Marketing Manager Leaving Do.
Group of drunks [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/happy23.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/happy23.gif[/img] (myself included) finish up after a great indian meal in a nightclub.
Marketing Manager [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/drunk.gif[/img] is dancing like a crazy man on stage with the housemate of his Assistant who is dressed to impress [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/icon11.gif[/img] and sober driver.
So I've been EDC'ing the L1-PRT-DB917 for a while since it's actually a rather cool little thrower [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bowdown.gif[/img] and SureFire don't have a belt clip for their X200A yet and the Uncle Mike's belt clip is crap. Anyway, so group of drunks spot him on the stage and colleague steals the L1-PRT-DB917 out of my pocket (which I notice) and starts to strobe it right at him from across the dance floor. Group of Drunks cheer and then jeer him for being totally unresponsive to the very bright and concrentrated beam that is in his face. He was wasted. Ratarsed. Bolloxed.
A bouncer (sorry, customer safety facilitator) wades over and tells us to quit shining the torch or be respectfully urged to leave. So I pocket the L1-PRT-DB917 after locking it out and continue being very drunk. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/happy23.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/drunk.gif[/img]
A short while later the stage is cleared and the bar staff perform a dance act involving flashlights - looked like 2D cheapos - very thin yellow beams in the smoke. Actually, pretty kewl act (fit barmaids wearing sexy outfits) - with the correct flashlights (PK-1 or similar) it'd have been awesome. So that was why the bouncer didn't want us/me shining a flashlight - he didn't want some drunk joining in with a flashlight of such tiny proportions he didn't even see me holding it when he came over, but with ouput that stompted the dance act's beams into patheticness.
It turns out that a few of us know quite a few of the staff at the club and it is highly likely we wouldn't have been beaten or hurt if we'd pissed around.
To give you an idea of the type of place it is, somebody once let off a large canister of tear gas or similar which hospitalised quite a few people. I was okay but my date had trouble breathing and pretty much collapsed. Another time the power went out there were no back up lights of any use in the whole building. My flashlight (A2 at the time) lit my way out via a back fire escape. The stairwell had streaks of blood and vomit down it from those who had been thrown out by the bouncers. The Blue LED's I had in the A2 at the time showed that well.
They never had a problem with me shining lights in there before. I think it was because we were shining it at a drunk on stage and we were very drunk ourselves and there was going to be a dance act involving flashlights...
Anyway, the L1-PRT-DB917 works very well.
If anybody is still reading, do you know whether the TailCap of the L1-PRT-DB917 has been modified at all?