A few weeks ago we reported that “Booty Lounge” stripper bus that was entertaining Lions fans before games might get banned. Well the Detroit police made it official yesterday. Deadspin.com has the story:
The Booty Lounge, Detroit’s mobile strip club that found its most loyal audience in the Lions’ tailgating community, was booted from the premises near Ford Field during yesterday’s festivities.
“I guess we just got kicked out,” bus operator Joe Parsons told the Detroit News. It’s an extra shame, as they were planning to donate portions of the admission funds to breast cancer research (“CUZ,” according to the Facebook page, “WE SUPPORT BREAST IN EVERY WAY, SHAPE AND FORM. SO COME HANG WITH OVER 20 OF YOU FAVORITE BOOTY LOUNGE GIRZ AND SUPPORT SINGLE MOMS!!!”)
Parsons had advertised a 2 p.m. start time for a “pregame adult entertainment party” at the bus’s usual spot outside Bert’s Warehouse Theater in Eastern Market:
Cops arrived at 1:55 p.m. with orders for the owners to ban dancing by semi-dressed women on board, even though the vehicle was parked on private property. Police said the activity had no permit.
And, because Bert’s has a liquor license, police threatened to perform a liquor inspection on the bar and the bus.
The decision to cancel the party was made after property owner Bert Dearing Jr. took a phone call from Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee, said Parsons, who added he planned to drive the bus somewhere outside the city limits, park it, and then return downtown to join tailgating friends before the game.
Since the Lions won the game last night we can’t say the absence of the bus will jinx the Lions’ success. And I’m pretty sure some of its customers won’t miss it too much. Here’s what some of them had to say about the big red and black stripper bus.
Booty lounge SUCKS!!!! The owner is a lying scam artist scumbag!
It felt dirty.
…there was nothing sexy about it. We were packed in like sardines, you know?
It was about as clean as a strip club can get.
The first time I went I was totally convinced the girls were straight up prostitutes.
They weren’t, like, ugly, fat strippers.
The booty lounge is like going to a movie that you know is going to suck.
…it’s the cheapest strip club on earth.
Adios Booty Lounge.