I think we can all safely agree that clubbing is a pretty big activity in Montreal. Seriously, ask 10 people what they're doing on any given weekend, and chances are at least one of them will throw out the name of a club.
Maybe that person is you - or maybe it used to be. If you're one of the many people who used to be an avid Montreal clubber, but now you're just not feeling it anymore, you don't need to worry. There are tons of emotions that come with letting go of a pastime that used to be a part of you. But I got you, friend. I understand.
Read on for the 5 Stages Of Quitting Clubbing In Montreal.
The first step in realizing that you're done clubbing is: deny, deny, deny. Your friends are going to Rouge but you're super exhausted from that all-nighter you just pulled? Fuck it. You'll be fine. It takes two whole days for you to recover from a night out? No it doesn't. That pounding headache is probably just a bug. You're good. You're a champ.
You're not good and you're not a champ. At this stage in the game, your hangovers are getting out of hand. You're snapping at your friends when they try to invite you anywhere. You're that bitter person at B-Sides hogging all the vodka and glaring at people when they bump into you. It's okay. Don't hate what you've become, friend. Embrace it. And move on to...
Okay, look. You'll skip out on your daily glass of wine if it means you can have one night out a week of pure clubbing fun. That'll work, right? When it doesn't work, and when you realize that giving up wine (or anything else, for that matter) for something you only semi-enjoy is actually counterproductive, you can move on to the next step. Don't worry. You're almost through this whirlwind of emotions.
Does this mean you're old? Or boring? Does this mean you have to get new friends? The penultimate stage on giving up clubbing is definitely a downer, especially in a city where nightlife is so huge. But don't worry. Just because clubbing might be a big part of Montreal's identity, it doesn't mean it has to be yours. Dust yourself off and find something else that you like to do. And don't feel too bad about getting older. Once you pull yourself out of this funk, drag yourself to...
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Your Saturday nights look like wine and Netflix from now on, my friends. And they're beautiful.