Boomers to Rock with Stones at Super Bowl

The NFL has rescinded its rule that fans older than 45 years will not be allowed onto the field during the Super Bowl for the half-time concert by Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones.

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On February 5th, the CEOs of rock 'n' roll, the Rolling Stones, are scheduled to play the Super Bowl's halftime show. But last week the NFL said that anyone over 45 years old would not be allowed to join fans on the field while the Stones play. The NFL thought the show might be too physically taxing for older people in a crowd of 2,000 or so screaming rockers. Of course, most of the Stones are beyond middle age, unless people are living into their 120s these days, so would the Rolling Stones be allowed to attend their own concert? This week, after hearing from many graying fans, the NFL changed its tune. Now anyone willing to wait in a tunnel for most of the first half of the football game will be allowed on the field for the concert. Who says there's no satisfaction?

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