Don't take that literally...but in my world, do.
In club world, recession = drink/go out more. It's the honest to god's truth.
I'm constantly being asked by people when I'm out, "So how does the recession affect your nightlife business?" I tell them, "it doesn't!" People seem annoyed at the fact that's the case, but history always repeats. In the time of the great depression, we had prohibition which outlawed the sale or consumption of alcohol. What did people do? Flagrantly BROKE the law and drank more!
Of course we aren't breaking the law now by drinking alcohol (although I do think some people are breaking it by how MUCH they drink, ha-ha) but we are seeing growing alcohol sales. The only thing I can say decreases in this time is people wanting to pay cover. However, we're able to make up for that with liquor sales.
Is drinking really helping the situation? Well, I actually think it is. Liquor sales are on the rise and surprisingly that's helping the economy, no not to a great amount, but it's a taxed commodity in New York.
So what do I say!? Go out and drink more (at my parties of course!) Ha-Ha, just kidding. Everything in moderation!
PS Sorry I didn't have any funny photos or videos for this one, but you try googling and finding something with "drinking/recession"! So here's one of my favorite videos/songs of the week. (Hey it has drinking and a club in it!)