Saturday, August 18, 2007
The World Of The bouncer
Uh-oh... off on another kick. This time Bouncers. I never worked professionally, but one time I was doing security with some guys at a huge multi-keg and music party. My partner threw some poor guy through a plate glass window. I'd say he over-reacted. Of course, the cops came, because it was a rented public building, and it kinda put a damper on the whole party. Bouncers have tough, dangerous jobs, and mostly it is about control and keeping the peace.
I've written about this before, but I knew a guy that managed a nude dance bar in a rough neighborhood in Portland. One night, two young gangsters got into it with some locals and my manager friend and the owner grabbed the gangsters and "escorted" them out. In front of the bar, there was some shoving and bad talk. The older gangster told the other one "Do it, do it!" The kid pullde out a .32 pistol and shot my friend in the thigh. He was able to hang on to the guy and handcuff him to a street post until the cops came. Later in jail, a mistake was made, and they let the guy out by accident. They combed the streets and found him and re-arrested him later. My friend recovered and was just fine. Mind you, these guys (the owner and manager) had no fight training what-so-ever. Pretty risky stuff.
I am going to see if I can get this movie on NetFlicks, it looks pretty damned good.