It's Too Late, I'm Too Far Gone

We took the older two kids to a concert the other night. It was a good concert, mind you, and I enjoy listening to this particular band's music. But while there, I realized that I am old.

Don't try to tell me differently. I have cold, hard facts to back me up on this.

I have been thinking that I need a new hairstyle lately, and have been people watching with a passion in an effort to find something that I love that would also work with my hair. I found a style that I loved while at the concert, and pointed it out to my friend (the hairdresser) who said, "that's an old lady's style!"

First point in my argument.

Partway through the first song, I realized that I couldn't hear the words being sung. I heard noise, and screaming into the microphone, but not words. That's something an old person would complain of.

Second point.

While the bulk of the concert goers were swarming the stage and dancing to the fun, I sat sedately in my seat thinking, "I'd way rather be in my pajamas, sitting in bed, watching this on TV."

If that doesn't scream OLD nothing does. And that's not even the worst of it.

The worst would be the part where I actually had the conscious thought that this concert would be soooo much better if it were the Celtic Women. I'd LOVE to see them in concert. Seriously.

There's no turning back from this point, I'm told. And I'm good with it.

Pass the Geritol. It's best to be prepared.

14 comments:

Drea said...

I dont really think that makes you OLD :)
Im 25, wait no just turned 26 this month... and I honestly cant stand concerts... Ive never liked them. The few I have gone to I do exactly the same... dream of the sofa or bed and my sweats :) Id much rather sit down and watch an old love movie or something haha

I love Celtic music 2!! Hmmm... maybe im old? :) Oh and atleast you have hair past ur ears ;-) mines in dire need of growth now.

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

I give you mad props for even GOING to a concert - even if it was just to chaparone the kids! I was 24 when I went to my last concert, and I could live the rest of my life being happy with never going to another concert again. I am content to listen to the music without a visual whilst sitting in my minivan.

Michelle said...

Ummm, apparently I'm old, too. I am just not a concert person. But I'm not quite (or so I tell myself) to the point of not understanding the words to songs. It's possible that has something to do with the music I choose to listen to though. Don't forget to buy the hair blue while you're at it!

Viv said...

There are all kinds of old. The last concert I saw was Billy Joel.

Becoming Mommy said...

If you're old, so am I.
Last concert I saw was a symphony (my sister is in it so I do have to go once in a while)

The grandmas where I work? Have all copied MY hairstyle.

I avoid concerts of the bands I like because...too many kids, too much pot, and I can't stand the stupid behavior going on.

I should just stand out on my lawn with a hose waiting for someone to try and steal my newspaper already...

Trisha said...

Isn't it fun how age just sort of creeps up on you? I remember when I could stay up all night. Now - I start thinking about hitting the hay when the clock is creeping towards nine thirty!

Trisha said...

Isn't it fun how age just sort of creeps up on you? I remember when I could stay up all night. Now - I start thinking about hitting the hay when the clock is creeping towards nine thirty!

Trannyhead said...

I was with you until Celtic Women. Seriously?! I'd like to chuck a shoe at those broads.

mommaof4wife2r said...

i don't know who Celtic women is...but i totally understand the old lady feel and wanting to be in bed...man, it happens fast.

HalfAsstic.com said...

I am completely set up to get old. Thanks to Henrietta, I am equipped with a hospital bed, wheelchair, bed pans, stool softeners, etc.
Oh, yeah baby! Bring it on!

Flea said...

You're old. I'm older. Mac Powell, of Third Day, will be in concert at our church in two weeks. The kids are all excited. I went two years ago and wished I was home the whole time. Too many darn kids.

Roger said...

Would I be considered old if my sons, 18 and 14, were more interested in seeing Blue Oyster Cult than I am? I mean come on, those guys are old!

I just keep telling myself that age is a state of mind, unfortunately the knees, ankles, hips, etc., disagree.

Aunt Becky said...

Dude. I'll drag up my potty chair and we'll thwack people with our canes together.

Shellie said...

Hee hee!