Senior Citizens mistakenly turn up for heavy rock show – but decide to stay anyway and have a great night

Never too old: Grannies rock

A group of senior citizens turned up at a night of metal entertainment in the mistaken belief it was an old-time rock’n'roll show – but stayed and partied with the younger crowd.

East Devon newspaper the Midweek Herald organised the event at the Royal British Legion Club in Honiton, near Exeter, on Friday night.

But early promotions described it as “a rock and roll evening,” leading the Honiton Senior Citizens Centre to arrange the trip for some of their members.

On witnessing the arrival of older members of the audience, singer John de Barra and DJ Shaneen quickly adjusted their set as best they could – while admitting they were “out of their comfort zone.”

But the senior citizens enjoyed the show regardless. The Midweek Herald reports: “They bopped all night and marvelled at Mr de Barra’s headbanging dance routines. Three people joined the club during the evening.”

The Royal British Legion, often referred to as the Legion, is a Uk charity which provides financial and social support to current or former armed forces servicemen and women and their families. Its Honiton branch is battling against the threat of closure.

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