Monday, March 31, 2008
Take down the beer tent and take my picture
Recently, a youth advisory board made up of high school-age Millennials in my community advocated for removing the beer tents from summer festivals in our town. They say it encourages drinking by minors - even though minors are not even allowed in the beer tents.
I thought of this idea while reading a Newsweek article that said that Millennials don't mind their lives being documented on film, especially in lieu of television shows like Laguna Beach. The article also said we really can't believe what we see on these reality television.
Which brings me back the beer tents. I can't help but ask myself if the teens really care about the beer tents - or if that's what they think we want them to say on the issue of teen drinking. Just like the people on reality shows give us what they think we want.
Well kids, what I want is my beer tent.