I was out of town for work all day Friday, and my travels took me to the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Since I was in the domain of the Great and Wonderful XL, I got a chance to check out his new house, eat at a Japanese Steak House (which in Japan would just be called a Steakhouse), read old comic books and watch Clerks II again. It was a fantastic way to spend a Friday night, and I was just getting warmed up.
Saturday I drove back to PA and spend some quality time with the wife before taking a nap, which is out of character for me. I needed the extra rest because on Saturday night Inky and I met up with one of our friends at Scores in Baltimore to see Porn Starlet Janine. She puts on a hell of a show, and looks better then almost any other 38 year old woman you will ever see nude. I was a bit taken aback by the gender break down in the crowd, however. She has been popular in both porn and mainstream for over 20 years, so she has quite a bit of drawing power. But, this was the first time I had been to a strip club where there were as many woman as men. In fact, Inky had to wait on line to use the ladies room, while I walked right into the men's room which defies all conventional wisdom in regards to gender proportions at gentleman's clubs.
I guess the time has come to cast off that title: Gentleman's Club. First and foremost, most of the yucks that show up at these places could gentlemen. And more importantly there has been quite a surge in the amount of women, both Gay and straight who frequent titty bars in the years since I started going in 1994. On Saturday night there were groups of young, hip, College Lesbians who no doubt enjoyed the years of "women only" porn Janine was famous for. There were also a very large number of couples in attendance, but there were other groups of women who were there with out men, and easily could have been straight.
When it was all said and done, all in attendance had a great time, and saw a great show. Inky and I got our picture taken with the star her self and then we braved the fog on the way home. Sunday we relaxed in the morning and had dinner with friends that night wrapping up a fantastic weekend. On tap for me is a trip to Cooperstown with XL next weekend! Let the good times roll.