Boomer Fest 2014

Music festivals are, by and large, a young person’s game; when you get into your early 30s, it gets harder to think about spending days shitfaced in hot fields among thousands as a fun thing to do. But a new festival explicitly targets the AARP crowd. The festival, I swear to god, is called Boomer Fest Days, and it’s coming to the Mexican resort town of Puerto Penasco, 10/8-12. The lineup is full of classic-rock radio fare: Styx, Steppenwolf, Christopher Cross, Jefferson Starship, Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam, the Edgar Winter Band. And the peripheral activities are not the usual music festival fare: wine selections from Baja, celebrity pro-am golf and sport fishing tournaments, a classic-car and motorcycle show. Tickets are, unsurprisingly, expensive. The festival has already been delayed twice; it was initially booked for September 2013 and then moved to this past June. Maybe it’ll finally happen this time. Let’s hope so; the boomers I know are not cool with last-minute changes of plan.

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