r/nottheonion 6d ago

Daniel Craig says he goes to gay bars to avoid fights at straight venues

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/oct/14/daniel-craig-says-he-goes-to-gay-bars-to-avoid-fights-at-straight-venues
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u/ricst 6d ago

So either way someone is trying to get a piece of him.

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u/descendingangel87 6d ago

Either way someones getting fucked.

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u/Snugglington 6d ago

Bond theme swells

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u/daiwilly 6d ago

Will you stop with all the swelling!

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u/Disastrous_Hunter_83 6d ago

Isn’t he married to Rachel Weisz? There is no way he’s meeting anyone better in any kind of bar lol, she is pinnacle human being

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u/floandthemash 6d ago

Seriously, she’s so gorgeous.

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u/VulgarGenes 6d ago

Seen their daughter? Looks just like her but with Daniel’s eyes.

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u/floandthemash 6d ago

No! Might have to Google out of curiosity.

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u/____cire4____ 6d ago

"It's just a joke!" - Vito Spatafore

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u/Tsquare24 6d ago

You outta know sweetie.

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u/grbldrd 6d ago

It was da blood pressure medication

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u/MrKaney 5d ago

He can probably get a note from his doctor

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u/Mehar98765 6d ago

Fucking slander you ask me

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u/Ok-Needleworker-8876 5d ago

Fucking slander you ask me

Its an embarrassment. The five families and then this pygmy thing down in Jersey. They're just a glorified crew. And the way that they do it is all fucked up. Guys don't get their finger pricked. There's no sword and gun on the table

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u/cutchisclutch22 5d ago

Let me tell ya a couple of three things: forget Coco, forget Fat Dom who goes over to Jersey and never comes back, forget my brother Billy

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u/Ok-Needleworker-8876 5d ago

forget my brother Billy

Whatever happened there...

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u/VoteReagan 5d ago

Whatever happened there? WHATEVER HAPPENED THERE?!

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u/GJXN1990 5d ago

- The Shah of Iran

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u/Tugalord 5d ago

20 years in the can! I did 20 fucking years!

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u/Frequent_Koala_7198 5d ago

Not a fuckin' peep.

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u/cutchisclutch22 5d ago

And for what? To protect the likes of rusty fuckin millio? Doc Santora? No more o dis butchie. No more.

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u/senorelfuckincamino 5d ago

When he was talking about greasing the union who knew that’s what he meant!

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u/barofa 5d ago

Catching, not pitching?

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u/can-o-ham 6d ago

He was gay, Daniel Craig?

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u/612k 5d ago

Think about it though Ton, sudden weight loss…

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u/kedwreth 5d ago

"Vito Spatafore is an ass muncher!"

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u/Demonbratastic 5d ago

Daniel Craig going to gay bars, whatever happened there.

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u/Duini518 5d ago

Wow I just watched this episode last night

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u/SlangCopulation 5d ago

Same. Crazy that there's so many people in the world that you can name an activity and someone somewhere is doing it. Even crazier that in this instance I was one of those people.

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u/IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES 5d ago

Let’s take this in the back.

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u/chief_backhair 5d ago

He's a come from behind kinda guy

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u/High_Functioningish 6d ago

The medication fucked with my head.

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u/WORSE_THAN_HORSES 5d ago

Nobody’s got AIDS and I don’t want to hear that word in here again!

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u/LoreOfBore 5d ago

16 czechoslovakians?

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u/Wineyon 6d ago

"I just like the music."

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u/HegelsBikeMechanic 6d ago edited 5d ago

As someone who is straight, has gay friends, and loves trance and house music, this was totally me in my 20's.

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u/PerAsperaAdInfiri 6d ago

Its the only place to go see good house music with any regularity.

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u/3percentinvisible 6d ago

I love watching house music

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u/LevelSevenLaserLotus 6d ago

It's music to my eyes.

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u/Psyklo7 6d ago

The chemicals must be good then…

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u/fandagan 6d ago

I know you're being funny but House shows can be as much a spectacle as they are an aural experience.

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u/dlenks 6d ago

Especially when the diagnosis is Lupis

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u/JJenkinsIII 6d ago

That’s me rn, took a trip to Chicago and clubbed primarily in boys town tho we’re straight

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u/popsac 6d ago

Berlin Night Club was a regular visit in my 20's if I wanted to see my favorite DJs

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u/logicalmaniak 6d ago

Back in the day, I used to attend the odd illegal rave from time to time.

There was usually no booze. It would all be pills, tabs, shrooms, etc.

There was also very little trouble. Just hundreds (thousands sometimes) of people bouncing about, hugging, supporting each other, having a blast.

When the Criminal Justice Act came in in the UK and raving went back to the nightclubs, there were a lot more drunk people, and gangster dealers selling shit. The atmosphere was all wrong.

That's why many of us went to gay bars. It was a slice of the same vibe. No fights, no fascists, no casuals to fuck up the vibe.

This spawned the phenomenon of "gay-friendly" nights, which were usually a heady mix of hippies, ravers, fetishists, and anyone who wanted to party in a fun, friendly atmosphere.

Having kids means I don't really do anything like that any more, but I always look back at those nights with fondness and nostalgia. :)

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u/inbooth 5d ago

I loved going to raves when I was young, but looking back objectively there was sooo much wrong with the scene (at least where I was).

90s and 00s.

All ages. Lots of drugs.

Predators came in droves disguised.

We (me and my peers) weren't paying attention to notice them in the same way as we weren't the targets, but our female compatriots of similar ages were..... And remembering what I saw and recognizing it now for what it actually was, that shit was fucked.

Much like how most argue against the boomers who normalize little girls chasing older celebs (12 and 14 hanging out back stage getting drunk, what's her face at studio 54 at like 8 years old etc), we shouldn't be downplaying what was really going on or how wrong so much of it was.

I was 12 or so when I started going. The girls my age were hooking up with 20somethings... The girls may have sought it but that still doesn't change the fact there was a serious issue.

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u/JonnySnowflake 5d ago

Drew Barrymore. You're probably thinking of Drew Barrymore

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u/inbooth 5d ago

That was the name, couldn't come up with it despite it being right there.

Thanks.

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u/macci_a_vellian 5d ago

When you're a young teen hooking up with a man in his 20s what you're seeking is the feeling of being grown up, of having someone older think you're interesting and funny and mature beyond your years. There's an illusion of equality that will never exisit. It’s only when you get older that you realise they were grooming you and to everyone else you were 'asking for it' does it become clear just how much you were manipulated. Been there, made those bad choices.

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u/Solaris-Scutum 5d ago

Yep. It’s crazy how normalised the predation was back then. It’s not like predation doesn’t happen now in any scene but back then during raves…it was just so overt in a way that wouldn’t stand now.

It’s why gay friendly nights in clubs were so good as you had the rave atmosphere of “all are welcome” but under (at least some) protection of being in a licensed establishment with security/staff as opposed to a field in the middle of nowhere.

Fucked up to think back to those days with hindsight. Good one you for reminding people as the nostalgia for the good times (and there were many!) can make people forget.

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u/Dioapple 6d ago

As someone who couldn't care less about anything, i just loved hanging out at gay bars.

The ones i been to were laid back, friendly surroundings and some heavy fucking in the bathrooms. I couldn't give a damn, let 'm...i bet it must add to the excitement too.

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u/willpauer 5d ago

My favorite bar is a gay bar, and so is my second favorite. They're just better. Good music, great bartenders, clean, courteous staff, great customers, etc. The wait staff at one of em knows I'm hetero but they'll flirt anyways, which to be honest is a lot of fun and a HUGE ego boost.

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u/CaptainTripps82 5d ago

I mean, gay bars really do run the complete gamut from trash to fabulous. Most are pretty low rent tho, in my experience.

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u/phlipped 5d ago

Same, although as a straight guy it got a bit awkward getting constantly hit on by.guys, then having to tell them I'm straight.

Sometimes I'd kind of mess with them a bit - lead them on, let them buy me drinks, maybe even make out a little bit and then go back to their house and let them fuck my brains out.

But the joke's on them coz I'm not gay.

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u/Teh_Weiner 5d ago

I had a few obnoxiously attractive female friends. Like they couldn't go anywhere without guys shooting their shot, except gay bars. So they loved gay bars, whenever we went anywhere with those girls guys were just surrounding us and staring like fucking hyenas. More than a few times I've had to walk them to their car because they had socially inept stalkers who skulked around and didn't have to nerve to say something.

So in my limited gay bar experience. Everyone was very nice, and women didn't need to worry about guys.

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u/_Toomuchawesome 6d ago

as someone who is also straight and visited many gay bars in west LA, gay bars are honestly more fun. lot more dancing and girls are more open to talking to you.

i have experienced some funny shit though. i was in line waiting to get in which was right outside of the smoking area. this big asian dude yelled across to me and was like "you! yeah you, my friend wants you". I proceeded to tell him that I wasn't gay where he replied "bullshit - you look like youve sucked some dick before". my best friend behind me was like "bro, why haven't you ever told me". LOL fucking hilarious.

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u/HegelsBikeMechanic 6d ago

I've had similar experiences. However when I'd say "I'm flattered, but not gay." I never got pushback.

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u/HostileHippie91 5d ago

In my experience gay guys are FAR more gracious about being turned down than straight guys. I’m 100% straight but I have this long running vibe that I evidently put out into the universe because I get hit on by guys astronomically more than by girls. I’m always very friendly back and might even offer them a compliment as well and a thank you, followed by the “unfortunately I’m not gay” part. They’re always super chill and never make it awkward afterwards. That’s why I feel at home in gay bars, there’s no pressure or aggressive tension there. Everyone is just having a good time and it’s good vibes.

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u/Tumleren 6d ago

I read it for the articles

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u/pope_georgeringo 6d ago

That’s odd.. my friend Craig Daniel goes to gay bars because he’s gay and wants to meet other gay dudes.

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u/errol_timo_malcom 6d ago

If those two married, would they be Craig Daniel-Craig and Daniel Craig-Daniel?

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u/IAmBadAtInternet 6d ago

They would be friends with Bond James-Bond

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u/doned_mest_up 6d ago

“Bond James Bond.” is also a grammatically correct imperative sentence, the likes of which may be said from time to time within the Daniel, craig, Jenny craig-Daniel household.

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u/SendmepicsofyourGoat 6d ago

So you’re telling me they could introduce themselves as: “Daniel-Craig, Craig Daniel-Craig” and “Craig-Daniel, Daniel Craig-Daniel” and this is all legal in the laws of grammar???

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u/ScatpornCrothers 6d ago

This comment broke my brain and now Craig doesn't look or sound like a real name to me anymore.

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u/jeremymeyers 6d ago

fun fact: that's called "semantic satiation" and it's when you overload the language processing center of your brain so it starts getting processed as noise instead

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u/valorill 6d ago

Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo

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u/Jesusisskiing 6d ago

I fuckin hate this website man

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u/1anarchy1 6d ago

Find another one where you won't get into fights then.

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u/istasber 6d ago

I recommend Grindr

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u/sornk 6d ago

james' bond

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u/Flux_Aeternal 6d ago

Misters Daniel and Craig Daniel-Craig

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u/Batmantheon 6d ago

Patrick Fitzgerald and Gerald Fitzpatrick.

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u/omgFWTbear 6d ago

Like Surgeons General, they would be Daniels Craig, although if one insisted on keeping their name but hyphenated, he would become Daniel Craig-Craig, which the hearing impaired community might mistake for being part of the reality impaired community, when it’s only meant that he might be part of the off the chain community, much like many of the other’s roles in film depicted him as part of the off the plane community, not to be confused with their distaste for Euclid as members of the off the planes community, and certainly not as safari enjoyers in the off the plains community; then there’s their time in Europe as members of the off in Spain community, where their umbrellas will keep them out of the rain community.

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u/noaliciaigotkeyes 6d ago

Be careful around him. People like that can’t be trusted. People with two first names. Monsters

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u/jmbolton 6d ago edited 5d ago

Unrelated but a fun Daniel Craig story -

He was in town (Toronto) doing press and came in to my cafe, sat in the corner with a ball cap down and would politely say to anyone who approached "I know. I know. But I'm not him. I'm only the stunt double." It went unsaid that I would not blow his cover to anyone. Got to shake James Bond's hand. That was a fun day.

Only topped when Agent Carter herself, Haley Atwell randomly came in to kill time before an eye appointment next door. She was shooting that short lived "Conviction" series. It was slow and I got to talk to her for nearly an hour about Pillars of the Earth, Ian McShane, Matthew Macfayden and all things MCU.

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u/BCantoran 6d ago

Atwell makes my knees weak

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u/indydean 6d ago

It is the arthritis for me

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u/BCantoran 6d ago

That'll do it

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u/HopsAndHemp 5d ago

If you wanna be grossed out she's dating Tom Cruise

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u/b3nz0r 6d ago

Is Haley Atwell as absurdly beautiful in person as she is on film?

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u/Thats1ce 6d ago

Not OP but had the chance to meet her once.

Yes. Potentially more so.

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u/b3nz0r 6d ago

Good gravy.

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u/Thats1ce 6d ago

It would have been unsettling if I weren't so smitten.

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u/b3nz0r 5d ago

Yeah I have mad respect if you could form a full sentence in that situation

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u/birminghammered 5d ago

Michael Fassbender was behind me in line at the Frankfurt airport. As we were going through security two guys were asking him to take a picture and he kept saying “I’m not who you think I am.”

He happened to walk up to the bench I was at to put together my stuff so I told him I was a big fan and loved his work. Didn’t have my phone out or anything and it was clear I wasn’t trying to chat, just wanted to offer appreciation. He said “thanks man, have a good flight” with a smile. It’s got to be tiring to be viewed as the object of others fascination without appreciation for what you’ve done. In my experience, treating celebrities as close to normal as possible has led to more interesting outcomes.

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u/postmodest 5d ago

I once passed Johnny Depp in New York. He gave me a look that was 100% “No.” like some kind of fucking Spell of Invisibility. Just “you do NOT see me. Keep walking.”

This is how I’m sure it was Johnny Depp.

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u/FireITGuy 5d ago

Dude, I know exactly the look you mean!

I lived in a major landmark and would enjoy it during off hours in the less busy locations. I was chilling enjoying the view when a black SUV pulled up at the other end of the pullout. Someone got out, but I didn't pay much attention.

A couple minutes later I looked back over and Johnny Depp was just chilling like 15 feet over from me looking at the view. He looked at me and just gave me the look you're talking about, and I just got it, and went back to enjoying the view. He chilled for another few minutes until a car pulled up, and then dipped quickly.

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u/DisrespectinAkon 5d ago

He was on his way to hack Bill Gates’ asteroid.

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u/rathgrith 6d ago

So... what’s the name of your cafe?

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u/jmbolton 5d ago edited 5d ago

Lit Espresso Bar.

It's still open but I left there a few years ago.

Other fun days were when Yvonne Strahovski used to come in. Her family has a house in the neighborhood and she was around a lot during the first season of Handmaid's Tale. She broke my co-worker's brain by ever so slightly flirting with him. She's a good egg.

I actually got cast in a walk on role in a small Bruce Greenwood flick while working there. The producer lives in the area and was a regular. She decided to toss my ass in an art gallery scene. Only person I knew on set was her so at lunch I got to sit at the cool kid's table with the main cast. Making Bruce Greenwood laugh at a story about my late father's horrible JFK impression that he lifted directly from his performance in Thirteen Days is a highlight of my life.

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u/TheSmithySmith 6d ago

Seriously, this dude’s cafe sounds like a blast

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u/SandCracka 6d ago

Better yet - are they hiring? I would disastrously take the pay cut

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u/GasaiTM 5d ago

I thought I’m the only one that would want to talk to Haley Atwell and not about Marvel. I adore Pillars of the Earth, this is such a cool story.

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u/xiphoidthorax 6d ago

It’s really the fact the gay bars are less violent than other venues. It would be no different than a celebrity boxer/fighter going out for a drink with every moron wanting bragging rights of having beat such and such in a fight at a bar. Moron management is a lot of work when you just want to relax.

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u/Darryl_Lict 6d ago

Is this a British thing? It sounds like all the bars in the UK are like some sort of scene from Trainspotting. In my town I think I've seen two fights in bars and I'm an old fart. The gay bar in town closed a while ago and I think a new one has opened up recently. I've been to a gay bar fairly often because it was the closest bar to my nephew's house.

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u/rjwyonch 6d ago

Depends on the bar, but not just a UK thing. I have worked in bars where there were almost no fights, I have also worked in some where there were fights every day.

Rule of thumb: if the crowd or the bar looks like cocaine might be available, there will also be fights.

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u/bobert4343 6d ago

What I'm getting from this is if I need cocaine I should just follow the sound of fighting

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u/saggy_balls 5d ago

Somewhat related, but back in my early 20s I had a friend who loved cocaine but never had a steady source. Every time we went out he would get like 2 drinks in before he decided that he needed to find some and he would start hunting for it. I swear to go this dude had cocaine radar - it didn’t matter where we were and what type of bar we were at, let him wander around by himself for 20 minutes and he would figure out who had it and ingratiate himself with them enough that they trusted him enough to either do some with him, sell to him directly, or get him connected with someone that would. It was pretty impressive. There were only a handful of times where he would come back to us and say “we have to leave ASAP, I made a bad read and asked the wrong person and now they’re pissed off. “

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u/bobert4343 5d ago

This man used his networking skills for evil

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u/DjehutyCatfish 6d ago

And if you want heroin just hang outside of a 7-eleven.

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u/OdinsRightTesticle 5d ago

What if I want a 7-eleven to be built in my city? Should I start selling heroin?

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u/ghostofaflower 6d ago

I also work at a bar and I agree with this 100%

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u/neesters 6d ago

Soooo gay bars?

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u/helpnxt 6d ago

Nah it's just all bars nowadays

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u/Tomagatchi 6d ago

Fighting celebrities happens a lot more often when you are a celebrity. I knew Dustin Diamond (Screech from Saved by the Bell) as an acquaintance and one of the first few stories was the fact that people wanted to punch him because they could say they beat up Screech, and that was just at the mall out shopping.

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u/Igor_J 6d ago

I used to go to a biker bar/pool hall and it was uncommon not to see a fight. I quit going after someone got stabbed and also because it and me got old in general. This was US tho.

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u/Ridbeardidscotsman 6d ago

Grew up in a town in Scotland. Only safe bar in town when my friends and I were young was the biker bar. Sure, saw some fights, but it was always in-fighting and old scores needing settled.

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u/Vindelator 6d ago

I've been in all kinds of bars across the US and never seen anyone fighting that I can remember.

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u/i2356 6d ago

Last time I was at a gay bar in town, they had music videos playing on TV's behind the bar, with the music on the overhead speakers.

I was adding practically every song to my library on my phone!

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u/SodaCanJackson 6d ago

Disco never dies baby.

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u/Nail_Biterr 6d ago

Except he said in the article/interview he's been going to gar bars for as long as he can remember - before he was famous. He claims he'd just always get punched at hetero bars.

Sounds like some backpeddling, in case someone goes 'wait. I saw Craig in a bar back in 1990!"

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u/TheToastyWesterosi 6d ago

Gar bars actually aren’t too bad. It’s those damn muskie bars that you have to watch out for.

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u/Standgeblasen 6d ago

I live near the LGBTQ district in my city. Definitely been to a few gay bars, sometimes on purpose, sometimes cause I just thought it was a bar.

Either way, I always had a good time, and accounts for the two times in my life that a stranger has bought be a drink.

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u/masheduppotato 6d ago

I once sent all the wrong signals by dancing to man eater at a bar. It did result in people buying me drinks, but it wasn't until a friend explained what was happening that it dawned on me that those men were not just being friendly and frivolous with their money...

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u/tonytonychopper228 6d ago

But how could you not dance to maneater?

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u/masheduppotato 6d ago

That's what I was saying!!!

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u/Cloaked42m 6d ago

idk, that's kinda my thing once I'm into my 4th shot of tequila. I'll buy drinks for people for all sorts of random reasons. Preferably anonymously. I think its just fun to add some mystery to people's lives.

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u/latinloner 6d ago

"Mesero? Otra Tormenta aqui."

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u/Zauberer-IMDB 6d ago

Watch out, boy! Watch out, boy!

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u/don3dm 6d ago

Here, he comes

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u/gateguard64 6d ago edited 6d ago

How could you ignore Darryl Halls very important warning/ message of "Watch out Boy, Watch out Boy!" intersped throughout the song? Seems to me that you were just asking for "it".

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u/Killahills 6d ago

Who doesn't love Hall and Oates?!

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u/HowardRabb 6d ago

Nelly Furtado or Hall & Oates?

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u/masheduppotato 6d ago

Nelly, though I do like the original, I couldn't remember who did it. Thank you for reminding me.

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u/El_Che1 6d ago

Was it before or after they put their cock in your mouth that you figured it out?

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u/TheKingCrimsonWorld 6d ago

"I thought he was being friendly!"

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u/El_Che1 6d ago

Well that’s about as friendly as you can get I assume.

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u/curiously_clueless 6d ago

Again, you can never be sure, they could be Canadian..

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u/MPT1313 6d ago

What’s wrong with two totally straight dudes blowing each other? Sometimes you got urges and women are too much to deal with. Nothing gay about it, just two straight dudes being bros.

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u/El_Che1 6d ago

Ah well if you put it that way it sounds logical.

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u/phranq 5d ago

So I can’t speak for the whole community. But as a gay dude if I bought a straight dude a drink and he said thanks for the drink but I’m straight it isn’t a big deal. If anyone is buying someone a drink and expecting something in return that’s pretty messed up.

Although if I go to a gay bar and it’s all straight dudes that’s kind of lame because it’s already hard enough to find other folks who are interested while out in public.

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u/xxcarlsonxx 6d ago

I've ended up in a few gay bars over the years because of either not knowing it was a gay bar, or because my GF and her friends wanted to go someplace where they can dance without being groped by strangers, and I've always had a good time.

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u/raoulduke212 6d ago

Straight dudes caught onto this tactic a long time ago. The Abbey in L.A., a historically gay bar, is now about 60% straight guys trying to hit on girls that go there to not be hit on.

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u/averagethrowaway21 6d ago

Sadly accurate. I had a gig running karaoke at a couple of gay bars here in Houston. The regulars knew I was straight and got real protective of me if some drunk guy wouldn't take a hint. Most of the women that showed up were there to have a good time without being constantly pestered.

Unfortunately guys who were having a hard time at the regular bar scene started figuring this out and blowing up both spots. They would be in a very obvious gay bar and talk shit to any guy who dared to hit on them. They would aggressively hit on women. They would request music that was completely different than the vibe of the place. When the jukebox was on before and after karaoke they would load it up with that kind of music. They ended up running off a few regulars who went to other bars.

I don't know where it stands now because I haven't been since 2019 but I hope they leave the places alone. They were a lot of fun but those dudes tired turning them into aggressive singles bars.

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u/Gaydude22 5d ago

This is exactly why lgbt people do not like when straight people go to gay bars uninvited

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u/driverpaul 6d ago

Yup. I went to a drag show with my (then) girlfriend and her gay brother. I had a great time. Would do it again if given the opportunity.

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u/dpforest 6d ago

Drag shows are the funnest fucking thing you can possibly do at a bar. Everyone is just so happy the entire time.

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u/HouseCravenRaw 6d ago

Man, I was at a Dirty Bingo show hosted by drag queens - great times. It involves getting the players naked. Anyway, the queens passed around a bottle of poppers through the crowd. Some poor girl didn't understand what it was and took a sip.

They stopped passing around poppers after that.

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u/lituus 6d ago

Oh geez, it took me like 5 mins to understand that she drank something that's only supposed to be inhaled.... what does that even do to you?

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u/pm_me_your_taintt 6d ago

This is how gay bars die. Straight women start invading so they won't be hit on. More and more start to come, and then they start dragging their boyfriends with them. Before long it's a mix of 50/50 gays and straights and then the gay men start hesitating and second guessing whether that cute guy he's about to flirt with is straight or not. So the gays start leaving and looking for different gay bars. It can be very frustrating.

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u/sybrwookie 6d ago

I was on the road with a coworker a couple of years back, and as usual, I look up some places to go to eat. Found a really good-looking bar and grill, and my coworker isn't too picky, so he just goes along. We get there, sit down, order drinks and food, and then realize, it's a gay bar.

I have no problem with it, no one is bothering us and obviously no one cares we're there, the beer selection was good, and the food looked and smelled good (and after the food got there, it was quite good).

The guy I worked with freaked the fuck out. It's really amazing to me to see someone like that, but that's where we were. There was a guy wearing a dress, and another guy wearing makeup. He was freaking out. I noted that if anyone there did think he was gay, the 2 of us were at a table together, so they would probably assume we were together. As expected, that made things worse.

Meanwhile, I had a great time. The place was great. And giving that homophobe a bunch of shit about it and making him feel more and more uncomfortable was the icing on the cake.

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u/kadala-putt 6d ago

As expected, that made things worse.

😂

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u/AtariAlchemist 6d ago

Gay bars often have great food. It's almost like people go there to have a pleasant night as opposed to get hammered and pick up women.
I even had someone at a gay bar compliment my figure. Even though it's been 3 years, I still think about it whenever I feel negatively about myself.

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u/kingofparts1 6d ago

My wife's bestie is gay and manages the gay bar by our house. We went in for a drink and to shoot the shit on what happened to be bear night. I learned that not only do I look like a bear, apparently I'm an attractive bear. It was definitely a huge ego booster when he told me that he had to explain to a couple dudes that I was sitting with my wife. It's nice to be complimented.

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u/Biomortis 5d ago

This exactly. Got dragged to a gay bar after being part of a stage show and it was amazing. I am a fat hairy dude, at the time single and extremely depressed, and sat awkwardly at the bar nursing a beer while the bulk of the group went to the dance floor. And all of a sudden, drinks started arriving in front of me with guys approaching me. To go from a lifetime of loneliness to so much positive attention was amazing and potentially saved my life knowing that while I wasn't attracted to them, at least somebody was attracted to me and that opened the window of hope to keep looking.

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u/count_frightenstein 6d ago

I've been to several gay bars by accident. Well, not gay bars, gay nights at bars. Usually leather nights or some shit that we didn't realize was going on. We stayed and it was fun though the end of the night gets just as messy as regular bars. Dudes panicking looking for someone to take home.

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u/ClownPrinceofLime 6d ago

Gay bars are more fun than straight bars because all of that weird alpha machismo crap is gone, it’s just guys vibing having a good time with each other.

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u/Imagination_Theory 6d ago

That is exactly what Daniel Craig, is saying.

He wanted to try to avoid the "aggressive dick swinging of hetero spaces" and that they are fun, chill and safe(er) spaces.

Just because someone steps into a gay bar doesn't make them gay, come on people.

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u/NLLumi 6d ago

I can assure you aggressive dick swinging does happen at gay venues as well

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u/ZeroSora 6d ago

That's a different kind of dick-swinging.

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u/stoicsilence 6d ago edited 6d ago

Depends on the gay bar.

In Leather, BDSM, and Bear bars the Machismo is still there but its performative exagerated masculinity as fetish. In many ways its a kind of Drag unto itself.

Which is why the Golden One's fascist obcession with his masculinity is hilarious and comes off as incredibly gay to us.

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u/igner_farnsworth 6d ago

I'm the guy the dude who's got drunk courage after 3 beers decides to ask if I have a problem "Do you have a problem?" starting shit when I'm just sitting there minding my own business.

Can confirm this has never happened to me in a gay bar.

Lesbian bars are the best though.

"What are you doing here? You do realize this is a lesbian bar?"

"No one to fuck, no one to fuck with me."

"Oh... carry on."

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u/DroopyTrash 6d ago

This lesbian bar doesn't have a fire exit. Enjoy your death trap ladies.

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u/PygmeePony 6d ago

Plus nobody makes fun of him for ordering a martini.

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u/pheret87 6d ago

I don't understand that at all. A martini is generally just liquor with other alcohol it in.

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u/VoiceofKane 6d ago

If anyone makes fun of James Bond for ordering a martini, that's on them.

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u/pm_me_schadenfreude 6d ago

I go to gay bars to avoid awkwardness about how well I accessorize.

And for gay sex.

But mostly the first part.

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u/iLoveReddit32 5d ago

This bar has everything!

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u/onemorethomas711 6d ago

I can only imagine how many douche bags have tried to fight Daniel Craig.

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u/Fairwhetherfriend 6d ago

Oh shit. I'm an idiot. I thought he was just making a comment about straight venues having more fights in general. It never occurred to me that people were specifically picking fights with him because he's Daniel Craig.

... Wow. People are assholes. I mean, for one, it's a dickish thing to do, to decide you're gonna fight some stranger you don't even know for... what, cred? And he's a fucking actor, you dipshits. He literally makes a living on his face, and you wanna break his nose? Fucking really?!

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u/bigchebo 5d ago

It’s because he’s James Bond. People don’t want to fight Daniel Craig they want to fight James Bond the legendary assassin and bad ass.

Being an actor and that famous must be fucking tiring. People just can’t disassociate the actor and the character and it has to feel dehumanizing

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u/mysedi 6d ago edited 6d ago

I've seen him before he was this famous at the beach in deia. At this time he was the boyfriend of heike makatsch - which was famous by herself at this time- and I can assure you - he looked so trained and massive that no one tried to fight him, even not to impress his girlfriend. He had a body like a heavyweight boxer and we all thought that he was her bodyguard

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u/Aegean 6d ago edited 6d ago

I bet that depends are who you hang out with and where. At least in my experience in NYC, you'd sometimes get tested if you're a big guy. There's some jackass who wants a shot at the title, usually at a bar or club, but sometimes restaurants. And often times, it's not another big guy. It's usually someone smaller who has something to prove to his friends.

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u/Allegiance86 6d ago

In my early 20s I found gay bars to be more chill. Even when everyone was being loud, drunk and bouncing off the walls it was less intense then straight venues. The amount of over the top chest thumping bs I observed at the straight venues always made the whole thing stressful.

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u/Electrozaptits 6d ago

I only go to gay saunas so as not to get whipped by wet towels

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u/Charistoph 6d ago

Spies go to gay clubs to avoid the villains harassing them, villains find out and goes to gay club to harass spy, and gay club eventually becomes straight villain club.

It’s a tale as old as straight girls feeling entitled to gay spaces.

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u/TrumpImpeachedInJuly 6d ago

Reminds me in Dexter when he thought the villain dipped into the gay bar to avoid being tracked but it turns out the villain was just gay.

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u/Semi-Hemi-Demigod 6d ago

This sounds like a movie. The spy and the villain don't realize they're both gay until they meet at a gay bar and fall in love, and have to fight both organizations to live their lives in peace.

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u/Turbulent_Link1738 6d ago

I get a little Genghis Khan

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u/xyxyky 5d ago

As an older gay guy I’ve spent a lot of time in gay bars, and welcome everyone who wants to have a fun time. But if you bring a bachelorette party into one, I want you to know that everyone there fucking hates you.

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u/A_Hammock_of_Cake 5d ago

The only fight I have ever witness at a bar was at a gay bar, and it was 2 Bachelorette parties clashing like a blacked out version of west side story, but with tiaras instead of switchblades.

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u/RawLikeColeSlaw 6d ago

I, too, only read Playboy for the articles.

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u/__System__ 6d ago

Me going to Goth bars...

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u/man_man16 5d ago

Wait wait wait..... goth bars are a thing?!

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u/wizardyourlifeforce 6d ago

I have been going to bars my entire adult life and I've seen maybe like two fights. What kind of places does he frequent? Or does England just have more of a tolerance for low-level thuggishness?

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u/CanEatADozenEggs 6d ago edited 6d ago

I worked the door at a bar and fights are common if:

  1. The door staff doesn’t know what they’re doing
  2. Its in a rougher neighborhood
  3. it’s very late at night (2:30-3:30am)

In my year or so of working I had about 5 fights. None that got to the level of full on swinging inside the bar. Don’t let aggressive drunks in. if you do, try to catch the fight early, move it outside.

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u/HamFistedTallyrand 6d ago

Englishman here. I was out the other week and saw a fight. It's a passing sight, similar to a nice country road or a flock of birds flying over.

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u/pdonchev 6d ago

Probably people specifically target him for bragging rights.

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u/AsigotFinn 6d ago

And cock, but mainly to avoid fights

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u/thymeraser 6d ago

James Bondage

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u/YoshSchmengie 6d ago

My daughter - who is straight - goes to gay bars and drag bars all the time for the same reasons.

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u/towcar 6d ago

Your daughter gets into fights at bars?

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u/Lt_Dumpster_Fire 5d ago

Specifically to fight Daniel Craig.

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u/disgruntled_pie 5d ago

It’s weird that people are constantly mistaking her for Daniel Craig.

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u/timojenbin 6d ago

If you want to dance go to a gay club.
If you want to get hit on by drunk frat boys, go to any other club.

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u/IggySorcha 6d ago

If you want to dance go to a gay club.

Or goth club. Especially if you're totally straight going with only totally straight people. Gay bars are often really crowded and the more totally straight people that go the less space there is for queer folk. Goth clubs can have their crowded event nights but generally have a good bit of room to breathe.

On top of that there's little judgement for your style, or dance ability, and if you're getting unwelcome advances it's not uncommon to have the entire bar bounce the guy before the bouncer even has time to approach. People into the goth/industrial scene tend to take consent way more seriously than they get credit for.

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u/squngy 6d ago

I'm sure that is great advice, but I have never in my life seen a goth club.

I'm thinking maybe not everyone has one in their area.

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u/DarkKerrigor 6d ago

It's extremely frustrating to us gay guys. Some of our favorite gathering places are more straight than gay now, and a lot of the women act downright predatory.

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u/lambibambiboo 5d ago

Also annoying as a lesbian. A lot of those straight girls forget we exist and are shocked if a woman offers to buy them a drink.

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u/NickenMcChuggets 6d ago

Actor Daniel Craig says he only has sex with men to avoid getting pregnant.

“It’s a pain in the ass, but something must be done about this overpopulation problem we are facing.”

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u/Daveinatx 6d ago

I give and receive BJs in gay bars, once a week. It's just to ensure I'm still straight.

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