For our Fifty Two on Friday theme this week, Vintage, it took some serious thought on my part. But I stumbled upon some old ticket stubs of my husbands. This isn’t just strips of old paper, mind you. You see, his dad worked at Anheuser-Busch “back in the day”…..and not any ordinary “back in the day”…..the real “day”. St. Louis is a town that Anheuser-Busch built. Nearly every stadium, music, or entertainment venue in the 80’s and 90’s was either owned or named for Anheuser-Busch in St. Louis since the 1950’s. Lucky for my husband, his dad worked for the Beer giant for over 30 years. You could imagine that since the beer company owned nearly every venue in the city, every game, concert, performance or festival had tickets reserved just for the employees of AB (we won’t mention the two cases of beer a month, complementary). My husband must have seen every single hot ticket in town from The Who, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Def Leppard, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Tom Petty, Billy Joel…..not to mention a couple coveted World Series tickets.
A side note, a couple of shots were used with my 50mm f/1.4 using a technique called Reverse Macro.
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