When the worlds largest pub crawl happened a couple of weeks ago, My friends and I hit all the bars.
One of my friends recently had gotten back from the UK. She is a really sweet person whom I have known since I was a child, but she tends to get looks about the way she dresses. She would be labeled as a UK punk, bright colored clothing, a bullet belt, a blonde chelsey hair cut, and garrison boots.
We had already been to 5 of the bars on our list (Go Team #2) when we proceeded to the bar which we had an extremely large problem with.
When we got up to the line, our whole group was accepted into the bar...accept for my punk friend. The bouncer would not accept her into the bar even though she had valid I.D; When I asked why this was, he said that the ID didn't look like her (She had gotten the ID photo taken the week before, and haden't changed any of her appearence..by the way)
Then, she proceeded to bring out the rest of her ID to show that it was infact her. Showing the bouncer her Nova Scotia Drivers License, Birth Certificate, Health Card, Student ID, Two Credit Cards, and finially her PASSPORT. At this, he repeated that none of it looked like her, and put up his MASK which he had had down. We then asked to speak to the manager because it was obviously blatent discrimination. He got the manager and said that he didnt think the ID looked like her either, even though he didnt even look at it (He was also wearing a mask so I never got to see his face)
They would not let her in because of the way she dressed, I ask you; how is it possible that she has been accept through customs multiple times; gone to atleast 6 different countries but is not accepted at a halifax bar? Especially when previously accepted to many bars before..ON A PUBCRAWL.
And why is it that a person working as a bouncer, who gets to decide the identity of someone is aloud to hide his face?