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Old 08-08-2004, 06:17 PM   #16
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to all the comments in this thread, especially this one:

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typical comment for people who only listen to music when the radio in on somewhere and bop their head along with the newest Britney single, but who have no love for music whatsoever
For those of us with a passion for music in our blood, I doubt we'll ever outgrow it.
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Old 08-08-2004, 06:49 PM   #17
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I'm 37 years old and am just as passionate about music now as I was at 18 - maybe even more so! I still get excited when I find a new band or artist I like. I fully expect to be playing rock music on my stereo when I'm 80.
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I'm 27 which I guess puts me in the "older" catagory (who knew?). I would have to say that I am much more into rock and roll now than I was at 18-19 for several reasons
1. Am more mature to understand meaning behind music - slightly
2. Having lived through the "boy band" (no offense) era feel entitled to now enjoy the rock and roll era
3. Have more background to judge music that is "good" as opposed to pure crap (harder to do at 18)
4. Actually have money/stable income in which to purchase ipod, songs, decent concert tickets - able to consume adult beverages at said concert

Here's the thing - If I see a person having a good time at a concert I could care if they are 18 or 80 - music is a valid art form that needs to be enjoyed by all ages - you stop growing - you die

I'm hoping to see a large age group at the u2 concert next year - in the GA area


Everybody - rock on!
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I'm 27 too. What a bunch of geezers we are!
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Excellent comments. I guess I am a tad sensitive toward stupid ageism comments like this lately with a HS reunion coming up .

That's understandable. I have friends of all different ages and sometimes a younger person will make a comment like "I hope when I'm 30 I'm not still going to shows at bars/posting on music sites/hanging out at record stores/blah blah blah". I don't understand these kinds of comments at all but I can get a little sensitive to it sometimes.

Oh... I actually knew a guy who decided that it was time to "straighten up" when he turned 27, so he sold all records, CDs, turntable, everything. After a couple of months of "straightening up" and being bored out of his mind, he realized that he'd, well, done something stupid. Now I have to try not to make unbecoming comments while he tries to buy back all those rare records on Ebay.
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Shit, when April and I saw Radiohead in August, we saw a few guys sitting near us that looked to be in their 60s. We had a chuckle after realizing that that is what we'll be looking like at concerts in about 30 more years!

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Way way back in 1982 when I was 19, I recall how shocked I was at the sight of seeing parents with young children at a Rolling Stones concert. I mean it wasn't just one or two but several.

I don't feel to old for concerts, it's just the added burdens and responsibilities of life make it nearly impossible to go to more than one or two concerts a year. One of my best friends took his teenage and pre-teen daughters to a Red Hot Chili Peppers recently and I was jealous that my daughters were too young to consider taking.
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I'm 27 which I guess puts me in the "older" catagory (who knew?). I would have to say that I am much more into rock and roll now than I was at 18-19 for several reasons

4. Actually have money/stable income in which to purchase ipod, songs, decent concert tickets
Same for me As a teenager, I had no money and no car, which meant it was difficult to see a lot of shows. Actually, I didn't go to my first concert until I was almost finished with college.

I'm 28, so I guess I out geezer you and HeartlandGirl
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Okay, so if those of you in your late 20s are already calling yourselves geezers, seeing as I'm turning 20 this year...what does that make me?

Seriously, naw, you guys aren't geezers .

Something funny I just thought about-okay, I'm going to love seeing what my kids' reactions will be when I'm, like, 40 years old and listening to the music that was popular in the 60s-80s . I'd be listening to their grandparents' music in some cases...that's going to be funny.

Anywho, yeah, I still see myself listening to music many, many years from now, too.

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Old 08-09-2004, 04:07 PM   #25
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Ha, Ha! Angela, I often have the same thought. I'm kinda worried I'm totally going to turn my kids off to good music without meaning to. My dad played jazz a lot growing up and I totally HATED jazz through my teen years -just because.
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"Yes, I'd like to preorder 25 copies of 'Radiohead's Greatest Hits Remastered.' Please send them to the Interference Old Folks Home. And we need rush shipping--we ain't gettin' any younger here!"
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Ha, Ha! Angela, I often have the same thought. I'm kinda worried I'm totally going to turn my kids off to good music without meaning to. My dad played jazz a lot growing up and I totally HATED jazz through my teen years -just because.

Oh yeah....if I ever have kids, they're going to just LOOOVE U2
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Old 08-09-2004, 07:34 PM   #28
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In some days I will go to a The Cure concert, I'm sure that there will be many people of more than 30




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(many years from now)

(crotchety old person's voice on phone)

"Yes, I'd like to preorder 25 copies of 'Radiohead's Greatest Hits Remastered.' Please send them to the Interference Old Folks Home. And we need rush shipping--we ain't gettin' any younger here!"



seriously, i agree with what everyone said, rock n roll isn't a phase to grow out of.
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Well there is the issue of having more responsibilities as we get older, and I know that has certainly cut into my clubbing outings. Now I really have to plan in order to see shows, and what I end up doing is getting someone to stay here and take care of everything (I take care of my down's syndrome aunt -- she's not really into clubbing!) while I take a week and follow a band. So, my concert going has changed over the years, but if there is a band I really love I will find a way!

I love posting on message boards too. I enjoy discussing what I'm listening to and how a particular album or song makes me feel or helps me get through the day. I enjoy thinking (knowing, in some cases) that I'm able to "talk" to the artist when I post messages. And I hang out in chat rooms, and I've been absolutely delighted to meet my favorite musician (who's about to turn 50 himself...and ya know, the guy can still rock!) after a show, and I do my fair share of collecting too.

You know, I think that for a lot of very young people, someone in their late 30's or in their 40's is old. I mean when I was 20 a professor asked us to look 5, 10, 15 years ahead and think of what we wanted to be doing then. Five years wasn't that bad, but beyond that I found it really hard to even think that much further ahead. I mean, think about it...for me (at 40) 10 years either way isn't that much. But a 20 year old...10 years ago was ten years old. That's a big difference, and perhaps they know how much they have changed in the past ten years of their life and don't realize the difference in the next ten (20 or even more) years isn't that much.

I also think that many people now just aren't willing to give up the activities and interests they enjoy, so I think many of us will be doing the active fan thing well into the future.
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