“After all, stereotypes have to come from somewhere and many bouncers do NOT help to reverse the bad guy image.”Read More The Sins of The Bouncer
Quick notes this time around as we are moving some things! PODCAST – The Tao of the Velvet Rope Podcast has a new home! We have switched Podcast hosts to Libsyn. This gives us a few more options for outreach, commentary, and tracking, as well as a few behind the scenes improvements. TRAINING – We […]Read More Quick announcements…and a failure in training.
“A big part of gaining trust is proving that you yourself are responsible. If you are going to be responsible, you have to take ownership of your position.”Read More Trust issues…
In the wake of this week’s Orlando nightclub shooting, there has been much discussion about what could have been done to prevent a large-scale massacre. We must first recognize that shootings on this scale (over 10 people) in nightclub/bar environments have never occurred within the United States. To state that mass casualty incidents such as […]Read More Nightclub Security Fundamentals
Just last week, three women in Santa Monica, California prevented a date rape. They were fortunate enough to see the accused would-be rapist slip something into his date’s drink and notified both the woman and the restaurant’s management. Long story short, the man was arrested and is now facing criminal charges. As luck would have […]Read More Date Rape Drugs
The Rookie. The Kid. The Newbie. At some point in time, you have either been or will work with The F’ing New Guy. Some staffers will be happy to take the opportunity to teach the kid the ropes. But most staffers will groan when they have to train a new bouncer. Why? Because teaching someone […]Read More The FNG