IAmA doorman at a world famous Las Vegas nightclub, an aspiring writer, and a former strip club bouncer. AMA!
** EDIT **: I should have said this sooner. I'm still taking questions, so post away! I work nights and go to school in the mornings, but I'm happy to post in the afternoons and keep this going for a few days.
Hello redditors! I have worked in the nightclub industry for about 15 years. I have been a bartender, cook, bouncer, manager, and promoter. I currently work as a doorman at an upscale nightclub in Las Vegas. During the week, I attend classes at UNLV, and in my free time I write fiction. I am currently working on my first novel.
This week, I responded to a question on self.askreddit, "Hey Reddit, what job sounds awesome but in reality sucks?"
I posted a comment about my time as a strip club bouncer and received a lot of great comments, a few thousand upvotes, and a nice pile of gold. In between answering questions, I sprinkled in a few of my more memorable anecdotes. I ended up getting numerous requests for an AMA, and I hadn't really talked much about how great my current job is, so I decided to do it. Here is the comment that got it all started, but be warned, some of the subject matter in that thread is very adult in nature:
If you've ever wanted a little advice on how to get into a busy nightclub, and have a better time while you're there, I'm your guy. So please ask away, and I'll be posting a few more anecdotes as we go along.
I won't be providing the name of the nightclub that I currently work at, as I am doing this AMA on my own initiative. But trust me, it is a very successful club.