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Why men in the VIP are insecure?
July 3, 2010 5:36 PM   Subscribe

Help me find this article: It's written buy a guy who used to work at nightclubs & it's an "inside look" at how nightclubs are designed to make men feel inferior & insecure so that they get expensive VIP table service. My google-fu has failed me and I don't remember where I saw the article.

From the little bit I remember, he had a few theories that to me were unexpected & fairly well grounded as to why men get tables & bottle service, and why even that continues to make them insecure, forcing them to keep upping the ante.
posted by MesoFilter to Society & Culture (4 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
 
Sociologist David Grazian wrote a book, On the Make: the Hustle of Urban Nightlife, about nightclubs and the status games played there -- maybe it was an excerpt from that, or an interview with the author?
posted by escabeche at 6:14 PM on July 3, 2010


I immediately thought of this guy's blog- he was pretty big there for a while.
posted by drjimmy11 at 6:21 PM on July 3, 2010


Is this what you're looking for?
posted by Nameless at 7:01 PM on July 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


Nameless- That's probably it. Not quite how I remember it, but it uses the word 'insecure' prominently, and I did troll the Reddit AMA a while back.

Thanks!
posted by MesoFilter at 8:11 PM on July 3, 2010


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