1974 Rush Ticket Stub Listed For $2500 On Ebay
Do you remember that Rush concert that you went to in November of 1974, in Columbus, Ohio? If not, you can find a lovely memento on eBay, for a fee we can't bear to mention just yet, in the form of the above-pictured ticket stub.
Since it was later in the year, it was probably getting a bit chilly – unless Ohio had an unexpected heat wave at that time – and Rush was in town at the Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium with Irish guitarist Rory Gallagher opening.
New drummer Neil Peart was behind the kit, having replaced original drummer John Rutsey during the summer and the band, whether they knew it or not, were on their way to even better places. (How much better? Check out our list of the Top 10 Rush Albums to see some of their career highlights)
The years have passed and you can’t find your original ticket stub. How much would you pay for a replacement?
Keeping in mind that Rush fans are a tad more obsessive than some, we’ll ask the question: does $2,500 sound like too much of a price to pay for such a priceless memento of a life experience?
The item description says that the ticket stub has “general wear from handling” and “writing on reverse,” which accounts for the band names scrawled on the flip side of the ticket.
Also, keep in mind it’s a “private listing," so that your identity will not be disclosed to anyone but the seller. Which is good, since your wife/husband/significant other might have a few questions about why you’re spending such big bucks on a ticket stub for a show that's already happened.
Just in case they have a problem with your potential "investment," perhaps a vintage Rush t-shirt for $300 would make more sense.
Peart recently spoke about the three hour shows he plays with Rush and compared the experience to “running a marathon while solving equations.” And that’s why he’s Neil Peart, because when we’re running, we’re usually just focused on the “running.”