IamA Bouncer/Head Doorman with proof, AMA!
My short bio: Hey guys, this AMA is in response to the following AMA: http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/3aljvl/hey_ive_been_a_bouncer_for_the_last_15_years_ask/ in which most of the supposed doorman's answers have been downvoted away with many people saying it was because his proof was insufficient and that his answers were shallow, sexist and probably not those of a career doorman. Just thought I'd put myself up here with some proof so if there were any questions you had which you didn't want to ask the other guy because of this, feel free to here!
I am a Head Doorman for a busy bar/nightclub on the main street in the "party district" of my home city, which is outside the US.
I have blacked out part of my face and the ID numbers on my security license for obvious reasons :)
Edit: Thank you guys so much for all your questions! So that you don't keep asking, no I have never seen Roadhouse. I am very sorry.
Edit 2: Wow! Thanks for the front page guys!
Final Edit: I appreciate everyone for asking questions and being so kind in this thread, I had a lot of fun! That's about it for me, I hope I answered the questions you wanted answered but just incase I wanted to say a couple things here regarding Doormen in general;
We're all just normal people, we like having a chat and having a laugh and are as varied in our size, demeanor, gender, sexuality, race, religion and personality as any other profession. Always be nice to your local doorman and try to see things from our perspective, sometimes when we have to be "ruining your night" we're just trying to do our jobs and we really don't enjoy being dicks despite all the people who say we do.
Also quick PSA to anyone out there, if you're ever in trouble or nervous regarding your safety either inside or outside a nightclub, maybe it's late and you're waiting for your ride or you need to walk through the alley to get to your car etc. please do not hesitate to ask your door staff to wait with you or walk you to your car, I would much much much rather "waste" 5 minutes of my time and get you home safely than have something bad happen to anyone at the end of the day we are there for your safety and to make sure that everyone's Friday and Saturday nights are an enjoyable one.