Too Old to Rock and Roll?
By: John P. Napolitano, CFP®, CPA, PFS, MST
Some of you classic rock fans may remember the Jethro Tull song, “Too old to rock ‘n’ roll: Too young to die”. Even thoughit wasn’t one of my favorite songs, I think about it often as I mature and still pay big money to see old time rockers live.
This summer has been no exception, except for the venue. The Plymouth Memorial Hall had a few old timers playing this summer. We bought tickets to see Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Three Dog Night, The Marshall Tucker Band and The Rascals. Other than some kinks in the sound system that needed to be improved, the shows themselves were pretty good.
But perhaps even more delightful than the shows was getting there early and parking right in front of the venue. I’m talking about less than 100 feet from the entrance, no traffic and no fee to park. Pure bliss. In my 50+ years of concert going, it had never happened for me.
A second benefit was all of the great restaurants to be found in Plymouth these days. Most memorable was East Bay Grill. We sat outside at the bar gazing at Plymouth Bay having a wonderful pre-concert experience. We shall return.
Two more shows to go (so far) for this year… Marshall Tucker had to cancel their Plymouth gig at the last minute for a new date on 12/17. Tickets are still available.
But the other, in November at the House of Blues in Boston will be Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening. Jason Bonham is the son of the late John Bonham, the legendary and unique drummer for Led Zeppelin – arguably one of the best rock drummers ever. Tickets are still available for this November 16th show, and if I were you, I’d get them! His shows are supposed to be spectacular, with a star- studded lineup of musicians to crank out Dad’s old tunes.
Call me a dreamer, but with this being the 50th anniversary of Led Zeppelin… I am dreaming of a few big names making an appearance. So if anyone reading this knows Robert Plant, John Paul Jones or Jimmy Page, please tell them that I’d like to see them on November 16th in Boston. Heck, I’ll even buy the pre-show dinner for them!
I’ll never be too old to Rock ‘n’ Roll.