February 7, 2013
Too Old To Rock N Roll?
I had the opportunity to get tickets for the big Foo Fighters "Sound City" gig in NYC next week. For the princely sum of $100- a chance to see Dave Grohl & company back up such legends as Lee Ving, Rick Nielson, John Fogarty, Stevie Nicks and Rick Springfield (Rick Springfield?????).
I did a little research and found out it was a 3 1/2 hour show- in a large facility that is standing room only. I've been to the place (Hammerstein Ballroom) before- and they pack em in like sardines. That, and a guaranteed hour long line in the cold outside waiting to get in... killed the deal for me.
When I was younger, these "obstacles" would have been shrugged off.
These days, the thought of being pressed into and having to stand for that long is abhorrent.
What the Hell happened???? Guess it's just the aging process- but I'm bummed at my laziness. I'm still out partying until the wee hours many nights, but I'm also having a tougher time recovering.
It ain't the years, it's the mileage.
So I sit here typing this as I listen to Millions Of Dead Cops and wondering where my youth went.
And- you kids- stay the Hell off my lawn!