The generational gap is real.
I saw Pixies (formed in the '80s) last night at Brooklyn Steel and the crowd skewed considerably older... I'm talking 50s and 60s.
And what did I realize while I was there? Well, despite an actual line for the bar, I also saw a sea of dark bobbing heads unlit by cellphone brightness.
What did I see when I wasn't trying to capture every silhouette of the band carefully created by the lighting techs? It was people of all ages genuinely enjoying the music.
I'm not one to take pictures during an entire concert as it is, so what a relief to keep my phone tucked away for a sold-out show.