Big John Bates and the Punk-a-Billy Strippers

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Charles Smith manages bands.  And makes wine.  We stopped by his warehouse to catch Big John Bates during the Wine Bloggers’ Conference, and took a few photos of the band and its Live Strippers in Action.


Big John Bates sans drummer.


Beam Me Up, Stripper!


Starting to strip…


Got ass, will dance…


Come On, baby, light my fire…


All that’s left of the strippers…the dress.

About Amy Corron Power

A licensed attorney, Amy is a wine-lover, foodie, photographer, political junkie and award-winning author who writes about Wine, Food, Beer & Spirits. As Managing Editor & Tasting Director for Another Wine Blog, she travels all over the world's wine regions to share her experiences with her readers and nearly 10,000 twitter fans. She holds certifications from International Sommelier Guild, regularly attends Houston Sommelier Association events and is currently studying for her California Wine Appellation Specialist certification through the San Francisco Wine School.
  • Little Miss Risk

    Heh heh heh… there is actually a difference between stripping and burlesque. Strippers make money and burlesque dancers don't. We tend to fall into the latter category. ;)

    Cheers!
    Little Miss Risk (The Beam Me Up Stripper)

    • http://www.anotherwineblog.com WineWonkette

      Hey so glad that you stopped by! Using the word “stripper” vs. burlesque also tends to get more attention to the story: (See http://www.anotherwineblog.com/archives/8972 ) So they don't pay you guys? Or you just don't get “tips” while performing? Speaking of, it really was a great performance. Great show by the musicians as well!

  • http://www.anotherwineblog.com WineWonkette

    Hey so glad that you stopped by! Using the word “stripper” vs. burlesque also tends to get more attention to the story: (See http://www.anotherwineblog.com/archives/8972 ) So they don't pay you guys? Or you just don't get “tips” while performing? Speaking of, it really was a great performance. Great show by the musicians as well!

  • http://www.anotherwineblog.com WineWonkette

    Hey so glad that you stopped by! Using the word “stripper” vs. burlesque also tends to get more attention to the story: (See http://www.anotherwineblog.com/archives/8972 ) So they don't pay you guys? Or you just don't get “tips” while performing? Speaking of, it really was a great performance. Great show by the musicians as well!

  • Little Miss Risk

    Heh heh heh… there is actually a difference between stripping and burlesque. Strippers make money and burlesque dancers don't. We tend to fall into the latter category. ;)

    Cheers!
    Little Miss Risk (The Beam Me Up Stripper)

  • http://www.anotherwineblog.com WineWonkette

    Hey so glad that you stopped by! Using the word “stripper” vs. burlesque also tends to get more attention to the story: (See http://www.anotherwineblog.com/archives/8972 ) So they don't pay you guys? Or you just don't get “tips” while performing? Speaking of, it really was a great performance. Great show by the musicians as well!

  • Mark Martin

     Hello there! I’ll be looking forward to visit your page again and for your other posts as well. I had so much fun reading and of course to have additional learning from you with this blog. Kudos! Thank you so much for sharing with us an information about this topic. This is a good read! You have a very informative and interesting page. Keep writing good stuff like this.  
    While clubs can generate revenue through means such as cover charges and drink fees, dancers make most of their profit from giving lap dances or VIP dances where regulations allow. Otherwise customer tips to dancers from a stage set are their primary form of payment per shift. The dancer qualifies a customer by sizing up his appearance and personal characteristics. Once the dancer identifies her mark, she approaches and attempts to create a false social relationship with her customer using tactical interactions and manipulations toward a result of monetary gain. Customers can make the first move and engage the dancer directly, but more experienced dancers will have seen most of their tactics already. Published research indicates that dancers generally avoid interaction with female patrons by passing them over or possibly confiding in them rather than recognizing them as viable lap dance customers. Strippers appeal to masculine desires, and need to feel comfortable they can adapt to fit the needs of female patron to view them as a customer by default. Adapting the experience to the customer is an integral part of exotic dancing.

    Stripper Manchester NH
    (edited by AWB to remove advertising)

    • http://www.anotherwineblog.com WineWonkette

      Oh, you will want to read our follow up article with the Burlesque dancer, who, it turns out, is not at all what you describe. And by the way, The above comment has had the link removed.  We don’t provide free advertising for your Strip Club.

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