Get ready to stan Chrissie Younge, because she is one badass 92-year-old.
Chrissie, from Greater Manchester, might just be the oldest groupie to follow a rock band around.
She has seen Bolton-based band The Jade Assembly more than 60 times since she stumbled across them by chance in 2013, when she was 86.
She’s not just sat at the back awkwardly trying to move to the rhythm. The former professional dancer spends every gig ‘at the front dancing from start to finish’.
Chrissie – who lives by herself and has no children – says she has no plans to give up going to gigs and wants to carry on watching The Jade Assembly until she dies.
The retired chiropractor and former professional dancer is such a big fan of the band that she considers them her family.
‘I haven’t got any family or children but the band have welcomed me with open arms,’ she said.
‘They pick me up before their gigs in the bus and the lead singer sings all the way there and plays the guitar.
‘It’s great and I plan on following them until the day I die. I’ll never stop going to their gigs – it keeps me young.’
Chrissie was born in Lincolnshire in April 1927 – the same year as the Queen – and like many women at the time got married when she was young.
When it ended in divorce, the ballet dancer went to work in Paris’ famous cabaret halls as a can-can dancer in the 1950s.
She later returned to the UK where she trained as a chiropractor – a profession she remained in until she retired.
Since then Chrissie has settled in a bungalow in Egerton, Bolton.
Chrissie credits her youth to eating little meat and drinking tea during the day followed by dark rum with soda every evening.
‘I eat lots of cereal like cornflakes every day,’ she explained.
‘I have at least two bowls – one in the morning and one at the end of the day.
‘I eat very little meat and always enjoy a dark rum and soda in the evening – it keeps the blood in my veins young and keeps me dancing.
‘Whenever I go and see the band I indulge in a drink or two as well – it would be rude not to.’
She has a point. (But obviously, don’t drink too much rum every evening, please)
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