While I am no longer MTV's desired demographic....well...to be honest, I am at the age I am no one's desired demographic unless maybe someone who trying to sell long-term health care insurance....but still, I watched the mayhem in hopes that there would be a musical act or two worth seeing. I actually, enjoy some popular music so I gave it a shot. It turned out that it was a shot that missed the target...by a mile.
I now, have come to the realization that if you really want to feel OLD, the quickest, most efficient way, is just watch anything dealing with pop music. I am relatively sure that I can feel my vital organs fossilizing at I type.
It wasn't always like that, There was a time way back when in 1981 when I was considered to be in the appropriate demographic for MTV. When they launched in August of that year, they said they were marketing to adolescents through young adults. As luck would have it, I was a young adult then...depending on what one considers young.
As if I wasn't already feeling like I crossed some invisible line into old-fogyism thanks to a number of things I saw on the VMA show, I had the added bonus of reading about a new poll that just came out that says that the average age a person starts morphing into the behavior of their parents is 32. Coincidently, that would be pretty close to the age I was when MTV started. SOOO...it would seem that I started turning into an old bitty just in the nick of time.
BUT WAIT!!!!........DIDN'T I PROMISE MYSELF THAT I WOULD ALWAYS STAY CURRENT AND TRENDY?
Thought Number One: Out of Touch
Well...I obviously made promises that I couldn't keep..... because here I am so out of touch, without so much as an inkling of understanding about anything dealing with popular music videos or the people associated with them.
If Crabby Pants and I would of gone to Brooklyn to join in the fun, we might of come across less than cool.
|The VMA dress code is to go "light" on the dress.|
|OR maybe the rule is to cover everything up in a bizarre kind of way.|
|Were we supposed to wear animal costumes and show our panties?|
|Or maybe just be an animal.|
|What is Beetlejuice doing at the VMAs???|
Thought Number Two: I am now going to embrace being the antiquated relic that I am.
Yep, for all the promises to my young-self to stay current and cool....I couldn't of imagined that crotch grabbing would be trendy. I didn't see that coming.
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