The Differences Between 18th’s and 21st’s
In Australia, Anyway
Recently, I turned twenty-one. A couple of weeks before that, my brother turned eighteen.
These are both significant milestones — in Australia, anyway. Honestly, I’m not sure why twenty-one is considered important Down Under. At least the eighteenth means you can finally legally drink. I feel as though a twenty-first is just another excuse for a party — one that says “Ok, I know we said it at the eighteenth, but now you’re really an adult.”
In any case, my brother and I both had our parties within a week of each other. Although I remember more from my brother’s than my own, I still recollect enough to recount the differences between them:
18th: Past an hour of the start time.
21st: Within an hour past the start time.
Time the Majority of People Were Drunk
18th: Two hours before the party started.
21st: An hour or so into the party.
18th: Just rolled off the runway.
21st: Some effort to have clothes on.
Percentage of People Vomiting Before 10pm
Number of Overly Emotional Females (Crying)
Percentage of People Drinking Cask Wine
18th: 10:30-11pm, accompanied with the excitement of going out and clubbing.
21st: 12am — when music has to be shut off. Accompanied with disappointment that they now have to go out clubbing.