"It's a new generation
Of party people"
As I sat there, it dawned on me just how old I am.
I'm so old that the FIRST time J Lo had a hit, I was a party person.
Her hit was "If You Had My Love" and they used to play the video on the giant TVs behind the PI dancers on the street stage at Pleasure Island at Disney just before the midnight show.
I spent a lot of time at Pleasure Island in the summer of 1999. Cast members got in free on Thursdays, which was coincidentally the day we all got paid, and pretty much every one I knew was there.
(Can we pause for a moment to discuss how skinny I was? Also, I had a pager. With an 800 number. Because I needed to make sure it was easy to reach me and cell phones with batteries that lasted more than an hour hadn't been invented yet)
Of course, now I'm about to turn 36. I'm married. I have an almost-two year old and another on the way. And I live in a single family home in a residential neighborhood in Boston with a cat.
But J Lo...she's no spring chicken either, and she's married with two kids.
So how come she's out preaching to the new generation of party people in the clubs and I'm just hoping I can stay up past 9?