I don't quite understand the appeal of the velvet rope. On saturday night I ended up at GLO for a friend's going away party (she's going to USC film school so yes, there is a movie connection to this, however slight) and after entering the club we spent a good twenty minutes shoving our past the velvet rope into the VIP section, which was both hotter (as in temperature, not vibe) and more crowded than the rest of the bar.
What's the point of roping off section if it's going to be less comfortable than the main floor? Why not just let the "VIP'S" mingle with the non-VIPS (and honestly, should the term VIP really belong in a club)? I know the velvet ropes make people feel special, but when you get down to it would you go out to have fun or go out to feel special? Actually, never mind... I don't think I want to know the answer to that question.