Back in the Day
You heard about a gig on the Radio and queued up outside the venue to get tickets.
Tickets mostly went on sale less than 2 months before the gig.
you paid for your seat at the box office and some venues didn't accept anything but hard cash.. 1st come 1st served.
Sometimes, I wish for those days back and yes, I am over 60 but still go to gigs and really have having to buy tickets 6-9 months (or longer) in advance.