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Brew Hoop Night Shift: January 31st, 2018

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Physical v. Virtual Tickets/Happy Birthday Milwaukee!

Welcome to the Brew Hoop Night Shift. Every evening at 9:00pm (central time), this all-purpose thread goes up, and the comments section is where it’s going down. What Bucks news did we not cover? What topics do you want to break down further? Or is there something non-Bucks that you want to bounce off of one another? Even something non-basketball? This is the place.

Tonight’s (on)topic: Physical v. Virtual Tickets

My dad got a great gift this past Christmas, courtesy of my oldest brother, of framed ticket stubs from a pair of Cubs games and a Jimmy Buffett concert that the two of them went to back in the day. These tickets were ones that my brother had held onto over the years and finally put them to good use.

The only physical tickets that I use are for concerts for the sole purpose stashing them away as keepsakes. While in college, I was lucky enough to see Childish Gambino my freshman year and then Chance the Rapper open for Kendrick Lamar the next. I found those tickets tucked away when I was moving up to Milwaukee and could not believe that a) those two separate concerts took place in Iowa City, and b) they both cost $5 a pop. I will be seeing Bon Iver at the Bradley Center in a couple weekends and will be adding one more concert stub to my collection.

The ease of the virtual ticket is fantastic, however. I do like going into the Bucks app and adding the virtual ticket to my Apple Wallet and having the scan take place on my phone. The movement towards printing off sports tickets the past decade-plus has turned me off of physical sporting event tickets. I don’t like the folding and unfolding of a computer paper ticket.

What say you: physical or virtual tickets?

Tonight’s (off)topic: Happy Birthday Milwaukee!

A big ole happy birthday shout out to Milwaukee who, quite frankly, doesn’t look a day over 137. I could regurgitate Milwaukee facts to you from the city’s Wikipedia page, but this clip does a pretty good job:


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