Saturday, March 23, 2013

DaveK's Journey Roadie shirts, and some pics

Here are a couple other examples of the shirts made for the roadies that liked to chase the babes. I have a few examples too for reference. Also enjoy the great pics he shared from his collection when he was a press photographer at one of the Day on the Green shows. Thanks again Dave!

DaveK's Collection of Journey Tour Jackets

The internet is great. Because of it fellow collector Dave Keeler got in touch and revealed to me the world of collecting vintage concert and roadie tour jackets. He has been a press photographer for years and attended a bunch of concerts and got the bug for collecting this stuff. His blog is great, as is his collection. Its all at Vintage Tour Jackets.

He generously offered to let me post some pics of his coats here. I do have one Escape era tour coat that he does not have that you can also see for reference of what is out there. I am really really wanting the Escape bomber roadie jacket here that is very hard to come by (one reader contacted me and has one but I can't afford the $650 he is asking - I offered $200 but no dice. Gonna keep working it tho!) . I have seen the black Departure coat at least three other times but have missed out on all of them (they usually go between $60 and $100) - The other jackets I had never seen - the stitching is just gorgeous on those.

Pretty blue Evolution shirt

Another 2012 acquisition. No details on the origin, whether this was sold at concerts or record stores or what have you. Its a nice blue and the prints are real pretty upon it!

1979 Day on the Green Journey shirt with Pot Leaf

Never took Journey fans to be big time dopers, nor does the music tend to trip you out when high, but I thought this one was unique and fun. Looks pretty official, but for all I know it could have been a parking lot shirt. Top pic is the back of the shirt. This is from those Bill Graham mega shows in Oakland.

Another version of the Captured t-shirt

Not sure of the origin of this shirt, but these started cropping up on eBay a year or two ago. That front (first image) is standard issue for these, but the back  usually has the Departure winged beetle on it. One listing on eBay mentioned it was created for radio station promotions. Also have seen one with "Steve Smith" above the image on the back of the shirt. Glad to have this one tho as the Captured image on the back is not on any other official Journey shirts that I am aware of.

Frontiers tour Florida Jam Journey concert shirt gotten

I have  been wanting one of these jerseys for a long time. Love the sunglasses on the robot! These come up pretty frequently, but usually way overpriced. I got this one for $60 on eBay after the seller relisted it for a way higher price - I mentioned to them what I would pay and they relisted as a buy it now. Got it before someone else did. I think its a pretty fair price for this. Also there is a California version of this shirt (with sunglasses) I will be trying for next.