Yesterday while talking about entertainment in the park I spoke of a concentrated play of ROMEO AND JULIET which was a taste of the full length play at Kennesaw College put on by the students.
I called that a tease.
That reminded of another kind of tease which I said something about. Strip – tease shows!
This is a blend of several strip shows at carnivals friends and I went into as young men and teenagers:
The come-ons were all the same. A smooth talking man would have his dancer or dancers on the stage out front. He would tell quick one-line jokes with sexual innuendos. The girl or girls had on loud flash glittering robes, with just some knee showing or maybe a couple of buttons on the bottom were unbuttoned to exposed a thigh.
Sometimes the slick male talker would have the girl stripper to pick someone standing out front for free admission. This must have created a crowd… who would not want something free from a stripper?
I always wondered what the girls’ parents and the smooth talking man’s parents thought about their children’s chosen occupation – or did they even know?
Inside the tent the star dancer would either take it all off or wouldn’t. Sometimes the fast-smooth talking man would come out and announced she needed a little encouragement… one time clapping was all the encouragement she needed. Other times it was money tossed up on the stage was all the inspirational encouragement the lady needed.
Once, I remember, a bunch of friends hollered “Put it back on!!”
Another time I remember, an old friend, one that I see weekly at the GOBAG meetings shouted saying they were going to tear the tent down unless the lady stripped completely naked. I forgot the outcome, but I don’t think the tent was torn down.
I think the one that stands in my memory is a lady that stripped completely nude in her dance number, then lit a cigar, placed the cigar on the stage, I’m sure in a non-flammable tray or something, and squatted down and picked up the cigar without the use of any arms or feet. Amazing! She also made the cigar puff little clouds of smoke. That was a God given talent!
Have you ever heard it is a sin to waste a God-Given Talent?
I wonder if she ever auditioned for The Ted Mack Amateur Hour Show?