Things that are only acceptable in Aberdeen when you’re drunk
Because we wouldn’t pee on Union Street during the day
Everyone needs a beer jacket to function sometimes.
Waiting in the queue for Institute for crazy lengths of time
Whether it’s outside in the freezing cold or at the bar for a vodka, soda and lime, standing in a line for longer than 10 minutes is something you wouldn’t do sober.
The only thing worse is standing in the taxi queue on Union Street, while you’re trying to protect your McDonalds from the seagulls.
Non-functioning facilities once you’re inside
So much stuff doesn’t work in clubs. The sinks, soap dispensers and hand driers in Institute are prime examples of this.
Sober you wouldn’t go back to a place like this. Drunk you is there every week.
Being surrounded by smokers when you don’t smoke
For non-smokers, being surrounded by people smoking isn’t fun.
But when drunk, spending most of your night in the smoking area seems like a pretty good idea.
Dancing with the buskers on Union Street
During the day, walking past buskers in town is normal and you tend not to find yourself dancing with strangers.
But once the club has closed and you’re heading home, you cannot resist the temptation to not dance along to the tunes.
Eating excessive amounts of food
Although sober you tends to order way too much Dominos for one person, drunk you shamelessly orders 20 chicken nuggets, 3 large fries, 2 McFlurries, a large coke (and don’t forget the free burger when you have your student card) at the staple post-night-out trip to McDonald’s.
Peeing in the street
Obviously not socially acceptable when you’re sober, it’s still pretty grim when your drunk. But what can be done when you’ve broken the seal and the club has closed?
With the amount of police on Union Street on the average night out, if you can do it without being caught, it’s impressive.