I don’t know who it was that originally taught me to do it. I’m not even sure I was aware of the tradition until I’d already been to a few shows and disregarded what was left of my concert tickets. But at some point, I realized those stubs had value, and that they were part of a long standing concert going tradition, a tradition that’s important to keep in mind when printing event tickets of your own.
CD Display Case
The stub from a concert ticket is a piece of personal history and, as such, needs a place to be put on display, a way of cherishing and remembering that concert for years to come. The advent of CDs, or more specifically CD cases, gave people the perfect place to put those event tickets.
The idea is a simple one: take a CD by the musical act you just saw, and place the ticket from that show in front of the CD insert. If you see a musical act multiple times, then follow the same routine with multiple albums. In some ways it becomes motivation to go to more shows in an effort to get a ticket stub for every album. The ticket stubs serve to promote the next show without even trying!
The Digital Revolution
A few years ago, I decided to make the big switch from CDs to a digital only music library. I spent hours a day ripping my CDs into media files and then getting those CDs ready to sell. But I had forgotten about one thing: my concert tickets!
Without my convenient display cases, what was I supposed to do with all the concert tickets I’d accumulated over the years? I couldn’t just get rid of them, not have all this time!
It was then that I realized just how important custom concert tickets were.
The New Frontier of Stub Collecting
Concert tickets are like snapshots of moments in life, so I figured I should treat them just like I would pictures and give them their own album or, better yet, incorporate them into my pre-existing photo albums.
Putting them on display by themselves, though, really underscored how important the look of a concert ticket is. A generic event ticket is fine for conveying information and still manages to induce nostalgia for shows gone by, but a custom printed ticket really stands out and makes those memories flood back even more vividly.
Make Your Tickets Memorable
This is essential when considering custom printed event tickets: make them memorable!With a wide variety of event ticket templates to choose from and the ability to personalize your event tickets, you can make sure that even the left over stubs are able to keep the memory of your event fresh in your audience’s memory.
In the end, memorable event tickets can mean repeat business, and repeat business is good news!