Politicians aren’t the only ones making preparations with the Democratic and Republican national conventions fast approaching. Swingers and strip club owners are making plans of their own that will ensure things stay decidedly steamy at the quadrennial political confabs in Charlotte and Tampa. The Politicker perused through local ads on Craigslist and found several sexual convention listings including a casting call for “HOT Beer Tub Girls,” a couple looking for a third playmate and an allegedly married member of the RNC host committee in Tampa trying to arrange a rendezvous with another man.
Tampa, which will host the Republican National Convention, has an established reputation as a “strip club capital” and the owners of the area’s adult establishments expect the RNC will be an especially busy week. With that in mind, several area strip joints are scouting for talent ahead of the convention.
An ad featuring contact information for the Penthouse Club of Tampa seeking “RNC Entertainers” promises applicants who “look the part” can “make $1000’s of dollars during the RNC.” It also advises job seekers they can also contact “our sister club The Pink Pony that will be open 24 hours a day during the convention.” An ad identified as coming from the Oasis Adult Tavern in nearby Clearwater, which is billed as “PINELLAS COUNTY’S HOTTEST GENTLEMEN’S CLUB” uses dollar signs to illustrate the effect RNC delegates will have on prospective dancers:
“LADIES GET PAID TO PARTY -The RNC Cnvention [sic] is later this month and most of the delegates are staying in Pinellas. $$$$$.”
The Oasis ad only contains one requirement, applicants “must be physically attractive,” but it promises there’s “no experience necessary” because they “have dance classes.” Another Craigslist ad seeking “entertainers” for Emperor’s Full Nude Gentlemen’s Club in Tampa boasts that they have “RNC parties already booked.” It also warns dancers who want to capitalize on the RNC boom that they should arrange time slots with the club now as the convention is making things competitive.
“OUT OF TOWN GIRLS WHO WANT TO WORK THE RNC MUST START TO APPLY NOW,” the ad says. “LOCAL GIRLS AND OUT OF TOWN GIRLS THAT APPLY EARLY WILL BE GIVIN [sic] THE FIRST OPTION FOR WORK SCHEDULE.”
RNC attendees who would like to see some skin, but don’t want to go the X-Rated route aren’t out of luck. An advertisement pegged to the address of The Luxury Box, a Tampa sports bar, seeks “pretty, energetic, flirty, hard worker[s]” to help fill positions for “3-6 beer tub girls for the week of the RNC.”
Charlotte, which will play host of the Democratic National Convention, doesn’t have a reputation as a lap dance mecca like Tampa, but that doesn’t mean the DNC will be devoid of nude dancing. A Craigslist ad looking for “females between the age of 18-30” with “girl next door looks” to fill “hostess positions” for the DNC asks applicants to “advise as to whether you are open to posing nude as one of our events has go go dancers and strippers.”
“Pay can range from $50 to $100 per hour and it depends on what the event is and what you are interested in and comfortable with, which will be discussed,” the ad says.
There are also plenty of options for convention attendees who are looking for something a little more private than a club for their intimate encounters. In both Tampa and Charlotte, we found ads from people eager to arrange sexual encounters during the conventions.
In Charlotte, we found an ad from a 27-year-old man “looking for an older guy that might be coming to charlotte for the dem convention and needing to rent a room.”
“I am would love [sic] to keep my guest as satisfied as I can during their stay. I am white about 5’8 and in good shape,” says the ad.
We also spotted a posting from a man heading to the DNC and “wanting to meet up with some hot dude for a couple days super sex” during the proceedings.
“If you can put me up for a day or two we’ll have a great time in bed,” says the ad.
Another posting purportedly coming from a married couple who live “a 95-minute drive” from the Charlotte airport seeks “another male to join us for sexual pleasure.”
“Just got to thinking that maybe someone attending or working at the DNC Convention might also be willing to make the quick drive so hit us up !” the ad says.
In Tampa, an ad targeting “gentleman attending the RNC” promises a “classy female to show you the Tampa / St Pete area” and notes the poster has “hazel” eyes and an “athletic” body. We also spotted a posting identified as coming from a 56-year-old “bi-married man” who’s “part of the Tampa Bay Host Committee” and is looking for other men to “welcome you to our town.”
“While you are enjoying our town I want to offer you my mouth and/or ass to enjoy also,” says the ad. “Best if we can hookup during the daytime for your enjoyment at your hotel.”
Sounds like there’s at least one member of the RNC Host Committee who’s really willing to go the extra mile.