Exactly. When you are with a program who travels a lot this becomes part of your social network and alcohol can be a part of that. Also as mentioned earlier there is an extreme amount of idle time, unlike basketball, football or baseball game where you do your thing and leave. We arrive early for warm ups, watch the performance, perhaps watch other teams in the program, then wait forever for awards with nothing else to do. Yes we should always drink responsibly and some do not, but these trips are generally the only vacation we get in a year so I would be lying if I said alcohol would not be part of it.