Sunday, December 18, 2011

Rock on

 How can you be too old for punk rock?

 When a show bills itself the 30th anniversary concert, you know there's going to be some creaky bones in the pit.

Crowd surfing? At my age?
But the spirit is still willing.

Grrl band "A Pretty Mess"

 What's different from 1981 is that the bands all have grey hair

And everyone in the audience has a camera.

When the air smells like beer and sweat and marijuana, and the steam rises in the hall up to the ceiling

And you wade through a litter of crushed empty plastic cups on the floor, you know it's old school L.A. punk. Rock on till the lights come up and it's time to go, people!


Gilly said...

Ah well, it takes all sorts!! I was too old for the punk rock era ;)

But it looks as though everyone is having a wonderful time, even with grey hair!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

What's different from 1981 is that the bands all have grey hair

Me, too!

cactus petunia said...

Rock on, girl!

Anonymous said...

My favorite bands are mostly still out there, but they all have gray hair... if they have hair at all!

M. Bouffant said...

Big talk of this among the gray-hairs at a festive event I attended recently, mostly about the Black Flag reunion, & what a swell guy Gary is.

(For the record, my hair is a lovely blond to white.)