I have been obsessive with saving ticket stubs for over thirty years – a time frame that seems to parallel my rock collection. This isn’t to say I’ve saved every one of them, but I still have the stub from my first concert, The Who at Maple Gardens in 1980. There have been a lot of hockey games…a clear and intense obsession with The Grateful Dead…NCAA basketball…and more recently many shows at BAM, Carnegie Hall and the Met. Some events I remember better than others. Some I completely forget.They’re just pieces of paper, some just printouts, but still it’s good to remember where most of my money has gone.
The New York City Fire Department came to put out a fire on Fulton Street just behind us on Sunday, March 17, a four-alarm fire…and then they were back less than 24 hours later to put out another. “It’s doubtful that there was a hotspot from yesterday,” said FDNY Chief John Esposito. “The fire was in a different area and we had people on the scene last night until six o’clock.”
We watched as firefighters hosed it down the second time for hours and then threw bits of concrete on the smoldering mess (click on the image for your viewing pleasure) while we made our NCAA basketball picks. I’ve got New Mexico all the way.