I was working on my Moot Court brief with my partners, and we were having trouble with part of the research. They sent me up to the reference librarian, and he had trouble too. He worked on my issue so long, a line formed by his desk of other students who needed his help. There was a very young law review student who was second in line, and clearly irritated that she had to wait. She kept checking her watch and tapping her toes.
The librarian looked up and joked, “This is like waiting for Van Halen tickets.” Nobody laughed, but I gave him a sympathy smile.
“Well, I guess no one goes to Van Halen concerts anymore,” he said.
I hesitated to offer this information, but I said, “Actually, I went to a Van Halen concert.”
“Really, you? With Sammy Hagar?”
“Uh, no. David Lee Roth.”
“Wasn’t that in the 70’s?”
“Nnnnoooo! It was 1984. Their 1984 tour.”
And then the law review girl pipes up, “I was born in 1984.”
Both me and the librarian screech, “Don’t tell me that!”
Oh Googie, Googie, Googie, what are you doing here? But I decided there are a whole bunch of age inappropriate things I want to do. Right after I get my law degree, I am going to try out for American Idol. I think I will sing this song: