Two weeks ago my wife and I were going to visit her Uncle Sid in New York. Sid is 91 and has lived a very interesting life as a rock and roll promoter (brought the Beatles to Shea).and still teaches at NYU. While there we thought we would catch 'The Moody Blues" in concert. Due to some minor illness the trip was cancelled. The next week we had to take our youngest daughter to Bowling Green to start the school year at Western Kentucky. The "Moody Blues" were in Louisville that night so we got tickets and drove up.
Sitting up front I remarked to my wife with the average age of the crowd being well above 50 the only reason they had security there was to keep people from rushing the stage and possibly breaking a hip. After the concert I talked to several people and found they had come from Reno, Washington, Denver and numerous other places.
How odd I thought people would let something like this consume a large part of their lives. Many of these people had seen them in concert well over a hundred times. No not me I would never do anything like that. Then I thought what about my golf habit.. Trips to Augusta, money spent on clubs, balls, clothes, shoes, $12 socks for goodness sakes! Not to mention 19th hole expenses which would help solve the national debt.
'"SO WHEN YOU STOP AND THINK ABOUT IT YOU WON'T BELIEVE ITS TRUE" . I think we are probably worse then the groupies but maybe that isn't quite so bad.