In some states, the drinking age has always been 21, like my home state of Arkansas. In the late 1970s would drive across the state line to Missouri where the minimum was 18, and there was less chance of getting carded. Trust me Nick, I do care, and I’ve always thought that raising it to 21 was a mistake. It has caused an explosion in binge-drinking among young people your age, because it has to be done in secret. Bad deal. Hope that will change someday.