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19 Struggles Of Being A Millennial Who Loves Classic Rock

"Dude, your favorite artist is old enough to be your grandpa!"

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1. Having just one Kanye song on your phone — and only because Paul McCartney plays on it.

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2. Dealing with your friends who are like, “You actually like this music? Like, it sounds good to you?"

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3. And then having to listen to them go on and on about Drake, Ariana Grande, and Fifth Harmony.

4. Not being able to go to most of your dream concerts because so many of your favorite artists are dead.

5. Also, worrying that if you don't get tickets to see a classic rock artist when they come through town you may never get the chance to see them live again.

On account of their being old and whatnot.
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On account of their being old and whatnot.

6. Feeling awkward when you do go to a show because you're always the youngest person there by at least a few decades.

Yes, Neil Young could be your grandpa. Yes, everyone around you in the audience could be your grandparents. So what!
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Yes, Neil Young could be your grandpa. Yes, everyone around you in the audience could be your grandparents. So what!

7. When you think classics you think of Fleetwood Mac; when your friends think of classics they think of NSYNC.

This makes compiling road trip playlists a challenge.
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This makes compiling road trip playlists a challenge.

8. Having to stop yourself from yelling at someone when they gush about a new song without realizing it's a cover of a classic rock song.

"They didn't write it. Simon & Garfunkel did!"
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"They didn't write it. Simon & Garfunkel did!"

9. When your idea of "Netflix and Chill" is watching a classic rock documentary.

10. Having to resort to saying, "You know, the guy who played Captain Jack Sparrow's dad" when your friend has absolutely no clue who Keith Richards is.

Talk about getting no satisfaction.
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Talk about getting no satisfaction.

11. Getting nostalgic for a time you weren’t even alive and wishing you could go back there.

Of course, you’d like going back to Woodstock even more if you could bring your smartphone and have it still work somehow.
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Of course, you’d like going back to Woodstock even more if you could bring your smartphone and have it still work somehow.

12. Having someone you're interested in look at your "Discover Weekly" on Spotify and react like:

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But you know what? That's a deal breaker anyway.

13. Being totally jealous when you meet an older person who went to all sorts of great concerts in the '60s and '70s.

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14. Getting super frustrated with your friends when you mention a legendary band but they just give you a blank stare and a shrug.

You: "You seriously don't know who this is?"Them: "I mean, it sounds kinda familiar. Like maybe a band my dad listens to." 
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You: "You seriously don't know who this is?"

Them: "I mean, it sounds kinda familiar. Like maybe a band my dad listens to." 

15. Meeting someone your age in a classic rock T-shirt and thinking you found a kindred spirit only to realize they just think the shirt looks cool.

Them: "You like my shirt? Oh thanks! I just love these little cartoon people!"You: [dies inside]
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Them: "You like my shirt? Oh thanks! I just love these little cartoon people!"

You: [dies inside]

16. On the flip side — meeting someone your age who digs classic rock as much as you do means having a conversation that goes on way, way too long.

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17. Falling down a rabbit hole on YouTube late at night and watching video after video from an artist's entire career.

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A 40-year career = a lot of freaking videos.

18. Trying to have some chill on trivia night when the host asks a classic rock question.

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You: "Janis Joplin."

Trivia host: "I didn't finish reading the—"

You: "I SAID 'JANIS JOPLIN!'"

Trivia host: "That is correct."

19. And lastly, accepting that if getting to listen to amazing music means a few people think you're a weirdo — you're totally OK with that.

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(BTW, he's is totally listening to Jimi Hendrix's "The Wind Cries Mary.")

Music Week is a week of content that celebrates the awesome classic jams, artists, and music videos you grew up with — as well as future classics. Take a step back in time and check out more great music content here.

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