No, I don’t know if they do any actual “stripping” in the Stripper Bar. Even with the giant pole-dancer standing outside. But we never went inside. Didn’t want to and the line was pretty long.
Actually, I kind of doubt that it’s that kind of place. It’s located practically in the center of the Strip near Planet Hollywood (in an area called “The Miracle Mile”). Not a lot of raunchy activity going on in this part of town. It’s as much a family spot as you’re going to find in LV. Walk a ways past this spot and you’re in a giant mall with lots of stores.
But this is typical Las Vegas “fantasy”. It’s dark, there aren’t any windows, and there’s even a fake sky. People love it. And about 90% of them are taking pictures with their phone cameras and point-and-shoots. I always get this urge to tell them that their exposures are probably in the 1″ range (or worse). I suspect that most of them don’t even know about ISO’s or aperture settings. They just figure the camera will do all the work. This image was shot at ISO 800, f/5.6 at 1/10 of a second. I had to sit on the floor and steady the camera on my elbows which were resting on my knees. Even so, I took about 4 of them in hopes of getting one that was reasonably sharp. This one’s not bad.
Now we’re up in Utah at Bryce Canyon. Don’t have to worry about long exposures. And we’ve had to break out the heavy sweatshirts again. Heck, there’s still snow on the ground in places (although the temperature’s about 60). That’s what I love about the southwest. If you don’t like the weather in one place you just have to drive a few hundred miles to find something completely different.
Truly a place “where life is worth living”. If you don’t mind the insane politics.