Stag/ Hen Weekends (rolling?)


#1

I’m embroiled in what has become a passive aggressive Whatsapp argument with the unofficial best man on my mate’s stag weekend over whether a beer bike around Prague looks like fun. My doubts are clearly nonsense because 250. I’m 36 and feel like I outgrew most of the STAG ACTIVITIES market about eight years ago.

Please use this thread to air your frustration at the psychology of LADS LADS LADS*, the difference between you and your friends from school and (hopefully) positive experiences of the above.

*LASSES LASSES LASSES or an appropriately tribal gender neutral grouping.


#2

250?


#3

Blaze it


#4

Stags always turn out to be not as bad as feared.

Still smarting somewhat about that stag that cost me just shy of £1,000 earlier this year mind.


#5

Bloody hell. How did it cost that much?


#6

Did a load of activities and went to Michelin starred restaurants. In the South of France. Best man’s a big arse Management Consultant so dropping that was nothing to him clearly.


#7

Went on one of those modern non-gender specific ones earlier this year. Much nicer, tbh.


#8

I bowed out of my best mate’s stag back in February. Anxiety over pressure to get pissed and act like a prick was just overwhelming. Thankfully, he totally understood and I think things were pretty tame. That said, there were a couple of the boyzzzz who did take things too far and act like unmitigated fucknuts.

I’m best man, along with @colinzealuk, for our elder brother’s wedding next year. His stag do will be a day at the cricket or a Portsmouth match, just the three of us.


#9

Least favourite stag/hen do things?

  1. Someone/people trying to get the stag/hen paralytic
  2. Strip clubs
  3. Casinos

#10

I’d feel like such a c-word on a beer bike.


#11

All of the above, isn’t it?

I remember being in the pub a little while back for an early afternoon football game when a stag party came in. The stag was already totally smashed (at around 1pm) and had to be taken back to his hotel. What a waste of time.


#12

HMU if you need pub recommendations for Pompey


#13

All of the above, obvs. Also for women: Those fucking veils and sashes etc that you see pissed women parading around in.


#14

Trying to decide what’s worse between a strip club and a casino is a fucking tough one. Will have to ponder it. Both absolutely terrible in their own slightly distinct ways.


#15

Outright refuse to involved with that crap


#16

And the fancy dress/‘big benny bollox’ stag equivalent.


#17

Will do mate, thanks :slight_smile:


#18

I must’ve been on well over a dozen stags now and I’ve only had to wear a personalised stag top once. Someone up there likes me (/most of my mates aren’t dicks).


#19

Not done it yet, thank christ


#20

cyclist?