On my previous post about how to get into a club / bar, this is what you shouldn’t do. I have been working as a doorman for about five years, every Thursday. We have had the line around the block multiple times, VIP’s, celebrities, DJ’s who think that they are important, people who think they are important, etc…
1. Don’t be as asshole when you talk to anyone at the entrance. If we are having a bad day, we won’t listen to you, at all. You could be the most important person in the world and your a dick, you will be shut down. This goes from security, to the doorman, and they are your entrance into the world. I listen to the security for everything, if they say someone is being a dick, I won’t let them in out of respect. And if I say not to let someone in, they will do the same for me. If you were a dick before, that means you get to wait in line longer.
2. Don’t get upset if you are not on the list. If I don’t see your name on the list, it can mean a lot of things. I always get, oh so and so, put me on the list. I rarely ever have the dj’s put any names on any list.
3. Because your a promoter or DJ or bartender somewhere else, that doesn’t mean I am going to let you in. I have gone to your club/bar and you didn’t let me in. I gave up on that the first time I tried doing it at your club. And I have only done it once. Bartenders try and say that they will hook you up, that never happens.
4. You know the promoter. Great, so do I. What is his name? Oh you don’t know it, call him up then? Oh you don’t have his number? Line goes to the left.
Remember, The doorman, the security, we want you to get inside. We don’t want to hangout with you. We don’t want to talk to you. I want you to get inside as soon as possible. It is bad when police drive by and see a line, it is bad for the neighbors. We are not doing it on purpose. We want you to get inside and buy more drinks as soon as possible. We are doing the best that we can trying to make that happen.
OH, its simple, just don’t be a dick.