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Shadrach

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Re: will i live??
« Reply #30 on: October 10, 2003, 05:07:00 pm »
We do our best to keep the panhandlers away from the front of the club, but sometimes it's the walk from you car or the Metro when you get hit up. As a rule they are usually harmless.
 
 As for your concerns about safety, the area around the club is no more or less dangerous than most other areas in the city at night. The best suggestion I can give is to not walk up to any car windows if someone pulls up next to you asking for directions or anything. Just keep walking and don't even look over. It works best if your walking with other people. Any muggings that I've heard of around the club took place from vehicles, not on foot.

Jaguär

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Re: will i live??
« Reply #31 on: October 10, 2003, 05:23:00 pm »
Shadrach, I've never heard about the vehicle muggings but thanks for the insight.  ;)   Especially considering that I'm almost always a single woman on my own to and from the club. We have to be extra cautious!
 
 Also, the area is well lit and has lots of foot traffic with decent people. Just try to stay near people who look like they are out on the town for the evening. Don't take short cuts either.
 
 At the end of the night, there's always a cop outside which will always scare off crooks. People tend to mill about for awhile too. There's always staff, club goers and/or people with the band outside so the corner the club is on should be very safe.
 
 You may want to check your Metro schedule for the last train and keep track of time while at the club.

Shadrach

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Re: will i live??
« Reply #32 on: October 10, 2003, 05:27:00 pm »
On a side note: If you leave at the end of the show when 95% of the crowd leavs you should have no problems. However, if for some reason you're hanging out for a bit after, one of our doorstaff members will normally be happy to walk you to your car or call you a cab (if you can't get one out front).

mankie

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Re: will i live??
« Reply #33 on: October 10, 2003, 05:28:00 pm »
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Originally posted by Shadrach:
  We do our best to keep the panhandlers away from the front of the club, but sometimes it's the walk from you car or the Metro when you get hit up. As a rule they are usually harmless.
 
 
Most panhandlers are harmless....if you simply say "no, sorry" when they beg for money that's usually the end of it, it's when you completely ignore them that they get abusive...everyone likes to be at least acknowledged, and homeless people are no different than us. There have been a couple that I've come across (none near the 930) that get out of order and I just get right back in their face and they back off. There's one in particular that hangs around Nation that I've gotten into it with. He threatened to kick my a "sorry white ass" until I turned around and walked back towards him, then it was a case of, "Hey man...I was only mess'n wichya" Bottom line is, don't be afraid of them, or if you are, don't let them know it.

eltee

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Re: will i live??
« Reply #34 on: October 10, 2003, 05:52:00 pm »
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Pierre hugged me one time...and told me I was a brotha! That was a kodak moment I can tell you. [/b]
Wow that's just nasty actually! I hope you burned your clothes.
 
 MindCage
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 Deep6 Productions [/b]
I was on my way from the Velvet Lounge to the 930 when some bum hit me up for some "loo'hange". I told him I only had enough for 10 beers so had nothing to spare. Pierre heard me and started his fog-horn like laugh then came up and gave me a big hug telling me I was a brotha. It was a special moment for me...then I spent the rest of night in the 930 thinking everyone was looking at me and saying, "jeez, that dude stinks" [/b]
Pierre came up to my car window one time asking me what time it was repeatedly. I said, "9:30"
 (well, it was  :D  )
 
 Another time, he walked w/ me & he offered to clean my car window for a $1. I didn't drive that night. He kept asking tho.   ;)

thatguy

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Re: will i live??
« Reply #35 on: October 11, 2003, 03:21:00 am »
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  ha ha...from my experience, there is more danger AT the show, i.e. getting thrown off the stage by club staff, than in the neighborhood around the club...ha ha
i posted this once before, and it got deleted with the whole thread that went wrong.  please email me at thatguy@930.com and i will discuss the details of your experience with you.

Jaguär

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Re: will i live??
« Reply #36 on: October 11, 2003, 03:14:00 pm »
Manrilla, meet Cindy.
 
 Cindy, meet Manrilla.
 
 There, my job is done.  <img src="http://burns.thefinaldimension.org/contrib/guus/liefde.gif" alt=" - " />