|Baby, I'm a Rockstar
||[Nov. 18th, 2010|11:02 am]
Tuesday night I was at Nick's place of choosing to spend his 23rd birthday, a strip club in midtown Tulsa. I'm new to strip clubs; I've always been against paying to see tits, but I went to one for the first time this year and am ashamed to report I didn't have a bad time. I know many feel it's degrading to women, I agree. However; from going there I've learned that I feel the men there are degrading themselves far worse than the dancers ever could.
Anyway, we get a table and order some beers. Then, this girl walks by; Saskia incarnate. This girl was mixed, tall, curvy, had kinky hair, piercings, a back-shoulder tattoo, and that muscular upper back that Sas had. She walks up and sits down with us, looks at me, and says "I know you! Where do I know you from?...... Ahhh! Shutdown Sequence! I've got all your songs loaded onto the Jukebox here and dance to them all the time!"
It turns out we shared a few mutual friends, and she had even been to our final concert back in 2008. She had liked us so much that she seriously strips to our music on the regular. I was unaware that anyone even *listened* to our songs any more. I replied that she couldn't do that; she'd clear the place out if she played us. She sat and talked with us for about 45 minutes and then excused herself to go dance.
She gets on-stage and the first few notes of "Scarecrows," our first single, begin to blast throughout the club. I grabbed the birthday boy so we could sit at the front of the stage. What happened then can best be described as my first religious experience; A girl that looks just like my ex-girlfriend using my bands music to help her push every iota of her sexuality throughout that club was an experience I can't put to words. It just happened.
I remarked to Nick as we sat back down "I know it's your birthday, but this is the best night of my life. She just gave my soul an erection."
Sometimes I wonder if I've made the right choices in life. If I wasted too much time trying to make it in the music industry. If I should have tried at all. But experiences like last night don't happen to just anyone. 24 years so far, and i'm still amazed at my life.