METRO ONLINE, JULY 8, 2017
COVERAGE FOR CURRYS PC WORLD
No, it’s not ‘tragic’ to go out clubbing past the age of 37
Turning 30 is kind of a weird one.
You’re still really young yet feel kind of old compared to the 18-year-old spring chickens next to you at the bar.
It’s a confusing time as you start to notice yourself ageing, yet you’re also probably poor and nowhere near being an adult and you may/may not have a mini life crisis.
To confuse things even more, results of a new survey have come out saying that 31 is the age where people stop going out, and that it’s ‘tragic’ to still be going clubbing at the age of 37.
The survey of 5,000 adults, conducted by Currys PC World claims that 29% adults surveyed say they can’t face the hangover next day and that 80% feel relieved to be on the sofa when they see friends posting raucous pics on social media.
It’s no lie that hangovers get worse when you get older, but the obvious solution to that is…drink less.
You’re not a stupid teenager anymore chugging endless rounds of VKs and hopefully you’re more comfortable in your own skin and no longer drinking for confidence.
So, just get a nice drink and enjoy it.
A savage 37% of respondents said there is nothing more tragic than seeing people in their 40s and 50s surrounded by people in their 20s in pubs and bars.
We think these people need to stop caring so much what other people think.
Rebecca, 31, stopped going out for a while after spending her 30th ‘being pushed around by loads of students who were wasted and have no sense of personal space’.
‘I don’t begrudge them, I’m sure we were all like that when we were younger, but I was left wondering where can I go, what can I do?’ she told metro.co.uk.
‘I’ve missed going out though so last week I went for the first time to a smaller night based in a pub which while insanely busy, appeared to have an older demographic and just generally had a friendlier sense of atmosphere.’
Danijela, 40 only really started clubbing properly when she was a newly single 35-year-old.
‘I don’t care if people around me are younger, as long as I have a good party with my crowd,’ she told metro.co.uk.
‘I’ve met so many new people, all younger than me.
‘The only thing that’s changed since the earlier years is that I prefer to go home after 4-5 hours of clubbing. That’s enough for me.’
Almost 70% surveyed said they were relieved when they met ‘the one’ as it meant they no longer had to trawl the local haunts for a suitor and could finally embrace cosy nights in.
Now, these people were definitely going out for all the wrong reasons, so no wonder they hate nights out.
And they have the cheek to call older people who still go out ‘tragic’?
If you go out for the right reasons (because you love music and want to socialise with like-minded people) then why would that passion suddenly disappear as you hit your 30s?
Joe, a 30-year-old DJ and producer agrees.
‘As much as it is a cliché, music brings people together,’ he told metro.co.uk.
‘To go clubbing is research and inspiration for my own music as well as a chance to meet people that have the same passion as myself.
‘The nights I have the most fun are usually quite flamboyant affairs, with a lot of effort made into the musical programming and decor and general atmosphere with a fancy dress theme, and these parties do tend to have a slightly older crowd, say between 27 – 35ish.
‘After quite a few years of going to very similar nights in a straight up dark rooms, I find it doesn’t quite cut it anymore in terms of experience. I go to let loose, meet like-minded people and hear some great music.’
Raff, 27 told us about his dad, Anil Kably, who opened influential club Zenzi in Mumbai when he was 40.
‘He’s always been into music and and always wanted to do something like that, so when he had some money he opened up Zenzi in Bombay, which pretty much changed the city’s nightlife,’ Raff explained.
‘It gave a stage to underground genres that weren’t commercial or Bollywood, and created an indie scene.
‘Dad’s now 55 and still rages and goes for gigs and stuff, and I know so many people who are like 45 who have 2 kids but will still go out and listen to their favourite DJs when they can.
’40 is the new 20!’
One thing that did come up when I asked real-life non-Currys customers about this, was that while loads of people still do go clubbing in their 30s (duh), their going out habits have likely changed.
I’ve just turned 31 and while I still go out, the music has to be to my taste, not like back in the day when I was so off my face I could dance to anything. And it’s not all weekend, every weekend anymore.
As Sophie, 35 puts it: ‘I’ll be clubbing till I die. Just maybe the frequency will continue to fall.’