As a fellow 25 year old with a real job, I've gone to plenty of midweek shows. As long as you're not getting sloshed or waiting outside for a photo for 2 hours after you'll be home in bed by midnight. Life's short, don't let the man hold you down.
Well said. To be honest, it's more about battling the "scene" on a Thursday night. From what I understand it's a small venue, shoulder to shoulder, and since it's their hometown and being advertised like crazy around here, it's going to be slammed.
IF it was a Friday and IF I were sloshed I'd be all about it... but I kind of want to just be able to chill out and watch them play. There's the old man in me again.. but as you said, life is short.