That is such a perfect piece on how men are their own worst enemies.
Everyone can second guess his actions - I do.
I agree with Gonzo - and, like him (him as a bouncer) - I have dealt with this before (me not as a bouncer). I would get in her face, remind her she's an equal, and ask her if she wants to try again - and remind her I don't attack people twice my size.
Two things will happen - she'll look around for male supporters and if none arrive go ape-sh*t and then cry or they DO arrive and she has this snotty look on her face.
What should have happened, which did not, is that the first guy, Mr. Leather Vest, would have been CRIPPLED. Stop the leader and you stop the troops - in effect. Cripple him, his knees, his nose (tears), AND his instep or some other show stopper. Yea, often, initially, a second or third will internvene ... hurt them WORSE, and verbally make clear this can end in a hospital or a morgue.
I have BEEN in this situation, to a lesser degree a few times, and almost exactlly this (from memory) twice. Quick hard and merciless to the first one or two. It'll either end in you being dead or in the hospital (I'm still here) or the whole shabang stops and everyone is yelling "break it up" "hold on, someone will get hurt" etc.
What's galling is the same p*ssies like Leather Vest biatch are the ones who get bloody, and then act like "stereotypical" females and cry about abuse, how you started it (ignoring how it started), and if they won strut around, but since they lost act like victims.
What say you Gonz - you been in this kind of thing. I mean, I've scrapped quite a few times (it's why I'm missing 3 front teeth) - you got an opinion?
He (guy slapped) should have unbalanced the helper and gone on the attack on "leather vest" - and then gone from there.
Oh, and his partner - what a p*ssy too. Just stood there.
One more like me and the guy who responded and it'd been a bit diffrerent.
Oh, and after we won, or died (or were hospitalized) I'd have walked up to "miss thang" and challenged her to slap me again. And when she played victim I'd humiliated her to the point where the audience would have hated me and she'd be imprinted for life.
But, that's me