It feels like the nightlife party culture was more a thing of the past, is that because I'm old?

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  1. Guitarteach

    Guitarteach Poster Extraordinaire

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    The women falling over drunk at our gigs at midnight, all seem to be in their 50’s. The kids are gone by 10pm usually.
     
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    Gosh I sure hope so!
    My boys are 17, 15, and 13.
    I graduated high school in ‘86 and LSU in ‘93.
    I promise I had done more at 13 years old than my senior in high school has done yet.

    I am doing all I can to see that my boys don’t repeat my mistakes.
    I truly hope the party culture has given way to something more sustainable.
     
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    I got kids in college (university of Kansas) and the party scene there seems strong... bars are packed til close. Not so much different than the early 80's when i was able to stay up that late, LOL

    now if my band is last on a bill i gripe about it because i would rather be home and 11 PM is far too late to be playing!
     
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    I don't think there's enough disposable income.

    When I avoided partying, it was in those few instances when money was really tight. I had no anxiety that I would never be able to buy a house, or an office building when the time came. I think young people wonder when they're going to get out from under their mountain of debt.
     
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  5. blowtorch

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    Yep, the "headlining" slot is the worst slot, because it's late and you're tired and want to be home, and the crowd has mostly left already haha
     
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    I saw the same thing in Lincoln, this past summer. Students and young people with no place else to go except Grant Street or whatever that is. Their rural hideaway places were still under many feet of river water (and may still be flooded).
     
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    Another "what's wrong with the kids today" thread? it must be one of the seven days of the week.

    Multiple things at play here. Serious crackdowns on drunken driving, for one thing. less disposable income on average. More anxiety about jobs and the future. Social media and other forms of home entertianment.

    but look at the reports of any campus police force and you will see that yes, partying is still going on
     
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    When I was my sons' ages, i would get restless sitting at home once night rolled in- I'd get a feeling like I was missing out and felt compelled to go out and have a few and listen at least to a loud jukebox....apparently that's just not so much a thing anymore
     
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    oops mistake
     
  10. blowtorch

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    Nope, it's another "huh, things have changed i guess, haven't they?" thread

    Easily mistaken though as the former
     
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    Perhaps other forms of recreation are more popular now than they were at "our" age.
     
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    We’re old.

    I’m from Madison, and work at a place with a lot of college age interns/early to mid 20s young professionals. I definitely got to hear many a story of their crazy night life. I don’t think it’s changed as much as one might think.
     
  13. blowtorch

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    Hey, if it's just my kids, that's fine, I'll take it

    But naveed, were you here back in the 80s? I mean, this was a certified party town.
    People used to travel from all over the country to be on State St for Halloween. And things really got off the hook, too. I remember seeing a cop car flipped over on it's back like a helpless turtle by revelers
     
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    As the core densifies here, and we are adding about 100,000 people a year, although not all in the core, it just seems like everything is rammed, all the time.

    The nightclub district went bust though, as it got increasingly condofied.

    We just recently named one of our city councillors a “night mayor” to help deal with all the issues, were considering extending last call etc.
    So, I’d say nightlife culture is increasing here. Some things much decreased though, like raves, warehouse parties etc.because the venues are disappearing and replaced by condos.

    Cheers,
    Geoff
     
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    Ladies night was still legal in Wisconsin back in the day, not any more. I think I also read millennials are drinking less and smoking more. Smokers don't stay out all night and get into fights. They chill and take a nap.
     
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    So you cant get them off your lawn either.... snap
     
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    Young people don't get entranced like we did. Or they don't give it a chance. Jerkin and video expose rule the entertainment world. I hope its just not giving it a chance or the right exposure. Too many avenues that one can use to entertain themselves. We got channeled cause there was no cable tv, VCR, satellite radio and TV. And they don't have to shift their gal dang cars!!!!!!!!! It is too easy to be steered away from quality of anything.
     
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    This changed the whole landscape and is much of the reason decent paying gigs disappeared on the local scenes IMO.
     
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    I can't even get them ON to the lawn! They won't go outside!
     
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