|Whatever happens to me at strip clubs, with dancers, or
g-strings will be documented here so that you can see how "boned" out I can
get sometimes. All the names have not been changed and there is no
such thing as "off the record."
January 6, 2007
Once again, I decided to do a "Behind the scenes" diary entry for the
contest. I wasn't happy with the way things went in the last contest so I
decided to be more hands on for this contest.
Contestant #1 Siena wearing street clothes
and no underwear, showing off her legs.
All photos by Paul
In case you don't know about the contest, first read the
"published" version of the event and
come back and read this last.
The 2 main things I decided to change was the emphasis of the contest, and
the method of judging. I've grown very tired of the same old "dance
contest" where basically dancers do their regular set, but with a little
more enthusiasm, and some pole tricks. Frankly, that's about all you
see the features do as well.
What I'm longing for is the old school strip tease. I don't think many
dancers these days even know how to do a strip tease anymore. In fact,
some of you reading this may not even know what I'm talking about. A
strip tease requires the dancer to do two things. Strip and tease.
Talking off your bikini bottom in one swift move seems to be the trend these
days, but that does not qualify as a strip tease in my book. It certainly
does not qualify as a tease.
The second change was in the judging. For many years, I've used the
selected judges scoring 1-10 method, which requires a computer with a
spreadsheet to compute the results. This time around, I decided to go
to old school judging by using old fashioned election style voting.
Every customer got a ballot and they voted for just one contestant. At
the end, I just counted the number of votes each contestant got, and the
most votes won. Simple and clean.
Contestant #17 Romy took 3rd place but did
the sexiest strip tease in the contest, IMO.
Originally, there was going to be a preliminary contest at the Rhino but
that idea was canned, and I'm glad. As with previous contests, I got a
trophy made, but I screwed up and put 2006 on it by mistake and had to rush
a new one at the last minute. And this time, I had to make small
ballots and a vote collection box. Unlike previous events, I had the
cashier give every single paying customer a ballot and a pen.
Also, this time around, I was hands on in organizing and running the contest
so no lap dances or talking with friends. It was like real
work. Well, okay, maybe not like real work since I was watching naked girls
We were running late as per usual, but I had all the contestants go into the
VIP room for a pre-contest meeting and to select numbers to determine the
order to go onto the stage. It was a nice setup to have the entire
huge VIP room for photo shoots and the meetings with the contestants.
Here are my notes and my perception of the entire contest. The votes are
the final tally from the ballot count of the votes from the audience.
||Wore street clothes
and hoodie, jean mini-skirt with no underwear. Although she
didn't do much of a strip tease, I loved her "costume". She's the only
one in the contest using street clothes. I think going 1st hurt her
score. If this was for most creative costume,
I would have vote for her.
||Wore a hat and
danced to the Stones. She's tall and looks like a European model. She told me
she used to work at Scores in NY. No strip tease.
last contest and wore a
cheerleader type outfit and danced to "Mickey." She deep throated a
bottle on stage which was one of the few sexy things during the entire
||Her outfit reminded
me of a number from the musical "Chicago" and she danced to "Me So Horny"
for her second song.
Personally, she has the body type that I tend to like with a very cute
face, but not much strip tease going on. If it was for looks
only, I would vote for her.
||1st place winner.
If you consider that she was #6, it's pretty amazing that she was able
to come in 1st. She's very athletic, and teaches pole work.
Her winning move was an upside down super fast slide (some might say
almost a free fall) to the floor, just stopping before her head required a cast and
a trip to the ER.
I've seen a lot of cool moves (including the upside down worm move
did) but this drop was so fast, it did shock me. That move plus
some other super athletic pole moves, made her pole moves in the contest,
the best by far. It must have been what did it
for her with many of the judges. However, I didn't think she did
much of a strip tease.
||Mariah also has the
kind of face I like and wore a sexy black outfit, but not much strip
teasing going on.
||I'm not sure what
her costume was, maybe a Nascar girl. In any case, she has a great
tight bod with petite top, and very cute face. For normal people, she
probably would be judged to be the best looking in the contest, but
not much strip teasing.
||Just a regular white
bikini outfit but the only one with a boa. Her tease wasn't what I
wanted to see but at least she had the right idea with the boa.
||Another good looking
dancer and she did have layers to take off, which many of the other
contestants did not have. Good pole work, good slow music
selection, and moderate tease.
||She wore a cute pink
outfit. Not much teasing.
||Came on stage with a
full-on costume with a cape and hood. By far, the most elaborate
costume of the contest. If this was for best costume probably should
win. Some pole work, danced to very
sexy slow music and moderate teasing.
||The only dancer to
wear glasses on stage and some poke work.
||Did some floor work.
||3rd place winner.
She did a lot of pole work, wore a sexy outfit, with collar and dog
leash, and the only contestant that I felt did
the type of tease I was looking for. If I was voting, she would be the
||2nd place winner.
Previous dancer of the month,
with a nice sexy lingerie with plenty of pole work. Not much teasing.
||Another pretty good
costume in black, and danced to Akon's "I Wanna Love You" and TLC's "Creep."
Not much teasing.
||White and red
outfit, with plenty of pole work.
All contestants back on stage at the end,
pretty much in order from right to left.
After all the contestants did their performances, I had everyone go back on
stage at the same time. I did this for two reasons. The first was to
try to even the playing field a little for the contestants who had to go
early in the contest and the customers may have forgotten. The second
reason was so that the customers could compare side by side their favorites
to make their final decisions.
Lastly, I had all the contestants go back to the VIP room and I counted the
ballots in front of them. Nobody asked for a
recount, but there were 2 disqualified ballots, but no pregnant chads.
Unlike most contests, the winners already knew who they were before the
audience. Aaron (the GM from Rouge) gave out the awards to the winners on
All in all, I think the contest went fairly smoothly except for a few
glitches, many of which were my fault and I'll tweak for next time.
One change I would make would be to try to make the contest shorter than it
turned out to be. Maybe with fewer contestants, or shorter sets, or
both. I'd like to thank Aaron and Jerry for their cooperation and help
in organizing this contest.
My only disappointment was the lack of sexy strip teases by the contestants.
Using my definition, most of them didn't even do a strip tease. None did a
traditional old school burlesque type strip tease, but I didn't really
expect that. Maybe it's too much to expect from the current batch of dancers
who never had to learn how to do a traditional strip tease. In fact, except
for us old school customers, there's probably very few people who
except or want a strip tease at a strip club.
Oh well. One day, I vow to bring sexy back to the strip clubs.
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