I wish these guys luck. I love that building. However, there are all sorts of dangers lurking under the surface in that area: http://bit.ly/ozQxzg
I am so on the fence about this one. I have had numerous cases of getting pulled over and having a cop (in particular this one on a motorcycle) he had 3 others cars pulled over and stopped me with his palm and yelled HO! and I stopped and he continued to tell me to pull over then made me wait to tell me what I had done wrong til he had given all other 3 cars a ticket also he ended up pulling another person behind me and they had to wait until he was done with me which this took about 1 hr and 25 mins or so for all of us to get out of this. It was at an intersection between Riverland drive and Maybank HWY and when he finally to to me what I had improperly put my blinker on too early and also turned into the farthest left hand lane too early ("before it was a lane, too not close enough to the dotted line) such bullshit. Anyways he gave me the ticket and was mean to me and I even told him honestly I said I am getting ready to run out of gas and I need to turn around because I already missed my class and I am late to work have to get my work clothes and he told me to stop talking unless I wanted to go to jail. He then went to his motorcycle and wrote up my tickets which were like 2 differrent tickets and made me wait there anothe 35 minutes and I was late as hell to work. Anyways another time I ran out of gas in middle of night in what my mom referred to as crack villed and they stopped had this bright ass light in my eyes asking me why I was squinting. "I cant see duh". But this was on James Island as well and they were so nice waited with me til my mom got there , she gave me gas they noticed that my tags were out and let me go though. They were actng like they had to protect me which was really nice. I am so in between on this issue becuae I have experienced mean unfair cops and then nice protective community serving cops too. Seems that maybe its a stereotypical thing these cops are doing most the time. They need to realize that not everyone is the same and do not judge a book by its cover. I agree that the new officers are more accustomed to large crimes and people that will steal from their own mother if they wanted to . But it is not quite like that in james island folly beach .. I think they need to embrace the community and maybe get to know us better with civil acknowledgement or conversation instead of assuming the worst in us all.. I believe the cops are out of their normal element and this wont stop until we stand up and make them aware of it so I like this article and do love having good cops whop do their jobs and are sweet hearts and would do anything to make sure you are safe we can not forget about them but the ones out of place and sternly taking a likng to assuming and harrassing and just general stereotyping need to learn a lesson here. Get accustomed to this community or get out plain and simple.
I had an automobile breakin and the responding officers didn't know "peaturkey" about investigating the case. It took about two weeks to get a police report and even then the report did not accurately describe the stolen items. I have suspects and some evidence but the detective handling the case has done nothing. In my opinion, most of the Folly Beach cops don't know how to pour piss out of a boot. The wife of one of the cops told me the new chief has ordered a stop to all investigations; cops are to spend their time writing revenue-generating tickets.
"Thing is there is an old adage in advertising that sex sells. Unfortunately for the economy, politically correct marketing does not. Catering to certain ethnic and sexually oriented segments of the population who are in the minority means that ads do not focus on the mainstream consumers. Time for the Madison Avenue crowd to wake up and smell the masses."
Seriously, does this make any sense to you?
Hey seagurl, there was a place downtown where the waiters serve sans pants. I'm not sure but believe it is was called Dick's Hang Out. But then who knows. I just figured out the symbolism of the pole dance after all these years.
Thing is there is an old adage in advertising that sex sells. Unfortunately for the economy, politically correct marketing does not. Catering to certain ethnic and sexually oriented segments of the population who are in the minority means that ads do not focus on the mainstream consumers. Time for the Madison Avenue crowd to wake up and smell the masses.
If this club and others like it want to make more money in a poor economy or any other time, they should consider adding male strippers to their revue, one or two nights a week. Bachelorette parties are going to book continuously.
In another un named state, there is a cub that has been there for 30 years. It is advertised as a male strip club but has female stripping at lunchtime and all during the week. The males are the main headliners. Their costumes are imaginative and sometimes funny (think firemen with big hoses, policemen with big guns, etc.) and every weekend the parking lot is full. No men are allowed in until after 11. At 11 all the smart men in town flood into the club to reap the benefits of the drunken assed, pre-warmed up women who are a lot friendlier now than a few hours ago. They have an attached liquor store, a cover charge and their own specialty (high dollar)drinks. Of course their dancers are real performers not just guys with speedos, but with all of the weddings in Chas., it would work. Give us females the chance to be the sexist pigs we really are !!!! Open a male stip club !
The article is about the club and about booking national or regional touring acts. There will be other opportunities to get press about local bands.
Trust me on that.
On another note..... Carpe noctem is not the first booking agent to bring acts to the belle.... FYI everyone.
Porichman, I completely disagree with you. Bubba is a HAS BEEN, most of the people that night were there to support the local acts.. I know because majority of the people in the crowd were personal friends that EOD and Left Asthetic brought. It doesnt really matter who brought what crowd, the fact remains that if you are a local "city paper" you really should support your "local CITY scene"
The bands being added into the clubs has been an ever growing popularity with club owners. We have started to see clubs in Chicago begin the same style of promotion, including Atlantis in Ford Heights, IL. It has started to work out well, but does this drive away the regulars that spend money because they just want the usual entertainment instead of the foreign?
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To each his own. I personally think it's great what Megan, Jeff and Carpe Noctem are doing. "entertainment complex" sums it up. It's a rebirth of fun and business. If it's not your thing, for whatever your reasons, smoke, strip club stigma, etc, then don't go, no one is forcing you to, but to those who are looking for a night of fun in all kinds of different ways, even going to the point of offering a comedy night w/o dancers to appeal to their customers, then it's a great way to change up the scene and keep the business in the area flowing. Raising money for a good cause doesn't hurt either! Very cool
I really don't understand why you felt the need to completely overlook the bands that opened for Sparxxx.
You don't even mention the name of the two opening acts, and then to add insult to injury you give the impression that everyone who was there was only there to see the main act.
You must hold a special place in your heart for "Ms. New Booty" because you sure do give a lot of undeserving credit to Mr. Sparxxx.
I can assure you that a majority of people in attendance were there for the sole purpose of supporting one of the two local bands performing that night.
In fact most people, including myself, would normally never step foot in that type of establishment unless a friend asked me to come out and support his band.
Do a better job next time you decide to tackle an article regarding music in the local area and support your local bands please!!!!!!!
musicgal, come on now. I'm a supporter of local acts trying to make it, but your statement that EOD "brought in more people than Bubba himself" is a grossly incorrect statement. They had a solid crowd, but the crowd more than doubled, probably tripled when Bubba took the stage. If they truly could sell more tickets than a national act like Bubba, they wouldn't be local anymore. They would be getting paid the 5-10k that he's getting per show. Not trying to sound like an ass, just stating the truth. Best of luck to EOD
"Believe it or not, there's a lot of people that've never been in a club around here. I guess it's the stigma that it's dirty, that it's a trashy place,"
Maybe people won't go there because the place is a health hazard due to the tobacco smoke.
This was a very good article and it's make a serious point. The Belle is an untapped source of entertainment that has virtually dried up in Charleston. With places like the Plex vanishing from the scene several years ago a real venue for real music has seemed as non existent as the clothes on the girls at the Belle. Now comes the Belle again. Bravo Jeff and Meg the push that you're doing is going to pay off eventually. The farm is floundering since the new owners took over and all the belle needs to do is bide it's time and before you know it you'll become the powerhouse that Charleston is in need of resurrecting.
More sluts in the news. And now a band on stage while there are sluts around. Surprise, surprise. Yeah, that's just huge news.
I just wish the news referred to them as sluts rather than "ladies"--talk about an abuse of the word.
WOW, I am SHOCKED that there is NO LOVE for the openers! I really thought Charleston City Paper was more of a supporter of the "Local Scene". I was at the show from start to finish, and I have to disagree with the statement "Around 10:30 p.m., the Bubba Sparxxx show officially gets going. A nu-metal band plays first, pumping up the audience of about 100. A local rap group is next, but people are really just waiting for the main act." The "nu-metal" band EOD, brought in more people than Bubba himself. Come on chick, show love for your homegrown music scene. We are the ones, after all, that read the City Paper.. SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!!
WTG Miss Megan!!! I always knew you had it in you!! Very proud of you and Jeff "The King of The Tittie Bars" knows his s..t! Love ya both, T Ray
That should be "Carpe NoctEM". Just sayin'.
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