I saw a great show this week. If you were in the DC area on Monday, I don't have to tell you about the big concert in town.
And, yeah, I'm all about satisfaction and gettin' me some but I didn't spend the evening looking at this:
I spent the evening looking at an entirely different geezer:
We saw Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers who have teamed with Edie Brickell. Extraordinarily impressive musicians and vocalists (the Rangers) and Steve even threw in a joke here and there. But, even though we traded the debauchery of rock and roll for the low-key dignity of bluegrass, I still felt the need to write:
7 Reasons You Know You Are Getting Too Old For Concerts
1. The lawn looks less 'cool, party space' and more 'uncomfortable, mosquito chow'.
2. A Morning Star veggie burger in a cardboard container costing $10 doesn't raise an eyebrow. (It came with a pile of greasy potato chips! Score!!!!)
3. You're THRILLED to take a shuttle from mass transit because it means you don't have to deal with the parking. THRILLED!!!
4. You actually spend some time reading the brochure they handed you on entry.
5. As the night goes on, instead of thinking "This is AWESOME!" you think "I have to get up at 5:30 tomorrow to make that meeting."
6. You go to concerts where the most suspicious smell is that of the unwashed folks seated near you.
7. At the concerts you go to, you don't have to yell "Down in front!" because no one bothers to stand up.
Question du jour: What are you getting too old for? Or desperately clinging to as if you are not?