09 Jul A Few Points To Do With Your Concert Souvenirs
We’ve most likely all done some of these things: been delighted while going to a reading by one of our favorite authors, jazzed to finally be heading to that play on Broadway we’ve always liked to see, found ourselves speechless by paying attention to (and watching!) a concert pianist, or had the moment of our lives seeing our favorite band in concert. There’s just one thing about being able to experience these events in person that make them something we’ll never forget.
And, given the nature of the experience, we often look for a way to memorialize what it signified for us by investing in some souvenirs to bring home. We may have been moved by a specific piece of music, so we purchase the album that it’s on so we can go back to that piece again and again. Or, we buy the incredible commemorative poster that they’re selling due to its incredible design and limited quantity.
Here’s the thing. What do you do with those things once it’s all over?
Listen to that cd while you’re driving home. And then, all the way home, you listen to happy tunes and remember the amazing moments of the concert: noting how the live version you just heard is different from the recording, savoring every last word of your favorite song as you cruise home in the dark.
Frame it. If you picked up a limited poster, tickets to a reunion tour, or the final concert, EVER, of your number one artist, you might want a special way to memorialize this evening that you’ll never forget. … get it framed! Stick that poster behind some glass and put it on the wall. Every time you look up, you’ll see it, and it’ll likely be a great conversation starter with friends, too.
Want something else to do with those ticket stubs? How about utilizing them to make a sentimental card to give to the person that accompanied you? You can talk about how fun it was to be together, the occasion you laughed harder than you thought possible, and the gratefulness you have for your friendship.
If you took lots of photos at the concert, you can make a t-shirt from them. (These are also easy to make for multiple people, too, if you went with a group of friends.).
You don’t have to bring those souvenirs home and shove them in a box. Use any of these suggestions to enjoy that concert memorabilia for more than just one evening.