by Simone

As frustrating as nights in Las Vegas can be if you don’t know what you’re getting into (and forgot to check with the Velvet Rope Insiders), they nearly always end on a good note. In these frustrations, you may feel impatient, inferior, or even ignorant, but don’t be one of those party poopers that take it out on others. Make the best of the only-in-Vegas moments. If you’re waiting in line to get in, flirt, smile, look as if you’re enjoying yourself, and hint you’ll add rather than take away from the festivities inside.

Yet, if you’re hot-headed and can’t hold your tongue, at least avoid these top three WORST things to do to your nightclub host. Yes, the same host who you’ve inevitably spent time and nights of your life building a mutually beneficial relationship with can drop you like you’re hot. When it comes to nightlife, the Golden Rule does not necessarily apply. Get that idea out of your head. It’s all about supply and demand, and your impatience is evidence demand is high, leaving you to be the one to exert that extra effort.

1. Don't Show Up.  At times, the things you don’t do or say hurt you more than anything. We all despise rejection, so don’t do such a thing to your connection to the party. Show up when you say you will with the correct amount of people you’ve made the reservation for. Be on time. Most reservations are only honored for an hour or so, usually between 10:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. This is your chance to get in free and even snag a few drink tickets. Don’t expect your host to always be able to waltz you in nearing midnight, and especially don’t think a club host will be willing to be buddies after you’ve stood them up. It’s just rude.

2. Don't Pay Covers. Besides “another stamp?,” would you happen to know the second most annoying line club staffs hear on the nightly basis, “I don’t pay covers.” Okay, we get it. You’re young and beautiful and so are your friends. But, take a look around, you’re not the only one. Don’t let your sense of entitlement screw you, whether the statement is true or not. Be modest, be sexy, and try to play nice. If you’re a professional or, better yet, in the industry, exchange a business card or two. Attempt to leave a good impression instead of being remembered as “that girl” (or guy, but hey GUY, guess what you’re paying that cover).  In the worst case scenario when you’ve missed check in do and up having to pay, don’t make a scene or a fuss. Let your host know by teasingly mentioning it rather than complaining about having to do so. I’m sure he will do his best to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

3. Don't Stay Loyal. There’s nothing worse than being stabbed in the back, and at times we do so without even realizing it. At the end of the day, club hosts have feelings too. Although, the lines between business and pleasure are quite blurred, keep in mind the hosts are there to make a living. With that being said, don’t talk trash about their workplace, and don’t begin comparing them to others. This has to be the hugest “no no”. Of course you go to other nightclubs and have party-affairs with hosts and managers whom assist you with entry at other venues, but what the host standing right in front of you doesn’t know won’t hurt him. Just try not to be insulting or go too much into detail. On a final note, do always say “hi” and make conversation even when your host isn’t doing you a favor. Don’t you hate when people only associate with you when they want something from you? All in all, it’s just common courtesy.