I certainly agree that regardless of what Natalee did she did not deserve any foul play that might have happened to her. And perhaps her reputation is all Beth feels like she has left, which is why she has refused to turn over the phone and camera.
I don't think I'm entirely objective, at least as much as some. I don't drink at all and I could count the number of times I've been in a bar in the past twenty years on one hand. It's difficult for me to understand sending a teen ager to a party island. I've been to the Caribbean for kayaking and hiking and camping and sight seeing but I just don't see any thrill in hanging out in a bar until two in the morning. That's one reason I come here to this forum to read the opinions of people who understand that lifestyle more than I do.
Even those of us who undertsand it are not necessarily in favor of it. I would caution against making any value judgments of people who do imbibe. Not everyone who enjoys alcohol is a bar-hopping boozehound.
IIRC, in my youth, a cocktail helping lessen the tension of dancing in front of other people. Of course, I don't think there was any such inhibition at C&C's, not that night or any other!
That said, I wouldn't mind a bit if I had been so fortunate to be as athletic as you obviously are. Shoot, I can't even hunt and fish! Might break a nail or something, ya know! ;o)