Wow! After almost three weeks of working on the new blog application it’s actually rolling. I just got home from a two week stint of dancing at The Pony in Huntsville, Alabama. I really enjoyed the club and met the owner, Jerry Westlund, while I was out there. Jerry owns the chain of Pony clubs and it’s larger entity – Fantasy Showclubs. I have to admit that I have respect for him, he’s a self made man and seems to not have let his ego blow up over it. As a matter of fact he was really great to all the workers & entertainers, buying pizza and drinks for everyone. Of course I didn’t partake… I don’t really need either – but I have to say that was nice of him. He was traveling through with Kendra Jade & Dayton Rains.
I only had a chance to talk to Dayton for a few minutes, but she seemed very nice and we chatted about working in San Francisco for a bit. Anyone who has ever danced seems to know that peoples opinions on San Francisco tend to very on two different extremes – they either love it or they hate it. Personally, I loved it… but Dayton shared the opposite opinion. After chatting for a bit she told me which club she had worked at which lead to me having one of those moments of sudden understanding. Very few clubs in the U.S. have such famous reputations as the Mitchell Brothers O’Farrell Theatre a.k.a. “The Green Door”. I don’t exactly know how to explain Mitchell Brothers… other than to say that they offer the girls gloves and that condoms are available to the customers. San Francisco is what is known as a “high contact” city, meaning that in most clubs lap dances include a lot of grinding and that the customers are allowed to touch the sides of the body and sometimes the chest. However, in most clubs high contact does not constitute “high mileage” which generally means the dancers perform illegal acts that would constitute prostitution. There are always exceptions to the rule though… and Mitchell Brothers O’Farrell Theatre didn’t seem to discourage those exceptions by putting out the “extra accessories”. Of course it’s up to the individuals to decide if they are going to participate, but one can only imagine the stress – which I can assume is why Dayton didn’t enjoy her experience in San Francisco. Honestly, I feel very lucky to have had such good experiences in San Francisco.
The week was very busy, but I have to admit that I really love traveling! There’s always fun staff to meet, and amusing stereotypes that either hold true or wash away. Alabama had a lot of guys with mustaches in plaid t-shirts, baseball caps and jeans for example. Oh, and they were certainly all about their beer. Lucky for us The Pony had the least expensive bottled beer in town – just $2 each! What a marketing ploy… cheap beer and nearly nude women. The customers were all very friendly though and given the club I actually did very well. With the exception of one evening, I was the top dancer every night, and the other evening I was only behind by 1 dance. Then again, I did offer my advice to the other girl, so I am glad she did so well.
Tomorrow I head to Dallas for some R&R! If I have time I’m going to check out some of the clubs out there. I’m also going to be meeting with Donovan (of SGR) since we’ve never actually met in person, so I’m looking forward to that as well.