The other day I was doing my requisite research on our generation when I stumbled across a posting at "Boomers World Wide."
On their FaceBook page they were conducting a poll which asked:
"What was the first band you ever saw?"
Wow, that was a long time ago.
But you know what, I remember it like it was yesterday.
Well, kind of !!!
It was 40 years ago.
If my memory still serves me, the first real concert I ever attended was "Deep Purple" in 1974 at the International Amphitheater in Chicago.
I remember it was early summer and I had just graduated High School.
I was a young whipper-snapper at only 18 years old.
You can imagine how psyched I was to see real "Rock and Roll" at one of the classic historic venues.
It was live.
It was raw.
It was scary.
And I was there !!!
What a great experience that only our generation would understand.
What a great memory to tell my grandkids about.
What an incredible adventure.
I got arrested that night.
If you want to hear the rest of the story, give me a call one day and we'll go share a few beers and I'll tell you about it.
So, anyway, what was the first band you saw?
You can check out your fellow Baby Boomer responses to the "Boomers World Wide" poll at:
Do you still "take those old records off the shelf and sit and listen to them by yourself?"
Do you still get out to see some of the "greats" when they come to your town?
Kiss, The Rolling Stones, Styx, Rush, Yes, Ted Nugent, ZZ Top, The B-52's and even Black Sabbath are all still touring the world.
Baby Boomers are still lighting up the airwaves.
Here's my question...........
"What is the last band you have seen?"
Click on the link below to watch it...........
It is a beautifully done piece (5 minutes long - it's worth it) that shows how Styx, a band full of baby boomers, has remained vital and exciting even to this day.
Styx, like all iconic rock bands are redefining the way we are looking at aging today.
So, are you still "Kicking Out the Jams?" or do I have to ask: "Have you gotten too old to rock and roll?"
Let me know how old you are, what is the last band you have seen and how you felt about it.
Make sure to comment below.
It's easy to tell them about it.
Forward it on to them or just email them my blog link at www.survive55.com.
The more Baby Boomers we can help, the better place we make this world !!!
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