Demanding Work Life vs. Nightlife
January 2, 2009 8:22 AM Subscribe
Woe the aging hipster: How do I fit late night concerts/DJs into a demanding adult working life?
posted by morallybass to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (15 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Music has always been a big part of my life and something very important to me, but looking back at 2008 it's not something I've been making any time for.
I've got a very demanding job that eats up the hours from 7-7 on weekdays and requires a full night's sleep to be able to keep up with. If I'm out until 2-3am I've basically ruined the next day for all intents and purposes. This means I usually end up skipping those opportunities unless I'm lucky to be on vacation.
Most people in their late twenties tend to lock into a musical rut, listening to the same things they liked when they were younger and not being engaged or involved with new music this way. This also feels a little like an extension of that.
If you're at that phase of your life, how do you make time for music or going out that late? Taking mornings off work? Some kind of power-nap? Loads of caffeine? I'm trying to be pragmatic.