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Who's an aged rocker?


SamLS 8 232 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2009 1:28PM
Well, I am.

Went to see Deep Purple at Hammersmith last night, first rock concert I've been to for about 30 years.

Amazing evening, they're all old and grey. As were probably 90% of the audience.

It took maybe 10 minutes to get over the "good grief this hasn't changed since I had long hair, why am I here?" before my brain woke up and switched on, and I sat back (actually, stood up) and started enjoying myself.


The photographic connection is: there were signs all over the place saying "no photography of any kind including mobile phones". Obviously no chance of using an sla but but just about everybody had their mobiles out and were snapping away.

Really frustrating as there were some beautiful shots waiting to be taken and the camera in my mobile is rubbish (I always considered that if I was anywhere "photogenic" I'd have a real camera with me so why bother spending money on a phone with a decent lens). Seriously considering upgrading now.

What an evening though. I'm looking on the internet now for the next bunch of oldies trying to relive their yoof.

Sam

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User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
16 Nov 2009 1:47PM
Me too. Still playing ( and 'Smoke' is on the set list Wink)
TrevW 5 117 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2009 5:00PM
Yeah I still enjoy good rock music. I saw Purple a couple of years or so ago at Wembly. Their support band was Lynard Skynard! So that was a bonus.

Last year I saw Neil Young at Hammersmith apollo and this year saw Porcipine tree there. I assume most would not of have heard of them, but I would strongly recommend them. (I'm 50 btw Wink )

Trev.
Pete e2
13 18.5k 96 England
16 Nov 2009 5:05PM
It makes me laugh looking at the punk bands that are still on the circuit...doesn't quite seem the same the way they are now...with rockers you can age and still pull it off...generally. Porcupine Tree are youngsters in comparison to some of the bands still doing the rounds. Seeing Steve Howe from Yes on a documentary made me realise how ancient I am now. But I like the modern stuff too... which helps me forget that I was watching some of these bands back in 1974.
SamLS 8 232 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2009 5:22PM
Yep I find it quite amusing that kids like the music that I grew up with.

Some years ago the BBC (radio 2) unexpectedly played some Zepplin so I did what every self-respecting rocker would do and wound the volume up (to "11" - well maybe not.) My daughter who was then around 15 came stomping up the stairs and demanded that I turned the volumn down.... I nearly split myself laughing.

Yes are at the Apollo tomorrow by the way. I couldn't cope with two in one week though
Pete e2
13 18.5k 96 England
16 Nov 2009 5:26PM

Quote:My daughter who was then around 15 came stomping up the stairs and demanded that I turned the volumn down.... I nearly split myself laughing

When I was living at home my dad used to turn up Mantovani...I was into Bowie and found those brief 20 min (side of lp) sessions awful!
SuziBlue 12 16.2k 10 Scotland
16 Nov 2009 5:33PM

Quote:did what every self-respecting rocker would do and wound the volume up (to "11" - well maybe not.) My daughter who was then around 15 came stomping up the stairs and demanded that I turned the volumn down.... I nearly split myself laughing.


LMAO!!!

Love it ..
stolzy 9 3.8k 7
16 Nov 2009 6:13PM

Quote:I saw Purple a couple of years or so ago at Wembly. Their support band was Lynard Skynard! So that was a bonus.
I could have sworn they all died in a plane crash in 1977
ensign e2
7 185 1 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2009 6:14PM
Count me in, still listening to Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd, sabbath, Deep purple and Tangerine Dream. i wont bang on.
Bernard
mohikan22 10 2.2k 1 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2009 6:16PM
i listen to Iron maiden (still going 30yrs on) Sex pistols, Pink Floyd,sabbath and the usual "fathers day driving album" full of classic rock .
matt.
wrinkles e2
5 351 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2009 6:25PM
Bloody hell I fit in this era, must be getting old. My son loves Iron Maiden,he's 28,and plays all thier stuff on guitar.
mohikan22 10 2.2k 1 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2009 6:29PM
snap but alas im 34 Sad ON THE OUTSIDE!!!! inside i gotta be at least 20 by now Grin
TrevW 5 117 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2009 7:00PM

Quote:Quote:I saw Purple a couple of years or so ago at Wembly. Their support band was Lynard Skynard! So that was a bonus.

I could have sworn they all died in a plane crash in 1977



Three members of the band died in that crash. The others survived. Those survivors reformed later. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynyrd_Skynyrd.
stolzy 9 3.8k 7
16 Nov 2009 7:32PM

Quote:Three members of the band died in that crash. The others survived. Those survivors reformed later. Hmmm...some]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynyrd_Skynyrd.
Hmmm...some
might say the band died in that plane crash. Judging by the patiche of SHA I heard recently, they may be right.
16 Nov 2009 8:36PM
Aged rockers eh...have any of you listened to Chicken Foot. Mr Hagar last time looked was 60+ with Satriani being in his 50's.

Funny thing is my 7 & 3 year old boys are nuts in them, along with Zepp, Sabbath etc, etc.

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