Here's how the average scenario plays out for Joe Six-Pack at the club. He rolls up with A) his girlfriend, or B) his two best buds to the most popular
club in town on a Friday night. He runs into a line that's about 50 yards long behind the velvet rope
packed with popped collars, skin-tight dresses and scents of Polo Sport and Juicy Couture. While his friends stay in line, he goes up to the front where he sees small groups being escorted in...all the while only two to three of those standing in line are able to get in at a time. It's going to be a long night.
Not all of us have to go through this. There are those privileged elite that happen to part the "Nightlife Sea," as we like to call it. But while local socialites and chicks that sleep with the bouncer won't make this cut, we've decided to highlight the Top 5 Celebrities that call the shots once they arrive.
Quite possibly one the most popular rappers on the planet, most of us have grown to hate how boisterous this Chicago South-side native may be, yet, he's still pretty damn good at what he does. From The College Dropout to his latest effort with Jay -Z, Watch the Throne, everyone has a favorite Kanye song, even if it's hard to admit. Whether it's a club in Manhattan, a house party in the Hamptons, or even a dive bar in Hoboken, Kanye doesn't open doors, they're opened for him. His presence takes the party to another level, even if he doesn't end up jumping on the mic. But camaan', you know he's bound to jump on stage and spit a bar or two.
Katy Perry is ridiculously hot. Sure, she sings, she dances, and she puts out the most popular pop music, but when it boils down to it, what helps her status is the fact that she's....ridiculously hot. Combine her fame and looks and you have the two biggest ingredients to part the Nightlife Sea. Bouncers
immediately push back the paying locals and popped-collar promoters, and make sure that Perry and her entourage come in unquestioned and untouched. Next comes the bottle service, a shout-out to the crowd on the mic, and the check exit. C'est la vie.
H.O.V.A. has reached legendary status. From his business savvy personality, to the swagger that he carries on each track, there's no part of Jay-Z that doesn't exude the ultimate cool. The man likes to party, so much so that he co-owns the infamous 40/40
Club, an upscale sports bar that kicked off in New York City, but has since expanded to Atlantic City and Chicago. Whether it's LIV
or the Boom Boom Room
, there's no door that can make Jay-Z stutter before walking through. Doormen and bouncers are warned ahead of time.
Why wouldn't you want Rihanna to be in your club? Ever wonder why celebs drink for free? She's exactly why. Whatever club Rihanna is photographed leaving, it instantly ups the hype for the said establishment. She's not the type to announce her arrival or presence at the club, so chances are you could easily miss her if you aren't in the über, duber, ultra VIP area of the club. In reality, you probably won't even see her come through the normal entrance. If there's a kitchen, back door, or separate VIP entrance, chances are she's being whisked on in, rather than having to deal with the crowd. There's no such thing as a line when you're the voice behind "Umbrella."
Growing up in the 80s and 90s, I never thought that there would be a second coming of Madonna. Sure, we went through our Britney and Christina phases, but when it boils down to it, Lady Gaga came out of left field and really blossomed into a mythological pop phenomenon. Who in their right mind WOULDN'T want to party with Gaga. While she's not the type to be hanging in the club on any given weekend, if she really wanted to, she easily could; any city, any club, any time. While most DJs
tend to stick to their set and their particular sound, Gaga's the type of artist that could easily sway them to play anything she deems "party music."