Goodbye, 2015. And hello, 2016! We hope that your year ended well and that the year to come is a healthy and prosperous one. While we would usually not look back, I find it fitting that this New Year’s Eve video is currently making the rounds. Many of my formative years working Security were spent in the doorway […]Read More Happy New Year!
It pains me whenever I read articles like this one: http://www.kansas.com/2014/02/03/3265311/police-man-killed-in-club-shooting.html First, the loss of life over what was probably a fairly minor incident is tragic. Second, it is a reminder of the dangers of working in entertainment venues. And third, it makes me wonder, “Could something different have been done to prevent the violent […]Read More The Dangerous Side of the Equation
On Thursday, December 7th, 2013, a young bartender by the name of Mallory Rae Dies was crossing the street. She was struck by a driver who fled the scene. He was apprehended a few blocks away after crashing his car into a tree. Mallory was taken to the hospital. On Wednesday, December 11th, 2013, Mallory […]Read More Don’t (Let Them) Drink and Drive
I was working in an establishment recently that was having some issues with their Staffers ejecting Patrons on too regular a basis. What does that mean, exactly? Well, in this particular instance, the Staffers were told to watch out for over-intoxicated individuals and escort them out of the building. The problem was that the Staffers […]Read More Spotting Intoxicated Patrons
As a nightclub security staffer, you see intoxicated patrons on a regular basis. A very regular basis. Like, an every night regular basis. But very few people (nightclub professional or not) know the science behind Blood Alcohol Content. So let’s do a quick (and slightly scientific) review. When you ingest alcohol about 20% is absorbed […]Read More I’m not as think as you drunk I am…