Tampa Strippers: Where The Heck Are RNC Attendees?!
11:00 am, August 27th | by Laura Donovan
Gentleman’s club Thee Dollhouse had the whole staff wear USA-themed Wonder Woman outfits and the 2001 Odyssey nude club placed the GOP elephant logo on the entrance door, but conservatives didn’t flood the joints this weekend as expected, and Hurricane Isaac seems partly to blame.
The storm may be unpredictable, but the lack of participation from right-leaning people didn’t sit well with an Orlando stripper, who said:
“The girls are frustrated. When you come to Tampa, everyone knows the Mons Venus is the No. 1 strip club. So where is everyone? What is everyone doing? Are they sleeping? Republicans have money.”
Not all Republicans were lame party poopers, though. Some braved weather hazards to go to various clubs. A few strippers told the Tamba Bay Times that there were definitely GOP folks around, just not swarms as they’d hoped. The Thee Dollhouse door attendant seemed to agree, stating:
“The main people I’m seeing [are from] Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. They are dressed nicer, more conservative. Business casual for the men and Ann Taylor Loft for the women, for sure.”
With regards to everyone else, they were either too tired from the journey to venture out at night just yet, uninterested in visiting strip clubs, or fearful of taking on excursions with Isaac looming. With canceled events and concerts and rainfall, strip clubs may very well have been the last thing on their minds.