Clubbing when you’re 18 vs clubbing in your 20s

March 17, 2017
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A lot of things change when you hit your 20s. The naps get longer, money is tighter and you can say bye bye to your metabolism. Young ones, feast your eyes on your future…

Alcohol

When you’re 18…

You buy the cheapest goon you can lay your hands on. You have a nice fresh liver that is ready to be destroyed and you have no trouble downing a whole bottle of passion pop in one night. Whatever does the job, you’re not picky!

In your 20s…

You have enough experience that you know what you can handle. Certain alcohol smells trigger your gag reflex when you remember the night you almost died from that drink. You can take your time to choose a more sophisticated drink that doesn’t taste like garbage. Although, when funds are low you gotta do what you gotta do (yes, I’m talking about the goon bag).

Hangovers

When you’re 18…

“I don’t get hangovers, I never throw up! I feel fine the next morning, just a little tired. Who wants to get brunch?” Ugh we get it you’re young and beautiful and will probably eat a fruit salad for breakfast. Enjoy this feeling because your time will come to be bitter, resentful twenty-something!

In your 20s…

You roll out of bed (cracking every joint in your body in the process) and avoid looking at your haggard reflection in the mirror. You keep all of the blinds in your house closed and shuffle around your room wearing only your blanket wrapped over your head. Your family/housemates repeatedly tell you to put some pants on. You don’t even know if this is real or a dream.

Clubbing

When you’re 18…

You’re on your fifth drink and you decide to buy your friends tequila shots. On nights like this, you will feel on top of the world. You hopes and dreams have not yet withered and died into a depressing puddle of regret and student debt. You’re young, free and most likely still living with the rents with no oppressing money worries. So what’s stopping you from buying that fourth cocktail? Absolutely nothing!

In your 20s…

You get tired at 9pm and have a million excuses going through your head to try and bail early. If you’re partying with other twenty-somethings, they usually have the same idea: Order pizza, and keep this party at home. It’s still a great night and you’re definitely saving money (plus pizza is better than alcohol, don’t argue).

Clothes

When you’re 18…

You change your outfit numerous times, your room looks like an explosion of dresses and high heels. When you finally decide you look fly as hell, you’re so uncomfortable you can hardly walk two steps without wincing. Oh well, beauty over pain!

In your 20s…

Flat sneakers and cut-offs are your go to outfit. When you see girls going out in stilettos with bandage dresses that keep riding up their butts, you feel a sense of relief knowing that your own phase of nightclub discomfort has passed.

Coming home

When you’re 18…

You ask the Uber to pull over so you can yack on the side of the road. We’ve all been there, who cares, it was still the best night ever. You collapse into bed at 5am and get excited for a Sunday sesh tomorrow.

In your 20s…

You actually take a shower and wash all that makeup off when you get home, rather than just face planting in your bed. You even floss because you’re 20 and you have your shit together like that.

Sophie Nicolas

Sophie is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts and is an aspiring writer, dog enthusiast and thrift shop fashion icon.

Image: James Stewart, Flickr Creative Commons license

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