Do you have to wait in line when you come to the club?
But, only if you've never lived in this world before. Where have you gone in this world where you don't have to wait in line?
The bank, the grocery store, the gas station, fast food joints, roller-coasters, the list goes on. I wait in line at all those places. Even when I go out in Vegas to party for fun, I wait.
If you want a cheeseburger but there's 12 people in line ahead of you, you'll get your cheeseburger, but those people are going to get theirs first. If you come to a nightclub and there are 643 people in front of you at the guest list line, you'll get in, but those people are going to get in first. There's one door. One way to get in. All the thousands of sweaty people on the dance floor that you're bumping up against at 2:00 a.m. -- guess what? They all came though the same entrance you did.
Are lines starting to make sense? For a quick exercise, go experiment. Try to fit 1000 people width-wise through a single door. Try 100. Try 10. Doesn't work.
Even if you were special enough to cut all those people, your group still has to get their IDs checked, then, to get checked in on the guest list, you have to look through your texts and find the one from the promoter you randomly decided to go through that night, and then you'll finally have your little admission slip.
But, you're not special. And the 643 people in front of you wanted to see this rad DJ way more than you did, that's why they showed up before you. They went through that check-in process before you, and they'll be going through those front doors to get in the club before you. One at a time.
Dedicated in Loving Memory of the girl I just deleted from my contacts because you asked me if you have to wait in line. You do.
If you're ever curious about how lines work in Vegas, just let me know.