Grandparents go to a modern music festival… 28



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Ever wonder what it would be like at a music festival today? Whether you’d like it and have fun?

A youth website has made a video of four over 70s who have never been to a modern-day music festival before, visiting a one of the world’s most raucous events, Bonnaroo as special guests and well, we’re rather flabbergasted. In fact, we’re not sure whether to find it completely condescending towards the older generation or smile at the fact that they are clearly having a good time being shown what the event is all about and experiencing it through their own frame. So we thought we’d throw it out to you for your feedback.

They did the silent disco, got to wonder at why they drink so much water there, and hung out on stage with VIP bands… just stopping for an afternoon nap in the chairs.

All in all, clearly produced by younger people who made it look like the older generation didn’t have Woodstock nor smoke weed, nor have any fun in their youth… And would not contemplate it now. I know many who would see this opportunity differently to the four people selected.

Perhaps you found some entertainment in it!

Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson is the founder and publisher of Starts at Sixty. The daughter of two baby boomers, she has built the online community for over 60s by listening carefully to the issues and seeking out answers, insights and information for over 60s throughout Australia. Rebecca is an experienced marketer, a trained journalist and has a degree in politics. A mother of 3, she passionately facilitates and leads our over 60s community, bringing the community opinions, needs and interests to the fore and making Starts at Sixty a fun place to be.

  1. I’m sixty six play in 4 country rock band and lovin it. Never to old to rock.

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  2. Yep! I’m over 70 and still go to arena shows and some of our all day events at wineries and so on and love, love, love them! I have a whole bunch of tickets for future shows stuck to my fridge -I’d rather do that than travel now!

  3. No ageism at the Woodford Folk Festival or the Caloundra Music Festival. All ages enjoying the music there.

  4. Just loved The Stones and Sting/Paul Simon last year at Hope Estate. It’s where I bond with my son, who loves his music (and my lovely daughter-in-law). We’re off to ACDC in November in Sydney. Better start limbering up for that one!

  5. Went to Edinburgh Fringe a couple of years back, was great. I am 70 now but you can attend what and when you want. Terrific time. Not only music, also plays, arts, huge event.Caters for all ages.

  6. It’s not like the baby boomers are not used to music concerts. Anyone living thru the 60’s and 70’s could teach the youth of today a few things.

  7. you do what you enjoy doing…don’t you??? do any of you actually not do things that you want to because you think you are too old??? i do 5 days at in my early 60’s…..also a few other small festivals & i go to my local every weekend to hear & dance to live music…

  8. Not typical of the 70+ people I know. We went to concerts, but very typical of the young who think they know what the oldies have done with their lives

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