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  • Where’s the party really at in 2014?
  • Where’s the party really at in 2014?
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Is staying in really the new going out?

Clubs and pubs in the UK are closing, and young people are drinking less than ever. A lack of money, advances in technology and a need for exclusivity have changed the party scene. But has staying in really become the new going out?

Location United Kingdom

In the UK, the way people are partying is changing. That in itself is not surprising. Each generation carves out its own way of letting its hair down. But today’s young adults are making some unexpected choices. This time, it’s not music or drugs driving the movement; it’s money, technology and exclusivity – that is, if people leave the house at all.

It’s impossible to ignore the influence of the recession on youth culture, given that 20% of 18- to 24-year-olds are unemployed. [1] Prioritising work and valuing jobs has become a necessity. Even those ...



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