So it’s been an eye opening experience with the elderly this weekend.  Quandt and I helped MC a party for a sweet old 86 year old woman at her retirement apartment clubhouse.  I was under the impression that there would be a lot more of the younger crowd there, but when we arrived half the guests were 65 or older!  Great I thought, looks like we’re playing big-band music this whole afternoon…

A little Glen Miller, a little Benny Goodman, then the guest of honor arrived for the big surprise.  We were told to play Bad, Bad Leroy Brown for her entrance and as soon as the song started, the place went nuts!  People started leaving their walkers and canes behind and sped towards the dance floor.  The elderly were boogieing at a rate to put the group of teenagers present to utter shame.  No joke, it was ridiculously awesome.  A feisty 65 year old woman next to me ran to the community kitchen and came back with bottles of tequila, margarita mix and a pitcher of ice.  These old folks knew how to party!  Before the afternoon was done, she had convinced me to do a double shot of tequila (I told her I was working, but her accusation that I was a pansy was the last straw 😉 while Quandt and Jeremy (Mr. Equipment Extraordinaire) just started busting up.  They tore through bottles of liquor and 2.5 hours of rock/dance music before the event finished.  I saw more energy on that dance floor from 65+’ers than the past 5 wedding receptions combined!  Truly unexpected and at the same time inspiring.  A bunch of golden rock stars…

Nate

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2 Responses to Never underestimate the elderly…

  1. Justin says:

    Hahaha! What a riot!

    That’s what I want to be like when I’m in my senile years..

  2. Chris says:

    Other favorite moments. The old man requesting and then dancing it out to Funkytown, and the saber tooth trying to first hit on, then drink Nate under the table. What a day! Which of course ended by 6:30. Don’t want to keep them up too late

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