Thanks guys. Yeah I'm old. When I say close to a thousand shows that includes local bands and tribute bands of course. I was looking through my old ticket stubs yesterday and in a 8 month period I saw this show, Dio on the Last in Line tour, Queensryche on the Warning tour, The Scorpions on the Love at 1st Sting tour and Priest and Maiden on the Screaming for Vengeance/Number of the Beast tour. Yeah a time machine would come in handy to relive that period of time for sure.
It's funny we used to bitch that aids cursed our generation but in hindsight those were incredible years. The Priest and Maiden ticket was $12.50. None of the shows I mentioned were over $15. Talk about the good ole' days. hahaha