Bob Seger to Tour at 69 Years OldOctober 21st, 2014
I’m confused. What does “old” mean? Who is old and who isn’t?
Bob Seger, who will be 70 in May, starts his new tour in Nov. I’ve seen Bob Seger perform, 36 years ago, in 1978, when he was 33 years old–it was thrilling, he owned the stage, high energy and all that.
I hope he kills it this time around, too. One hopes he has good advisers who wouldn’t let him tour unless he was up to the task. Jagger and Sir Paul are even older.
Age, of course, is chronological, but in real life, it’s only part of the picture. Factor in your physical, mental and emotional condition, your place in the culture, how you define yourself.
70 used to be “too old” for like, everything, but now, apparently, it’s not the barrier it once was. One has to rethink: Is 70 really old, or did 70 used to be really old and now it’s not?
Old age is being re-defined by Boomers—our influence on the culture is still strong, and we are, as a generation, re-framing reality to fit our world view and our place in it.
Because that’s what Boomers do.