Word! to Libradragon, Subsonic Chronic, alexd and @m. (and others.)
Stop partying when you don't like it anymore. I've had stretches of 8 months when I don't go out at all. The things is, I LOVE THE MUSIC AND I LOVE DANCING. I party sober most of the time (well, I do drink, but I'm working on cutting this out of my clubbing experience, as it's just a waste of money, and I can drink like a fish), and going out and hearing sweet music blasting over a good (loud) system and spazzing out is great fun for me. Yes, I'm older than the average clubber. So what? Everyone needs to decide for themselves.
gRoOviegurl: Just a suggestion, maybe you should think about not being so judgemental towards how other people live their lives. Saying someone is "disgusting and pathetic" because of something they do which has virtually no bearing on you, and they're not hurting anyone, is kinda fucked. What the fuck do you care if some woman is over 40, but she's into the music and loving it? Who knows, maybe she's more in love with the music and the feeling of the scene than you are. Look to the beam in your own eye before the mote in you neighbor's, or some such cliched old saying shit. Just a thought.
Fuck anyone who tells me what they think I should be doing based on my age. FUCK YOU, I tell them. FUCK YOU. You go and live your life in all its rat in a maze glory. I'll live mine the way I want. If you're happy, I'm happy. If I'm happy, well, I'm happy.