It seems pretty dumb to have an age limit of 21 on a show. Most shows here have a limit of 16, and they stamp your hand if you're legally entitled to buy alcohol. So everyone gets in, but only some are drinking anyway.
You'd have to prove you're straight-edge as well. All venues would need a tame hardliner on a leash who'd sniff and bark at claimants.
For the record, I tend to only drink at shows if it's (a) a festival (b) a really crap show, but one I'm loathe to leave for whatever reason or (c) if my friends are playing, because they tend to get the beers in
. Or if I'm performing myself. I am plagued by nerves at the best of times.
The other factor is that, curiously, my singing actually improves when I'm a little merry. I know everyone thinks that, but I've tested it with before-and-after recordings. Most Peculiar.
Edit: me spell bad today.
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