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Old 06-13-2008, 12:45 AM
 
Location: seattle
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I've lived in Seattle all my life. When I was younger and my parents were in their 50s they were considered middle aged...now... 50 you are senior citizen!When did that happen??I feel so young!

Used to be there were places for people that were 50ish to hang out .I Googled to try to find someplace in Seattle or close to where a person could go to listen to some of the remaining old bands and maybe even have a beer [yes..us "old folks" still like a beer or cocktail now and again! LOL] All that came up were senior centers! For craps sake!! I am not senior yet. My family is prone to living into their 90's..am I doomed to seniordom for fourty years??

I spent a good part of the 1970's dancing the night away in North Seattle and Lynnwood at the Lynnwood tavern [the meatmarket of the PNW!], the Aquarius, The Camelot, Asia Gardens, the Drift On Inn and some disco that was at the NE edge of Lynnwood.Places in Kenmore and Everett. We made the rounds! So many places and so much fun.

Can't dance all night anymore but would love to have place to go for the music.
So...where can a 50 something go to hang out these days?
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Old 06-13-2008, 12:56 AM
 
Location: Cosmic Consciousness
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Hi. You may not be looking in the right places because in my experience here only the kids of 35 and younger think 50 is "senior". However, much of the "band" scene and the "dance" scene is aimed at the kids.

There's a great contributor on this forum, Ira500, who is similarly in his graying dotage and I swear he knows everything about everything in this area! He'll likely find your post in the morning and, because he's a person of joy, he will share his knowledge with you. Good enough?
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Old 06-13-2008, 01:05 AM
 
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Good enough! Thank you!!

Google seems to think 50 is senior...thats where my problems started I think.
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Old 06-13-2008, 01:07 AM
 
Location: Cosmic Consciousness
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Good enough! Thank you!!

Google seems to think 50 is senior...thats where my problems started I think.
Oh, well, there's your problem!! You know how old those kids are who RUN Google???
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Old 06-13-2008, 01:10 AM
 
Location: seattle
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Whoa!! I hadn't thought of that!
So...is there a search engine for the older people or is the whole of the internet for those 30 somethings?? I am going to have to do more Googling! LOL!
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Old 06-13-2008, 01:13 AM
 
Location: Cosmic Consciousness
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Oh funny! Y'know, you just had a super new business idea: Graying At The Temples search engine!! Now all we need is a little venture capital....
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Old 06-13-2008, 01:16 AM
 
Location: seattle
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HaHa! I am just full of super ideas and no venture capital. Too bad! I could be rich I tell ya!!
It is a rather good idea.......hmmmm......
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Old 06-13-2008, 09:59 AM
 
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Actually I'm just happy to look 22 but be able to order from the senior menu

Can't really give you a lot of specifics of the hows and whys, but I think it was a business/marketing decision to count seniors at 50. There are a zillion of us around, we who have suffered permanent hearing loss from The Doors and the Grateful Dead and Led Zeppelin, etc.

I can tell you that some of the casinos have big name bands from the past and when they advertise they're going after our demographic. I haven't been to these places to hear the music ( can't hear it anyway, sonny) but check out the Tulalip, and Emerald Queen Casinos. I know people who go regularly and enjoy those places very much.

But I know totally what you mean. It's just a youth oriented world out there. They figure you hit fifty you'll be spending the rest of your days staring at the wall and drooling.
Little do they realize we've got some money to spend, and that its not all going for walkers and Viagra and arthritis medicine.
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Old 06-13-2008, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Seattle-area, where the sun don't shine
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People are hitting puberty at younger ages due to evolution. In fact, a girl in Africa managed to be a grandparent at 17 years old, and a mother at 8 years and 4 months.

So naturally, the age of seniority becomes younger too...?
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Old 06-13-2008, 09:13 PM
 
Location: seattle
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Ira500 - Aren't you the lucky one! Still looking 22. How ever do you manage it?? Tips please.
I had thought about the Casinos .Hoping for some more local places.Guess they are all gone. The bands don't need to be big names...just old.***winky***

Tada, that only shortens childhood. The other end of the spectrum is getting longer too so middle age ought to be lasting a lot longer. "Senior" should not start till at least 65!
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