Before. After. Before. After.
Yes, it'll seem repedative, but that's the point. As someone who has frequented the nightlife for over ten years and counting, I acknowledge that I'm a creature of habit, and I have fairly steady routines which I follow for both before and after my evenings out. I had my routines in Chicago--routines which over the years slowly adapted to my lifestyle changes--and now I have my routines here in PA. I find some of these routines unintentionally operate as their own little rituals, offering a certain degree of comfort.
Anyway, to mark my announcement of my "Before and After the Ball" series for March 2018, I'll share a video featuring the song "After the Party" from the 1965 film "How to Stuff a Wild Bikini." Enjoy!