Joburg's strip club on wheels gets the show on the road during lockdown
- A strip club in Johannesburg has started offering a mobile strip club experience
- The club has outfitted a bus, where R2,000 buys you an hour show for two passengers - but physical distancing is maintained at all times.
- To keep everyone safe, the club is insisting on masks and checking the temperatures of passengers
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As clubs are still prohibited from opening during lockdown Level 3, they are getting creative. This week, a Port Elizabeth strip club launched a "strip-through", which combines alcohol sales with a show.
A strip club in Germiston, Chivalry Gentlemen’s Lounge, has now also started offering mobile strip shows for R2,000 an hour. That price includes two passengers. Only six people (and a discreet bouncer) are allowed inside the bus at any one time.
According to Keenan Minne, marketing manager for Chivalry, the mobile club started operating on Monday, 1 June, and demand has been high. “We’ve been doing multiple trips per day,” he says.
The Chivalry bus was bought and outfitted specially for the service.
The venue was forced to close temporarily when the lockdown began. “Since we couldn’t keep our doors open as usual, this was a way to keep the dancers busy,” Minne says. Unlike many other companies, the club has continued paying the dancers throughout the lockdown.
“But they didn’t like sitting at home with nothing to do,” he says. “They were ecstatic when they heard about the bus – they just want to get out of the house and carry on making a living.”
The club is taking physical distancing and health precautions seriously with its mobile service. Physical distancing policies are adhered to, so the dancers won’t be up close. According to the club:
- No alcohol is provided.
- Masks are mandatory, if you don’t have a mask, you’ll be denied entry.
- Temperatures of all staff and guests will be taken. Anyone with a temperature of 37.4 Celcius and above will be denied entry.
- Everyone must sanitise frequently.
(Compiled by Edward-John Bottomley)
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