Even once you get past the physical and psychic reasons to drink, there are the pathetic psychological reasons, like having a prop to hold in your hand.
I’m not really a go out to a bar for drinking and fellowship sort of guy, but I am a music club kind of guy. The idea of going to a rock show and not drinking a beer? Crazy.
My whole idea of “what is cool?” is tied up with drinking, or at least holding a beer.
Reading an interview with the members of X, John Doe drinking a long neck beer and leaning against the wall at the back of an LA club.
Not drinking, what do you do with your hands?
What do I do to cover up my normal fidgeting tendencies?
Water bottle? Nalgene? Smoke?