Post # 1
I was at a concert last night and the girl in front of me got kicked out for drinking underage. Another girl got pulled from the show for about half of it for providing her alcohol until one of the ex members of the band convinced bouncers to let her back in. I am aquantainces with one of her friends and she has told me that they are planning on suing the club which I think is ridiculous. The girl was clearly and visibly drinking and while the elder woman didn’t buy the drink with her that she got caught with I did watch her give the girl sips of her long island ice tea previously. I guess that the bouncers said some mean things but c’mon… liquor laws at clubs are VERY strict. If you don’t want to do the time, don’t do the crime!
How does everyone else feel about underage drinking?
Post # 3
I used to drink when I was young so to say that I’m against it would be silly and I believe that kids will be kids and I just hope they are safe when they do it.
However, now that I am getting older I do have those moments where I say things like, “She’s only 15!” and then remember I was doing the same thing when I was their age. LOL
Post # 4
Also just heard the guard is getting fired which of course they think is totally justified. I think it totally sucks for doing his job just because the girls are friends with the band…the rules should apply to everyone and someone shouldn’t get fired for enforcing them!
Post # 5
alot of bars and clubs loose their liquor licenses for crap like this. As for letting kids drink at home underage, if your allowing that you could possibly loose your home or much worse, everything. Kids have spare sets of keys and sneak out after everyone goes to bed, they wrap their cars around trees and then they sue you for their lifelong care.
sorry to rant but i’ve seen both things happen.
Post # 6
How old was the girl? That might be a silly thing to ask, but I think that drinking at a certian age is fine. I don’t think that these girls should have caused the uproar that they did, however. It’s completely unfair that the gaurd would loose his job because he was doing the right thing. If they wanted to drink with their underage friend they should have done it at home. What kind of club was this anyway? We rarely have any clubs in BC (not sure about the rest of Canada) thata llow underage people into clubs that serve alcohol.
Edit: NVM I see that it was a concert. That type of thing totally happens all the time here at big concert venues like GM place in Vancouver.
Post # 7
Underage drinking is ok when at home and moderated by an adult. I think that it is important to teach your kids about drinking. The best way to show them is by example, and for the adult to be responsible and mindful that the young person is watching.
Post # 8
@mrs.peters.to.be: The girl is 20, looks to be about 15-18.
It just irks me that my aquaintances is telling me all sorts of things that the girl is saying that is not true. “A guy I was flirting with gave it to me, I didn’t even drink any”. No, I heard you before you went back to the bar to get the drink. Then I watched you drink it. “I don’t even know what kind of alocohol it was”. Really? Then why were you telling everyone it was a long island ice tea and it is soooooooo good.
I’m a people watcher and the girl was literally right in front of me so I watch the whole thing. Just curious about other peoples points of view.
I was there with my niece who is 15 which made question how I felt about underage drinking in general. I think I would be fine if she had a drink while she was at home with her mom but not out in public. I also would not provide her alcohol.
Post # 9
I can’t really speak to this topic too much because the drinking age here is way different. Most of Canada the drinking age is 19 and some parts are 18, so I’ve been able to legally drink at the bars since I was in my last semester of highschool. I think drinking at 20 is completely fine and I don’t think a 20 year old needs to be babysat while drinking either. I can see how opinons would differ for those of you who were raised with the drinking age being 21. I still think that drinking age is pretty old!
Post # 10
I did my fair share of partying when I was underage so if I were to say that I’m against underage drinking, I would be a hypocrit. I think alot of it has to do with age. I personally feel that if a young person can fight for their country, they should be allowed to drink a beer! With that said, it really bothers me when I read about underage drinking parties being broken up and dozens of JUNIOR HIGH aged kids are involved. Thats too young but if your 18+, I think it should be legalized anyway.
ETA: Suing the club is ridiculous. The club was completely within their rights to make the underaged girl leave.
Post # 11
it’s fine if they do it, but the bouncers were totally in the right to kick them out. what did they expect?? if they sue the club, they’re crazy.
Post # 12
Since the *business* can get in trouble for that “poor” underage girl drinking, IMO they were MORE then within their rights to enforce the law. I’m sorry but I don’t feel at all sorry for someone that cares more for themselves then the bunches of people they could hurt if that place was shut down because of them or people like them. Just rude and very very disrespectful imo.
Post # 13
I think instilling in kids that following the law is an important part of being adult, is vital to the person they become. As for drinking underage, yes I did it, do I think that speaking out against it makes me a hypocrit … nope.
Post # 14
I drank underage while in college (18+) but it was all on campus at fraternity houses and no one had to drive anywhere. We all just walked back to the dorms at the end of the night. I would never have even considered going out to a club or something and drinking.
That said – I also made the choice to drink underage with the knowledge that if I was caught by authorities, I’d get in trouble with the law because it is illegal (which I think is ridiculous that you can die for your country but not drink a beer – but that’s for another thread). The bouncer had every right and responsibility to uphold the law and the girl deserves to get in trouble.
Post # 16
No- I didn’t have my first drink until 21, even though I clearly could have gotten alcohol before then. I don’t see why people under 21 NEED to drink- wait until you are legal.