When are you too old to party....?

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Ok here is a question that has been bugging me. How old is too old to party? If you are in your mid to late twenty's should you hang up your glowsticks and retire to a life of dull booty dance clubs where all you do all night is sit at a table and try to catch the eye of some passing hotty that is only concerned with your tax bracket and the car that you drive. Is it my fault that I just can't seem to fit into that night life? Every time I go to a rave all I see are these (no offense) little 16,17 year old kid's running around. No matter how hard I try I can't give up my love for the scene, especially the music. It's not as if the people I meet at raves give a shit but friends that I have outside of the scene say that I should grow up. I personnaly think that they can all kiss my ass. Anyway, that's it for me....much love and keep dancin'!!!!

-- Anonymous, May 07, 2002


Dude you are never too old to party i will be raving when i am fifty i don't give a shit. At the raves i go to i always meet these people that having been raving since they where in middle school and now they are like 25 and shit. I am never gonna quite raving and partying. Just don't end up an e-tard like me :). P.L.U.R

-- Anonymous, May 07, 2002

OMG, I don't think I will ever stop partyin. The only exception would be, god forbid, if something horrific happened to my son or myself physically. I'll be 25 this summer and as long as my priorities are taken care of throughout the week, I am entitled to one good night out for myself. Usually spent at Mythos in Charlotte, but I have traveled to other venues all over NC.

Until you loose the love for the music or totally get tired of being around all the lil 16 year olds (which I think are adorable) then never feel bad about being involved in something you love.


-- Anonymous, May 08, 2002

u're forever never ever too old to go parting.. those lilo kids will for alwase be around.. i mean think about it, sooner or later they'll be the one who'll ask this kind of question.. no doubt.. so dont ever think that u're too old for anithing.. *smiles

-- Anonymous, May 11, 2002

just keep in mind..some of those kids are looking up to you..i had much respect for peeps who were older than me while partying..but now im the old one..lol...we can look back and laugh about old school parties eh? who knows whats to come.

-- Anonymous, July 08, 2002

man, the party scene isnt about age. its about people coming togeather in a place where they know they wont be judged by how they dress, or how they dance, or how they think, and especialy how old they are. its all about the music, and dropping new ideas on others and picking up a few yourself w/o worrying about what othes think, b/c y know that everyone is just there to have a good time and meeting the "strange ones" is all apart of the experience. a party is the only place where youll see people from the ages of 12 0r 13 all the way into their golden years. im a dj, im 22 and i wont stop spinnin till my body wont let me, then ill just watch everybody else.

-- Anonymous, July 22, 2002

People act like mid- to late 20's is old and that is still young. As a matter of fact partying in your mid to late 20's is BETTER because now you should have obtained the financial means to do so. When I was younger I had to get up early and go to school, now I can do whatever I want! Being young is a state of mind and if you sit up there and say that you're too old to do something that is when you're really a jack ass! Society and the media have a conspiracy to make you feel old after your 25..and who put that idea into our heads? Some old perverted fart who just wants to see a bunch of teenagers bop around but because of the laws he has to say over 21! Don't fall for that crap please! DO YOU! You want to have fun do it! Cause then when your are old for real then you will be angry that you listened to what society has to say and by then it will be too late.

-- Anonymous, October 20, 2002

pittsburgh is a funny place. it used to be on the map as far as parties go. now all of the people you mention (in the late 20's category) are no longer going to raves. they have the same idea you do. truthfully, raving is irrisponsible, and childish. its being able to cope with that, that detirmines whether or not you should be there. in my city, all of us went to parties together like 10 years ago when they were new and fresh. now its like beating a dead horse. all of us are performers now (dj's, live pa's, producers, etc.), and share our take on mature partying at clubs. we have taken the rave- vibe to a new group of people our age. even at a club, on can find a good vibe. also, girls our age (the "hotties" you refer to) probably don't care about your car and tax bracket. talk to one for a change. they are the same girls you saw as 16 year olds at parties a long time ago. theyre just way better at buying clothes and doing there make-up. mad props for the struggling pittsburgh scene!!!(or whatever it is!?!) when you get a time machine, email me at brianbeat@aol.com

-- Anonymous, May 30, 2003

MAn ,what ever..Im 26 soon to be 27.Ive been going to parties since i was 16 (1993) ..Its all cool man. One of my best friends is now 31 and he's still out there with me..

-- Anonymous, January 03, 2004

oh yeah and one more thing..F*ck mtv!!!!!! I blame them for a big part of the way you feel. The words of Jim carrey referring to the t.v. in that movie The Cable Guy ---"Somebody has to kill the baby sitter" Fuck them for trying to make me feel old!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Anonymous, January 03, 2004

Oh wow! I recently turned 27 and am sooo confused and know I should not be, but, as previously said, I think society places that unneccessary worry on us. we are still in our twenties for God sakes! How on earth is that old?? Especially since we are living longer lives?? So, why stop having fun because of a societal notion that is not even factual? I feel as if I'm going through a mid-life crisis before 30! 30 is the new twenty, right?? There is soooo much to explore we actually do get senille and frail and so, many years, so screw them all and keep ravin!

-- Anonymous, January 06, 2004

You're too old to party when you start asking questions like that. If you belong in the scene, which you probably do, then go and have some fucking fun. Mount Sims once said "don't need a reason to do the things that i do" and it is true. There'll always be the kiddies running around doing E for their first time, but you were them once so RELAX. Fuck all the people who tell you to grow up, you know what, tell them to grow up. They are too busy trying to be sophisticated and too emo to dance, just remember, they are missing out. NEVER HANG UP THE GLOWSTICKS!!!

-- Anonymous, March 02, 2004

Keep partying man... I'm turning 28 this 2004 and I love the club scene, yet the crowd tends to be 18-23 ish but I don't care, they know how to have fun. People my age that I work with are burnt out and stay home all the time, there is plenty of time for that in your late 30's.

Ryan, BostonMA

-- Anonymous, June 23, 2004

You can't hold on to something forever. Eventually it has to move on and so do you. The rave scene is not going to be around forever. You can't just stay in the same spot. As you get older you must experience new things. Life is constantly changing and evolving for all of us, so you must give up the glow sticks and search for something new and fresh. There is so much more to this world than raving. I had the same problem. I am 28 now, but I was a hardcore raver age 20-25. Then naturally, I started to fade away from the scene and into other scences. I still love the music and I still think about the awesome experiences I had in the scene, but I have to keep moving on. Travel, create, learn, study, etc. There is so much more out there...

-- Anonymous, July 29, 2004

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-- Anonymous, October 20, 2004

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