Talk:Nightlife

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How have these cities been chosen? It seems a rather random collection of large/capital cities. Belgrade and no Amsterdam? Tel Aviv and no Tokyo? 32.106.193.203 14:55, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

Considering the author has placed Tel Aviv in Europe one can only conclude this is from an alternative reality. --06:40, 4 July 2006 (UTC)
This article is actually quite good, but I would delete the whole list of nightlide cities - or produce some criteria for which city to include. My personal objection is why Copenhagen but not Stockholm is included. 86.6.236.115 23:31, 18 October 2006 (UTC)
What about Africa?Surely we can appreciate the vibrant Cape Town scene, South Africa, Mali, Senegal, Egypt, Nigeria etc.?

Two evolving, hard to pinpoint factors to, "Nightlife"[edit]

Nightlife, as partly mentioned already, is adult activity taking place after children have gone to sleep. Many cities have curfews for adolescents to specifically keep them from being involved in the night life. For many parents, nightlife activities came to be as opportunity to get away from the house and children, to do what adults are allowed to do when children aren't around (provided they find a responsible person to take their place being with the children while they're gone).

Another level of nightlife's definition came from eras when we were expected to close our windows and doors to the night to keep out the evil and wandering spirits, and those who would leave their windows and/or doors open to the night would leave themselves open to the possibility of spirits entering their souls. Those who roam at night were thought to have already opened themselves up to the evil spirits thet called for them to come outside, and therefore considered dark souls only savable by deep prayer and abstinence from the nightlife, if they weren't already strong with "God" and out at night only to provide a service for a family pleading for a loved one to be saved on the spot from their wayward turning to the nightlife, but that rarely was the case (though I was unable to find a specific time when "nightlife" was associated within these actions & thoughts - especially since these beliefs go very far back, vary depending on era & area, and nighttime & daytime have always had major contrasting variables through out time & nature).

Nightlife (the word & the term) evolved and came into being because of the factors feeding it's invention (bars, restaurants, strip clubs, movies, dance clubs providing alcohol, religious belief, etc) of adult behavior leading to illegal & legal (what some considered sinful) activity void of children being present. Nightlife's defining factors evolved more so from "dark spirit presence & activity" then anything else, & the second would be "void of innocence". So over time commercial adaptation to provide products & services to facilitate the actions of those legally, illegally & soulfully allowed to roam a town or city at night would define nightlife's evolving definition depending on what era & area of the world you reside, or are speaking about.

  JtLawson (talk) 19:37, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
This is fascinating, and this should be added to the article, if references can be found to support this. This article could definitely use a lot more information, such as a history, more description about nightlife activities, why people partake in nightlife, and so on. -Ouizardus (talk) 17:10, 23 May 2013 (UTC)