The end of the West End?

Digital2013

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i don’t think most in ibiza are anti tourists having a good time. It’s just the lairyness and colonial pack mentality that puts backs up. The sheer rudeness i’ve seen firsthand. also i’ve noticed that the whole working v middle class divide is less obvious in Spain. Everybody from all backgrounds likes late dinners and people generally can hold their drink. Whilst botellones (street piss ups) are a growing issue, there isn’t that underlying powderkeg for trouble at any minute. most kids are more into chilling to a spliff than getting battered. This is what a lot of tourists don’t get. it’s a v different society.

A lot of it is cultural. Britain's problem drinking (in my opinion) stems from we are taught to be reserved and quiet so when alcohol hits we feel free. Also we used to have strict opening times for Pubs so people would drink lots quickly before it closed.

Throw in that we only get a few weeks good weather a year at home and we go particularly wild on holiday. Britain also has a strict class system, there are lots of unwritten rules of how to dress, speak, what to eat and drink etc you are right I dont see the classes as divided in Spain.
 

umbongo

Active Member
A lot of it is cultural. Britain's problem drinking (in my opinion) stems from we are taught to be reserved and quiet so when alcohol hits we feel free. Also we used to have strict opening times for Pubs so people would drink lots quickly before it closed.

Throw in that we only get a few weeks good weather a year at home and we go particularly wild on holiday. Britain also has a strict class system, there are lots of unwritten rules of how to dress, speak, what to eat and drink etc you are right I dont see the classes as divided in Spain.
Totally agree with this, the UK culture when it comes to drinking especially when we head off on holiday to the sun is not great.

Although I always found there were lots of other nationalities in the west end equally capable of doing stuff that could lead to an issue, although not always over-drinking.

For example I can think of one during a particular fortnight every August who would be way over-friendly and pushy with females which used to lead to a lot of trouble. Others openly pick pocketing/selling stuff they shouldn’t be/street crime etc

Agree our culture isn’t the best at times with drinking and stuff, but we’re not the only ones that cause a bit of bother. I guess we all have our quirks!
 

ibizainside

Active Member
Last time I went to the West End was probably about 5 years ago, while there I was approached by hookers, dealers and my mate was pick pocketed! Not to add to all the PRs hasseling you to go to their bar and get a free shot of some weird banana liqour, and the general rowdiness, a lot of the time it does feel like a fight is about to break out :)

I think it was the same night where we were walking home and there was a bloke standing in the middle of the walkway by the Ground Zero bar, literally trousers and pants round ankles standing there doing a school boy piss, with his hands in the air! haha says it all really!
 

umbongo

Active Member
Last time I went to the West End was probably about 5 years ago, while there I was approached by hookers, dealers and my mate was pick pocketed! Not to add to all the PRs hasseling you to go to their bar and get a free shot of some weird banana liqour, and the general rowdiness, a lot of the time it does feel like a fight is about to break out :)

I think it was the same night where we were walking home and there was a bloke standing in the middle of the walkway by the Ground Zero bar, literally trousers and pants round ankles standing there doing a school boy piss, with his hands in the air! haha says it all
Last time I went to the West End was probably about 5 years ago, while there I was approached by hookers, dealers and my mate was pick pocketed! Not to add to all the PRs hasseling you to go to their bar and get a free shot of some weird banana liqour, and the general rowdiness, a lot of the time it does feel like a fight is about to break out :)

I think it was the same night where we were walking home and there was a bloke standing in the middle of the walkway by the Ground Zero bar, literally trousers and pants round ankles standing there doing a school boy piss, with his hands in the air! haha says it all really!

It’s certainly never boring that’s for sure! Always plenty to see and do.

Im curious, what’s a school boy piss?
 
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