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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

What Were They Thinking?

I guess it was a good marketing concept. Revenue goes down on Sundays when there was a Bucs home game. How do you raise revenue? Take your product to the customers. For some reason, the police didn't like that very much.
A 40-foot motor home was converted into a strip club on wheels, offering alcohol and lap dances to football fans outside the stadium before kickoff of Sunday's Tampa Bay Buccaneers game, police said.

Six women performed lap dances inside the motor home, charging $20 to $40 depending on whether they danced topless or totally nude, police said Tuesday. The vehicle, adorned with a sign for strip club Deja Vu, was parked across the street from Raymond James Stadium.

Patrons paid a $20 cover charge and were served alcohol, said Tampa police Sgt. Bill Todd. Officers also caught a male patron smoking marijuana in the back of the vehicle.

"We determined this was the fourth game this season where they had done this," Todd said. "I don't understand what justification they think they had, bringing this to a family environment like a Bucs game."

Police charged all six dancers with being nude where alcohol is served, and with being nude in a commercial establishment, misdemeanor violations of city ordinances. Two of the strippers who police said engaged in sex as part of the show each were charged with a misdemeanor count each of performing an unnatural and lascivious act.

The police don't understand the justification? The Bucs had lured Deja Vu's clientelle away, so they decided to bring the club to the fans. Interesting idea. Illegal, but interesting. I wonder how much money they made the other three times they were in the Bucs parking lot.

And... um... "unnatural and lascivious act" ???? I don't want to know. I really don't want to know.

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