I’m usually not a party animal, finding myself in bed usually before the next day begins. However, when I’m at IL, I tend to stay up later than ususal, mostly because I’m catching up with friends that I haven’t seen in a while. At one time or another, I’ve closed my share of bars in this town.
As some may have noticed, last call for most drinking establishments in Monterey is somewhere in the range of 11:00PM to Midnight. As a New Yorker, my experience has been that this is usually the time when the party is just starting to take off, not end. Most bands in NYC don’t get on stage until Midnight.
The time between finishing dinner with colleagues and last call is too short. Most of my conversations start to get interesting about the time when last call is screamed by the bartender.
How sad that Internet Librarian is not held in NY. That said, I probably would never get to sleep, so maybe having last call at 11:00PM is a blessing in disguise.
– Steven M. Cohen