Ahhh the good old days before Michael Jackson up'd the ticket ante to $30. I remember I used to walk up to the 2nd floor of Hudsons to see what tickets were on sale. One day, TH's Stop Making Sense tour had just gone on sale, and I could get 4th row tickets. I didn't have enough cash then, so I walked the mall to find someone I knew who I could borrow money from. They were the closest seats I've ever had at Pine Knob.
How were the Smiths live?
I always found that the studio albums often had production problems and were often over produced. The live shows sounded a lot sharper and had much more energy.
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