Bid adieu to the days when parties meant good food, good music and good conversations. Say hello to Blaring Music and Packed Pubs, with zero conversations.
Blaring Music and Packed Pubs
When was the last time when someone uttered the word “Party” you thought of a quiet place, with good music, surrounded by friends, and actually talking? Party means Blaring Music and Packed Pubs, where nobody can hear anybody.
Earlier, grocery shops were sprouting like mushrooms everywhere. Nowadays, its pubs and lounges popping up on every other street. Let’s take a look at 5 things that make Partying in the old generation so much better than Partying in the new generation.
Connecting with People
Parties were ideally meant to be for people to be able to connect with each other. The reason we crave for social gatherings is because human beings cannot handle loneliness for a very long time, we crave human company. Parties were a great place to meet different people, share your stories with them, hearing their stories; exchanging ideas (maybe phone numbers on a good day) and knowing that you are not the only one dealing with problems. It makes you feel less lonely and keeps you motivated for the long run.
Enjoying your drink
Let’s face it. When we drink in a loud pub, we are so much overpowered by peer pressure and adrenaline rush, that we rarely get time to actually enjoy the drink. The rush to chug a drink so that you become a badass in the eyes of your friends is probably not the wise decision, when you are the one passing out the earliest and embarrassing others.
In a calm environment, you are aware of your surroundings and the effect of each glass of alcohol in your body. This helps you understand your limit and also enjoy the drink.
Enjoying the music
There is nothing wrong with hearing loud music. By all means, please do. But if that music is going to be so loud that you need to scream on the top of your lungs, when you’re just trying to ask someone to pass the bottle of water to you; where is the fun in it?
Music is supposed to be subjective and enjoyable. It does not need to be jammed into your ears to make it enjoyable.
At a personal level, what I believe the pubs try to do is, jam music into our ears to reduce conversations, increase our intoxication, and make us dance. This way nobody is sitting quietly anymore, everybody is having the same effect on others-Peer Pressure. Hence, you’re tricked into believing you had a great time.
Have you ever noticed the difference between drinking outside and drinking at home?
The main difference being the levels of comfort. Familiar surroundings, familiar faces, make us comfortable and relaxed. As opposed to public spaces, where we are constantly aware of people around us and how we are behaving, how we are sitting, how our hair is, so on and so forth.
I would anyday choose partying in Pyjamas than partying in a dress.
Let’s face it. Most places that offer you a quiet place to sit and drink are all pocket friendly, as compared to the tightly packed pubs with sweaty dance floors. Standing in queue to get a glimpse into a pub and also paying an exorbitant amount just to enter the pubs, does seem a bit tiresome and pocket heavy to me.
But all these things are of course, from a personal standpoint. I too, was a “Whooo. Partaaay” person when I was 20 years old, because everybody seemed to be doing it and it added to my “swag”. Four years later, would I still do that? No. I prefer quiet drinking scenes, with music of my own choice and people I like.