Jumbo’s Clown Room is a very special place. One that allowed me to change my life. There have been times that I say, “That place changed my life.” But, that’s not true. JCR simply gave me the opportunity to do so. So, what is Jumbo’s and why is it so special? This is going to be difficult to put into words, however, I am going to do my best. It’s the type of place that you need to go to several times to really know what I’m talking about.
The first time I went to JCR, I was still stripping. It was a very different place than what I was used to. There were Rockabilly girls pole dancing but not like the girls I watched pole dance. They were really dancing and they were kind of bitchy. They made tons of tips on stage without taking their clothes off. In the strip clubs, we were all sort of sweet, wearing rhinestones and pink bikinis that always came completely off our bodies. But these girls all had black hair, black clothes, tattoos and were…. hard, bad ass, confident. This still didn’t make me want to be like them. Secretly, I thought I was better than them. This is partly because I was insecure and an asshole.
A few years went by and I decided to quit stripping. It was a long time coming, something I wanted to do for about two years. But one night, I had a panic attack at the strip club and quit without a plan. For about a month, I lived off of savings while I tried to figure out what to do next. Then, like magic, I remembered that place I went to long ago, with the hardcore dancing girls. I called to find out when to audition, showed up, totally nervous, but got the job.
Jumbo’s Clown Room: The Best Place on Earth
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