California: circa 1980s.
Unbound. A collection of eight fabric sticker backstage passes or patches featuring new wave bands performing in San Francisco circa 1980s. The passes vary in size from 3½” x 3¼” to 5” x 3”. Light soiling from the back of the stickers peeling with some fraying, near fine.
All items are near fine with light soiling and edgewear. The bands include several popular new wave artists such as Billy Idol, The Cure, Tears for Fears, Sting, Power Stations, The Police, and U2. The passes were previously owned by someone who worked back stage for concerts in the California area. The backstage passes are for venues in San Francisco, like the Cow Palace and Bill Graham presents at the Fillmore. Many of the passes are brightly colored with printed pictures and band logos showing the typographic designs of the time frame.