Five Signs It's Time for Party Rehab

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Calling all club rats! It's time for a lifestyle upgrade.

Excessive clubbing is fun at first, but no one wants to turn into an episode of the Real World. Long-term excessive clubbing can have adverse effects on your wallet, your sanity, and the sanity of those around you, especially in a city attached to South Beach.

When there's always something happening, it can be hard to know when to say "when." Here at Crossfade, we've seen what excessive clubbing can do first hand. If you suffer from more than half of these symptoms, you may want to consider a sober staycation.

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The Only Time You See the Sun Is Before Bed
Most people work all week to go hard on the weekends. Some people work in the industry themselves, and go ham on weird off days to get a taste of what everyone else has. If you're holding down a 9-to-5 and still trying to make it to every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday gig, you're playing in dangerous territory. Likewise, if your excuse is "I'm in the industry," but you haven't had a "morning" without a hangover in more than a week, you might have a problem. Forget your reputation. It's just not healthy. Your liver needs a break.

You're No Longer Willing to Pay for Anything -- Ever
We all love free shit. It's hard-wired into us to go for the deal, but a big part of supporting your local music scene is actually supporting it. That means paying for cover sometimes, or tipping your bartenders regardless of friendly drink tickets. Free stuff is a privilege, not a right. Don't make a face when your time to throw down comes calling. If you really don't have enough money to get in the club and buy a single beer, you probably shouldn't be there. You should be focused on getting your life together. And if you do actually have the money, you're kind of being a dick.

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Grant Burke
Grant Burke

VIP lists and bottle service killed the club scene.

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