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AIBU at the age of 37 to want to be a rock star?

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alistron1 Tue 30-Aug-11 16:20:32

Obviously I know it will never happen, but whereas other people dream about winning the lottery, having a new car or buying the house of their dreams... I dream about being the front woman of a band headlining at glastonbury grin

I do play in a duo with DP, but so far we've not been brave enough (or able to agree on a set list) to perform properly in public (only in front of friends/family)

<<sigh>> I just want to be Robert Plant (but not if he's the one boffing liz jones)

My DP and kids think that I'm a saddo. And they are probably right wink

Flame me and make me bloody grow up.

Suncottage Tue 30-Aug-11 16:24:42

I am in my forties and I am still very certain that I am poised for stardom.

I will be talent spotted. I have heard Geri Halliwell sing and I think - I could do that! smile

giyadas Tue 30-Aug-11 16:26:59

Will you need a guitarist for your band?
<<also destined for rock fame>>

alistron1 Tue 30-Aug-11 16:27:06

Suncottage, maybe we could form a band..a MN supergroup?!!

I'll share lead vocals <<magnanimous face>> but I must do lead guitar (as long as you don't expect fancy solo's)

And we have to wear leather trousers and demand pom bears on our rider.

alistron1 Tue 30-Aug-11 16:27:45

Giyadas - can you do fancy solo's? You can step in for me in those bits.

AurraSing Tue 30-Aug-11 16:29:34

I've never given up hope. The fact that I can't sing, play any instrument or have a glimmer of song writing ability doesn't dampen my dream.

alistron1 Tue 30-Aug-11 16:30:17

Aurra, you can be our Bez.

giyadas Tue 30-Aug-11 16:30:22

semi-fancy (think muse)
can do bass too, if you've baggsied guitar.
<desperate for fame grin>

alistron1 Tue 30-Aug-11 16:31:03

Oh yes, you can do bass. But none of that level 42 shit.

AurraSing Tue 30-Aug-11 16:33:11

grin I'll practice my moves.

alistron1 Tue 30-Aug-11 16:34:08

I'll spring for the maraca's grin

giyadas Tue 30-Aug-11 16:34:56

no, more like Sgt Floyd Pepper from the muppets.
without as much facial hair

CogitoErgoSometimes Tue 30-Aug-11 16:35:57

37? Spring bloody chicken!!! The advantage of Jagger, Richards and Cliff still doing the circuit is that if you think you're over the hill for a rock-star, they're on a whole other hill.

alistron1 Tue 30-Aug-11 16:37:51

We need MNHQ to sponsor us and buy the equipment and leather trousies. They could make a film about us, it would rival spinal tap I'm sure.

alistron1 Tue 30-Aug-11 16:38:30

Cogito, you make a very valid point!!

MumblingRagDoll Tue 30-Aug-11 16:39:00

YANBU I am 38 and know that stardom is just around the corner. Movies for me!

giyadas Tue 30-Aug-11 16:39:36

we'll need a talc allowance as well.

ThePathanKhansWoman Tue 30-Aug-11 16:40:00

I can do great 'Jazz Hands'.Am i in? <hopeful>.

alistron1 Tue 30-Aug-11 16:40:31

<<looks at thighs>> and a lot of leather.

alistron1 Tue 30-Aug-11 16:41:08

Pathan, there is always room for jazz hands. You and 'bez' can do general prancing.

SuePurblybilt Tue 30-Aug-11 16:41:31

You could go on X Factor and be famous, like Asda Mary. She was 40+, so was SuBo. Or Wagner grin

Not very rock'n'roll though, granted. You'll have to be discovered in a grotty pub somewhere.

iklboo Tue 30-Aug-11 16:41:45

I can play triangle & that keyboard shaped thing you blow to play. And the glockenspiel. Not much call for a 'rockenspiel' though I s'pose blush

redheadbedhead Tue 30-Aug-11 16:42:12

can I play keys?? I am DESPERATE to be in a band full time...

giyadas Tue 30-Aug-11 16:42:17

mumbling, you could make your debut in the music video. T'would then just be a matter of time, surely.

alistron1 Tue 30-Aug-11 16:42:22

Sue, ffs - we're talking about forming a rock supergroup...not being fucking Jedward wink

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