On the night that clubbing returns to Manchester, we join the security staff at a city centre venue and hear about an industry in peril
Absolutely loved this article, and I loved the turns of phrase even more, Jack. I worked at a club on Oldham Street around the Millenium and the bar staff and the door staff had a brilliant relationship, we had a lot of fun. It’s a tough job.
Really disturbing to hear about a more widespread lack of respect although there were always people who abused doormen and women. It’s too easy, whatever your age, if you’ve lived through your phone for 18 months, curating the world around you via social media and keeping a tight circle in real life, to know how to interact with a range of people. Add being entitled into the mix or any kind of racial abuse and it becomes sickening. One demographic’s fun and the money they spend shouldn’t be more important than anything else. Nothing is ever an excuse for treating people as less than human.
Very good article my clubbing days are well past me lol
Great article and very interesting. I really enjoyed reading it.
Despite ‘protagonist syndrome’, Whitworth Street West ‘an upturned pot of honey’ & sundry Joseph Knox rehearsal lines, a thoroughly enjoyable and original take on #FreedomDay
I really enjoyed reading this, your line about the clubbers learning how to dance again made me chuckle. I can just imagine the night :)
Ermm apologies Jack for sounding so grudging, even patronising. Didn’t mean to. Yours is a fascinating take on an interesting guild. I enjoyed it very much.