Most young people are in touch with the latest music coming out. However, many young people are into older music since they were exposed to it by their parents. For these people, there are certain challenges they face and things they experience as a result. Here’s what happens when you are a young person who loves old music.
1. They are called “old souls”
Older people do not anticipate young people liking music from their generation. When they find out, they refer to these youngsters as “old souls.”
2. They go to see tribute bands
Unfortunately, many older bands are either no longer touring or are super expensive to see live. Luckily, there are plenty of tribute bands that perform the hits and deep cuts of classic bands for older generations to relive and young generations to experience.
3. Not every person their own age knows the music
Young people are often left with confused stares after they reveal their favorite artists. No matter how many popular songs they rattle off, the other person still has no idea who they are. If you are a young person who loves old music, you will understand this.
4. Difficulty finding their favorite songs on iTunes
While many older artists can be found on iTunes or other music services, many are not listed. This can be frustrating for young people in an age of decreased physical copies of music.
5. Vinyl is a way of life
Many view vinyl as a signifier of hipsters. However, these music carriers are a way for young people to physically engage with their favorite music and musicians.
6. Young lovers of older music get along with older people
The love of a certain band can help bring people together. Younger people who love older music tend to get along better with the generation that grew up listening to their favorite bands.
7. They are among the youngest at concerts
Whether they are seeing a tribute band or an original, young people who love older music and go to a live performance are among the youngest in the audience. There may be a handful of young people, but they are few and far between.
8. The radio stations that play the music they like are slim
For those youngsters who still listen to AM/FM radio, finding music they like is difficult. It seems like the choices for older music are decreasing more and more each day.
9. The grief of musicians dying
While the occasional young musician dies, older musicians die at a more rapid rate. This can cause sadness in these young people.
10. A longing for times past
Many young people who love older music crave quality music. It is difficult to listen to music that is seemingly dumbed down compared to older music.
Are you a young person who loves old music? Let us know in the comments below!
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Ashley is a recent graduate from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA with her Bachelor's in journalism. She love writing articles about music and Philadelphia. Ashley would love to pursue a career in journalism in New York City.