Sunday, March 12, 2006

Out with the to speak.

The owner of our company flew in last week from Palm Springs and hung out with us for a few days. Then on Friday, he took all of us out to dinner at Baba Yagas.

Then, after dinner, we sort of just wandered into one of the bars in the immediate area. Well, the bars in the immediate area all gay bars. There's South Beach, JR's, and Mining Company, all of which are only about 100 feet from each other. We chose JR's. He and two other male colleagues are gay. All the women in the office are straight so when we all go out, it may as well be "girls night".

It's a very strange thing to go into a bar where the men oggle one another. Of course, lesbians are welcome here, too, but really it's mostly men. Then scattered throughout the bar are boxes where a man will stand in a speedo or something and sort of dance to the music. I say sort of dance because really, they don't do a great job of it. One guy just sort of stood there and swayed with the music. Another at least had some interesting moves.

Then, there's the restroom. In the ladies room, there were only 2 stalls. I wonder if the men's room had more since there were so many men there. On the outside of the stall there reads a sign that says "no more than one person in stall at a time". I thought that was sort of interesting.

I actually enjoyed the experience but I think I would have preferred a place where we danced.


Amy said...

Oooh, that sign is nasty!

Cathy said...

Men is speedos swaying to the music. Not a good Monday morning image!!

I don't even want to think about why they had to put the signs on the stall doors. Amy is right...nasty.

eaf said...

I wouldn't be surprised to see signs like that in a "straight" bar either, honestly.

I used to frequent a gay bar in my theater days as all my male friends were gay, and one night we were treated to a preview of the all-male review that was happening the next night. It was very interesting... I've never seen strippers enjoy their work so much... (not that I'm an expert)

Freebird said...

Happens in straight bars too. I remember going into the stall of a ladies room once and seeing two sets of feet in the stall next to me, but then again, I was in New Orleans at the time.

A Girl From Texas said...

Sometimes people have "crack parties" in the stalls, too.

Cathy said...

Hey, where did you get off to?

A Girl From Texas said...

Sorry, I've been really busy. I'm sorry :( I'll try to get something posted soooooooon