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Still Not too Old to Dance

The 'too old to dance' man gets Angry for fun and funds

A North Queensland man who was told he was 'too old to dance' at a Cold Chisel concert will rock out at an annual event in his honour when some of the nation's best musicians converge on Townsville next weekend (Saturday, September 21, 2013).

The second annual Not too Old to Dance concert – inspired by Richard Fuller's controversial court ruling – aims to unite the 'old' and 'old at heart' for 10-hours of classic rock music, air guitar strumming and fist-pumping to prove that age is no barrier to appreciating good music.

Mr Fuller is looking forward to a strong showing from music lovers across North Queensland and a star-studded show that includes some of Australia's most iconic rock acts including Mental As Anything and the Souper Group comprising Angry Anderson (Rose Tattoo), Kevin Borich, Mark Gable (Choirboys), John 'Swanee' Swan, Harry Brus (Australian Crawl), Izzy Osmanovic (The Screaming Jets) and Australia’s Most Decorated Drummer, Mick O'Shea.

"When the drama at the Cold Chisel concert first happened, I never dreamed that I’d become the face of an event like Not too Old to Dance," said Mr Fuller.

"If my experience last year taught me anything, it's that there are hoards of 'oldies' like me around who still want loud music, a few cold beers and the freedom to dance when the mood strikes them.

"There's no doubt that this will be a ripper of a show - all the musicians involved from the local bands, right up to the big stars have been hugely supportive of the cause and I think that stems from us all agreeing on one important thing - that you can never be too old to dance."

According to Angry Anderson, Not too Old to Dance is the perfect opportunity for old rockers and rock fans to prove that nothing beats experience.

"It has been suggested by some of the bright young things of today that at 65 or so, we've over-stayed our welcome," said Anderson.

"That's just not true - we're better now than we have ever been and concerts like Not too Old to Dance give the finger to those wowzers who think age is an impediment.

"It might take us a little longer to recover from a big night than it used to, but we still know how to party hard, the way rock music intends us to."

Much-loved Townsville bands Godfathers of Funk, Supersonic Sex Machine, Full Throttle, Midlife Crisis, Nightshift, Livewire, and H Hour round out the Not too old to Dance line-up.

Not too old to Dance will be held at Townsville's Tony Ireland Stadium on September 21, 2012 from 3pm to 10pm. Tickets cost $62.50 and are available at www.not2old2dance.com.

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