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Fucking Dress Code!!!!

sweetpea

TRIBE Member
I know it's been done but I have to vent:D

K so my night lastnight starts of good. I find out me and chernobyl are meeting some friends at the fucking Lava Lounge
(barf!) so we get there and I am in the line and one of the
?bouncers? comes up and is like you can't come in cuz you have runners

HERE WE GO -

so I feel so bad cuz even though I dont care if I get in, friends are waiting for us inside. So Cher goes inside to get the girls and they come out and ask if i can get in cuz we are waiting for other people. I guess it is the "owner" that comes out and he tells me to come up to him and SHOW HIM MY FUCKING SHOES - YES SHOW HIM MY FUCKING SHOES- can we say degrading ?

So i walk up to him with my fucking head down and show him my shoes - motherfucker - and everyone in line is like yelling let her in. So yeah he lets me in even though i so didnt want to be in there.

I walk in the door and proceed to hear - "You have to take off your hat" - you have got to be fucking kidding me. Where am I? In the twighlight zone? It takes alot for me to be polite at this time
:mad:
yeah so we stay for like 15 minutes and then our friends show up and they can't get in - I won't even say why:rolleyes:
So we end up leaving -
as we are leaving I am about to tell the manager that his bar AND clientele would be SO MUCH BETTER if they made some changes and what does he say?
WHY DO YOU HAVE YOUR HAT ON? ahaha too fucking much
 

Karim

TRIBE Member
I have a friend who is young, like 21, but his hair is falling out :(

He grew what he had long to comb over, and puts a bandana on with little bits of hair sticking out from all around the banada to make it look like he has hair all over. Poor guy.

Well one time at this club, he was trying to get in, and they told him to take a hike cause he was in a gang. The bouncer explains that the bandana could be an article of gang wear.

My friend quietly says to the bouncer "Look man, I'm losing my hair, I can't take it off" and the bouncer tells him to go try a different club.

Me, my friend, and some other friends decide not to go to that club and he was furious. Furious enough to get hair implant surgery, at 21.

:mad: <---- Hates dress codes, cause it sends doormen on power trips.
Karim
 
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Bumbaclat

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Lava Lounge should just be happy they have anybody in there. It's fun but not good enough to have dress code. The busiest I've ever seen it was when a private "rave" party was going on.

Bumbaclat
 

MoFo

TRIBE Member
*shaking my head in disapprovement*

This is exactly what I'm talking about when I say dress codes don't do much good.
 

Wunderbar

TRIBE Member
Just as clubbers have a right to enter any club they desire, club owners have the right to enforce a dress code no matter how unreasonable it may seem. If you don't like dressing up, then go to a place where there is no dress code. If you are indifferent towards dressing up or like it, go to a place that enforces a dress code.

The key is acquiring information. Indeed, there are websites, numerous publications and phonebooks that can assist you in finindg out whether that bar your friends are going to has a no hat-no sneaker policy. Even if somehow you can't access this omnipresent information, there is a not insignificant probability that the club, being in the club district, will have a dress code.

Basically, what I'm saying is, don't try to be a hero and force club owner to adhere to your view of what makes a club night. If you really want to make a difference, stop going to clubs that enforce dress codes and encourage other people to do the same.
 

MBoy

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Gah. I don't like lava lounge one little bit. Geez... I've had a hard time there even back when it wasn't dress code... seems like a bunch of people standing in circles. not much fun, not approachable, not easy to meet people.

And now.... no running shoes?

Bah. Sorry you went through that kel. -Duncan
 
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juice

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I had my cell phone stolen at Lava Lounge, my friend is a bouncer there which is handy I guess but other then that I say booo to Lava Lounge. I'm sure he wasn't one of the ones giving you a hassle if that counts cause he is on vacation now.
 

MBoy

TRIBE Member
Yeah cause Kelley *really* looks like someone i wouldn't want patronizing my establishment. :rolleyes:

You probably should have worn those boots....

-duncan
 

sweetpea

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Wunderbar
Just as clubbers have a right to enter any club they desire, club owners have the right to enforce a dress code no matter how unreasonable it may seem. If you don't like dressing up, then go to a place where there is no dress code. If you are indifferent towards dressing up or like it, go to a place that enforces a dress code.

The key is acquiring information. Indeed, there are websites, numerous publications and phonebooks that can assist you in finindg out whether that bar your friends are going to has a no hat-no sneaker policy. Even if somehow you can't access this omnipresent information, there is a not insignificant probability that the club, being in the club district, will have a dress code.

Basically, what I'm saying is, don't try to be a hero and force club owner to adhere to your view of what makes a club night. If you really want to make a difference, stop going to clubs that enforce dress codes and encourage other people to do the same.
I have no words :rolleyes:
 
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sweetpea

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by MBoy
a bunch of people standing in circles. not much fun, not approachable, not easy to meet people.

And now.... no running shoes?

Bah. Sorry you went through that kel. -Duncan
That is exactly what it was like.

That's ok. I had an awesome night anyways, too bad you couldn't come out :D
 

MoFo

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Wunderbar
Just as clubbers have a right to enter any club they desire, club owners have the right to enforce a dress code no matter how unreasonable it may seem. If you don't like dressing up, then go to a place where there is no dress code. If you are indifferent towards dressing up or like it, go to a place that enforces a dress code.

The key is acquiring information. Indeed, there are websites, numerous publications and phonebooks that can assist you in finindg out whether that bar your friends are going to has a no hat-no sneaker policy. Even if somehow you can't access this omnipresent information, there is a not insignificant probability that the club, being in the club district, will have a dress code.
And what I'm saying is that the ultimate goal of a dress code is to be a style filter. It's sort of equivalent to an art director of a publication. He/she decided who gets to be in it.

But dress codes do not do that in reality. They don't make your club anymore stylish. They just alienate certain patrons who come for the music and produce stupid littel fuck-ups like what Sweetpea experienced.

Basically, what I'm saying is, don't try to be a hero and force club owner to adhere to your view of what makes a club night. If you really want to make a difference, stop going to clubs that enforce dress codes and encourage other people to do the same.
yeah, cuz being passive is so chic. Gimme a break. I get so exasperated when people just live their lives to the tune of society's ideals. Maybe I'm being anarchistic but speaking up is a part of "making a difference."
 
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Originally posted by Karim
I have a friend who is young, like 21, but his hair is falling out :(

He grew what he had long to comb over, and puts a bandana on with little bits of hair sticking out from all around the banada to make it look like he has hair all over. Poor guy.

Well one time at this club, he was trying to get in, and they told him to take a hike cause he was in a gang. The bouncer explains that the bandana could be an article of gang wear.

My friend quietly says to the bouncer "Look man, I'm losing my hair, I can't take it off" and the bouncer tells him to go try a different club.

Me, my friend, and some other friends decide not to go to that club and he was furious. Furious enough to get hair implant surgery, at 21.

:mad: <---- Hates dress codes, cause it sends doormen on power trips.
Karim

your friend already suffers fromlow self esteem. that's why he can't except the fact he's going bald.
he should have just started shaving his head.
 

Wunderbar

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by MoFo


yeah, cuz being passive is so chic. Gimme a break. I get so exasperated when people just live their lives to the tune of society's ideals. Maybe I'm being anarchistic but speaking up is a part of "making a difference."

If you own property, and run a business on your property you can be unreasonable as you want with it as long as you are not breaking any laws or not in violation of any Charter right. Clubs are fully within their rights to have a night that only admits people wearing red but cannot say " Asians, Jews, Blacks or Homosexuals will not be admitted"

If a club has a no hats, no sneakers policy, why would someone ,who is aware of the policy, even try to enter? They don't have to let you in. You don't have a natural right to enter their property.

Asking you to abstain from wearing sneakers or a hat or even jeans is not asking a lot. The owner has an idea about what market segment he wants to attract and the vibe he wants to create at the party and requests a minimum standard of dress for entry on to his property. It's just like McDonalds who enforce a no shirts, no shoes, no service policy at their outlets.


Listen, I'm not a fan of dress codes. I would much rather go to a club wearing my sneakers. That being said, you can't tell people how to run their business if they aren't breaking any laws. If you feel so strongly about it, speak to politicians, protest in front of the clubs , open your own establishment and do whatever it takes to get people to subsrcibe to your cause.


The truth of the matter is, there are scores of bars and clubs that do not discriminate on shoe type or and you should give your business to these places.
 
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