Last night i went to New Slang at The Works for the first time. i have a few issues that I need to vent. Firstly, the night is great, they decorate the place well, the sound is top notch (bar a few techy problems last night) and the bands they get to play are quality. The downside I'm afraid is the horrible experience you have to go through to get in the place. I had an easier time getting into the US just after 9/11!
Now recently, some lad was killed at the club on a weekend night and they have had to increase security. This is a nessesary precaution which I am well for BUT the power hungry meat heads (male and female) they have working the door made me quite furious! After removing all metal objects on my person and being scanned I was DRAGGED to one side and body search then pushed through another metal detector where once again, I was pysically pulled over for ANOTHER full body search before I was allowed to get my stuff. When I did reach for my things, the woman "searching" through bags grabbed my arm and sternly told me "NOT yet. You have to be searched first" (already annoyed, I told her the actual situation) I went into the club feeling like I was visiting an inmate.
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A female friend of mine was joining me later and after waiting in line and going throughthe first scans had her bag snatched by the woman doing the searches and had the contents EMPTIED into a tray! When my friend protested (quite angrily yet understandably)after she was told to "cheer up love, you're here to have a good time and we're here to search you", she was kicked out for having a bad attitude!! Un-fucking-believable!
I watched as other people went through the same discomfort all night being treated like an animal with a real "guilty until proven innocent" ethos. It really ruined the night for us.
Sorry for the long one but I was so angry. At least my thoughts about The Works were true. Fantastic night, horrible venue!