Sounds like the anticipated Tampa strip club boom has not materialized, and the women who came into town to make some GOP money aren’t too happy.
Warren Colazzo, owner of Thee Dollhouse, had predicted that the convention haul would triple the cash brought in during previous Super Bowls hosted in Tampa.
But between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. Wednesday, his sleek club drew only one extremely drunk conventioneer in an ill-fitting suit who was seen being reprimanded by a burly security guard.
A pair of cocktail waitresses, in skin-tight American flag corsets and barely-there blue thongs, looked bored.
Asked how her week has been, Karen Kennard, an ample-chested blonde, broke into a pained smile.
“Hashtag 2012 RNC money myth,” quipped Kennard. “I’ve worked four Super Bowls. I was hoping to be inundated financially in Super Bowl proportions, but it definitely hasn’t happened yet.” [NY Daily News]
Not sure how I feel about verbal hashtags, but okay.
At 4 a.m. Wednesday, a heavily tattooed stripper named Anna surveyed the scene at 2001 Odyssey — where a gaggle of girls were jostling for the attention of three guys in suits — and offered her take on why business was so bad.
“To be honest, I think a lot of them just hired escorts,” she said. “That’s more their style.” [NY Daily News]
Heh. Sounds about right. That and cruising airport bathrooms.