In Britain it's called "pre-loading," in the United States it's "pre-gaming," and here, with typical Canadian candour, it's "pre-drinking."
"It's certainly something that we see," said Superintendent Hugh Ferguson of 52 Division, who oversees Toronto's nightclub district.
"A lot of the kids are having several drinks before they come down, and they they're going to the clubs and they're one drink away from being at the limit."
Thursday, December 18, 2008
One drink, just one more, and then another
When I was a kid, this was called "tuning up":