Essay: SNL Ticket Poster

ON THIS DAY / FB memories - APR 2012 - My snl ticket poster! This was made out of photos of Saturday Night Live tickets put into a collage printed at the shop onto real poster paper like the ones you buy of musicians or movies.

The poster contains all the shows I attended from 2005-2011. I attended Mick Jagger's show a month later so sadly he's not on here. But Prince is on here! And so is Green Day and Fall Out Boy, The Killers, Arcade Fire, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, The Strokes, Tenacious D, Justin Timberlake, and so many others. Every Friday after school this was my place. It was a magical place. It was an unforgettable experience and the music really helped pull that experience together. I often saw a lot of the cast members gather on the floor by the stage during the musical guest and lose their shit for a minute just like us kids up in the bleachers. Comedy is what brought me there and kept me there but the musicians I got to see for free each week in person as a kid who couldn't afford concerts and only sacrifice one night a week and reserved that day for SNL .. was an indescribable reality that I immortalized the memories of into this poster. SNL though, made a huge difference in my life. Back home at school I was prohibited from clubs and sports and functions, a lot of things to help express myself and find myself. At SNL that part of my life didn't exist. Without getting into details and making this post longer than it already is, I don't think I'd be doing what I'm doing if it weren't for this show and getting to witness this comedy and music in one place performed right in front me. That 8H studio man .. Good times, all I can say.

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