One question I get asked frequently is "Sly, how do you post up at the club/bar?" The answer is simple - just find a spot that's near foot traffic, but not directly in the path of it. You don't want to come 'out of stance' in order to dodge a passerby. In fact, you want to remain stationary, if possible, only moving to adjust your clothes, sip your drink, gently bob your head to the music, or call out women from afar. Another strategy calls for complete stillness, something I call 'the 32 Degrees.' When you enter the venue with your cohorts, you will scan the crowd and analyze the layout - possibly determining that the situation calls for an immobile stance, thus saying something like "I'm fin to go 32 degrees in here" (refer to the next installment for this advanced technique). Since you're going to be near the action, make sure the people around you don't create too much clutter, leaving you lost in the mix. You want to create separation, and slight elevation when possible. Let's start with an example, then continue:
As you can see in this photo, I'm posted up near a lamp. This is a crude example but it illustrates the use of an object to draw attention to yourself (it also doesn't hurt that I've developed a nice tan). If you're posted against an empty wall, there's only one thing for your potential conquest to notice -- you. If you post up near a flashy object, women might notice the lamp and then suddenly see you 'in the cut' and comment to her friends "dang, check out that guy posted up over there."
I recommend that beginners post up in small groups, allowing them to lean on one another for both mental and physical support. A solo post up requires supreme confidence and the ability to stand for long periods of time (I once posted up for 7 hours at the Bacchanal Buffet before being escorted out by security).
Gear. Gear is your friend. I recommend compression socks and custom orthotics. The most advanced players will have both. This is scratching the surface, though. My mentor, Jimmy 'John Boy' Sutton used to carry a stud finder and peg so he could create elevation for himself against almost any wall.