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To want it to be 13 years ago and be off on my way to a rock/indie night instead of stuck on a train with dd

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StrongTeaHotShower Thu 27-Oct-16 18:49:38

Can I please be a teenager with no problems or responsibility off on her way to a proper head banging, mosh pitting night of rock, indie, punk and metal?

Dd's asleep and I'm on a train traveling past my old haunts on the way back from my mums. Ahh nostalgia....

SaucyJack Thu 27-Oct-16 19:15:23

Nah, 13 year olds are still babies.

Aim for 16 I reckon. Good times.

LetitiaCropleysCookbook Thu 27-Oct-16 19:17:46

I don't think op wants to be 13! she wants it to be 13 years ago, when she was a teen.

LetitiaCropleysCookbook Thu 27-Oct-16 19:18:57

Meant to add - Yep, those were the days!

JenniferYellowHat1980 Thu 27-Oct-16 19:19:40

I think that's a bit sad for your DD TBH, but it may just be the way you've worded the title - it sounds regretful.

Sparklingbrook Thu 27-Oct-16 19:21:51

I have a 17 year old DS. I wish I was 17 again. Instead of sitting here waiting for him to get back from his driving lesson so I can taxi him to his mates, this time on a Thursday I would have been getting ready to hit the town for a night of clubbing.


WalrusGumboot Thu 27-Oct-16 19:22:49

Yanbu but only for a fleeting moment. You would miss your dd! (I hope!) Enjoy the here and now for what it is. You'll miss these days too, one day.

kali110 Thu 27-Oct-16 19:23:49

I want to be 18 again grin

TheWeeBabySeamus1 Thu 27-Oct-16 19:26:44

I get you OP. I love my son more than anything but definitely pangs of nostalgia for the old days when I had no responsibility and felt like I had the whole world at my feet.

Former mosher here too, the closest I get to rocking out these days is listening to YouTube after my sons gone to bed (with a nice cup of tea and slice of Madeira cake)! grin

AristotlesTrousers Thu 27-Oct-16 19:29:54

YANBU OP. I'd love to go back to 1995. First term at uni, and the best time in my life!

PervyMuskrat Thu 27-Oct-16 19:33:14

Hell yes! When you get home and DD is in bed, put on something loud and inappropriate and dance round your living room like a loon! Cowboys from Hell, Bodies, Refuse/Resist, Du Hast and Closer should do it grin

WordGetsAround Thu 27-Oct-16 19:33:35

I was thinking just this the other day! Twenty years ago I had two vest tops on - one over the other(!), with combats - and was off to see the Wannadies at the Wedgewood Rooms in Southsea. Those were the days. Now pregnant with number 3.

StrongTeaHotShower Thu 27-Oct-16 19:34:10

I would have been 19. Listening to a metal playlist on Spotify racing past that town. Gahhh!!!!
When did life get so real.

StrongTeaHotShower Thu 27-Oct-16 19:35:51

I'd have been wearing ripped flares, tiny vest top or skin tight band top, skater trainers and a lot of eye liner.

FurryGiraffe Thu 27-Oct-16 19:39:54

Totally with you OP. Last week I had to pass on a ticket to see Divine Comedy because I was stuck at home with a full of cold fractious five month old and I was so exhausted I couldn't face staying up later than 9pm. I want to be able to go to gigs. And then I want to be able to sleep late the next day.

LittleWingSoul Thu 27-Oct-16 19:42:10

No reason why you can't still have a night like that though?

Better still... Try And get childcare for a few days so you can do it for 3 nights in a row at a festival!

I haven't had a good mosh for a while... I want one now too!

EdmundCleverClogs Thu 27-Oct-16 19:43:08

Yabu. Teenage years were awful, give me back my early 20s any day! The days were I could be out until 4am, and still rock up to uni for 9am. Wouldn't actually swap my darling baby for the world, but a bit of nostalgia never hurts smile.

LittleWingSoul Thu 27-Oct-16 19:43:14

And 13 years ago I would have been wearing the exact same thing OP wink

coffeetasteslikeshit Thu 27-Oct-16 19:48:14

I'd have to go back 25 years (sob) but I know what you mean OP.

Careful what you wish for as well. I found myself back in the mosh pit a few years back and let's just say that I shouldn't have had so many pints first and thank god for dark denim grin blush

likeaZombie Thu 27-Oct-16 19:48:57

Do it, arrange a night out for yourself. You're never too old to have fun and live life. I went to my first ever gig a couple of months back, I'm 32. It was a bloody good night and we all need those once in a while.

StrongTeaHotShower Thu 27-Oct-16 19:53:46

Sounds good! I'd love to do festivals again. Sadly I would feel so confident in a midriff skiming vest top anymore blush

kali110 Thu 27-Oct-16 19:55:02

Ahh mosh pit daysgrin

Molehillfromamountain Thu 27-Oct-16 19:56:47

When the kids are asleep in the car I put my old CDs on (explicit lyrics obv) and dream of my pierced fishnet days! I'm with you OP!

228agreenend Thu 27-Oct-16 19:57:05

About 10 years ago, went to a concert without husband and dcs. Sister was stewarding so I had some company there, although I sat by myself. I had a great night, even dancing in the aisles at the end. The singer was an easy-listening musical star, so no rock and roller, but I felt young, free (and single blush) for the night.

ANewStartOverseas Thu 27-Oct-16 19:57:30

Any reason why you can't go to a festival now?
Maybe not with th same clothes but t then wHat?

If your love festivals, go for them! Enjoy, live and don't live to regret what you haven't done.

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