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Re: Young children @ Rolling Stones show
Posted by: bleedingman ()
Date: January 12, 2016 03:50

At one of the Bigger Bang shows at MSG, Mick said (paraphrasing) "So great to see people with their children. It's like putting them in a giant bong."

Re: Young children @ Rolling Stones show
Posted by: hockenheim95 ()
Date: January 12, 2016 04:05

When I was at the second O2 show in 2012 there were was a young couple in front of us with their little baby..it was half a year old...this is crazy....

Re: Young children @ Rolling Stones show
Posted by: marianna ()
Date: January 12, 2016 07:01

Go for it. The Stones may not be touring much longer, and they will remember it for the rest of their lives. Even if they whine about it at the time, they will appreciate the memory of the show later. I still remember seeing a double bill of Jack Benny and Wayne Newton with my family when I was five, and putting money in Jack's tambourine and having Wayne wave to me. It will be a family memory for you all.

Re: Young children @ Rolling Stones show
Posted by: MingSubu ()
Date: January 12, 2016 07:39

Take the kid and bring earplugs for them. If they end up not liking it/being bored/scared and are interfering with other's good time at the concert. Please take them to the hallway/concession stand/somewhere else, so others can enjoy the concert.

Re: Young children @ Rolling Stones show
Posted by: Swayed1967 ()
Date: January 12, 2016 08:45

As much as I pray that my 5 y/o becomes a Stones fan like his old man, I wouldn't take him to a concert of my choosing. Simple as that I think.

On a related note, however, I have an 8 y/o dog named 'Angie' who wags her tail whenever I play - you guessed it - 'Angie.' If I make my son sing 'Angie' to her and post it on Facebook or YouTube will he hate me later in life?

Re: Young children @ Rolling Stones show
Posted by: gmanp ()
Date: January 12, 2016 08:47

Took my 4 yr old to VooDoo Lounge.
He fell asleep smiling smiley

Re: Young children @ Rolling Stones show
Posted by: Anitapal82 ()
Date: January 12, 2016 11:16

Taking kids under 7 or 6 is totally ridiculous . It's too loud for a start they will want to go to the toilet just as soon as mick Taylor plugs in. They will want some chips or other crap all night long getting in the way of your enjoyment of the show and those around you. I have young kids too and God love them but they won't appreciate it. A waste of time and a $400 ticket . Take them to the new chipmunk movie. They will have a better time.

Re: Young children @ Rolling Stones show
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: January 12, 2016 12:31

Stuff the Chipmunks give 'em some rhythms that'll spin their souls forever... XFX



ROCKMAN

Re: Young children @ Rolling Stones show
Posted by: ironbelly ()
Date: January 12, 2016 13:33

I took mine while she was 6 at Lisbon Rock In Rio show during On fire 2014 tour. The Stones started at midnight and lasted till 2 a.m. But before that we watched Gary Clark Jr. too.

She was OK with plugs in her ears. The only complain from her side was that the Stones did not play Ruby Tuesday - the song I used as a lullaby for her. There was also a scary moment during Doom and Gloom, but I explain her that those zombies were a joke. Anyway, Monster High and those type of cartoons are more scary.

The day after the show is a different story, but yes, she was OK with the show.

Re: Young children @ Rolling Stones show
Posted by: latebloomer ()
Date: January 12, 2016 14:30

Took my kids to see Raffi years ago...crying, screaming, fits in the aisle...and that was just me. I had the shudders for years every time I thought about it.

Re: Young children @ Rolling Stones show
Posted by: tornnfrayed ()
Date: January 12, 2016 19:03

Sorry, but taking kids under 12 to see a Stones show is just bad parenting.

Re: Young children @ Rolling Stones show
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: January 12, 2016 20:27

I took my 7 and 12 year olds (at the time - 2002) to a show. I felt it was a part of proper parenting! They knew the band members and songs. I have also taken them to see The Allman Brother Band, John Fogerty, Marty Stuart, and The Beach Boys - a well-rounded education.

My oldest sons 6th grade friends didn't know who the hell the Stones were, but couldn't believe he saw No Doubt!

Re: Young children @ Rolling Stones show
Posted by: NICOS ()
Date: January 12, 2016 21:35

I would recommend 10 years and up ...(but who I'm I)....... but on the other hand if you go to see them on an outside venue you can stand up way back from the stage .......but no arenas or stadiums for little children

Re: Young children @ Rolling Stones show
Posted by: 2120Joe ()
Date: January 12, 2016 22:02

I took my 8 year old daughter and my twin 9 year old nieces to Milwaukee 2015. It was the fourth show for my 18 year old son. All had a great time. I say bring them!

Re: Young children @ Rolling Stones show
Posted by: 35love ()
Date: January 13, 2016 00:16

Quote
latebloomer
Took my kids to see Raffi years ago...crying, screaming, fits in the aisle...and that was just me. I had the shudders for years every time I thought about it.

LOL!
Seriously tho, I'm the one that needs the escort/chaperone.

Re: Young children @ Rolling Stones show
Posted by: shadooby ()
Date: January 13, 2016 01:35

1994...we left the kids with grams, went to the show and our ears rang for 24 straight. Ronnie's amp was cranked TO THE MAX, I mean near ear blisters. That being said, I wouldn't trade it for nothin'!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2016-01-13 01:37 by shadooby.

Re: Young children @ Rolling Stones show
Posted by: Munichhilton ()
Date: January 13, 2016 01:39

Quote
Elmo Lewis
I took my 7 and 12 year olds (at the time - 2002) to a show. I felt it was a part of proper parenting! They knew the band members and songs. I have also taken them to see The Allman Brother Band, John Fogerty, Marty Stuart, and The Beach Boys - a well-rounded education.

My oldest sons 6th grade friends didn't know who the hell the Stones were, but couldn't believe he saw No Doubt!

Yup
Rock n roll is made for kids after all...not us farts! Let's get outta their way...

Re: Young children @ Rolling Stones show
Posted by: ironbelly ()
Date: January 13, 2016 03:07

Quote
tornnfrayed
Sorry, but taking kids under 12 to see a Stones show is just bad parenting.
Letting child to watch Disney channel on cable IS a bad parenting winking smiley.

Re: Young children @ Rolling Stones show
Posted by: everwest1 ()
Date: January 13, 2016 04:31

I vote 12-14 years old AND/or/if they are mentally advanced enough grasp the concept and are very vocal about wanting to go, then younger might be OK, but only if they are mature enough and understand know how to handle big crowds and stay close with you.


But to take a young kid who really has little idea about "it all" is a waste of money, I wouldn't use the term bad parenting, it is just a bad idea.

Leave the kids at home and go be a kid yourself at Stones concert without having to give one thought of protecting them from an infinite number of bad things that can/could/might/will happen to them at a huge concert.

I no longer even go with/take certain friends (who need to be looked after) to concerts.

Re: Young children @ Rolling Stones show
Posted by: silkcut1978_ ()
Date: January 13, 2016 11:06

I took my 6 years old to the show in Vienna 2003. We had a mighty fine time and the only extra thing we needed were earplugs for kids.

In 2014 he came with me to Rome and sure things have changed: as a 17 years old he went for t-shirts and beer while I rested my bones on the greenfield.

But both times were very special in a way and I'm glad we made it back then.

Know your kid(s) and you will know if it's a good or a bad idea. Don't let nobody else tell you what to do cause THAT would be ridiculous.

Re: Young children @ Rolling Stones show
Posted by: John1982 ()
Date: January 13, 2016 16:36

I would take my kids at the age of six to a smaller show first and see how they react to crowds, loudness, if they are having fun and so on.

Re: Young children @ Rolling Stones show
Posted by: rogerriffin ()
Date: January 13, 2016 17:11

My son have 4years and half, he use to ask to me? When will come the Stones dad? In March the Stones come to Mexico right dad? its a priceless experience, obviously he has his ticket for both shows in Mexico!

Re: Young children @ Rolling Stones show
Posted by: kovach ()
Date: January 14, 2016 02:39

Took my son on the last two tours when he was 12 and 14 and he had a blast at both and really appreciates the experience.

Took him to Alice Cooper when he was 11, Paul McCartney a bit later, Rush, Ringo, and Jimmy Buffett recently (we go to the Gulf of Mexico annually so he kind of got the Buffett bug on those trips).

Next up AC/DC, The Who, and Willie Nelson/Merle Haggard.

He's determined to catch all the legends while he can.

And yes he has a good set of ear plugs.

Re: Young children @ Rolling Stones show
Posted by: buttons67 ()
Date: January 14, 2016 03:08

im a parent and would never take a young kid to a rolling stones concert. young kids want their bed after a certain point, you cant negotiate with them to stay up and fight off the tiredness, they want to fall asleep and to deprive them of this is uncaring at best. they will simply lose interest once tiredness kicks in, so whats the point in being there. taking a 6 year old to a rolling stones concert is just a stpuid idea and for whos benefit.

then theres the fact the adult wont enjoy a stones gig if they have to put up with a kid who is whinging cos they want to sleep or go to the toilet or want a drink etc, then theres the noise and crowd they might get scared because of it.

if the kid is older say 12 and they want to go, not just go because you want them too, then thats fine but you have to make them understand that they stay to the end, and if they dont like it thats tough. it was thier choice to come.

personally if i go to a stones concert i wouldnt want anyone ruining it, older kid or younger.

Re: Young children @ Rolling Stones show
Posted by: everwest1 ()
Date: January 14, 2016 04:03

Quote
buttons67
im a parent and would never take a young kid to a rolling stones concert. young kids want their bed after a certain point, you cant negotiate with them to stay up and fight off the tiredness, they want to fall asleep and to deprive them of this is uncaring at best. they will simply lose interest once tiredness kicks in, so whats the point in being there. taking a 6 year old to a rolling stones concert is just a stupid idea and for whos benefit.

then there's the fact the adult wont enjoy a stones gig if they have to put up with a kid who is whinging cos they want to sleep or go to the toilet or want a drink etc, then there's the noise and crowd they might get scared because of it.

if the kid is older say 12 and they want to go, not just go because you want them too, then that's fine but you have to make them understand that they stay to the end, and if they don't like it that's tough. it was their choice to come.

personally if i go to a stones concert i wouldn't want anyone ruining it, older kid or younger.
thumbs up thumbs up

Its funny (maybe the wrong word?)(sad?) that reading your post I had a flashback to shows where it wasn't a 6 year old making my show not as good (no one ruins my concerts 100%) it was an adult acting like a child... whining, losing interest, getting hurt lost sick, too drunk, wanting to leave...

When the concert starts "the enjoyment window" is only open for so long before it slams shut.

When the lights go down It is time to "get it while the getting is good" for a max of probably 150 minutes... and if I spend 15-20 minutes screwing around with a child of any age (6-45) it is wasting precious concert minutes.

But of course, I guess it all depends on what one's objective is...
To each their own and more power to you all.
Have fun, because fun is a good thing to have.

STONES!!!

Re: Young children @ Rolling Stones show
Posted by: timbernardis ()
Date: January 14, 2016 05:18

My daughter first saw the Stones in 2003 when she had just barely turned nine. She loved it as I had thoroughly brainwashed her by that point. I knew that after she told me she liked the Stones better than Britney Spears.

No ear plugs, but then again our seats were on the side and kind of behind the stage, but it was fine.


plexi

Re: Young children @ Rolling Stones show
Posted by: Jimmer ()
Date: January 14, 2016 08:46

My wife and I took our 5 young boys - ages 5,7,9,11,13 - to see the Stones in Orlando last summer. The best decision we ever made! It was the highlight of our/their trip to Orlando (which included visits to the Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Sea World)! Our 5 year old was impacted (positively) the most believe it or not. He has been on a non-stop Stones mission since then: looking through my various Stones books and pictures, listening to any and every Stones CD he can get a hold of in my collection, watching many many You Tube Stones clips, etc. all under my direction (to make sure we leave out any of the too 'adult' stuff for his age). He sings Stones songs strutting around our house like he's Mick, still 7 months later! He literally loves the Stones as much as I do, which is saying A LOT! I'm not sure this would work for every family, but taking all of our young children to see the Stones I know will be one of those memories we/they will treasure for our lifetime!

Jimmer

Re: Young children @ Rolling Stones show
Posted by: schwonek ()
Date: January 15, 2016 01:53

Quote
buttons67
im a parent and would never take a young kid to a rolling stones concert. young kids want their bed after a certain point, you cant negotiate with them to stay up and fight off the tiredness, they want to fall asleep and to deprive them of this is uncaring at best. they will simply lose interest once tiredness kicks in, so whats the point in being there. taking a 6 year old to a rolling stones concert is just a stpuid idea and for whos benefit.

then theres the fact the adult wont enjoy a stones gig if they have to put up with a kid who is whinging cos they want to sleep or go to the toilet or want a drink etc, then theres the noise and crowd they might get scared because of it.

if the kid is older say 12 and they want to go, not just go because you want them too, then thats fine but you have to make them understand that they stay to the end, and if they dont like it thats tough. it was thier choice to come.

personally if i go to a stones concert i wouldnt want anyone ruining it, older kid or younger.

Well. My boy stayed up New Years until 1.30am and was alive and kicking. We didnt force him but offered him his bed, nah - he just loved to stay up. It all depends.

After reading many really nice posts I will try to go with my boy once the Stones hit Europe in 2017/18.

Cheers!

Bringing kids to Stones concert…?
Posted by: mgshorr ()
Date: November 24, 2023 14:29

Hi All -

Have any of you brought your kids (under 10yo) to a show? If so, I have a few questions…

1) did they last the entire night?
2) did they use earplugs?
3) could my 5yo and 3yo survive a show?

I don’t want to have any regrets about my kids not seeing the Stones while they’re still touring…

Thx for any tips, feedback, etc…

Re: Bringing kids to Stones concert…?
Posted by: dead.flowers ()
Date: November 24, 2023 15:09

could my 5yo and 3yo survive a show?

No sir!

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