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Signs Of Life In New Orleans - Strippers Return

The entrepreneurial spirit runs strong in the face of disaster. Witness the French Quarter, which knows it's customers.

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - In a sign that things may be returning to normal in New Orleans, strip shows are back in the city's famous French Quarter.

Erotic dancers and strippers are entertaining crowds of police, firefighters and military personnel instead of the usual audiences of drunken conventioneers and tourists in Bourbon Street's Deja Vu club, which reopened this week.

It's the first strip joint to resume business, three weeks after Hurricane Katrina struck in the worst natural disaster ever to hit the United States.

"It's nice to get back to work, and all these men need some entertainment," Dawn Beasley, 27, a dancer at the club, said on Tuesday night. "They haven't seen anybody but their buddies for two weeks."

You can cross silicone off the list of things New Orleans is short of...


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Comments (8)

Ugliest strippers I ever do... (Below threshold)
JimK:

Ugliest strippers I ever done seen in my life: French Quarter. Faces that could stop a hurricane.

But of course I wasn't blind drunk either... ;)

My grandfather used to hae ... (Below threshold)

My grandfather used to hae a sign in his den. It said, "This weekend, the red light district will be closed for the policeman's ball."

--|PW|--

Strippers have faces... (Below threshold)
B Moe:


Strippers have faces?


Strippers have a big advant... (Below threshold)

Strippers have a big advantage in flood situations, what with their built-in personal floatation devices and all.

Ehh...dunno about you but... (Below threshold)
mark m:

Ehh...dunno about you but having a skankius maximus in my face amidst the overpowering stench of fecal soup in the air....yeesh, never mind.

With Ted Kennedy hanging ar... (Below threshold)
JAT0:

With Ted Kennedy hanging around town, what did you expect - that city knows how to pander to the special interests of its visitors.

Really depends on which clu... (Below threshold)

Really depends on which club you go to. Scarlett's actually had cute dancers who lacked boob-jobs when I went there New Years Eve 2001. The place with the manikin legs swinging through the wall certainly matched your description, though.

TED KENNEDY and BILL CLINTO... (Below threshold)
spurwing plover:

TED KENNEDY and BILL CLINTON ill be there if it involves strippers




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