Fun for all ages

July 13, 2017 10:15 PM

There’s this really moronic article in the news today and this is the headline:

New study reveals most people stop clubbing at 31 and at 37 it is considered ‘tragic’ |

The sneering tone of the article rubs me the wrong way: “there was nothing worse than seeing people out nightclubbing when they are well past their prime.” Though it does get one thing right – spending time at home watching TV or having dinner parties with close friends and family is indeed very comforting and usually costs less. But that does not preclude you from also clubbing occasionally if you want to. I’m 42 going on 43 and I go out almost every weekend because I have the time and energy, and I can afford it.

Of course, this is not for everyone but you don’t see me telling these other people that they are lame for being at home. If they are happy, who am I to judge? Likewise, clubbing is fun to me and I’m happy doing it. You know that saying, “you don’t stop having fun when you get old, you get old when you stop having fun?” Yeah let me illustrate with this photo.

Granny clubber
Is this 70-year-old deep house fanatic the UK’s oldest clubber?
“My husband thinks I’m an idiot – but I love it”
Hahahaha! And I love this woman’s attitude!

(source: The Tab)

And here’s an awesome couple.

Elderly clubbers at Fabric night club
The elderly couple who went clubbing at Fabric until 5am (!!!)
(source: BBC)

From the article that accompanied this photo:

“Club culture often is portrayed in a bad light by press focusing on the wrong things, forgetting how important it is for people to dance, lose themselves and enjoy real togetherness,” he continues.

“It brings people together from different social layers in society.

“Sometimes I hear people saying they feel too old to go out and it’s sad, you are never too old in my opinion.”

Yes, yes, yes.

You may not like clubbing and that’s cool but we like it, and some of us like it very much. So you do you, and we do us.

In 30 years time, if I’m so lucky I’d still be doing this …

Party hard, party safe and don’t be a creep. PLUR and all that. 😀

Me at Ms Collins

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