Just say no to “Bro”

It’s kind of a slow day for football news, so it’s a good time to cover some off-football stuff. I have two things today:

Saw The Shins live in Philly last night at a small place called The Electric Factory, which actually used to be an old factory. It’s a great place to see a show; I saw the Foos there in 1997 supporting The Color and the Shape album and I battled for 90 minutes in the front row for an incredible show. I was 28 at the time, and I remember feeling old while basically brawling with a bunch of 18 year olds (I kicked their asses). Last night, I certainly felt older. I thought I’d see more people my age, since The Shins are in their mid-30s and play mostly mellow and retro-sounding music. But I would say the average age of the people in attendance was about 30. Once again, it seems people in my age group have no clue when it comes to newer bands and music (unless they have migrated to Country). Anyway, as I warned my son (14) beforehand this was not an in-your-face live act. But as someone [...]

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