When is a guy too old for clubbing?

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    May 18, 2011 11:32 PM GMT
    I loved going clubbing back in my 20s to mid 30's. All night Fridays and Saturdays, great times I never regret. However I can remember at times seeing these "old guys" standing off to the side of the dance floor etc and I'm sort of guessing that they would have been in their 40's and some much much older (50's & 60s) and I'd think to myself "there is no way in hell I'm going to be that old guy standing there when the time comes" and I didn't. I hung up my dancing shoes oh I guess when I was about 35ish never to darken a dance floor again. Well that's a lie, actually I was out of town at a convention a couple of years ago and there was a big big group of us old queens and we took over the dance floor at a local small Ohio city gay club.. It was fun but that was that. Doesn't mean I/we stopped going out but not to dance palaces catering to the 20-30 crowd.
    So I'd just like to hear everyones own personal opinion of when they think it's time for a guy to" move on and leave the kids alone."
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    May 18, 2011 11:34 PM GMT
    Go to retro night.
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    May 18, 2011 11:55 PM GMT
    Anduru saidGo to retro night.


    Sounds fun icon_wink.gif

    If'n there's one in TO this summer,, ya, I'll drag you along but you gotta promise to take your shirt off on the dance floor and have piccys taken.
  • mizu5

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    May 19, 2011 12:09 AM GMT
    uhh depends. during pride any age.

    At most of the normal events (IE not a special night) I feel awkward when I see men in their mid30s+ who aren;t dancing, like jsut standing around, you know? OR jsut grinding up only on the youngest guys.
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    May 19, 2011 12:12 AM GMT
    Who makes up these arbitrary rules??? icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 19, 2011 12:13 AM GMT
    My age. But what's really nice about my age is that I don't give a shit what anyone thinks and that's very liberating.
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    May 19, 2011 12:14 AM GMT
    When he is no longer asked for ID on the door.






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    I think the type of club and the clientele dictate that, mostly.

    There are club nights for over 35's, 40's etc which might be more comfortable for the person in question, unless they don't mind standing out for their age in the crowd, or the type of music etc, in which case, if they have the confidence to pull it off and put the youngers to shame, kudos.icon_cool.gif


    If not, but they go anyway and sorta float in the corner....awkwarddd socially_awkward_penguin_2.jpg
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    May 19, 2011 12:15 AM GMT
    mizu5 saiduhh depends. during pride any age.

    At most of the normal events (IE not a special night) I feel awkward when I see men in their mid30s+

    WHY?

    who aren;t dancing, like jsut standing around, you know? OR jsut grinding up only on the youngest guys.
  • jkwbb004

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    May 19, 2011 12:15 AM GMT
    You know what. I actually hate this question. So many older gays here in Charlotte arent afraid to bust out on the dance floor with the rest of us, and for the most part I wont let them just stand there. If you wanna go out and have a good time and dance, then fuck them. Dance the night away, age is just a number icon_razz.gif
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    May 19, 2011 12:16 AM GMT
    unfounded7 saidWho makes up these arbitrary rules??? icon_rolleyes.gif


    RIght? Considering how politically correct most of the gay men on this site are, they certainly never have a problem with beating up on anyone over this random age limit.
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    May 19, 2011 12:20 AM GMT
    I think I was into the 'club' scene when I was 19-20.

    Then 21-24 I still went to clubs in the PHX metro, but really stopped enjoying myself.

    By 26 I despised going to a club for I really can't handle that loud of an environment. I guess that's why some call me Grandpa Jonathan.

    NOW there are no clubs where I live only douche bag dive bars. This is a wonderful concept for me.
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    May 19, 2011 12:21 AM GMT
    Not so sure it's about age, but rather if you have fun. If you're there and feel out of place, you're probably out of place. If you're having fun, club away. It comes down to who you're with.

    I'm 36 and having as good a time as ever...if not better...if/when I venture out. But it certainly isn't my 'lifestyle' per se.
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    May 19, 2011 12:24 AM GMT
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  • zenny

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    May 19, 2011 12:24 AM GMT
    I think the clubbing scene will always welcome someone until they're 50 or until their good looks are no longer there (abs and what not). And if you buy a lot of drinks and stuff, You're always welcome. I wouldn't mind seeing a smoking hot older man at the bars.
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    May 19, 2011 12:25 AM GMT
    deltalimen saidI think I was into the 'club' scene when I was 19-20.

    Then 21-24 I still went to clubs, but really stopped enjoying myself.

    By 26 I despised going to a club for I really can't handle that loud of an environment. I guess that's why some call me Grandpa Jonathan.


    So I guess I’d have to believe in reincarnation to be in there at my age.

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    May 19, 2011 12:26 AM GMT
    i think there was a documentary on studio 54 where they had an 80yo woman who just loved to come out and dance....


    i found it inspiring......do what makes you happy. to hell with everyone else.
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    May 19, 2011 12:28 AM GMT
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    Anduru saidGo to retro night.
    Sounds fun icon_wink.gif
    If'n there's one in TO this summer,, ya, I'll drag you along but you gotta promise to take your shirt off on the dance floor and have piccys taken.
    Every Sunday at Zipperz bro.
  • mizu5

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    May 19, 2011 12:29 AM GMT
    OneGeezer said
    mizu5 saiduhh depends. during pride any age.

    At most of the normal events (IE not a special night) I feel awkward when I see men in their mid30s+

    WHY?

    who aren;t dancing, like jsut standing around, you know? OR jsut grinding up only on the youngest guys.
    WHO ARE NOT DANCING. The ones who stand around and stare? It's creepy. No one wants to be leered at and stared at. I don't want anyone standing aorund alone staring at me.

    But particularly the older guys, ebcause they tend to come in like runner, normal jeans, losoe tshirts and like ballcaps. like they walked off teh street. And they are always kinda quiet and awkward.
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    May 19, 2011 12:30 AM GMT
    a man is never too old to go clubbing.. there will always be men that you are into who are also into you if you go clubbing...

    source: my own clubbing experience with a fake id
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    May 19, 2011 12:30 AM GMT
    OneGeezer saidMy age. But what's really nice about my age is that I don't give a shit what anyone thinks and that's very liberating.


    THIS! is how everyone should be at any age.
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    May 19, 2011 12:30 AM GMT
    deltalimen saidBy 26 I despised going to a club for I really can't handle that loud of an environment. I guess that's why some call me Grandpa Jonathan.

    I'm 21 and I don't enjoy going to clubs.

    Grandpaz 4 lyfeeeeee
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    May 19, 2011 12:30 AM GMT
    mizu5 saiduhh depends. during pride any age.

    At most of the normal events (IE not a special night) I feel awkward when I see men in their mid30s+ who aren;t dancing, like jsut standing around, you know? OR jsut grinding up only on the youngest guys.



    that's what I'm talking about,, sort of the way I felt back then when I was your age.

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    May 19, 2011 12:32 AM GMT
    You stop going when you get bored with it.
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    May 19, 2011 12:32 AM GMT
    As long as they're hot, age doesn't matter. If you got it, flaunt it, that's my motto icon_razz.gif
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    May 19, 2011 12:38 AM GMT
    BambinoRex saidi think there was a documentary on studio 54 where they had an 80yo woman who just loved to come out and dance....


    i found it inspiring......do what makes you happy. to hell with everyone else.



    Dotty, I love that bitch, i've got the movie DVD, watch it on the regzzzz :