Adult venues in Tampa expect business to quadruple during the Republican National Convention next month.
The last week in August, the strip club capital of the South will roll out the crusty carpets for an estimated 50,000 members of the Republican Party, with media in tow.
Indeed, RNC goers aren’t gathering just to celebrate their presidential nominee and gawk at elephant sculptures – especially when a Sarah Palin lookalike is available for a dry hump session. Tampa’s beloved Thee Dollhouse Lounge will have one of its dancers mimicking the former reality star for delegates who didn’t get enough of her the last go-round. But if Palin’s not your thing, there’s always 2001 Odyssey, an all-nude joint that charges no cover from noon to 5pm every day, and provides out-of-towners the chance to virtually meet his or her dancers via webcam.
This way, conservatives don’t have to waste any time in the club building rapport with the angel who will take them away from the sorrows of Republican reality. They can do that back in Washington. (Your tax dollars at work, ladies and gentlemen.)
Lastly, I love how the local news treats the story as if it’s biz as usual. I mean, it is. Strip clubs are to Tampa as oil wells are to Houston. Well, wait: Houston has an awesome strip club scene too.