How did you spend your 19th/21st birthday?

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    Dec 30, 2012 4:53 PM GMT
    So I'm turning 19 in less than 2 weeks.
    I'm Canadian so 19th birthday is like the 21st birthday for Americans.

    I was thinking about going to a gay bar for the first time, but when someone told me it was really loud and filled/crowded with guys dancing to top 40 pop music, I got turned off by the idea. Apparently a gay bar is not like a straight bar but rather like a club... icon_confused.gif

    So I was just wondering how I should celebrate and what you guys did to celebrate.
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    Dec 30, 2012 8:39 PM GMT
    well, do not follow my example, when turned 19, was in Montreal, but celebrated, being single, went to the bar, go drunk off my ass, and ended up in a bath house ...... but do what ever feels right for you.

    Anyone in your life you would want to celebrate it with? If so, make them part of it.
  • metatextual

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    Dec 30, 2012 8:40 PM GMT
    try to go outside the gay village at wellesley if you're no so into top 40. there's a bunch of lgbt events in the west end...
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    Dec 30, 2012 8:45 PM GMT
    The equivalent is 18th in Mexico. Did nothing. Hell I didn't even drink till I was 24 despite being "legal" for 6 years.
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    Dec 30, 2012 8:45 PM GMT
    around sixty drunk fraternity boys who got nakey
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    Dec 30, 2012 8:52 PM GMT
    calibro saidaround sixty drunk fraternity boys who got nakey


    Please, please, please.... post the pics to prove it!!!!icon_wink.gif

    I spent my 18th birthday (that was the legal age waaaaaaay; back then) at the Bourbon Pub and Parade in the French Quarter... then slinked down to Lafittes where the real men hang out.... Laaaaawd.. I found out what "Chicken" meant real quick...
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    Dec 30, 2012 8:53 PM GMT
    cant remember!
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    Dec 30, 2012 8:58 PM GMT
    KKim11 saidSo I'm turning 19 in less than 2 weeks.
    I'm Canadian so 19th birthday is like the 21st birthday for Americans.

    I was thinking about going to a gay bar for the first time, but when someone told me it was really loud and filled/crowded with guys dancing to top 40 pop music, I got turned off by the idea. Apparently a gay bar is not like a straight bar but rather like a club... icon_confused.gif

    So I was just wondering how I should celebrate and what you guys did to celebrate.

    Spend your birthday with family by day, friends by night.

    But why hurt yourself? Or make yourself sick? What does that prove?

    I was drinking legally in the US at 18. Big deal. I can't even remember what I did on my 19th, obviously nothing memorable. My 21st was spent all alone in a US Army barracks. icon_sad.gif

    A gay bar can be fun with friends. And of course it's crowded & loud, if it's popular. So go to go. But go with responsible others, and don't overdo it.

    And Happy Birthday! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 30, 2012 9:14 PM GMT
    Victor_V70well, do not follow my example, when turned 19, was in Montreal, but celebrated, being single, went to the bar, go drunk off my ass, and ended up in a bath house ...... but do what ever feels right for you.

    Anyone in your life you would want to celebrate it with? If so, make them part of it.


    That sounds like an adventure. I've always heard of bath houses and read about them but never actually been in one. But montreal's out of question, I'm back in college. I wish I had someone special to celebrate it with but I do have are really good buds.

    metatextualtry to go outside the gay village at wellesley if you're no so into top 40. there's a bunch of lgbt events in the west end...


    That's a great suggestion thanks. What's the general crowd like?

    NarcisoThe equivalent is 18th in Mexico. Did nothing. Hell I didn't even drink till I was 24 despite being "legal" for 6 years.


    Woah how did you not drink for 6 years with a face and body like that?! Didn't guys constantly offer you drinks?

    calibro saidaround sixty drunk fraternity boys who got nakey


    Sounds like my frosh week ;)

    Art_DecoSpend your birthday with family by day, friends by night.... A gay bar can be fun with friends. And of course it's crowded & loud, if it's popular. So go to go. But go with responsible others, and don't overdo it.

    And Happy Birthday!


    I'm spending my birthday with my fam ahead of time before I head back to school. Ahaha, I don't have any gay friends and most of my friends are straight guys so I don't think they'd feel too comfortable at a gay bar. I think I'd feel even more comfortable then them at a gay bar! And thanks icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 30, 2012 9:37 PM GMT
    I was in college for both birthdays -- nothing special on the two days, but on the weekend following the 21st b-day was my first legal drink -- red wine.
  • studflyboy87

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    Dec 30, 2012 9:51 PM GMT
    Have 21 drinks on your 21st birthday.

    Start at a friends house at ~10pm and have a couple drinks to get you in the mood (of course these don't count as your 21 drinks as you haven't turned 21 yet). Go downtown and show up at your first bar in time to take your first shot at 12:00:01am. Go to as many bars as possible until closing time and have your free drink/shot at each bar, and have a buddy buy you a drink at each bar. Shoot for ~12 drinks in 2 hours. Double shots count as 2 drinks. Adjust the number for your metabolism but be as drunk as you can without getting sick. End the night at your favorite bar with 2-3 drinks in front of you as the bartender is yelling 1 minute until closing time. Go bottoms up.

    Get home at 3:30am and wake up at 8:30am to play a game of intramural football (still drunk), but play decent because you are a badass. Then relax and take a nap during the day. Go out to dinner at your favorite restaurant with your best friends and have a few high quality drinks. Then stop by a local watering hole and drink until you have had 20 of your 21 drinks for the "day". End the night at a strip just cause and have drink #21 shortly before midnight with your best friends.

    That was my 21st birthday and a day that I will never forget.
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    Dec 30, 2012 9:52 PM GMT
    I was competing for the gold medal in sparring for the US Taekwondo Nationals, both years!! icon_biggrin.gif I didn't start drinking until way later lol

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    Dec 30, 2012 10:34 PM GMT
    For my 21st I jumped out of an airplane. With a parachute but no sissy, photographed tandem dive for me.

    What I expected was everything I'd seen in movies; a bunch of guys seated on a long bench, each in turn getting up, walking to a big open door and doing a swan dive or cannonball out of it. Reality was far different.

    Instead, I was crowded with two other jumpers in a single engine Cessna. I'd taken over the controls from the pilot in one once and for those of us old enough to remember what fly windows were the cockpit had those so it felt like I was flying a Volkswagon Beetle. Since I was already familiar with the aircraft it was a little less stressful trying to keep our cords untangled as we continually brushed up against each other in the tiny fuselage; not so much the actual jump where each of us in turn had to step out of the door onto what was essentially a two-by-four while holding onto the wing strut and then waiting until the instructor told us to let go and fall backward.

    Had I known that in advance maybe I would've gone somewhere for a free sundae instead instead of worrying about my head hitting the tail fin.
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    Dec 30, 2012 10:37 PM GMT
    Drinking with all the hot guys in a gay bar. icon_wink.gif
  • JackDoyle

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    Dec 30, 2012 11:18 PM GMT
    Mine was just this Summer past and me and a few friends got an ounce of weed and rolled a loada joints and went to this castle that we found the week before and made a bonfire it was pretty cool icon_smile.gif and when we got back to my friends house I snorted a line of ketamine and passed out lol
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    Dec 30, 2012 11:35 PM GMT
    Some of my friends and I got fake I.D's (good ones that cost $$) when we were teens, so we were getting into clubs in San Francisco long before we were 21. When I really turned 21, it was anti-climactic. I'd already been inside pubs & bistros and had been served booze countless times.
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    Dec 31, 2012 1:26 AM GMT
    Holy shit Studfly87, I would die from alcohol poisoning. 24 hours of drinking. I don't even think I can wake up at 8:30am let alone play football, I'd throw up.

    Jumping out of the plane sounds pretty rad actually! Can't say I've ever done that.

    The weed idea sounds good before the snorting part. I only do weed with my buds occasionally icon_razz.gif

    Jockbud48- badasss. I actually do have quite a few fakes, but didn't have the balls to use them.

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    Dec 31, 2012 1:37 AM GMT
    did pretty much nothing

    you should do something fun though icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 31, 2012 3:20 AM GMT
    I spent my 21st with good friends in the French Riviera. I couldn't have asked for anything better! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 31, 2012 3:22 AM GMT
    I cant remember, I was stoned
  • ESL_Asian

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    Dec 31, 2012 3:26 AM GMT
    You are luck that your parent immigrated to Canadaicon_sad.gif
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    Dec 31, 2012 3:46 AM GMT
    ahah thanks nevz!

    MileHighYoI spent my 21st with good friends in the French Riviera. I couldn't have asked for anything better!


    Woah. You over achiever! that'd be like my honeymoon lollll

    RoguewaveI cant remember, I was stoned


    I've actually never been stoned before. I've smoked literally like 3 nice joints with this guy I was hooking up with and I didn't feel a thing. It wasn't my first time blazing either, soooo weird. I've just never been high icon_confused.gif

    ESL_AsianYou are luck that your parent immigrated to Canada


    Yeah I'm really thankful! My parents actually considered moving to New Zeland when I was younger, but they thought I should have some more memories of my culture and such before going anywhere. I wish I grew up in New Zeland tough, I'd get extra points for my hot accent icon_wink.gif
  • MidwesternKid

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    Dec 31, 2012 3:55 AM GMT
    Chinese Buffet with my parents.
  • calibro

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    Dec 31, 2012 4:03 AM GMT
    RoccoO said
    calibro saidaround sixty drunk fraternity boys who got nakey


    Please, please, please.... post the pics to prove it!!!!icon_wink.gif

    I spent my 18th birthday (that was the legal age waaaaaaay; back then) at the Bourbon Pub and Parade in the French Quarter... then slinked down to Lafittes where the real men hang out.... Laaaaawd.. I found out what "Chicken" meant real quick...


    i actually do have pics...
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    Dec 31, 2012 4:05 AM GMT
    For my 19th birthday I went to a Carolina Hurricanes hockey game with a couple of my buds. First row seats, a signed jersey from Skinner, and the whole arena sang me happy bday. Best birthday ever!