From the SuperStripper perspective, this club gets an A+++
Hiring: There is no audition. I went during the night shift on Thursday night with the Official StripandGrowRich attorneys: Scott Sigman and Rich Rochlin. Members-keep your eyes peeled for the new Legal Section of the SGR Forums. I like to check out a club before I work there, so we sat at a table and I observed. After speaking to the general manager Alp, I was hired on the spot in my street clothes. We then went into the office to fill out paperwork and photocopy my ID. The odd part was the mandatory front/back photo. I was asked to strip down to my panties and bra (which of course….I wasn’t wearing under my Black House/White Market fitted corset-top) So I just stripped down to my Victoria Secret cotton v-string “Hey, this is a topless bar right?” I joked and smiled for the digital camera. Apparently this is standard procedure. Alp then introduced me to one of the owners, a petite brunette about my age and the housemom. I asked to start right away, and Alp made sure the day housemom knew I was going to show up at 4pm for orientation. I was told to not wear makeup because they gave me the 4:30 appointment with the makeup artist. “Oh, that’s ok, I usually get ready at home so I can hit the floor right away.”
Orientation: The club has a very effective and welcoming procedure. The housemom greeted me and found a locker for me right away. I figured I would get a day use locker, but she actually wrote my name on the small 12×12 door. I was happy: it was big enough to stick my purse, money, makeup, and anything I don’t want stolen from my dancerbag.
All new Delilah’s entertainers get one week of free house fees and six sessions of free make-up applications. I sat right down in the makeup chair as soon as I locked my personal belongings. There is a makeup artist present all day for every shift.
Then I watched the 15 minute orientation video. It was definitely better than the Treasures PowerPoint presentation. The video was filmed in the club and went over all the rules and regulations. There was even a short section on sales and how to make more money.
After the video, I was introduced to Tori, who was my guide that night. I like the personal touch of having another dancer show the new dancer around rather than a housemom or manager rush through the orientation process. Tori showed me the three different VIP areas, the price breakdowns, explained the stage rotation, and introduced me to the DJ. She also stayed with me for the first hour and introduced me to some of the regular bar patrons, and pointed out timewasters, limited buyers, and potential VIP candidates (you know…the ones who like to try out every “new” girl)
Club Set Up: The club has 3 VIP areas. The upstairs Ruby Lounge is just for Black and Gold Delilah’s Club members. Dances are $20 and really the only difference between this lounge and the downstairs bar is that you need to be a member.
The Champagne and Red Rooms are downstairs. Bottles start at $160 and my time is $300/hour. Pretty standard.
Main Floor and Stage: The long runway stage is time consuming. Three songs when it’s slow, four songs when it’s busy. It is also very high isolated from the crowd. Only the last song which is performed on the center part of the stage is there even a possibility of getting tipped. The other stage locations don’t have a tip “rail” and the entertainer is about 10 feet from the patrons.
Dances are $20 both on the floor and in the private couch dance area. I found it odd that the private couch dance area was not an upsell. In Vegas, these would be equivalent to a 3 for $100 area.
Clientele and Environment: Older and wealthy. The majority of the customers I observed Thursday night were in dress shirts (screams traveling businessman to me) On Friday night there were a few bachelor parties and more casually dressed patrons. Since stage involves 3-4 songs, the DJ controls the music genre. This is smart, because he plays to the crowd instead what a bratty 19 year old stripper wants to hear. On Thursday night it was mostly classic rock with some oldies mixed in. I don’t think I’ve heard “Why do you build me up, Buttercup” played in a strip club before….and none of the girls complained about the music. Friday night the DJ played more top 40 and hip hop cross over music for the younger crowd.
The staff was very friendly. All of the floormen took the time to introduce themselves to me, and introduced me to a few VIP tables. Since Alp was not working that night, the manager on duty also took the time to introduce himself to me.
LockerRoom: “Everything you need is here!” Tori said. She’s right. There was a shower, bathroom stalls, tanning bed, makeup, shoes and costumes for sale by one merchant, jewelry and sparkly barrettes by another merchant. There were towels (if you needed a shower) a cabinet full of lotion, hairspray, bodyspray, toiletries, aspirin, tampons, calamine lotion, cotton balls, etc. Basically the dressing room was a mini Walgreens for a $15 minimum tip out. The buffet table: every shift has food for the entertainers. Spinach dip, crackers, chips and salsa, Hershey minis, fruit and veggie plate. Everything you would find at a holiday party. How do they expect the girls to stay thin?
Fees and Tip Out: $65 by 7pm, $85 by 9pm. Apparently these are the highest fees in Philly. If you work 4 shifts, the rest are free for the week. $15 minimum tip out to the housemom. Just the fabulous buffet in the dressing room is worth $15! $10 minimum to the DJ. No required tip out to security. “They are paid a salary by the club. You can tip them if you like, but don’t feel pressured to do so” the housemom told me. If you are local, they require a 3 day a week schedule to be submitted 2 weeks ahead of time. However, they welcome traveling entertainers and don’t require them to submit a schedule.
I think I’m going to visit Mom more often now….
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