Many young people viewed it as “the most important thing to happen in Buffalo” in their lifetimes.

The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, was coming to Rich Stadium on his “Victory Tour” in only 10 days, but tickets were not yet on sale.

Ticketron operators were busy nonstop, and extra security was being called into AM&A’s stores, where the tickets would be sold sometime before the concert less than two weeks away.

"Eyes, switchboards lighting up: ‘Ticketmania’ grips Jackson fans"

“The pre-concert hysteria took Western New York by force on Tuesday as Jackson lovers realized that the objects of their affection would be here within 11 days.”

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