Thursday, June 19, 2008

We Are Young Despite the Years

The dude and I went to the REM concert with a friend last night. After The National and Modest Mouse, these two girls behind us had this conversation:
"I hope these people stand up when the show starts."
"They won't. They're old."
"I hate going to old people's concerts."

I'd like to point out that we were all younger than Michael Stipe. The dude pointed out that they played a song about the Iran hostage crisis; "what can you girls tell me about that? I thought so." Later they were saying how hot Michael Stipe was and yelling for him to take off his shirt. Um, apparently they didn't know who the old people at the concert were.

Photo from Wikimedia.

11 comments:

Kim Ayres said...

Well I must be about 20 years younger than Mick Jagger, although I reckon I must look about 95 years younger...

Barbara said...

"Old people's concerts" - sheesh!

Coni said...

Old, schmold. Did you see the episode of "Iconoclasts" on which Mario Batali and Michael Stipe were featured? Pretty fabulous.

Michele said...

I hope you enjoyed the concert! Next time remind the youngesters that REM was ours first! lol

Coral said...

Hysterical! So, did you 'old' people stand up?

Brave Astronaut said...

For a few years in a row, I went to a concert of Chicago and the Beach Boys. At one particular Chicago concert, my (at the time) Mother-in-Law came with my (at the time) wife and I (we did a lot with her, but that's a story for the therapist) were at the show in the same row as several tween girls. When one of the trombonists started with his "I'm too sexy" stuff, I really didn't know whether to be embarrassed that my MIL was there or that these young girls were seeing it.

staci said...

Too funny!!!

monique said...

What an absolute HOOT!

Miriam said...

That's hysterical. They're ironic without even knowing it.

Jenna said...

Don't you just imagine turning around and smacking people like that? Perhaps I just have a propensity for violence in my head.

Michelle said...

That's hilarious. I can't even remember the last concert I went too - guess that makes me really old!!