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INTRODUCTION
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This final part of the night-experienced as neither night out proper nor as quite yet back to ‘reality’ —is split into three stages. First, we remain with the clubbers as some of them stay together, and I present three stories of afterglow in which clubbers reflect upon their clubbing experiences. This period of reflection is central in consolidating and partly rationalising the clubbing experiences that have just passed. For some clubbers these reflections will be focused around re-living the night, while others will look forward to the days, weeks and even years to come. Still others attempt to make sense of the night out in the context of their everyday lives more broadly.