That is pretty amazing because for me it is the total opposite. I got checked wherever I go, I have even been refused once because I had forgotten to bring a copy or whatever that looks sort of official! :fume: I am almost old enough to be their granddad! So I guess it is ok to conclude that they hardly care about what it says but more about the fact you have something on you and they have checked that fact. Maybe in case I too drop dead in there? At my age you just bloody never know, right? :roflmao:
[quote]Yeah, yeah…I’m older than dirt, but I’ve never seen doormen ask to see other patron’s IDs before entering, either. [/quote] No clue how old that should be. I am 48 and I start to feel pretty much out of place with my wrinkled face. I don’t even feel flattered anymore when they want to see my papers again.
All very understandable if you ask me. There is a lot of money going on in clubs and the last thing they like to see is all the lights popping up, having the music killed for 1 hour and seeing all their customers suddenly getting very nervous. For Police men with bad intentions they would make an easy pray to visit regularly and thus killing a business in a sort of legal way. One option for a club is to pay of Police, which of course is illegal or else they could make damn sure all is legal and within the rules and laws. In that way nothing to fear but they still suffer from their visits now and than.
But… no worries lah; of course the Police doesn’t do such bad things! They just do their job and they follow up on tips or in case they have serious suspicion (or maybe a cash problem).
[quote]1. Do all night clubs in Taiwan actually check IDs? I mean really? Are they required to by law?[/quote] Yes, they have to or risk getting fined for allowing minors. I cannot name you one club in TP where I didn’t have to show some sort of paper with a face with a name and year on it. Copy will do too though.
[quote]2. Do some night clubs actually scan or copy the ID you present when you enter? Club names, please.[/quote] I know this from Antwerp (Red and Blue) but have not seen that here yet. They even managed to make you buy your “personal entry ID card with photo” that off course you had to buy for a lot of money. Just another way of ripping you off.
Sigh,… what happened to the good old days where a big golden ring, set all around with diamonds shown in the face of a doorman would suddenly open the door of Paris’ most expensive nightclub on the Champs Ellysee. No questions asked. Not shitting you, this actually happened to me 20 years back when I wasn’t let in, next my Thai bf flips his hand over my shoulder and starts screaming: “Hello monsieur, can we go inside now?” in crappy English. Oh well, no Paris taxi would ever stop for him, but they did for me (if not in a leather jacket though).
[quote]3. Do some night clubs take digital photos of the people entering the night clubs? Club names, please.[/quote] Sound logical if they have several camera’s rolling, I know I would…(that being legal or not, who cares). You want to see as much as possible, also to check on stealing or dealing staff.
Ha, you bet! I have had at least ten such occasions! I even once had them knocking on my hotel door at 3 am, first night I arrived here in 2005! As if they could bloody smell where I was!! No worries guys, I (finally) stopped my clubbing life… :ohreally:
Except for under-age, they also are also searching for drugs off course. I know of one TP dance club where a guy drops dead on the dance floor from a drug overdose and yet, that club is the only exception; they NEVER get raided by Police. That club really must have “good” connections and communication with their local Police Force
Don’t know, not interesting…
You and I should start inquiring if there is a penalty for “over age”
[quote]6. Does a club get fined, too if an underaged partier is found on the premises?[/quote] Pretty sure they do, but they might be offered a discount of they make a contribution to their local Police Pension fund and thus show their good will for keeping up good relations. :bravo: Showing your good will always helps immensely, as does traveling with enough cash on you, for unforeseen circumstances. That is the beauty of the system.
No worries, all nice and decent law abiding people here