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Brandon, Manitoba

Well Brandon, Manitoba definitely gave Thunderbay a run for it’s money! As I said before, these smaller places let it all hang out and are out for a good time! There’s a military base nearby and many of the men are your typical tough n rugged hard workers and countryboys…my FAVORITE!
To start off my week, I decided to take the bus from Thunderbay to Brandon (a 12 hour trip! It looked so much closer on the map LOL And my goal is to become a veternarian cuz I love children! There’s a dose of blonde for ya!) with another dancer I was working with and in a seat nearby I struck up a conversation with a nice guy who was in the service. He had just finished visiting with his wife and was going back to the base. Nope, no other intentions, just making friends along the way as I do in my travels. And when I’m not on stage toting around half naked in big theme show costumes I’m actually quite laid back, girl next door wearing comfys usually pertaining to a baseball hat and gym gear. Definitely wouldn’t peg me for an exotic dancer. SO, I’m sure you know what’s coming…as I’m walking around signing my posters who comes up to me but the guy from the bus trip LOL And as we look at eachother we burst out laughing and have the expressions on our faces like someone just got caught with their hand in the cookie jar! I’m thinking, “Yep, you just saw me get naked!” and he was thinking, “i just saw YOU get naked! And was that a hard core dominatrix suit you were wearing…” For a brief moment I slipped out of my Janine Jericho persona and was that giddy girl next door. He then asked for a poster and I was like “of course, you helped me with my luggage.” And yes, this is something that happens from time to time.
I have to say that Brandon was one of the most easy going places I’ve worked, great down to earth people and the customers were incredibly generous (probably one of the best clubs I’ve worked at for tipping and promo sales-I was selling posters right off the stage during my shows!) and they really got into my performances. It got to a point where customers started tipping me and requesting certain theme shows for specific times. Yep, the guys here weren’t afraid to ask for what they wanted! It’s ALL good to me! I have no problem with requests, that’s a huge compliment. I even had a group of guys request a theme so they could bring their girlfriends in to watch. Those were the metalheads from Alcore! A little shout out to them! They also had special requests for when I was signing their posters, one guy told me to write something very dirty so I wrote ‘mud’ lol I’ve got some naughty sayings but thought that was funny. They really liked to be involved in the whole process, this is a first but I welcomed it….you mean they DO pay attention? Yes, this audience as a collective does. I’ve had requests for certain themes but not on a daily basis as I did here. Another interesting week. Nope no girl on girl action here, there are strict rules in Manitoba and no contact with the audience is allowed, as it is in Ontario-Boo!

Centerfolds Thunderbay, Ontario

What do I say about one word-WILD! It’s funny, I tell my agent on the phone that this place is wild and he says, “I think you’re the one who’s wild,” I just laughed and replied, “I think you’re right. I may have just met my match!”
I walk into the club on Monday evening to a full house, 70% women! And these ladies were enthusiastic! I only have one rule with women sitting in the front row, show me the tipping dollars or show me your boobs! lol Yep, the best of both worlds! But honestly, these ladies were completley respectful, enjoyed the shows and their enthusiam just fuelled my fire to dance my lil heart out even more. And in Ontario there’s audience participation so these ladies were jumping on stage to tip me and became a part of the show.

Next time I’m bringing my paints lol Janine was here…and there and there; my painted handprints will be on everyone. And it continued to be a full house all week long but with the ratio of men to women levelling out. All around, they win best audience award cuz their constant enthusiasm, rowdy cheers and eagerness to share my stage with me never wavered. That’s one thing I love about smaller towns, they let it all hang out!
So as you can see, each week and each club is so different. I just walk into a place without any judgements, there to do my job and perform my best whether there’s 6 people in the bar or 100 and embrace each environment for what it is. I value the customers who come in and engage in my performances. Yep, I’m probably one of the most business minded and professional dancers you’ll meet. Some DJs still look at me funny when I’m early for my showtime. LOL I went from hotel to motel, a gentlemen’s club where I was completely taken care of on every level to a smaller pub where I was taking care of myself and both were fantastic experiences.

Treasures Mississauga, Ontario

This was my first time working at Treasures and have to say I was quite impressed with how it truely embodied what a gentlemen’s club should be. The audiences were a little more laid back than what I’m used to but extremely appreciative and had a lot of class.
One of the best staff I’ve worked with and the house girls…hot, hot, hot!! Highlights to my week were having the young, sexy hotties jump on stage to tip me. Well, if you’re gonna jump on my stage then you better be prepared to have a lil fun! It was great, I was the entertainment, then I got to entertain myself! From my accomodations, to having a driver and some meals provided, this is a place where they completely took care of me and that in itself makes me want to go above and beyond the next time I’m there. Above and beyond would be to bring out the ‘specialty’ shows such as fire, paint and liquid latex. Usually that’s something I negotiate depending on a few contributing factors ($$ lol) and clean up arrangements. However, there are times where I’ll bring that fun stuff out just to do it.

I LOVE gettin dirrty!