View Full Version : Loooong Songs?

02-11-2003, 08:51 AM
Okee, I have this one song I adore because I have severe technolust. It's actually post-rock electronica but let's not get into the post-this, that and the other thing. Point is, it's a kick arse song. It's got lyrics you can kinda go along with, it's gritty, sexy, love it to bits! Problem is it's like 7-8 minutes long. I gather most of you are doing 2-3 song sets? That would probably average 6-9 minutes? Would is be conceivable if the place I wanna work is doing two song sets, to do just one super long one? And does that in turn screw the poor girls doing table dances at the time?

Oh, and for anyone interested it's Lo Fidelity Allstars - Battleflag. Oh, and MTV did not "discover" that song, the album came out in 94!!!

love and cookies

02-11-2003, 04:11 PM
At one club I worked at, the DJ would play Led Zepplin's Stairway to Heaven for this one girl. He would make an announcement about halfway through "Girls in the back, this is now a NEW song." This was in a shithole neighborhood bar though, I think this would be tacky to do in a more upscale place.

Along the line of long songs, this same DJ was working on a weeknight when we usually closed well before the allowable closing time of 4am. Anyway, I was the last dancer on stage, it was about 2am and we were about to close. This guy wanted a dance from me, so I didn't even waste time going up to the dressing room after my set to get dressed, I just got dressed on stage and ran down to meet with the customer. So we waited for the next song to start, and the DJ announced that it was the last song he was going to play for the night. So what does he play...Master of Puppets by Metallica, which is OVER 8 MINUTES long. I was HEATED. I am very glad I don't work with that man anymore!!

02-12-2003, 12:00 AM
Gotta love Framptons "do you feel like i do" not for a lap dance i'm sure. But on stage it rocks!
Layla, Derrik and the dominos (spelling, the older one.) All the music can be cut some, but it's good to.
Pamela. I don't mind a few long songs, but can say i prefer shorter versions.

02-12-2003, 04:35 AM

Most of the time they'll just cut it about three minutes into it.


02-17-2003, 08:06 AM
Here's a list of long ones I've personally seen girls dance to. All are at least six minutes.

"The Rockerfeller Skank" by Fatboy Slim
"Voodoo" by Godsmack
"Twilight Zone" (the long version) by Golden Earring
"November Rain" by Guns 'N Roses
"Rooster" by Alice in Chains
"Still of the Night" by Whitesnake

Often the girls giving laps will throw a dirty "how dare you" glance to the girl on stage and/or the DJ booth. One even pleaded to me to let a song count as two. Knowing the length of it myself, I said OK.

I've always wondered if a good idea to alleviate this problem would be to give the girl on stage a time frame to do her stage set and have her pick a group of songs that fit within that frame. (i.e. if you normally do a 3 song set, you'd have say, a 10-15 minute block of time instead).

In the meantime the girls giving lap/table dances would be paid by time, simply have a clock of some type at each booth. Instead of by song, say the normal song rate ($10/$20) gets a guy say, four minutes of private dance time instead. Kind of tacky, I admit, but look at the advantages:

- Dancers giving private dances don't get screwed by long songs.

- Customers similarly don't get screwed by short ones.

- Dancers don't have to blow time chit chatting between customers waiting for the next song to begin. They can simply get down to business.

- Dancers could sell a "partial songs", simply by charging $5 for each additional minute after the first four.

- No cutting of songs would be neccesary.

Just my humble suggestion.

02-17-2003, 11:42 AM
There is actually a club not too far from here that does this. I think it is somewhere in Syracuse, NY. I remember reading an article about in the local magazine that promotes clubs and escorts and stuff. You put money in this machine and you get four minutes, then a buzzer goes off. I guess that got mixed reviews from the guys. Anyway, I just hate when the girl who is on stage is getting tipped past her third song, and the dj starts the song over. You never know how long it is going to play, so you can either dance and hope the whole song is played or you can just sit there until he plays what you know will be the next full song.

03-09-2003, 01:12 PM
I had a girl who used to love to dance to Type O Negative, she had the dominatrix thing going. Few dancers wanna work such a long set but this girl would dance to Christian Woman and Black No.1 back to back. These songs are 9 and 11 minutes respectively, which is a 20 minute set. Normally we don't allow this but the other dancers didn't complain about her stage time so we let her do it. Had this very featuresque routine involving candlewax, very big seller.

03-09-2003, 01:17 PM
There are long songs by AC/DC that I think are great material for a stripper, for example, "Night Prowler" from the "Highway to Hell" album. The lyrics aren't exactly cool, if you get my drift, but the rhythm is appropiate for very sexy and provocative moves.

03-09-2003, 01:20 PM
Gotta love Framptons "do you feel like i do" not for a lap dance i'm sure. But on stage it rocks! I beg to differ, Pamela. I'd love to have a lap dance to that song, it's about 14 minutes (the "Frampton Comes Alive" version). Of course, I'd have to tip accordingly ;D.