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  • - I would safely say, yeah,

  • my bull(beeping) detector is pretty good by now.

  • (laughing)

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  • Telltale signs of an underage person,

  • typically you get the person who is very edgy

  • when they show up and they really don't know

  • exactly how things work,

  • and they're kind of just anxious for no reason,

  • and then, of course, they hesitantly hand your their ID,

  • and they kind of just sit there and smile.

  • - Oh, their body language.

  • Most people are pretty good at lying,

  • but their body isn't.

  • - When they're walking up,

  • they're, uh, here, and no eye contact.

  • Usually, I find that people will stand up straight

  • and they're like, yes, that's me,

  • and they'll look at the card,

  • whereas the other one will be like,

  • hey, yo, and kind of look away,

  • so I mean, those are just some of the signs.

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  • - There's certain things on one ID that's real

  • that you won't find on a fake ID,

  • and vice versa.

  • - Some of the things we look for,

  • when we're looking for a fake ID

  • would definitely be laminated pieces of plastic

  • or pieces of paper that have absolutely zero traits

  • of an actual ID.

  • - Most IDs do have a special actual tag

  • that you can see in certain lighting.

  • - Here in California is if you have a light,

  • you have the California bear outlined in the back,

  • and if you hold it up,

  • you can see that outline,

  • whereas the fakes tend to not have it.

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  • Well, actually, at my first job, in 2011, a couple,

  • either blatantly not recognizing their surroundings,

  • or deliberately not caring,

  • and starting to get it on while other people are around,

  • so I had to politely tell them,

  • "Hey, look, this is not the spot for that.

  • "I feel you, have a good time.

  • "Just move it on, take it elsewhere."

  • - I've seen a lot of people hook up.

  • Pretty much wherever they can it in,

  • seen that on, I would say, an everyday basis.

  • It's not really crazy anymore.

  • It's just the norm to me now.

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  • - Starting a fight, and probably stripping,

  • just getting naked.

  • - Undermining the fact that we're here,

  • and we're doing a job, and we're here to do a job,

  • and making sure that you're allowing us to do so.

  • - Get out of line, and try to be aggressive with you

  • for no reason.

  • It does happen.

  • You get macho people,

  • whether it's women or men,

  • who just have a bad attitude,

  • and wanna take it out on you.

  • - Someone not having their forms of ID like they should,

  • and just trying to talk me up.

  • Oh, you're so handsome!

  • You're so cute!

  • It's like, um, appreciate the compliment,

  • but you know, I still need that form of ID,

  • if you don't mind.

  • - Honestly, pet names and things like that

  • are probably the easiest way to piss me off.

  • Oh, things like big boy, big John.

  • Accurate.

  • (laughing)

  • - First impressions, coming up to the door,

  • it'll always make a huge statement.

  • - Being polite.

  • You actually don't have to say much to a bouncer.

  • Just make sure you have your ID card.

  • - Probably just being prepared and not having

  • a bunch of assholes that you're with.

  • - Don't be getting out of line.

  • Just have a good time,

  • and don't be destructive or disruptive

  • and causing a scene.

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  • - The best excuse I've ever gotten

  • for forgetting an ID was definitely

  • they said their dog ate it,

  • which we all know is a crock of shit.

  • - Literally the worst excuse you could say

  • is I forgot my ID.

  • There's no excuses for forgetting it.

  • Just bring it.

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  • Most likely not, but depending on the situation,

  • every situation is different,

  • and sometimes, it can be reevaluated

  • and possibly be let back in,

  • but in most instances, if you're escorted out,

  • you're not coming back in.

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  • I would say the bull(beeping) detector that I have

  • is pretty on par, and you'd be lucky

  • if you get away with something.

  • - I would safely say, yeah, my bull(beeping) detector

  • is pretty good by now.

  • (laughing)

  • - I'm working on it!

  • I'm working on it,

  • but I'd like to think it's pretty good,

  • probably about a B+, A-,

  • but that's why we got my other security officer,

  • who's here for to help me,

  • when I may miss a certain thing,

  • they're here to pick me back up.

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  • - You could get to the front of the line,

  • as long as you had a pretty good standing relationship

  • with the person that was actually at the door.

  • - I plead the 5th on that.

  • (laughing)

  • - Any way to get to the front of the line

  • is if you know the owner.

  • That would pretty much be the only thing.

  • Everyone else is treated the exact same way here.

  • (upbeat music)

  • - For me, one of the best parts of the job

  • is the fact that I get to be around music,

  • people, I do like to dance and sing myself,

  • so being around the environment

  • is always good for me.

  • - Getting to meet new people in here,

  • and having them kind of trust in you

  • as a security guy, to say they that trust

  • that you're there to protect them,

  • you're gonna do the right things.

  • - Definitely the social interaction part of it,

  • making sure that you're meeting plenty of people

  • from all around the world,

  • but also being a part of keeping them safe, as well.

  • (upbeat music)

- I would safely say, yeah,

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