Chicago Tribune: Someone visiting a nudist colony for the first time will invariably be struck by two facts.
First, the vast majority of humanity looks better with some clothes on.
Second, when it comes to au naturel, there isn't much question about whom you would rather be around. Halle Berry or Kathy Bates? Brad Pitt or Jack Nicholson? You know the answers.
Imagine then the American Association for Nude Recreation's current dilemma. Members insist on going buck naked, that's the point of the organization, but alas, they are getting old too.
At the Eastern Region convention and festival of the AANR last week, the problem was evident. Many of the 3,000 attendees were well into their 50s and 60s.
As part of its drive to recruit younger members, AANR sponsors an annual "Nudie Blues" rock concert. The event's name, a play on the rock group Moody Blues, could be a major marketing misstep.
The Moody Blues formed in 1964, during the age of bell-bottoms, long hair and granny glasses. The three current members are Justin Hayward, 58, John Lodge, 60, and Graeme Edge, 64.