A QUESTION FOR THE GENERATIONS
On Saturday my wife and I went to a bar in Miami to see one of those bands -- there are millions -- made up of older professional guys (doctors, lawyers, etc.) who play oldies rock. As usual, the crowd was older, and as usual, after people had had somewhere between two and six beers, they danced. I'm not saying they all danced well; some of them appeared to be having a series of violent seizures. But they got out there. When we left around midnight, the dance floor was packed.
A few nights later I went to an event at a hyper-trendy club on South Beach. It was also packed, but the crowd was much younger. Instead of a band, there was a DJ, who was playing what sounded to me (I am old) like one long song, although this appeared to require a great deal of effort on his part. There was plenty of alcohol, in the form of trendy drinks. But nobody was dancing. A few people bobbed their heads rhythmically as they checked messages on their iPhones. But not one person danced.
I've noticed the same thing at other events: Older people dance; younger people don't. Why is that? Feel free to answer in the comments. Or you can take this scientific poll.