Five Complaint - Unprofessional employees
1214 B 18TH STREET NW, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA -- Approximately 3:15 am Jan 1 2007 myself and a few friends arrived at Five. Upon arrival there was already drama a customer was crying and cursing because she could not get her jacket. This was sign to turn around and leave, unfortunately we did not.
I knew that Five was owned by Primacy Companies, which had owned Nation, and I had wanted to check it out. As soon I reached earshot I was psyched, this was the music I wanted to hear. We met a few employees who were great and went out of their way to make us comfortable.
All was well until my friend tried to get some water. What place does not take credit cards?! The bartender was rude. I guess since she figured we had no cash so there was no reason for her to be nice.
Then at 4:30 the lights came on and everyone was told to leave. A bouncer blocked my exit path via the stairs while harassing my friend. He was right behind her barking, literally making barking noises at her, as she was leaving down the stairs. I said "Excuse Me" and he turns around screams "No, Excuse You". He was very confrontational. I told him to get out of the way. He was blocking the whole staircase. He told me to f--king leaving. I said I would if he moved out of my f--king way. He got within inches of my face while spitting and screaming at me. I wiped the spit off my face and stated how gross that was. I maneuvered around the bouncer to the top of the stairs. The bouncer verbally and physically assaulted me. I started screaming because he was physically pushing against me while I was standing at the top of the staircase. This prompted another worker to speak to the bouncer. I moved down the stairs. The bouncer was arguing with the other worker while threatening to kick my a--. I turned around and said with shock "I can't believe YOU'RE security". I seriously thought the bouncer was going to come down the stairs after me. I was within seconds of calling for the police.
This was my first and last experience with Five. It is hard to believe that a major corporation such as Primacy Companies would employee workers so unprofessional. This is unfortunate because the music was superior, but not worth the misery. Save up your money and go to Fur's Glow instead.
A disappointed customer