throwdowns in the 1950s to all-ages punk matinees in the ‘80s and world music affairs in the 2000s, these cards celebrate everything from arena blowouts and neighborhood get-togethers. And whether you were at these shows or not, you will have a blast revisiting bands and venues you loved and miss (and can even be glad that some of your favorites are still around!).
These cards aren’t just for Bostonians – although all of the venues are all from the Boston area, the artists are from all around the world, from James Brown, Black Flag, the Grateful Dead, Mission of Burma and J. Geils to Sun Ra, The Wailers, Menudo and King Sunny Ade.
Buck the digital ways of today, pull out your pen and write a note to someone! Your pals will lose that email you sent last week, but this one will be a keeper.
“Credits” text from the back of each card:
Ticket stubs scanned from the collections of these amazing humans: Willie “Loco” Alexander, DJ Eddie B, Greg Bertschmann, David Bieber, Kay Bourne, Bill Brotherton, Christian Campagna, Terri Christopher, Brian Coleman, Mel “Coffy” Davis, Adam “Papa D” DeFalco, Margot Edwards, Larry Katz, Duane Lucia, Dan McCormack, Amy Prohaska, Neil Roberts, Brother Wayne Rollins, Bob Segal, Jeannie Smith, Springa, Matt Starr, DJ Bobby Taylor, and Wayne Valdez.