Back in 1991, when I was 60 days sober I moved to San Francisco. As destiny would have it the International Convention of Young People in AA (ICYPAA) was having its annual conference in my new hometown. I went to the sobriety countdown in the infamous Bill Graham Civic Center and there I sat amidst 7,500 amped up sober people.
At that time AA was 56 years old, so the organizers started the countdown from the stage by asking if there was anyone in the audience who was 56 years sober. No one answered. They then asked if there was anyone who has 55 years sober. No one answered.