My 62-Year Old Chinese Aunt Attends “Heidi” Concert Solo, Turns Out To Be Hedley

Aunt Helen HedleyMeet my Aunt Helen. She’s 62 years old, recently retired, and soon to be a grandmother (I would say overdue, in fact). She’s also rocking out at concerts solo.

Here’s the deal. I’ve always known that Aunt Helen has been watching concerts since her recent retirement, but I assumed it was the typical montage for someone her age – symphonies, operas, old generation Chinese pop singers, and generally artists I didn’t think were still alive. Last week, she told me she recently saw a younger rock band named “Heidi”.

Curious, I prodded her for more information on “Heidi”, and she produced a T-shirt she caught off stage. The t-shirt screamed Hedley, rock superstars extraordinaire. Did I mention she was on the floor solo while surrounded by screaming teenagers?

Going against all stereotypes and fears, I was blown away by Aunt Helen’s awesomeness. I put together a quick interview, partly conducted in Chinese, so I’ve done my best to translate her thoughts.

Why did you choose Hedley?

I actually love all kinds of music. All the artists that I would normally go to see concerts for, such as Paul Anka or Frank Sinatra, are either retired or have passed away, so I started looking for “new generation” music. Not knowing [Read More...]

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