If you’re a music geek like me, chances are you have a box, pile or even a well-organized scrapbook full of old ticket stubs. I’d be willing to bet that you could tell an interesting story for each of them. I bet you even stopped reading this for a minute to think of a few or to go look for them.
What if there were a place where you could tell all of these stories without having your significant other roll their eyes at you for the umpteenth time while you recount the scintillating tale of the time you went backstage at the Slayer show to meet Kerry King?
As you may have guessed, there is such a place. Welcome to StubStory. The concept is deceptively simple. Go through your old ticket stubs, scan or photograph them, upload them to StubStory and write about your experience. You don’t have to write a novel and you don’t even need to be a great writer, just tell the story as you remember it. If you have other pictures or memorabilia feel free to add those too. Did you fight over a set list that was taped to the stage or scramble on the floor to get a guitar pick? Upload those too and tell everyone about them.
Of course this isn’t limited to just concerts. Maybe you went to the Super Bowl or saw Cats for the 100th time or were on the Titanic, what…it could happen. You can select from a number of subjects when you tell your Stub Story.
Another fun thing you can do on the site is get your kids to tell their stories. If they’re young you can have them dictate to you…try to type exactly the way they talk for maximum effect. Older kids can enter their own, again try to refrain from making corrections as some of the mistakes are even better than the story itself.
Poke around the site. Look up other Stub Stories and if you were there too you can make a comment and maybe start-up a conversation about what you shared that night. Now go find those stubs and get busy!