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A party without alcohol???

category: residue [glöplog]
From the rules page of The Gathering:

No alcohol

Alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited on the party area, including the parking area. Any alcohol will be confiscated and destroyed. Attendants offending this simple rule will be asked to leave the party. Intoxicated persons will not be allowed inside the hall. People found to be intoxicated inside the hall might be kicked out of the party, with no refunds.

What The Fuck? Super-Prohibition 2011? "Intoxicated persons"? And they say you can't even drink in the parking lot? What kind of boozophobics are running the show there?

What does this have to do with "security" anyway? Are they now considering every drunk person a security risk? That is insane.

I might remind that there is a state of being "mildly drunk" or "semi drunk" or "drunk but coherent" or "drunk, upbeat and creative". Are all of these quite clearly highly benign states also outlawed at the TG too?

I don't think I'd want to visit a party with a rule like that. It just seems like a huge pointless turn-off. A buzz killer, literally.
added on the 2011-02-02 07:04:58 by vibrator vibrator
... is like sex without women.
added on the 2011-02-02 07:08:00 by RRROAR RRROAR
As I recall, it has always been this way at the major parties like The Party, Assembly and The Gathering.
added on the 2011-02-02 07:17:49 by gloom gloom
you the man, maaan :)
added on the 2011-02-02 08:55:46 by kbi kbi
what the hell? No alcohol? Someone should organize a shadow party..
added on the 2011-02-02 09:05:44 by Hyde Hyde
there's more info right here, btw.
added on the 2011-02-02 09:08:21 by Hyde Hyde
Am I having a dejavu?
added on the 2011-02-02 09:38:09 by Puryx Puryx
I just heard a rumour saying you can't drink alcohol at The Gathering!
added on the 2011-02-02 09:44:23 by Radiant Radiant
At datastom we have our own bar 24/7. ;)
added on the 2011-02-02 10:06:02 by spotUP spotUP
spot: Which is awesome. But is there any point in advertising this (other than the obvious and by no means WRONG penis-waving) now that the party is fully booked? :)
added on the 2011-02-02 10:12:40 by kusma kusma
I don't know how it'll be enforced at TG, but M&S and BP had similar rules and nobody got kicked out as long as they didn't vomit all over the main stage... Then again TG is no demoscene-only party... :/
added on the 2011-02-02 10:17:01 by raer raer
BP never had that rule. At BP there was a rule about hard alcohol in the hall. Beer was ok.
added on the 2011-02-02 11:39:44 by DJefke DJefke
TG11 might be the very first non-Polish party I'll actually attend, then...
added on the 2011-02-02 11:45:44 by wrthlss wrthlss
maybe they want just more other drugs to spread around?
added on the 2011-02-02 11:49:08 by FeN FeN
Rasmus that's how I reckall it aswell. I seem to vaguely remember though that merely passing through the smoke outside the hall would get you well stoned.
added on the 2011-02-02 13:05:31 by NoahR NoahR
@vibrator: Then don't come.

As for the justification for the rule, since you asked:
There are underaged participants at TG, which doesn't really mix well with drunk demosceners.
Also, what rasmus, Hyde and Duckers said.
added on the 2011-02-02 13:15:32 by lug00ber lug00ber
I might remind that there is a state of being "mildly drunk" or "semi drunk" or "drunk but coherent" or "drunk, upbeat and creative"

I think thats what would say an alcoholic.
You should BOYCOTT the gathering. if you still go there you accept their prohibtion shit! so better stay away from there, it will teach them a lesson, and they might have their „demo“ party with some underage kids if they want, maybe they bring the demos.
If lack of alcohol is *that* much of an issue, maybe you should think about boycotting this party and visit an AA meeting instead?
added on the 2011-02-02 13:43:42 by psonice psonice
Congratulations to Vibrator for todays largest smile.

Priceless, dude. Just priceless. :)
added on the 2011-02-02 14:25:12 by menace menace
I remember a day when trolls where smart. :)
added on the 2011-02-02 14:26:57 by gloom gloom
A party without alcohol, that's like... Like... Like a party without alcohol is that! Maybe that's to support revision?
added on the 2011-02-02 15:12:30 by joooo joooo


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