old person music holiday

We just had a holiday- a week off working and studying for this goddamned exam.  So I had a lot of things to pack in!!

First up was the Boss: Bruce Springsteen and the E street band show at Hanging Rock.  Now, that was an awesome show.  Not an awesome show for a sixty-three year old. An awesome show.  I am unclear on how he has maintained such vigour at retirement age.  Perhaps the crowd surfing every night is keeping him in shape?  Perhaps he took fewer drugs than, say, Neil Young?  Or perhaps he is still on drugs?

Whichever way he's done it- if I am that awesome at 63, I won't mind if I'm dead at 64.

Anyway, the Rock was beautiful, we drank scotch and danced up a storm with some bikers ('Sons of Anarchy') who offered us some of their olives.  Jesse drove us all home with a few back-seat encores of 'Dancing in the Dark.'

Then we travelled up to Byron Bay on our Paul Simon Pilgrimage.  In contrast to Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon is old.   He looks like Paul Simon dressed up as an old man.  But his voice is still amazing.  And we managed to see some other acts: Wilco, the Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Tony Joe White, and this guy who is basically the Henry Wagons of Canada.

We camped a couple of nights out of Byron, then settled into a forest 'retreat', where we basically lay around and read for 5 days.  I read three books, watched three films: (Down by Law, Brokeback Mountain, The Silver Linings Playbook) and swam every day.





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