"Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box."--Italian proverb.
Stepping into a room full of teenagers can make otherwise happy, healthy adults feel like Methuselah a week before the Great Flood. In the same way, a bright, energetic young adult can become reticent and self-conscious in a room full of 30-somethings. Music straddles-- nay, hurdles--demographic boundaries, and at all-ages venues, everyone stands shoulder-to-shoulder sharing an experience--regardless of whether they're kings or pawns.