Melburnians share concert memories on Rod Laver Arena's 30th birthday

Some incredible musicians have stopped by the arena for a quick gig.

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Melbourne's iconic sports and music venue, Rod Laver Arena, is inviting Melburnians young and old to share their fondest memories.

This sudden rush of sentimentality is all part of a celebration for the arena's 30th birthday, with participants hoping to get their hands on a Rod Laver Arena golden ticket. The ticket gets them a double pass into any RLA event next year, so a lot is on the table.

The competition is tough and there are some incredible stories out there. One Instagrammer has shared some vintage shots of a Backstreet Boys concert back in their glory days. The baggy jeans and chains are a sight to behold, a true testament of what we have moved beyond. The Insta user said she was lucky enough to be gifted a tennis racquet from BSB's Brian Littrell.

"He looked directly at me and leaned over to hand me [a tennis racquet]. The girl next to me tried to grab it out of my hand, but I refused to let it go," she said.

"Someone offered me $100 for it, but [I] said no. Still hangs on my bedroom wall to this day."

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Rod Laver Arena's RLA30 competition is open until Sunday December 9. For more information, head to the Rod Laver Arena website.