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Judge Tells 43 Year Old Man, You're Too Old To Dance & Fined $450

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posted on Nov, 3 2011 @ 03:56 PM
Firstly Cold Chisel is an Australian band.

A 43 year old man at a concert dancing, big deal most people would say.

A rent-a-cop tries to stop him so the man defends himself & slaps the rent-a-sop. (fair enough he shouldn't have hit him)

In court he was fined $450, but who the hell is this judge to to someone they are to old to dance.

The poor bastard was just trying to have a good time, some plain old harmless, crimeless fun.

Don't the courts have better thngs to persue.

The guard should have just left him alone in the first place.

You're never too old to dance.

Cold Chisel fan Richard Fuller told he's 'too old to dance'

A COLD Chisel fan has been fined $450 and told he is "too old to dance" after his double fist-pumping moves had him removed from a concert by security guards.

Richard Fuller said the 4000-strong crowd at the October 18 concert in Townsville was "cheering him on" as the 43-year-old got out of his seat and danced in the aisles, The Daily Telegraph reported.

"I didn't think I was annoying anyone and everyone was cheering for me," he said.

"I was standing up on my chair double fist-pumping, but I didn't want to block people's view ... that's why I went into the aisle. I'd been dancing the whole time but they took me out as the band was finishing. I missed the last song."

Daughter Kristen Fuller said her father's dancing was "legendary".

"He was having a good time dancing away. He really didn't do anything wrong," she said.

But Fuller didn't go quietly and slapped one of the security guards when he was told to stop.

Magistrate Ross Mack fined Fuller $450 yesterday for common assault, did not record a conviction, and gave him some advice about concert etiquette.

"You are too old to dance Mr Fuller," he said.

"Patrons have come to see the band, not some guy next to them."

Fuller said that although he was embarrassed he had no regrets.

edit on 3-11-2011 by acrux because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 3 2011 @ 04:01 PM

Originally posted by acrux
A 43 year old man at a concert dancing, big deal most people would say.

Unless, as your own quote shows, it was SEATED venue.

Next time you go to a movie, stand on your seat and start dancing, and then start dancing in the aisles.
See how people like it.

After all, its only harmless dancing, right?

posted on Nov, 3 2011 @ 04:05 PM
reply to post by alfa1
It was a concert not a movie.

Try going to a screening of "Rocky Horror" & see all the people dancing.

You've never seen people dance in the aisles at a concert.

Sorry you must attend some lame concerts then.

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posted on Nov, 3 2011 @ 04:09 PM
reply to post by alfa1

I saw metallica at a 'seated' venue, there wasn't much sitting going on.

too old to dance, lol. judges need to stop judging.

posted on Nov, 3 2011 @ 04:20 PM
One is never too old to dance
as long as they can do it!

What a stupid judge!!

posted on Nov, 3 2011 @ 04:32 PM
43 is barely middle aged, let alone old

What's with all these people trying to make other people old before their time?
What about bands with people that are much older? Mick Jagger is 68, and he's still dancin.....

posted on Nov, 3 2011 @ 05:07 PM
reply to post by crazydaisy
Wonder if it was because of the quality of the dancing.

No the fine would have been bigger if he was a bad dancer.

posted on Nov, 3 2011 @ 05:10 PM
I hope I'm still dancin' at that age. Touche dancin' man. I'd slap the dominance out of "Mr. Official" any day. Dance on!

posted on Nov, 3 2011 @ 06:22 PM
I think the title is misleading. He was not fined for dancing he was fined for assaulting a guard and rightly so imo. I like how the media down plays the real issue of him assaulting a man and focuses on the dancing and causing a disturbance to others. He was probably told to take his seat in a nice fashion but in stead slaps the person that was there to provide safety to the people in attendance
I have no pity for this man he got what he deserved and probably deserved more than a 450,00 fine. Its arses like this that ruin a good time for everyone

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posted on Nov, 3 2011 @ 06:31 PM
reply to post by pez1975
The heading say "& Fined $450". It does not mislead say he was fined for dancing"

The man wasn't harassed until the second-last song. So if he was causing so much trouble, why did security take so long to harass him.

I would just like to know if your nickname at school was "MISTER KILLJOY"?

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posted on Nov, 3 2011 @ 10:01 PM
I don't know, but I've been told
If you keep on dancing, you'll never get old.

I've been to "seated" concerts before too..not many sat.

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