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. Toto'sDad

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    You may have swerved into something right there PA. Maybe the youth of today isn't in shape to party, you gotta be tough if you're gonna be a drunk!
     
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    It's kind of like the line in "Put Another Log on the Fire" by Tompall Glaser...

    "Go out to the car, lift it up and change the tire"...southern talkin' makes "tire", "tar".

    Around here mower is not two syllables...it's pronounced "more"...:)
     
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    Yes.
     
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    I think our band has 11-12 bookings lined up so far in 2020, but none are the night life scene. They are festivals and concerts. I don't miss getting off at the bar at 1AM that much.
     
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    They can order a girl online using their phone and have her delivered to their door like a hot pizza.
    Drinks cost a much larger chunk of any disposable cash you might have leftover if you are one of the lucky ones. I can see why they don't go out and party like in the good old days.
    I think the majority of them just get dressed up and jump online for the evening.
    If they get a date they probably meet up for a gluten free meal using an online discount code..
     
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    Kids still charge pretty hard where I live. I think more dangerously so actually. That nightlife might not be the same though.
     
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    I was born in ‘84, but State Street was still raging like that when I was in my early 20s. I think there was a riot one year and then they stepped up police presence.

    I haven’t partied hard in a long time, but from what I hear the kids are still going out. Maybe they’re partying safer now? Don’t know.
     
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    $7 pints of beer, no decent public transportation, no middle class culture, social media shaming, and a generation that is not accustomed to leaving the house . . . Go figure.
     
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    And these children that you spit on
    As they try to change their worlds
    Are immune to your consultations
    They're quite aware of what they're goin' through


     
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    We're baby boomers. We've been told we used to party our asses off. We can't remember.
     
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    Around here they arrest first and draw blood.cops are nazis in wa state
     
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    University of Wisconsin not withstanding, Madison just isn't a party town.

    My idea of a party in Madison is to drive over to Bavarian Sausage in Verona and stock up on landjaeger. Then take the self- guided tour of Epic being sure to indulge in the abundant fruit, candy, coffee and food that is all over their campus during regular business hours.

    :cool: :cool: :cool:
     
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    I guess I was a geezer before it was cool.
    Back in the late '70s one of my favorite things was to get a six pack of good German beer to split with my best friend and listen to Prairie Home Companion.
    Of couse just a few years earlier we had keggers about once a month and ever floated two kegs once.
    Sigh... no more booze for me.

    Mark
     
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    I'm 25 and there's no shortage of people out misbehaving where I live haha
     
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    Graduated college in 2015.

    My parents thought I didn't party too ;)

    Swing down Broad St. in Athens, GA on a Friday night...you'll see.
     
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    I was always more into the no pants romance dance than drinking or drugs. But I was never home, always out doing things, horses, ice hockey, and girls !


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    My buddies (24-29) are all party animals. Several nights a week out spending money at the bars getting drunk or partying until late at one of their houses. I did plenty of it from 18-24 but now I fit into the other category. Met my wife and now at almost 30 we have a son and another baby on the way. I really don’t miss the party days at all.
     
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    I dunno man, I still see kids throwing up on the sidewalk down State Street and mountains of empty Beast cans and trash around all the frat houses nearby.
     
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    I WAS THERE WHEN IT ALL WENT DOWN.



    Well, sort of. I partied in Madison a few times because it was such a neat scene, early 00's.


    But, for me, since I was in music school and things were pretty strict every few weekends I'd drive 5 hours south to see my buddies in Carbondale Il which, at the time, was a massive party school. We're talking late night streets flooded backyards packed beer bongs off the roofs two girls between your arms good times. Holy smokes it was awesome.

    At some point a certain party weekend (I think Halloween, maybe 2003 or so) caught the news. It became a big deal and they strictly enforced new rules about no crowds in front or back yards, making arrest after arrest plus closed campus on certain holidays etc.... Wouldn't you know, other college towns soon went the same way.

    When I went back there years later the scene was dead. In-house parties were around, but smaller and confined to cliques & the like. The downtown scene was completely different too although it was just part of a much larger scene to begin with. And, the times I went out to bars there were always fights which you rarely saw in the party days. Damn shame.


    I had a lot of fun and made many great stories at that.
     
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