As lovers of music, we enjoy a good concert but we cannot lie to you. It is hard to stay up late to see a good one these days.
Now that we are getting older, we appreciate being able to get to bed by a reasonable hour. That’s why this recent statement from Jamie Lee Curtis resonated with us on a personal level.
She is calling for earlier concerts that allow the older folks out there to enjoy a show without having to stay out too late. Curtis has always been the outspoken type and she is not about to stop now.
This is one woman who knows how to use her platform for the greater good. Since we would also like to see earlier concerts, we are sincerely hoping that she is able to bring this dream to fruition.
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♬ original sound – The Hollywood Reporter
Curtis spoke on this topic when she was talking to the good folks at The Hollywood Reporter at the Independent Spirit Awards. The concert aspect came up because she told them that she had recently skipped out on an Oscar nominees dinner because it started too late in the day for her liking. This is a woman after our own hearts.
“Why? Because mommy goes to bed early,” Curtis told them. “‘Cause 7:30 is gonna be nine before we get food, and you know what? There’s nothing good happening with me after nine o’clock. Nothing. Zero!”
From there, she really let it rip. “I am gonna just say this now as a taunt and as a suggestion. U2: do a matinee. Coldplay: do a matinee. What about a 12-noon concert, Coldplay? What about it? Bruce Springsteen: do a f—— matinee! You’re old! Why wouldn’t you let me come see you, Bruce Springsteen, in your glory days—pun intended—and do it at noon or one o’clock? two o’clock! two o’clock matinee!” she continued.
“Theater in New York, two o’clock! I will come and hear your five-hour concert, Bruce, at two o’clock, and I’m gonna be home and in bed by 7:30.”
Of course, the actress managed to stay awake long enough to collect her Best Supporting Actress Oscar on Sunday night but those are special circumstances.
Hopefully, the musicians heed her call for earlier shows and start to cater to us old fogies a bit more directly in the future. It’s a great idea and the youngsters need to admit it!SKM: below-content placeholder