Thats my main point.
Not really different from a guitar player who decides to play bass to get a gig, then gets into a band and thinks hes better than the guitarist and disrupts everything, when he signed on to play bass. LOL, Ive been on both sides of the fence with this issue.
I have thru the years played with a lot of different age musicians, I just dont want to commit to something, where the age difference may inhibit the bands direction.
My cover band Aint Yo Mama, we are all between 42 and 50. Basically we all grew up in the same musical era. SO the roots of what we do are the same, if that makes sense. For me my formative years of playing hard rock are my basis of everything I do, even thou I have slipped over into a lot of different genres, and I think at times I incorporated that into my cover band, where we might take a rock song, and play it raggae style.
Im sure there are some genres where age doesnt matter, but in the end its the musicians choice, and if a group wants to go after a certain age group, then thats thier choice. If you join a group, then you are joining whatever they are doing, you either fit in or you dont. If age is a requirement, or what they want, then you dont fit and never will, so its best just to move on.
Im not trying t argue this, just discuss it, so dont take me as being arguementative on this subject, I have been called to old for a few bands in the past, it just is what it is. If you encounter it, just best to move on to the next thing out there.