Out in East Pasadena, where Whole Foods competes for attention with obnoxiously large car dealerships and looking too long at a woman on the corner will get you propositioned for a “date,” there is a gentleman’s club called Pleasures.
I’ve never been, but according to my friend Steve, it’s “the place strippers go when nobody else — not even Hooters or Craig’s List — will have them.”
However, Pleasures got itself a bit of free publicity this week when it was raided by the fuzz:
More than a dozen performers at an adult club in Pasadena had to take an unscheduled break late Friday when police cited them during a surprise inspection.
Pasadena police say the 14 performers at Pleasure’s Gentlemen’s Club were engaging in excessive nudity and illegal contact with patrons.
The performers were cited at the club and released.
There were seventy customers in the joint when John Q. Law came knocking, which tells me that maybe my friend had no idea what he was talking about. That, or there’s a particular fetish for really hideous strippers. Hey, whatever bumps your gind, dude.
But the citations seem a little silly to me. Excessive nudity? At a strip club? Illegal Contact? At a strip club?
What’s next? Excessive beer in a bar? How about excessive annoying parents at a little league game?
This sounds more to me like someone missed their kickback to the right people. Either way, if you’ve been to Pleasures and care to weigh in, feel free. Your secret’s safe with us.