You could save the ticket stubs. You can buy a T-shirt. (And, as many know, I’ve bought a lot of T-shirts.) Other possibilities for mementos exist, but what is the piece of memorabilia that you most treasure from a show you have attended, and why?
In my case I’m not sure. But I’ve saved a couple of things as conversation pieces all these years — one is part of the shattered mikestand base from when Inger Lorre destroyed it at a noontime show at UCLA while she was still with the Nymphs, the other is the decapitated head of Baby Cheevers the talking Cabbage Patch Kid from a Squirrels show earlier this decade.