Sunday, 06 February 2011
This is a guest post from Just A Guy Thing.
Well, cities always badly need hookers and prostitutes, but with the Super Bowl on Sunday, the emergency state in Dallas has gone to DEFCON 1. However many are coming to Dallas for the "festivities," it's not nearly as bad as the authorities had made it out to be. In November, the police chief had said that 100,000 hookers were going to come to Dallas for the Super Bowl, 35,000 of which would be underage.
Which is just insane. I don't care how excited the city is for the big game, one out of two people visiting the city for the event are not going to get hookers. Statistically, one out of two people visiting Dallas this week are women. So while it might be nice to think about these ladies getting hookers, it's probably not happening. As for 35,000 of these whores being underage, in the words of my father, "Who the hell is conducting that census?" I'm guessing that the police realized that spouting off these stats would make them feel a little more important, but it's just not true. It can't be. Well, for the hookers, anyway.
Same song, different verse with the touted "stripper shortage" in Dallas. Some mathematical calculation found that Dallas would need 10,000 girls to meet demand this weekend. Well, that's just not true, either. History has shown in recent Super Bowls and the World Cup, that the events don't provide much of a spike in strip club patronage. Think about it. Patrons are in town for three nights. There are hundreds of parties, cabs will be scarce, and the same 10 girls at any time can dance for a room full of people no matter how crowded that room is. And you can only give a lap dance if the patron has a seat. Once those seats fill up, you really don't need all that extra talent.
So the bad news is that Dallas won't be that den of sin that the media and police are making it out to be. The good news is that there will still be plenty of hookers and strippers to go around. Giddyup.