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The Tao of The Velvet Rope: Myths, Truths, and Guiding Principles of Nightclub Security

Hello and welcome to TAO OF THE VELVET ROPE

A weekly podcast where we discuss the Myths, Truths, and Guiding Principles of Nightclub Security.

Join us as we take a look at the TACTICS, STRATEGIES, POLICIES, AND PROCEDURES that can help to keep your EMPLOYEES, YOUR PATRONS, AND YOUR ESTABLISHMENT safe and liability free. Whether you’re a security staffer, bar manager, venue owner, or patron - this podcast will help you gain some insight into the world of entertainment venue security.

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May 10, 2018

A discussion about the "Right to Refuse Service" and what that actually means.

May 4, 2018

This week on Tao of The Velvet Rope, we interview artist and ex-bouncer Chuck Collins. We talk about his work in bars and how it inspired him to create “BOUNCE!”; a comic about a NYC bouncer, his friends, and their adventures.

Where you can find Chuck Collins online:

Instagram: bounce_comic


Apr 26, 2018

A discussion on the ramifications of "going hands on" and using "Reasonable Force".

Apr 20, 2018

How to deal with Violent Incidents before, during, and after they occur.

Here is the link to the video discussed during this episode.

Apr 12, 2018

How to deal with gangs and gang members in your establishment.