Same thing I put on Rhythmism:
If you didn't expect some difficulties getting in, you weren't paying any attention. There was a group of about 20 of us that met up at Galway Hooker, a block away, at 7:30. We paid attention to whether there was a line, and eventually got in line around 9:30. I was inside the club at 10:45. For people saying that you got there at 10 and there were 40-50 people there, you're full of shit, because by that point, there was quite a line behind us and there were probably 40-50 people in front of me.
The staff at the door was rude, which was uncalled for. That said, I was in dark sneakers, jeans, and a t-shirt, and had no issues with criticisms about my dress. These other stories I'm hearing are ridiculous and remind me of some of the BS that I dealt with at Crobar a few times in 2004.
Once we got inside, though, I couldn't have really asked for more. I don't know why anyone that was on a "guestlist" would have expected comps, as I had no such preconceived notions. I was expecting $30-35, since pre-sales were $28 after fees. I was pleasantly surprised to pay $40 and get a free drink ticket, which made my cover less than what people with advanced tix paid. And it wasn't a drink ticket for a beer, it was whatever you wanted (Stoli & Red Bull was no issue).
I thought T+F played a good set that banged out a lot harder than I expected for an opening. Lee & Danny came on and proceeded to play really well until probably about 3, when Danny was playing some stuff that was boring me. They kept it way too slow from 3-almost 4.
For the capacity of the club, I thought the men's room had plenty of facilities (probably 10 each of urinals & stalls on the main floor). There were also bathrooms on the 2nd floor.
There's a bar on each floor, drinks weren't absurd by NYC club standards ($12 Maker's, $5 waters). There's really not a ton of bottle service areas, and most are on the 2nd floor.
Lighting was really good, imo, but sometimes I thought was a little on the bright side (though that was mostly at the beginning of the evening). Sound was pretty good, too, though there were moments when the bass sounded a little muddy on the main floor. That said, it was pretty intense and shook my whole body.
Smoking area was a mess, and they don't have a large enough corral set-up and I was told to come back in 10 minutes. Later, around 3, they weren't even letting people outside to smoke and I saw a bunch of people sneaking cigarettes inside. Hopefully that gets fixed, too.
"Go back to bed america your government is in control
Here's American Gladiators, here is 56 channels of it,
Watch these picturary retards bang their fuckin' skulls together and congratulate you on living in the land of freedom,
Here you go America you are free to do as we tell you
We want your soul
Your cash, your house, your phone, your cash, your house, your life" -Adam Freeland - We Want Your Soul