The term continued to be used for student, variety performances, especially those associated with Oxford or Cambridge. Annual Smoking Concerts were held at Imperial College London into the 1980's.
The saying "Booking for smoking concerts now" came into use at this time meaning that a person had recovered and was in the prime of health. This saying is used in the works of writer P.G. Wodehouse.
NO TOLERANCE SHOWN TO SMOKING CONCERT-GOERS 82 CITED AT BROWN COUNTY ARENA PANTERA, ANTHRAX SHOW.(Local/ Wisconsin)
Feb 03, 1998; The smoking ban at Brown County Arena didn't stop smokers at a rock music concert featuring the heavy-metal groups Pantera and...