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By Rob the Bouncer

In Clublife, Rob takes readers on a harrowing journey of the seedy, harmful, and sometimes deranged international of recent York's most well-liked nightclubs. within the culture of Kitchen exclusive and The soft Bar, Clublife is a awesome memoir of the nightclub enterprise and the way medicines, alcohol, troublemakers, and violence conspire opposed to the boys golf equipment enlist to maintain all of it less than keep an eye on. Brutally sincere and full of excellent stories just a precise insider may perhaps inform, Clublife offers readers an all-access move into the seamy culture of recent York nightclub protection.

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I’m on the job,” he said. “NYPD? ” “We’re not. We can’t work anywhere where the main source of 28 R O B T H E B O U N C E R income is from alcohol sales. ” I asked. ” “Listen. First of all, I know you’re not a cop. ” “As far as getting ratted out goes,” he continued, “it’s all part of the game. There’s fucking rats everywhere in New York, and they’re all looking to get ahead by fucking with your job. You learn that real quick the first time it happens to you, and you figure out who you gotta watch out for.

Ray was a fighter once, and by all accounts a good one. You know fighters when you see them, if you know what to look for: the flattened nose, the scar tissue over the eyes, and the clinical detachment with which they approach situations where they’ll be called upon to use their hands. For me, it’s the nose. When a guy’s nose is flattened from being broken repeatedly, either he’s had a lot of practice or he can’t stop getting hit. If it’s the latter, there’s a good chance you’ll get away with all your teeth, but it’s not the best idea to try and find out the reason why his nose looks the way it does through trial and error.

Yeah, I know,” he said. “We all need this job to work out. I wouldn’t worry about it, though. It’s all the same shit. People in Manhattan just have a little more money, and the women are better-looking. You’ll see less fat ones here, anyway. That’s about the only difference you’re gonna find. Scumbags are scumbags, and when you gotta lay your hands on somebody, it’s not like everyone in the city knows some secret kung-fu or something. ” “Come on, man. Are you fucking kidding me? This place ain’t shit.

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