Following the Perth Street Festival last night so many different generations of people were there from young to old. However, regardless of age everyone was there for the same reason, to be out on the festive street in the beautiful sunshine and enjoy a lovely day.
Everybody came together to listen to good music, to enjoy good food and to be around good company. From families with young children to the young teens to the oldies, everybody was happy to get around and be a part of the vibe.
It is quite good that certain events allow people to share with each other despite the differences in generations of age and be apart of experiences together. Last night in the festival a prime example of this occurred in a thing called the Dance of Freedom with many different people collaborating together under the space of a marque.
It essentially was a massive and open dance off where there was no judgement, no difference whether you were young or old. Everyone was there to shake what booty they had and have a good time having a dance.
I think it is a very good for people to come together especially young and old through such an open form of creativity. To express themselves, have fun, collaborate, dance and share the experience together as opposed to just being in each others presence.
Though together, there were till many instances where this was not the case. For example, many of the younger generations were spending most of the time and energy into the lining up for the alcoholic venues to listen to hip hop music. The oldies, however were more content to sit on the chairs and listen to some smooth jazz.
All generations thoroughly enjoyed the street festival, and I am sure many are looking forward to its return next year, both young and old.
I’ve come around this thought process of how different generations do different things, have different interests, be around different types of people etc. But my curiosity is in observing generations coming together bar these differences.
This relates to an experience I had on the weekend when waiting outside in the city for my friend to arrive in meeting me for dinner. In the midst of my wait a flash shiny as all hell limousine pulled up right across the road from where i was standing. Now this thing was a beauty and literally looked fresh of the showroom floor (despite limos not actually available on showroom floors, you get the jist), and drew much attention.
What I noticed though as I was watching was the different generations of people who came out of the limo. Now generally speaking you would assume, well i assume anyway that although this isn’t completely out of the ordinary, but In my experience limos are used when young guys and girls are hitting a night out on the town, or older people perhaps attending a wine tour or some sort of business trip, perhaps fancy restaurant dinner.
Strangely enough, there were mixed generations pouring out of this limo. From young people who look like they had just reached adulthood, to middle aged men and women and then even elder men and women. Like i said it wasn’t completely out of the ordinary, as they could have been family or possibly all work together, but its just a sight i wouldn’t normally expect to see. I cant imagine gramps fist pumping in the limo to the surround sound and disco lights, nor see the teenager respectfully sipping champagne and talking about the olden days.
I wonder what their experience would have been like, maybe gramps has got some moves, or the teen have some old soul qualities, who knows. Perhaps generations are coming together more to share in experiences with different age people in a sense of a different experience all together.
Its funny when you look or think about these kinds of things how you notice them more often whether it be generations of people catching up for coffee, out shopping, perhaps out on the water together, or in a limousine. I do know however that i was envious of all them, would be a good experience regardless who you with.