Renée described how she was shocked by all the young people sleeping, eating and drinking in their cars on the eve of the rave… “in such a place, I was shocked.”
She did also admit to being scared and vulnerable about the possibility of a raving thief picking on her.
“With my bag over my shoulder, carrying my money, identity papers, cheque book, creditcards…I have to admit that I thought for a moment what would happen to me if someone had malevolent ideas,” she said.
But instead, she was surprised by the kindness of her companions. The pensioner explained how one fellow raver loaned her some boots so she could cross a patch of mud, and how others refused when she offered to buy them a drink (“a retired granny can't have much money, they said”).
— Florent Derue (@florentderue) April 13, 2016
“Renée, don't ever change, you're the best,” writes the tweeter above.
MEILLEUR ARTICLE EVER ALERT : Correspondante de presse, « à 78 ans, j'ai participé à ma première rave party » https://t.co/EVp7Gf8ER1
— Judith Duportail (@judithduportail) April 13, 2016
This tweeter says the pensioner's story is “the best article ever”.