- Bouncers – channel 4
I did 5 years non stop in blackpool working at sanuk and syndicate before its demise. Had a blast and met some “characters” if you acted a dick and a hardman you got put in your place sharpish. If you held your own and had respect you got on. Watching the prigrammes makes me want to re kindle the badge and have a laugh again but too much hassle these days.Posted 4 years agosunnriderMember
Grew up in Ireland with the whole doorman/bouncer, wrong shoes and you´re not getting in mentality.
I thought it was utter bobbins at the time and even more so now.
Having lived the last 10 years in the Basque country where, I can go out til 6am and not meet a bouncer outside every bar,nightclub and coffee shop, I´ve realised they´re not the problem, it´s the lager swilling brain-dead masses. TBH, I´d stick a 400% tax on all alcohol sold after 7pm in UK/Ireland (Lidl included).
I can´t offer any other solution, move over here, just avoid Benidorm and anywhere south of Madrid. We shold be ok for a few years yet.Posted 4 years agoTooTallMember
Quite the philosopher, aren’t you.
Yup. People walking by or just turning a blind eye is a big part of why society is knackered. People are happy to let others get away with crimes because they can’t be bothered doing something for someone else. I notice TomB has given a lot more detail to his story.
I lad that I was at uni with
I wasn’t in halls and didn’t even know his name
As for ton – you’ve spent some time discussing violent retribution on here in the past.Posted 4 years agoandypandy85Member
The bouncers were all serious gangsters, proper hard-as-nails career criminals! Into allsorts.
Bertie Basset has a lot to answer for.
Liquorice. Just say no, kids.
Some other cracking replies in this thread! Thank you to those who’ve made me chuckle tonight on this downward spiral of a forum.Posted 4 years agolegalalienSubscriber
Did you work with/know Taffy
Yes – same era 🙂 There were two Taffys around a the time. One worked for Manny’s crew and the other for Charlie. I worked all around. Did a couple of stints up the Cav – first when it was Peps and then Utopia. Some of the Friday Peps dance nights were pretty special in the early 90s. Did a little up Manhattan’s, Never’s and a bunch of pubs around Blackburn and Accy
Here’s same roll call of some of the decent, more professional names from then, some of them good friends: Big Paul, Skinny, Chris & Karl Astley, Tugs, Dave Atherton, Sags, Hussain, Sloany, Richard (pink Cadillac & leaky Trans-am), Sally. The trouble usually came from Scouse hen parties, hangers-on from the Wilson’s, Gallagher’s or the gym lads. Had a couple of run-ins with the gym lot, usually when they’d buggered up their steroid cycle. Most of them were nothing by themselves, but were terrible when Tony Davis and Dave were out because they wanted to show off.
This thread has brought back a lot of memories. Was very close to starting my own security firm at one point before I decided I’d end up dead or worse and went back to college.Posted 4 years agoPigfaceMember
I worked on the door at TJ’s in Newport once 😯 my mates band were playing and I was doing them a favour. Holy crap what a nerve wracking night. Nerve wracking and terrifying.
The Queen of Hearts in Nelson was a slaughter house of a club, the bouncers had such a reputation that loons and psychopaths would travel miles to take them on.Posted 4 years ago
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