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You know you're getting old when....

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Tegan Mon 19-Oct-15 13:01:24

...you stand next to Sam Smith in a shop for ten minutes and have no idea who he is and then when someone tells you, you haven't got your camera with you anyway albeit having an ipad thingy in your bag but having no idea how to use it [and don't have a smart phone either]. However, I have taken a photo of where I WOULD have taken the photo and am going to superimpose a photo of him onto it [when I figure out how to do it...] sad...

Elegran Mon 19-Oct-15 13:13:17

You are getting even older when you have no idea who Sam Smith is.

Grannyknot Mon 19-Oct-15 13:17:06

I do! smile

Tegan Mon 19-Oct-15 13:18:55

New Bond movie songster which probably makes him the most famous singer on the planet at this moment in time. I always get him mixed up with Ed Sheeran [who I also wouldn't recognise]. He was wearing glasses though. His twitter page shows him standing by Bamburgh beach. I only knew it was him because I got chatting to someone with a dog [as per usual] who whispered to me that the group of people next to us were Sam Smith, his pals and their dog.

jinglbellsfrocks Mon 19-Oct-15 13:21:40

I didn't know who he was but envy anyway.

Tegan Mon 19-Oct-15 13:24:50

At least I'm not as brassed of as the young girls working at The Copper Kettle tearooms next door who didn't even see him.

jinglbellsfrocks Mon 19-Oct-15 13:24:53

I really ought to turn the radio on sometimes (link)

kittylester Mon 19-Oct-15 13:38:11

That song has really grown on me but I watched a whole concert and found it very same-y. I'd recognise Ed Sheeran blush

Nonnie Mon 19-Oct-15 13:50:49

Nope, no idea but then I don't know who many slebs are!

ninathenana Mon 19-Oct-15 14:21:53

I'd have recognized him, but I don't like him grin
Hard to see how he could be mistaken for Ed Sheeran vocally and certainly not in appearance hmmconfused

rosequartz Mon 19-Oct-15 14:49:56

I know who he is!!
SIL was appearing in the same concert as him recently (that's the only reason I know, I had to ask DD - who?)
I still wouldn't recognise him and haven't heard the song yet.
hmm

Tegan Mon 19-Oct-15 15:02:54

I know they don't look or sound the same but they're both young male vocalists that have sprung to fame recently so I get them confused. Although, strangely enough I had been reading about him the day before as an article had compared him to the guy who used to sing with Rudimental [who I do like].

Tegan Mon 19-Oct-15 15:04:36

John Newman, that is.

kittylester Mon 19-Oct-15 15:15:20

Ed Sheeran has been around much longer -.at least in my head!

WilmaKnickersfit Mon 19-Oct-15 15:19:58

Originally I thought Sam Smith was female. blush

WilmaKnickersfit Mon 19-Oct-15 15:20:38

That was ages ago though! grin

mollie Mon 19-Oct-15 15:38:14

I was going to answer with some tale of telling the same story to the same person more than once but I think, having read the posts, I shall just say I know I'm getting old now because I don't know who the heck any of these people are!!! Should I put that right or is it ok to continue in my ignorance? confused

whitewave Mon 19-Oct-15 15:42:01

I know Sam Smith so I'm not old. He's doing the next Bond song. I feel so young nowgrin

rosesarered Mon 19-Oct-15 17:02:21

Never 'eard of im!
Though I did hear the new Bond title song the other day and thought it the worst ever.

Ana Mon 19-Oct-15 17:23:00

He's already done the latest Bond song, whtewave, so you're still a bit behind the times, if not old! grin

whitewave Mon 19-Oct-15 17:43:02

Oh I am beginning to agesad

Indinana Mon 19-Oct-15 19:26:18

I know who Sam Smith is and I know what he looks like without having to Google him. So there. Don't know what I'm doing on Gransnet, I'm much too young really.

grannyqueenie Mon 19-Oct-15 22:10:09

Indinanagringringrin
#trendygranny !!!!

grannyqueenie Mon 19-Oct-15 22:11:31

Indinana gringringrin
#trendygranny

grannyqueenie Mon 19-Oct-15 22:12:53

ooops!grin