•The bartenders - these are the girls that customers pretty much talk to first before they go to a dancer. They’re going to ask them which dancer is worth my money, who’s the cutest, who gives the best lap dances etc. when that bartender likes you she’s going to make sure the money is heading in your direction.
•The DJ- it doesn’t pay for you to be rude to the DJ. Remember he’s the one who pretty much has control of how many stage dances you do. So the more stage dance the more money. The less stage dance, well you get the point. Also he has control of your music too so the nicer you are to him I guarantee you he will play nothing but songs you like.
•The house mom - I hands down love my house mom at my club. House moms are the ones who has control of the dressing room. He/she will get you looking right makeup wise. Will tell you their opinion on the outfits you wear. When you treat your house mom right, they will treat you even better. Make sure you tip out your house mom every night. Trust when I say they keep track on who does and doesn’t.
•The VIP host - this one might not seem important but it is. You might ask why because all they do is collect money from the costumer and let y'all know how long you got in there. Well no. When your sweet to the VIP host he’s going to try and up sale you. For example…..if a costumer comes and say he wants to do a 1 song for $25 dance. He’s going to convince the costumer why he should get the 3 for $60 instead. And majority of the time it works. That’s more money going in your bag.
And last but not least……
•The Manager- the most important person in the club. The one that hires you. The one that runs the club on their shift to make sure your safe and everything is running smoothly . Yes please be nice to them. At my old club the manager there was such a sweet heart and he liked me (not in a crush/flirtatious way) so he always made sure that when a customer came in the club with lots of money I was the first he would tell. When your nice to them they’ll make sure any girl that fucks with you will get fired, they will take care of you. Promise.
So yeah, Fuck being friendly to the dancers. Your best bet is to honestly just stay to yourself. But when it comes down to those 5 types of people I just mentioned, always remain on their good side. If you got a problem with something they said or did talk it out because making enemies out of them is only going to effect your money.
“ it’s complicated to make an artist out of thin air, and I think the first album was a little bit like that. Not to say that I wasn’t passionate about music. My dad was a DJ, my mom was obsessed with every type of music possible, and I was on Barney for two seasons, singing with a purple dinosaur.
a.) Paco as the main DJ of Artikulo Uno, a station that plays indie stuff and experimental music mga bandang midnight to early dawn or something. Paco as dalisay af DJ na ang daming fans na nahuhumaling. Wild ang comment section sa kanilang webpage (Bonus! if college based! hehe) b.) Rusca as minsan nandiyan pero consistently funny partner ni Paco. Minsan nalelate sa mga cue dahil busy kumain ng ensaymada c.) Our beloved Tonito as the station manager. Alam na dis kung minsan may naririnig na faint “Punyeta!” or “hijo de puta” on air habang nagsasalita sila Paco pag may technical or better yet, social issues. d.) Pag may sessions na walang narinig na mura, alam nang lahat na nandun si Isabel, honorary station mom na nagdadala ng suman at kakanin for our Artikulo Uno boys at pinipingot ang tenga ng ating Heneral pag nagmumura. Landian backstage ensues. “Nauuhaw ako” e.) Goyong as a persistent caller pero pag on air lang si Rusca. Irritation, sexual tension ensues. “Ang susunod na kanta ay dedicated para sa isang nangangalang Goyong. “Pakshet kang gago ka” by Fools and Freedoms
f) Aguinaldo as the radio head executive and Mabini as his closest adviser. Occasionally nagtatalo sila ni Luna sa direksyon ng station at sa mga content nito, ala mainstreaming vs indie culture “Putangina Aguinaldo meron pa rin tayong responsibilidad sa ating mga tagakinig. Lots of back-backstage sinning between our coin baes g.) Joven AS THE BIBO INTERN. Nagjojot ng notes habang nagsasalita si Paco. Stumbling on air and missing cues ensue. PINING AND NOT SO SUBTLE MIXTAPES FOR THE NIGHT. “Huy Paco diba pinangako mong may fliptop tayo ngayong Wednesday? Ba’t purong may love ang titulo nitong mga kanta” “Tumahimik ka nga Rusca” h.) Bernal Brothers as the techies on set. Manuel as the hot doting and responsible brother. Jose (with Rusca) as the party organizers na laging pinapagalitan ni Luna pag makalat ang set. “Joselito” Manuel says when they’re the only ones on the booth. “Pulutin mo na yung mga kalat, parating na daw sila Paco”. “Mamaya na kuya, may nag tag sa atin sa IG oh!”. “Jose, nasa akin pa yung baon mo ngayong linggo”
Pictures from the Mother’s Day Party Time show at The Bell House! With Molly Austin, Michelle Wolf, Bob The Drag Queen, Ivory Steward (Sasheer’s Mom!) and DJ Zephyr Ann! We also had scoops from Enlightened Ice Cream before the show. What a treat :)