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2005-01-27 02:31:38 PM  
Actually, it is. Good money though.

\ex-strip club DJ
 
2005-01-27 02:32:16 PM  
Smiling like a kid on Christmas morning, Paris whips her body around the pole, her back arched suggestively, her legs splayed.

That is the most bizarre simile I think I've ever read.
 
2005-01-27 02:37:02 PM  
Mr. Bungle At Work:

Smiling like a kid on Christmas morning, Paris whips her body around the pole, her back arched suggestively, her legs splayed.


Whenever I think of strippers, I try to keep images of children as far away from that as possible.
 
2005-01-27 02:38:59 PM  
I went to a club in Shreveport. The joint was open until 4, so things didn't start hopping until 10 or so. My buddy and I got there around 8. The DJ ("DJ Dallas") was spinning some less mainstream stuff - Sneaker Pimps, Type O Negative, some Tori Amos remix. I wound up, the two nights we were there, tipping the DJ more than the dancers.

/hates mainstream music
 
2005-01-27 02:39:03 PM  
Lets hear if for Zac Crain. Somehow he manages to spend a night at the strip club and still come up with a story to turn in the next morning.

And the best part is - he can write it all off!

 
2005-01-27 02:39:40 PM  
A friend of mine just threw a party in Dallas with a local strip club DJ. He makes 250,000 a year, but of course he's a manager.
 
2005-01-27 02:44:17 PM  
I wound up, the two nights we were there, tipping the DJ more than the dancers.

yeah, um, do you think maybe there's something else you'd like to share with the group?
 
2005-01-27 02:45:04 PM  
I've got a bud who does weddings on the weekends, and strip clubs in the week. He does quite well for himself.
 
2005-01-27 02:50:53 PM  
Hard?
 
2005-01-27 02:51:30 PM  
I used to bounce at, among other places, a Bada Bing club. I never had much trouble differentiating between women (one of them was one of my close friends), but then my job was to watch the crowd, not the stage.
Why did I never get into DJing?
 
2005-01-27 03:04:29 PM  
Do you take requests?

Sure.

Great, could I request that you remove your boner from my ear?
 
2005-01-27 03:04:34 PM  
albo, fair enough. I left myself open for that one. I'm a VIP at The Lodge in Dallas, and VIPs at The Lodge have much more....leeway in the rules than schmos at Whatzit in Shreveport.

I dropped $750 on the dancers last time I was in The Lodge.

/It's good to have no dependants.
 
2005-01-27 03:11:41 PM  
ElGatoFeo, clearly you have to make up for that by taking some lucky TFers with you on your next VIP outing.
 
2005-01-27 03:12:55 PM  
E-mail in profile.
 
2005-01-27 03:31:33 PM  
ElGatoFeo:

Sneaker Pimps, Type O Negative, some Tori Amos remix. I wound up, the two nights we were there, tipping the DJ more than the dancers.


Ususally the girls tell the DJ what to play...you should have tipped the girls.
 
2005-01-27 03:45:32 PM  
I might have a slot at a local club coming up. I only like to DJ part time and play offbeat stuff (as opposed to beatoff stuff). I would hate to play the same crap all the time. Might do it once a month or so. Still thinking about it.

I have played for lesbian parties, orgies and lots of parties where clothing was optional. As much as I love nekid chicks it's still not that big of deal when you are working.
 
2005-01-27 03:55:03 PM  
Ahh, The Lodge. I have such fond memories of the lunches we had there back during the dot com bubble... when we had the time and the money. *sigh*

I'm also more than a little surprised to learn that Lewisville used to have a strip club. Hell, we're just now getting to vote for beer/wine sales in a few weeks.

ElGatoFeo:

The DJ ("DJ Dallas") was spinning some less mainstream stuff - Sneaker Pimps, Type O Negative, some Tori Amos remix.

I believe it's a city ordinance that all clubs must play Type O Negative because they are from that god-forsaken hellhole.
 
2005-01-27 04:15:19 PM  
BigTuna:

Ahh, The Lodge. I have such fond memories of the lunches we had there back during the dot com bubble... when we had the time and the money. *sigh*

When I worked for ThePlanet when it was only at the Infomart, The Lodge is where the brass would go fishing for new sales employees.
 
2005-01-27 09:26:15 PM  
Cry me a river sound-boy.

/jizz mopper
 
2005-01-27 10:12:17 PM  
Maui

I can be your sidekick. Or your stand-in. Whatever you prefer.
 
2005-01-27 10:29:51 PM  
My girlfriend is a server at one of the clubs around here, she brings home 750-1000 a week usually

i make enough money to get me to class most of the time.

i hate her.
 
2005-01-27 10:32:10 PM  
$5 Bud Light? Thievery!
 
2005-01-27 10:34:07 PM  
oh and working at a strip joint is stressful as hell, on all people involved. It becomes your life. The time everyone else is out partying and being social is when you are making your money. You're stuck somewhere between 2nd and 3rd shift every night, and there's a lot of pressure by club owners to make scalp as much money as possible



On a side note, yesterday was my 23rd birthday, and i got tossed on stage there (i know most of the dancers pretty well) and somehow i ended up on my hands and knees, and one of the girls had a studded belt and swung at my ass harder than anyone has ever swung a belt.. and it ended up catching me in the left nut somehow.

i literally couldn't move for almost a half hour.. and it still feels like i get kicked in the balls every time it gets touched.
 
2005-01-27 10:37:32 PM  
here's one of my stories:

i used to bartend at a strip club and was good friends with the DJ (i miss him a lot, too; very cool guy). i'd give him rides home after work and sometimes he'd give me a kick down. anyway, he told me one night there was this newish dancer, really young (probably 19 or 20), and she'd recently had a kid. he said he was in the booth and from the booth he could see into the dressing room. he told me she had bent over and she had no thong on and he could see hemorrhoids.

hopefully with this statement, i have burned this memory out of my brain forever. thank you for listening.
 
2005-01-27 10:37:41 PM  
ElGatoFeo rules. Why? He likes Firewater. I think, you, me, and maybe one or two other people in the DFW area like this band.

sidenote: My best friend and I went to the Lodge this past December (her old college buddy is a manager) and she got her first lapdance.....now that was a funny sight to see!
 
2005-01-27 10:37:57 PM  
Man, I've only been to a couple of strip clubs but the few places I've been, the DJs have been busting their asses the entire night. Trying to keep a high energy lvl up for so many hours and sound excited about each new dancer taking the stage, whether or not she looks like Chris Farley in a wig? That's tough.

Then again, I'm a straight chick, so I guess this might explain why I even NOTICED the DJ.
 
2005-01-27 10:45:05 PM  
I did this a few times and it sucked.. as a dj I wanted to play music and the girls wanted their own crap played... AC/DC Guns and roses and the like...

whatever babe... hand the DJ a cassette...
 
2005-01-27 10:46:08 PM  
A good friend of mine was a DJ at a strip club here in Vegas years ago (before I met him). He always says it was the best farking job he ever had. Actually, he's making more money now as a commissioned salesman, but it's nowhere near as fun, he says.
 
2005-01-27 10:46:22 PM  
Most gals who Strip for a living are a Pain in the A** as far as Relationships go but there are occasionally some Good Points. It's just like anything else, people Everywhere have their own Emotional Baggage in one way or another, it just depends on what you are willing to deal with and what You Personally are used to dealing with yourself. I've dated and had Relationships with nothing but Dancers since my mid 20's, there have been Good times and Bad like anyone else has. I wouldn't know what it would be like to be with a "Regular" gal.

Looking forward to my next Atlantic City trip with a gal named Candy who is 1/2 my age!

I'd Never want to be a club DJ though, it's Way too much of a Hassle, I've got that on First Hand Info!
 
2005-01-27 10:46:43 PM  
I remember I was trying to tip a stripper with a $2 Bill. The DJ eventually called the cops on me. When the cop arrived, he and I were the only ones that knew a $2 was legit. After they took the handcuffs off, I had one of the best laughs of my life.

/Pink taco bell.
 
2005-01-27 10:48:32 PM  
waaaaaaa, I work at a strip club, waaaaaa its hard work. That article is boring. You want a hard job, try doing broadband support for idiot grandmas on a Saturday night.

Me: Ok mam, you can drag that file over to the trash bin
Her: Hold on i need to use two hands for that.
 
2005-01-27 10:49:52 PM  
AlfredPMurrah
I remember I was trying to tip a stripper with a $2 Bill. The DJ eventually called the cops on me. When the cop arrived, he and I were the only ones that knew a $2 was legit. After they took the handcuffs off, I had one of the best laughs of my life.
/Pink taco bell.


Didn't you just type this same message in another thread except it was a juice stand at the mall or something?
 
2005-01-27 10:52:13 PM  
I was hired from an improv comedy club to be a DJ / MC at a strip club in Rock Island, IL called The Body Shop. It was one of the most fun jobs I have ever had (and I have done a lot of things), but it was a lot of work. It always is when you are being paid to help other people party.

Greatest irony of all is that the girl I was dating (who was also from the improv club) visited me every night and eventually decided to become a dancer when we were short on girls one evening. With no prior experience other than years of doing comedy theatre, she roared onto stage and made 5x the money I ever did (and I was very well paid). She doesn't dance anymore, and we both moved to Boston to pursue other things (she's a film student and I do freelance illustration) but our time working together at the strip club was one of the greatest adventures of my entire life -and the closest I will ever get to being Lenny Bruce.

The club was great, the money was good and we never had a problem the bouncers couldn't handle.

Good times... good times...
 
2005-01-27 10:52:48 PM  
I was a strip club dj... yeah, the dancers are a pain in the ass... they wanna hear techno or hiphop...
Both of those genres chase out guys who have money to spend... i played non-mainstream stuff that uys wanted to hear, since that keeps em drinking.


It was almost as much fun as my previous jobs, concert lighting!
 
2005-01-27 10:54:15 PM  
Had the good and bad luck when answering a vague ad to get a DJ job at Centerfolds on Market in San Francisco...

First day on the job:

* two waitresses offered a threesome with me. I told them I'd have to ask my girlfriend. "Bring her along!"

* Long, leggy redhead come into the booth like a whirlwind. "I hate to do this to you, but am I bleeding?" She turns around and bend over, spreading herself. I give her a twice-over with the flashlight and assure her she's not. The next tune she's out on stage, grinding a bald guy's head.

* An ancient Chinese man takes a seat at the rail. I mean, this guy must be about 90. He's sitting there quietly waiting for the next dance to start. The enxt dancer comes to the booth so select her music, sees him, and says "Oh, fark." I say, "What? He looks harmless....?" A minute later, she hits the stage & he stands up and begins screaming "SHOW ME YOU P&SSY!! SHOW ME YOU A$$HOLE!!". I'm laughing so hard I forget to change tunes 2 1/2 minutes later. He's still screaming, she's giving me the evil eye. O well.

* The manager forgets to remove one of the blades from a razor before the shaving contest. I then watched a 5'4" naked chick knock a 6', 50 year old man on his ass.

Benefits: MCing the mud wrestling competitions (chocolate pudding mix, actually), MCing the Friday & Saturday night "girl on girl on girl on girl on girl" show (indescribably hot, even for the jaded). Having all day, every day to surf. Smoking out in the DJ booth whenever I wanted (every 45 minutes or so). Getting free ecstasy and backrubs from hot naked girls on bad days.

Small sucker amusements: the 'best chest' contest (duping the guys into a pushup contest, asking guys on the mic if they remembered their first BJ (Let them say 'yes', then ask "How did it taste?'). Deliberately selecting horrible tunes (and letting them play to long) for the girls that didn't tip.

Disadvantages: San Francisco cracking down on the clubs, knowing which truck was mine. 17 tickets and towed twice in three months, including three tickets in the span of one minute, all for BS stuff. Headcase strippers that believe they are as wonderful as the clientele tells them. Owner's buddy becoming manager with no qualifications and suddenly thinking he knows more about DJing than me. Worst of all, knowing without a doubt what every girl on the street's boobs look like underneath her shirt, including fake or real. That job took a lot of the fun out of boobs, to be sure.
 
2005-01-27 10:55:08 PM  
I_B_OTAY - *somebody* did the $2 bill bit before in another thread. Maybe it's a new fark cliche?
 
2005-01-27 11:02:52 PM  
I think it was him, I remember the Pink Taco Bell comment at the end
 
2005-01-27 11:03:54 PM  
Hazard91AWD

Have you considered renting yourself out to politicians as a public speaker? There would probably be a ton of money in it for you. Your story about being whipped in the nut is a more compelling argument against visiting strip clubs than anything I've ever heard from any activist.

The best part is that you could really work for almost any party. The Republicans hate strip clubs because they're immoral and the Democrats and Greens hate them for being sexist, so you can make money without selling your soul.
 
2005-01-27 11:08:08 PM  
One of my first full time jobs was in a peeler bar. I was working in the kitchen, so there wasn't all that much eye candy, but it sure beat working in the kitchen anywhere else. Plenty of free beer...most of the hard-core
guys would order a few at last csll and not get to finish them all, so the waitresses would line the untouched ones up for me at the end of the night.

Of course, the funniest thing that ever happened was with a "feature" dancer...some pr0n girl who got paid insane amounts of money to dance for a week. This one in particular was a first class beyatch. Her last show of the week was a bathtub show...and it was my job to fill her tub. She came to me and said "Hey, retard...try and get it the right tempersture this time."

Once it was heated to her specifications, she thanked me by saying "Wow...I guess you CAN do something right."

"F her", I thought, and dumped a tub of ice in the tub once she left...the problem was, the ice killed all the bubble-bath suds. All I had to replace the suds was Old Dutch Cleanser...not being a SMART lad, I used that to "sud" the tub back up.

Wow...was she ever farking pissed when she got on stage.

It wasn't until later, when I was being chewed out by the club owner, that I realized that Old Dutch could cause caustic burns, and THAT'S why she was so red and uncomfortable.

Interesting side-note...I confessed everything. My boss gave me a pass on it because she was such a horrible human being...but let me know that if I ever pulled a stunt like that again, I'd wind up fired and with at least one broken limb.
 
2005-01-27 11:10:40 PM  
BigTuna:

I'm also more than a little surprised to learn that Lewisville used to have a strip club.

heh, I hear there used to be a "house of ill repute" over here
in Frisco, right around the Preston/121 intersection...

Why is this Observer article listed as Drudge? Can't find
anything similar on Drudge currently...maybe the one
about "butt couture" ;)
 
2005-01-27 11:15:44 PM  
1) Put in a CD containing Aerosmith's "Rag Doll".
2) Set to repeat.
3) Profit!
 
2005-01-27 11:16:18 PM  
Personal experience here: the article is dead on. You get numb to it all very quick.
 
2005-01-27 11:16:19 PM  
I_B_OTAY & RandomKeyStrike

The $2 thing has been going on for awhile.

2004-03-09 03:19:53 PM fnorgby [TotalFark]

I dunno which is funnier -- the million dollar bill, or the perfectly legal $2 bill I almost got arrested for spending at a Taco Bell about ten years ago. They called mall security on me, he handcuffed me & called the cops. There were about 30 people standing around, and I was the *only* one who knew the $2 bill was legit -- until the cop showed up.

He was like "WTF?"
They: "This guy just tried to buy food with this..."
Cop: "So?"
They: "It's a TWO DOLLAR bill!"
Cop: "Yeah, I can see that. What's the problem?"
They: "Well, um, it's a TWO DOLLAR bill. There's no such thing as a two dollar bill."
Cop: "What in the hell are you talking about? It's perfectly legal. It's a two dollar bill."
They: "There's no two dollar bill!"
Cop: etc...

I got a free burrito, and one of the best laughs of my life.

From this thread: http://forums.fark.com/cgi/fark/comments.pl?IDLink=865233

Do a search on Fark for "$2" and you will get a list of threads using this story or a variation of this story.
 
2005-01-27 11:17:22 PM  
I_B_OTAY - *somebody* did the $2 bill bit before in another thread. Maybe it's a new fark cliche?

new?
come here often?
 
2005-01-27 11:18:46 PM  
$2 bill thing is a stupid urban legend. http://www.snopes.com/humor/business/tacobell.htm

on another note: boobs, what can't they do?
 
2005-01-27 11:18:58 PM  
Amber to the stage...Amber
 
2005-01-27 11:30:12 PM  
Wow, and I've been wondering all this time what to do with my life...it's perfect!!! I like naked women, I like music, I like alcohol!!! YESSSSS
 
2005-01-27 11:33:40 PM  
AlfredPMurrah
/Pink taco bell.

Hmmmmmm. I wrote that "/" once.

/but I wrote it "belle"
//http://forums.fark.com/cgi/fark/comments.pl?IDLink=1294711
///you had to be there
////great thread, BTW
 
2005-01-27 11:37:24 PM  
how the hell did i read that entire article. must have been the boobies.
 
2005-01-27 11:39:47 PM  
My friend from high school, brother was a bouncer at the Mons Venus in Tampa, and I had a buddy who was a DJ at the 2001 across the street from the Mons. When it came time for our click/group of friends to have bachelor parties. We always had entertainment.

//Man those were the days. Those poor kittens never had a chance.
 
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