I haven't actually seen the undead at a concert, but I think I might have a pretty good profile of them...Fat cat Boomers who don't go for the experience, but to be able to say, "yeah, I was at the Springsteen concert."
Too bad, they slept through the whole thing.
Posted by: Pete on August 31, 2003 10:03 AM
First, I'm more likely to be on my feet dancing now than 30 years ago. Back then I was generally so loaded I wasn't able to stand.
But more importantly, been there, done that. I wouldn't be on my feet at a Springsteen concert. I mean, I jammed to him a quarter of a century ago. It's gotten a bit old. Give me something new. 2 bands in the last year that had me dancing my beer bellied, gray haired ass off were The Iguanas, out of New Orleans, and Robert Randolph and the Family Band, out of New Jersey. In either case, take your Geritol before hand, you'll be needing it...
Posted by: jon on September 10, 2003 12:40 AM
September of 2005 I went with four friends to Brian Wilson's "Smile" performance at the Hollywood Bowl. Age span in my group was 55-31.
Brian, of course, was the reason the Beach Boys existed. Brian's performance was STELLAR but the crowd was, as you describe, 'undead'. He performed alot of the Beach Boys classics in addition to "smile".
We were into it and all we got was nasty looks from the people around us.
Sad...I work in healthcare and most of the crowd should have been tucked into their nursing home beds that night and just bought the CD. Leave the seats for the people who will give the energy back to the artists. This isn't chamber music!
Posted by: Wendy on January 15, 2006 11:03 AM
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