Too Old To Act 'Stoned'

Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones performs during a concert in New York's Madison Square Garden on Jan. 18, 2006. AP Photo/Jeff Christensen

This column was written by CBS News Early Show co-anchor Harry Smith.

I see where the Rolling Stones have extended their summer tour. The Stones are incredible in concert, and people are more than willing to pay a serious premium to see them.

I heard them at Madison Square Garden a couple of years ago; they blew the doors off the place. They were really good, and I'm so happy I went.

Here's the thing though — everyone there is old. I'm in my mid-fifties, and I'm certain I was below the median age. There is something absolutely unnatural about people our age carrying on like this.

One of the reasons we embraced rock and roll was it was not our parent's music. Now we're older than our parents were and we're still listening to the stuff.

When I went to the Stones concert, I kept looking for the babes. Well, we married the babes, and they had our kids.

Our parents didn't want to let go of Glen Miller, so I suppose it makes sense we don't want give up the Stones either.


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