We ventured out last night and met friends before the show and had a great time catching up. We then made it to a small venue where we were absolutely the youngest folks in the crowd. And we are not young. Todd Rundgren is even less young. To put it in perspective, when my boys heard who we were going to see, their response was, “Why would you go see someone that old?” OUCH.
Well, Todd might be “old” in a 13 year olds book, but on stage he surely didn’t act it. Get a look at the outfit! If that doesn’t scream youth, I’m not sure what does! And you should have seen his air splits – just like in my cheerleading days . . .I was quite impressed.
So, as Todd and his band, who must have been with him for thirty years, rocked on and played lots of guitar with no singing, I had time to think about how he was up on stage “keeping it young” and the crowd around us was loving it and right there with him! I think everyone around had completely forgotten that it was not 1972, or if they hadn’t they didn’t seem to care. There were lots of gray hair and crow’s feet in the crowd and just as much on the stage.
I’m thinking there ought to be some point where we should act our age, but who am I to say? I know there are studies that out there that say the younger you keep yourself in mind, spirit and body, the longer you will live.
I guess it’s all a state of mind, and of course, I want our bodies to be able to keep up with what our mind wants to do! I’ll be happy to be able to wear a psychedelic pantsuit with crazy sunglasses and not worry what folks think, if it makes me feel good. Although, there also might be a point where my friends might reign me in on the hair dye. It can be a really good thing to feel and act young, and then again, it can be a bit whacky.
Guess that’s the beauty of it.
So, below is the one Todd Rundgren song I really know . . and, of course was not played. Below the video is a photo from last night’s show and it really does NOT do the outfit justice.
I’m just hoping you are super impressed that I was able to put the YouTube video in here. My husband will be impressed that I actually found Todd Rundgren and could spell his name correctly.
A night out with friends, a break from routine, things that keep us young.
Other than the obvious healthy stuff, what keeps you feeling young?