IamA Bodyguard (1983-2008) to Hollywood and recording studios. AMA!
My primary referral source, Cherokee Studios, North Hollywood: http://i.imgur.com/Keako9S.jpg
The Cherokee conference room: http://i.imgur.com/NG5udXt.jpg
The Cherokee Studio C: http://i.imgur.com/fXj7NNf.jpg
John Carpenter mixing a movie soundtrack with Bruce Robb (Producer) at Cherokee: http://i.imgur.com/Sx0jNuB.jpg
My Expired Bodyguard License: http://i.imgur.com/XyxPK0F.jpg
My verification: http://i.imgur.com/OoB6gmz.jpg
I was a licensed California bodyguard who wore a suit most of the time and carried concealed firearms and/or other weapons all of the time. VIP protection can be a boring business, but any particular VIP can be surprising. My best memories are with those who liked me and kept requesting me. My worst memories are of those who were totally reckless. I have guarded dozens of Hollywood VIPs, only some of which have seen their names in lights. Most of them were corporate and studio executives (most boring but best paying), but also some recording artists (more fun but less discreet) and movie stars (often outlandish and unreasonable).
People have conceptions of the VIP protection and preservation business. I was asked to hold this AMA to take questions about the business, so here I am. AMA!
Edit: Thanks for participating.