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I'm not sure if this is the right place for this, so I apologise if it isn't.

Basically, I have an offer from a couple of friends to go to a local club for the night (one is over 18, the other is 17, as am I). I am feeling apprehensive for a start that I will get ID'd and be rejected, and then talking to people inside and saying I am 17 will obviously make me look a bit of a fool I imagine. Also, I am quite a shy person, and don't know completely if I would enjoy it, but on the other hand theres a part of me that wants to do it, knowing I definetly will want to at least try it at some point. Another point making me quite nervous is seeing people I know from my former school - I was bullied mildly by a few people (and have had things chucked at my windows a few times a couple of years ago from a few people older), and I am quite nervous I will bump into them and it will ruin my night.

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If you dont feel that you'll be comfortable there... Then don't go... Simple
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Just wait until your 18 before your go clubbing - then you wont have to worry about get rejected.
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i used to love going out clubbing before i was 18, the knowledge that you shoudnt be there and you were decieving the bouncers. thats when i wasnt rejected haha.

but yea if your not up for it, dont bother...
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I'm 21 in literally a few weeks and I still get ID'd.

It really is hit or miss if you get ID'd or not.
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I'm 21 in literally a few weeks and I still get ID'd.

It really is hit or miss if you get ID'd or not.
Depends on the club - the usually ID everyone, or else don't bother unless you really look like a child.

When I was 16/17, it was well known where it was easy to get in and where it wasn't.
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The first time I got ID'd was when I was 24, that was funny, I started going to pubs when I was 16 so I'm surprised I never got asked before then.

Sounds like you wont enjoy the evening much, so don't go. I've never liked clubs anyway, so I'm biased, too loud, I don't like dance music, I'm not particularly interested in geting eed off my nut or as it's otherwise known taking a mixture of strichnine, horse trank and paracetemol, too expensive; I'm definitely a pub man. Although I used to go to heavy metal night clubs, less trouble at those than the townie/trendy type night clubs. Now I just go to pubs.
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(Original post by Anonymous)
I'm not sure if this is the right place for this, so I apologise if it isn't.

Basically, I have an offer from a couple of friends to go to a local club for the night (one is over 18, the other is 17, as am I). I am feeling apprehensive for a start that I will get ID'd and be rejected, and then talking to people inside and saying I am 17 will obviously make me look a bit of a fool I imagine. Also, I am quite a shy person, and don't know completely if I would enjoy it, but on the other hand theres a part of me that wants to do it, knowing I definetly will want to at least try it at some point. Another point making me quite nervous is seeing people I know from my former school - I was bullied mildly by a few people (and have had things chucked at my windows a few times a couple of years ago from a few people older), and I am quite nervous I will bump into them and it will ruin my night.

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I never went clubbing before I was 18... even though I was invited ("Oh, we'll just borrow a passport from someone who looks like you but is over 18"). Anyway it depends what the place is like with IDing, some places have bouncers who ID practically everyone, some places just don't give a **** (the latter mainly in Cambridge when they know everyone is a student anyway). Also most (sensible) places only accept passport / driving license but a few silly ones still take some of those blatantly unofficial bought-off-the-net ones... I know this because some people I know use them!

About being shy - the idea of clubbing (to some extent) is to drink, act like a bit of a fool, and importantly not have to speak to people because the music's so loud. So if you drink I'm sure you'd be fine there.

Anyway personally I wouldn't go.
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Also most (sensible) places only accept passport / driving license
Not so. In most student cities, they know well what the university matriculation cards look like, and in many other places they won't turn down custom if it all seems reasonably legit and you don't look like some sort of idiot.

Bizarrely though, it's usually the better clubs that don't ask for ID at all these days.
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if your not going to enjoy it dont go - why not go to the pub instead then you dont have the same problems about getting in
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Got IDed buying a pair of dressmaking scissors in John Lewis today...
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Got IDed buying a pair of dressmaking scissors in John Lewis today...
Lol. I got ID'd in B&Q a few weeks ago....trying to buy a wallpaper scraper!! How ridiculous! :eek:
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I remember someone telling me about someone being ID'd to buy some that Extreme mature cheese (black wrapper) from Tesco because it said "Adults only" on the wrapper and the dumb bint couldn't work out it was just marketing :rolleyes:

Made me laugh though.
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I used to go clubbing when I was 16 and 17. I never got ID'd - but then again maybe I just had an old-woman face lol.

If you don't feel comfortable with the idea of going, then don't go.
BUT if you give it a chance, you might enjoy yourself, you never know.

Just do what you feel like doing
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Personally i wouldn't go, obviously a few years back when i was 17 it was different, none of this challenge 21 shizzle. However it will be hit and miss, and if you're out the weekend i'd say chances of being ID'd are higher. I work in a nightclub and 9 times out of 10 they tend to id people, so unless you want to risk being id'd and being rejected from the club (which can be pretty embarrassing). Wait untill you're 18
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heh you just reminded me about the other week, it was an over 14's gig and 2 seperate guys had the fake id you got off the net. I took great pleasure in confiscating it *evil laughter*

I swear i am turning into the exact person 16 year old me would have hated
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I dont really know about other cities, but virtually everywhere in Nottingham seems to go with the IDing you if you look under 21 rule now and only excepting driving licences or passports. Also, they seem to insist on asking the whole group group of people, even if some look older than the others. So chances are you may well get asked for ID (def if you look 'under 21'), and even if you look older if the others look younger chances are they will ask all of you. You could still obviously give it a go, but you need to decide before really if you are going to wait until you all get in a place; a group I used to go with when we were 17/18, the 18 year olds would leave the rest of us if we didnt get in somewhere so that there were 2 or 3 of us on our own then trying to find somewhere to get it - which pretty much ruins the evening.

When you get in the club generally the music is pretty loud so you wont do that much talking really! About bumping into other people, normally its busy in places so you can tend to avoid people if you see someone you dont want to meet!

Its obviously up to you really if you go or not. If you don't feel comfortable with it then don't go and spend money to have a crappy time, but theres not reason why you shouldnt give it a go if you want!
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I'm not sure if this is the right place for this, so I apologise if it isn't.
Man up
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If your friends are under 18 they will know the clubs that you can get into with ID. Every city/town has one
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I'm still not 18 and have been going to clubs for nearly a year. I rarely get ID'd, and if I do, I show my provisional license, and none of the bouncers know the right date of birth anyway and always let me in :rolleyes:
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