Saturday, 7 January 2006

Ageism!

Only in America? The organisers of the Superbowl felt that those of us over the age of 45 wouldn't be able to boogie to The Stones. They are inviting 2,000 people to go onto the field at half time to bop when Mick and the boys are strutting their aged stuff. Now it strikes me as slightly silly when you consider that the youngest member of the band is in his late 50s. They've lifted the upper age limit now - common sense prevails. The daftest part is that although they have a global following and I'm sure they attract younger fans but those of us who grew up with this music are now getting into middle age, it's a simple matter of numbers. The game is on February 5th if anyone plans to watch.

I do think it's ironic that their Satanic Majesties have been booked to perform, all over the place people were having an attack of the vapours when Janet Jackson showed her breast at the Superbowl yet they've now got a group who were banned by many radio stations and who are one of the raunchiest acts in the history of music. I know it's only rock and roll.................

3 careful considerations:

Angie said...

I thought it was rather silly myself. They are making alot of assumptions that those who are older can't handle ... well anything more than sitting on a couch and using the remote to change the channel.

Please! If those who grew up on the Stones can't be out there, then perhaps they need another game plan.

Nogbad said...

Well I can rarely cope with sitting, I slump, but I'd certainly put my teeth in and risk my hips to shake it all down to The Stones :-)

TRT said...

The Rolling Herias?