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Rock on!

Well last Thursday I really put my slow recovery to the test. My son had bought my hubby and me tickets to see the Rolling Stones. Beyond excited, I got ready by resting as much as possible early in the day. We left to go to the venue at about 4.30, it’s not far away but anyone who knows Dublin will know that traffic is a nightmare at the best of times; add a visit by these legends and the city grinds to a halt. Everyone was heading for Croke Park Stadium.

We decided to walk the two miles to the tram station. Did that, no bother. Tram was packed with standing room only, still OK, I eventually got a seat. Had a couple of pints in a city centre pub while waiting for our son. This was a big treat, haven’t really been drinking at all since PMR hit.

We then walked another two miles to the stadium with the hoards of others. I think I was buoyed along by the atmosphere.

We had seats, so that was great. Don’t think I’d have been able for the mosh pit.

When Mick and the lads hit the stage every one was on their feet, including me.

Muck Jagger has 11 years on me and Charlie Watts is nearly 80!!! Not to mention Keith Richards of whom it is said: It’s not that he burned the candle at both ends as applied a blowtorch to the middle.

Whatever meds these guys are on, I want some!

The gig was amazing! I bopped along with everyone else for two mind-blowing hours.

Afterwards there was another two mile walk back to the city centre where I fell happily into a taxi home.

Now, I’m on 5 mgs of pred, having started on 20 a year and a half ago. I know I’ve been lucky, so I brought an extra couple of pred with me in case I couldn’t manage. I didn’t want to spoil it for Hubby and Son. I actually didn’t need them.

The next day I was stiff and sore every where!

But I think I may have had some that even without PMR. I not used to all that walking never mind bopping about like a lunatic!

Anyway, back to reality, the next day, I could hardly get out of bed! Am I sorry? Hell no!

Just need to keep on the mother’s little helpers.

What a drag it is being old!!! 😁

Take care everyone, we’ll beat this!

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Well GerriMc

Think you've achieved something and a half there!! Walking AND dancing - really well done you! Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all and not surprised you are laid up today! pamper day today methinks - but it was worth it wasn't it? Enjoy the memory.

I know SJ will be listening with interest.

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Thanks Telian, definitely worth it!!

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Thanks for that GerriMc, I'm going to see them in Manchester next month having not missed a tour since I was 15 back in 1963! I too am nervous about the trip but I have my good friend to look after me & don't really care how I feel afterwards as long as I make the show.

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Good for you, Marylu! I last saw them in 1981 so I was thrilled to get there on Thursday. Have an absolutely great time. Mind yourself! 🤘

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That’s an amazing account of your Rolling Stones gig! I am going to see them in Edinburgh with my husband and son,in June, to celebrate my husband’s 60th birthday. I will follow your inspiration except for the 2 pints. I would have needed the loo all the way through. 😅

What does an aging rocker wear to a Stones concert?

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Your last tour t shirt! Have a great time Jane! 🤘🤘

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It’s a size 8! 😭

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Aw Jane! I had to by a new LARGE one 😉

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The Stones! Healing by bopping! Sounds wonderful. I’ve seen them twice in the US, great memories from the 70’s.

You go girl!

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Ah wonderful memories! They prove there’s hope for us all!

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Well I had my dress rehearsal for the Stones gig this weekend. Went to Glasgow with the family to see my grandson's band. It was a glorious weekend & all went well. a bit achey today but well worth it.

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Ah brilliant!

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Well Done! A great achievement even if you have to rest up for a week!

Mrs N 💅🏼

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