Ruth and I attended a free concert by some old guy we never heard of last night. He was pretty good singing old songs and telling old Jimmy Durante jokes. Look up Jimmy for some classic stories and a banana joke.
As we stood in a very short line to get in, an old guy came up and said, “This looks like the right line.” The telltale sign of “the right line” was that there wasn’t an un-dyed black hair in the crowd. Every old person in Las Vegas was in attendance. All 75 of us were there.
There were a few old folks that could still move and shake, sometimes not on purpose. Also, there were many trips to the bathroom during the two-hour show. A few couples did the old American Bandstand early rock and roll dances, and they looked real good at it.
The reason for this Moan is not to give you an accurate count of the old people in Vegas. Nor am I warning all you youngsters about the impending bladder issues. This is a Moan about line dancing.
Sometime during the show, unannounced by anyone, and to an old rock and roll song, about 20 women and one old man broke into a line dance. It was amazing! These people started to move in unison as if they had practiced together under a choreographer. I’ve seen this before, to country music, but never old people and to old rock and roll. I sat in awe. Not a wig fell off nor did knees give out.
So for you young ones: some advice. Stay young in mind and spirit, even if not in body. Speaking of spirits, I wonder how much of this could be attributed to the spirits that were served during the show.
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