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08-04-2021, 03:36   #31
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I remember years ago lighting up a cheeky cigarette in a non smoking area of a nightclub with the express intention of getting thrown out at the end of the night. I sometimes did this as I considered it to be low level shenanigans. On one occasion I did it the bouncer completely lost his sh!t and slapped the cigarette out of my mouth with his fist whizzing past my face. He then grabbed my arm and led me out of the club, but whilst walking me out he was hyper extending my arm and was pinching me at the same which was pure agony.

I was pretty sure he wanted me to retaliate so he'd be justified in giving me a few proper slaps, but I'm fairly passive after a few pints just enjoy a mild bit of sh!tstirring. Obviously I was being a wee pr!ck but the bouncers reaction was way O.T.T in my opinion.
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Attracts a lot of aggressive knuckle-heads. Most do be grand but there does be like 20% with an agenda especially the more local nightclubs
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I probably have been ejected from nightclubs a few times, just for being too drunk, never for fighting or anything like that. I remember one time this old small bouncer was escorting me out, he was grabbing me by the neck on the way out, no need for it at all,I was just too drunk, I wasn't objecting to being asked to leave, so I told him to fcuk off I was leaving and pulled his hands from around my neck, he let me walk out then. must have been small man syndrome or something, id say this guy was about 5'6, I am 6'2.
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I'm too old now for this to be an issue, bouncers always just say "howya" and let me in.

In my younger days though I can't recall any serious aggro. Naturally if you get randomly refused with "not tonight lads" or "you're too pissed", you end up thinking, "Your man is a bit of a prick", but in hindsight they have a few hundred people coming into a place and they're doing their best to filter the crowd to keep everyone safe inside. So mistakes will be made. They're not mind readers and most of them are only young themselves.

I've never hung around with anyone who becomes an angry drunk, so have never come to clash with bouncers inside, and if any of us got completely hammered we always had the good sense to leave before we got fvcked out anyway. A nod from the bouncer; "Is he alright? He can't sleep there" was the typical signal to GTFO.

Terry on the door of Bruxelles (he must be retired now) was always a sound man. He'd refuse you but tell you to come back next week. He barred a mate of mine, but only for month. And he wasn't ****ty about it. When he tried to get in the response was, "Howya, you're still barred, come back in two weeks".

The only time I've seen bouncers getting into scraps was with drunken idiots who decided to start ****. That's not to say many bouncers don't go over the top when someone decides to start on them, but I've never seen bouncers be the ones to start a fight.
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I'm too old now for this to be an issue, bouncers always just say "howya" and let me in.

In my younger days though I can't recall any serious aggro. Naturally if you get randomly refused with "not tonight lads" or "you're too pissed", you end up thinking, "Your man is a bit of a prick", but in hindsight they have a few hundred people coming into a place and they're doing their best to filter the crowd to keep everyone safe inside. So mistakes will be made. They're not mind readers and most of them are only young themselves.

I've never hung around with anyone who becomes an angry drunk, so have never come to clash with bouncers inside, and if any of us got completely hammered we always had the good sense to leave before we got fvcked out anyway. A nod from the bouncer; "Is he alright? He can't sleep there" was the typical signal to GTFO.

Terry on the door of Bruxelles (he must be retired now) was always a sound man. He'd refuse you but tell you to come back next week. He barred a mate of mine, but only for month. And he wasn't ****ty about it. When he tried to get in the response was, "Howya, you're still barred, come back in two weeks".

The only time I've seen bouncers getting into scraps was with drunken idiots who decided to start ****. That's not to say many bouncers don't go over the top when someone decides to start on them, but I've never seen bouncers be the ones to start a fight.
Bounced n and south for a few decades,most are ok,but whilst on tbe door in several clubs in Cork city spotted some guys with the hard chaw attitude alright,ran a few venues and got rid of a few jokers,those with no balls and those with attitude and were more interested in women than security
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I've never argued with one. "Sorry lads, not tonight" is sufficient. You're not going to change their mind by arguing. I did however get a Not Tonight, politely said "OK, no problem" and they called us back and said go on in
I once got told "You can't come in, you look like you've had a few already". I told him I look like this all the time, and he laughed and let me in.
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I always found bouncers in proper clubs (like tripod/Redbox/twisted pepper etc) much sounder than the crap places like coppers and diceys.
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I'm too old now for this to be an issue, bouncers always just say "howya" and let me in.

In my younger days though I can't recall any serious aggro. Naturally if you get randomly refused with "not tonight lads" or "you're too pissed", you end up thinking, "Your man is a bit of a prick", but in hindsight they have a few hundred people coming into a place and they're doing their best to filter the crowd to keep everyone safe inside. So mistakes will be made. They're not mind readers and most of them are only young themselves.

I've never hung around with anyone who becomes an angry drunk, so have never come to clash with bouncers inside, and if any of us got completely hammered we always had the good sense to leave before we got fvcked out anyway. A nod from the bouncer; "Is he alright? He can't sleep there" was the typical signal to GTFO.

Terry on the door of Bruxelles (he must be retired now) was always a sound man. He'd refuse you but tell you to come back next week. He barred a mate of mine, but only for month. And he wasn't ****ty about it. When he tried to get in the response was, "Howya, you're still barred, come back in two weeks".

The only time I've seen bouncers getting into scraps was with drunken idiots who decided to start ****. That's not to say many bouncers don't go over the top when someone decides to start on them, but I've never seen bouncers be the ones to start a fight.


It definitely happens, some bullies are attracted to the job because they see it as an easy way to bully people and attack them. I know of someone who was let go from a few bouncer jobs because he was such a person. You get bad apples in every job.
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I always found bouncers in proper clubs (like tripod/Redbox/twisted pepper etc) much sounder than the crap places like coppers and diceys.


Soundest bouncers I ever came across was the ones who work at raves in Germany, they look like they are in biker gangs, huge guys but if you don't cause them any trouble they are really sound and will chat away to you. I really wouldn't want to get in their bad books though.
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A guy from my old school had terrible problems with his temper. I used to work in the city centre and would often meet him sporting a freshly-appointed black eye, explained by "trouble with a bouncer", and then a long diatribe about how he was going to sue this bouncer, who would never work in this town again etc.

Always found it odd that one person could be so supposedly victimised by bouncers when the rest of us have few negative experiences — and even those were usually explained by that naggin we downed in the queue.

If someone is getting into trouble with different bouncers, it might not be the bouncers who are wrong.
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It definitely happens, some bullies are attracted to the job because they see it as an easy way to bully people and attack them. I know of someone who was let go from a few bouncer jobs because he was such a person. You get bad apples in every job.
Ah I've no doubt. Plenty of lads out there itching for a fight. And being a bouncer not only guarantees you get into a couple of scrapes, but you won't get fired for it either.
And they probably then set out to antagonise someone into a fight rather than trying to calm the situation down.
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Ah I've no doubt. Plenty of lads out there itching for a fight. And being a bouncer not only guarantees you get into a couple of scrapes, but you won't get fired for it either.
And they probably then set out to antagonise someone into a fight rather than trying to calm the situation down.


They do get fired for it though, proper bouncers don't want to work with lads like that and decent pub/club owners don't want their bouncers starting fights and bullying customers.
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Can't recall any issue with bouncers tbh.
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Did it for 3 years in NY and 5 months in Dublin. Wouldn't go back to doing it in Dublin for a 1000 euro a night tbh. The pissed coked up Irish public are idiots. All my experience was from 1997 to 2003 so maybe things have changed. I'm too old now anyway lol
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