If you want to know what's really going on up in the club, you've got to seek out the people who have seen it all. Bouncers and security guards always have their eyes peeled and they're trained to shut down tomfoolery before it explodes and ruins everyone's night. What may seem like harmless antics from a drunk dude or socially awkward girl to the untrained eye, could really be the precursors of a ticking time bomb. We've sorted through tons of bouncer and security guard stories and collected the best ones here so you can learn who to watch out for to avoid drama (or to see it go down if that's what you're into).
We can probably all agree that bros who do anything to get drunk are trouble. The same goes for girls who are feeling themselves so much that they get up on the table to dance, and anyone who shows you their concealed carry permit. Bad things always happen in crowded bars but would you ever expect anything crazy from the friendly, outgoing guy who went clubbing by himself? These maintainers of club civility believe that you should. Read their descriptions and take note.
The Girl Who's Not Afraid To Get Petty
An anonymous bouncer on Reddit calls this type the "Mama Junie."
She's usually a "slightly to very overweight white girl who is going to start sh*t with someone else for some petty... sh*t and drag her boyfriend into it somehow. This girl would invariably describe herself as, 'a redneck girl' and uses phrases on Facebook like 'if you can't handle me at my best...'"
The Guy Who Comes By Himself But Talks To Everybody
A former security guard for a high capacity bar says:
"In my experience, the people who tend to get in the most fights are [the] lone drunk [guys who try] to talk to EVERYBODY. Typically, this person talks to the wrong guy's girlfriend or can't take subtle hints that the group doesn't want him around. You take this guy plus another guy who's just drunk enough to have a short fuse and stuff happens."
People With Concealed Carry Permits
A doorman says:
"If someone hands me a CCP as ID and flashes a tough-guy grin to me, I always remove them from the premises, immediately. Yeah I know what the f*cking Second Amendment is. I like guns too, buddy. But guns and alcohol don't mix, and certainly not in my bar."
The Group Of Nervous Girls
A doorman on Reddit shares:
"If one to three girls walk in looking nervous, ALWAYS stop the guy who steps in immediately behind them. Nine out of 10 times, they circle back and thank you for stopping the creep they couldn't ditch."