21+ actually?
October 16, 2012 6:21 AM   Subscribe

There's a Boston-area shoegaze festival called Deep Heaven Now happening this weekend, and I'll be in Boston. The ads say 21+, and I'm not 21. How likely is it that I'll actually be carded? Is there a "draw Xes on your hands" option? (Also, if I can't get in, do you have any other recommendations for good live music on Friday night?)
posted by anonymous to Society & Culture (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
If it's a 21+ show, they will almost definitely card you and they will not let you in if you aren't 21+. If there were a "draw Xes" option, it would say All Ages. That is sadly the way of Boston.
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 6:28 AM on October 16, 2012 [1 favorite]

Yeah, I'm pushing 40 and I get carded every time I see a show. They take carding very seriously here.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 6:49 AM on October 16, 2012

The only way to get around something like that is if you know the bouncer or promoter.
posted by empath at 7:12 AM on October 16, 2012

Boston is such a college town that they really do card all the time.
The only trick that worked for me when I was growing up in Boston was to try to track down the band before the show and convince them to walk me in/put me on the list. It's a long shot.
posted by rmless at 7:14 AM on October 16, 2012

Check with the bar and see if they're going to be strict about the 21+. If you're talking about Precinct, I don't believe they ever do 18+ events and will surely not let anyone under 21 through the door. If you're looking at the PA, they do have 18+ shows, so it's possible you could turn up and talk your way in with an extra cover charge at the door.
posted by Banky_Edwards at 10:27 AM on October 16, 2012

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