Saturday, September 24, 2011


A SMOKED FILLED CLUB WITH CHUBBY DANCERS, OR SUPER SKINNY DANCERS WITH NOT A MUSCLE ON THEIR BODY - OH AND THE DRAG QUEEN - WOW

I decided I needed to get out. Since there was no cover I thought why not - give it a try. I took a very late afternoon nap so that I would be able to go out at 11:30. I ran to Walmart for some things and then headed to the club.

I left just before 1 a.m. after the drag queen came out. She was so bad she looked like they had just dragged him from under urine soaked mattresses at a crack house and then threw him on stage.

The owners of this club are doomed to fail. The owner apparently is too stupid to understand having his lighting guy shine lights into a mirror on the stage thereby reflecting back to the customers and blinding them is a bad thing. Apparently the lighting guy does not know better. The drag queen stands in front of the mirror on the stage - he shines the light on her - it reflects back to the audience and blinds them thereby making it impossible to see the drag queen. Well given what she looked like - maybe that was the game plan.

When I got there, there were some young boys pretending to be male dancers. One was a chubby little cherub - Not a pretty sight in his undies. The others were skinny and all bones with no muscles - apparently still waiting for their testicles to drop.

Now the music was actually not that bad or even too loud. It made you want to dance and have a good time. While I will not drink and drive, in the old days I did have a drink while clubbing. I never had more than one - well at least once I turned 30. If I am not driving I like to order a couple of Makers Marks. My policy is, even in a restaurant I order my own drinks at the bar. I always leave a really good tip in hopes of a better drink during round two.

My waitress did not understand tipping. During the night I had three Sprites. The first time I gave her a 5, which meant a $3 dollar tip. Stupid me, I figured she would see this as a good thing and check back with me after a while to see if I needed another. She was clueless. I had to nearly grab her by the arm to get another Sprite. Well since I learned a $3 tip did not encourage her to come back - the second and third time I only gave her a dollar.  She lost $4.00 in tips.  I suspect the young kids are not willing to give $3.00 tips an a $2.00 drink.

The bar owner is exactly the type bar owner which forces cities to create more ordinances to protect the customers. This is why ordinances are so important. If you leave it to most bar owners they will do nothing to protect the customers. If this building has a ventilation system for the smoke it was not working. In major cities all over the country cities either now ban smoking all together or require very advanced ventilation systems.

I predict within 6 months the club will fail. By 1 a.m. people were leaving in large numbers. The young kids cannot sustain a bar - it takes a crowd of older patrons along with young kids to maintain this kind of bar. The fact the owner does not know you do not shine a light into a mirror thereby blinding the patrons or that if you hire dancers it is important they not be chubby cherubs or supper muscle free kids who testicles have yet to drop should tell you all you need about this business venture.

A WORD ON DOWNTOWN
If I believed in Brownsville, which I do not, I would take up the offer from my friends in Dallas to open a piano bar somewhere over in the Morrison shopping area. We have the customer base for a nice piano bar. I just do not trust this city to not destroy anything good someone tries to create.

Right now idiots are designing a downtown Brownsville which is sure to fail.  They seem to think Brownsville is Austin with 50,000 students ready and willing to drink. It is not. Even NYC realized a long time ago Times Square could not succeed on drink, whores, peep shows, and bad food. They turned it into a family center.

Until we have people running Brownsville who understand downtown needs to become a place for families, along with adult nigh time entertainment - downtown will remain a place for drunks, whores, and people who have nothing better to do with their time than drink and appear relevant.

Downtown does need a club area but it must be adjacent to a walking area where families can go and eat great street food, see a movie, eat at a good restaurant - maybe listen to a really good street band as a family - walk into an arcade or ice cream parlor and pastry shop. This needs to be in place every weekend, and during the summer all summer long. 

Until the people currently turning downtown into a drunk fest take an ass whooping on their bad ideas, downtown Brownsville is going nowhere.    Festivals are good and what we need - but it must be sustained as an event every Friday and Saturday night as part of a family experiece.  Hopefully those who see the value in festivals can raise the funding to turn it into a weekly thing for families.  I would go downtown for street food and a street band.  A theater for foreign movies would get me downtown.  Not all adults are into getting drunk and coming home smelling like smoke.

Finally, Brownsville needs to pass a no smoking ordinance. This has not hurt other cities - it in fact has helped. Brownsville's climate allows for the bars to have patios where people can smoke - there is no need for indoor smoking.

CHIEF GARCIA - BROWNSVILLE'S GESTAPO AT ITS BEST

When I came out of the club there were 4 police cars in the parking lot with the officers just standing around doing nothing.  One cop saw I was pretty pissed and looking for an ID on his car - he started his car and left real fast.  Had I had a pen I would have gotten all 4 ID numbers.  The crowd at the club inside and outside was very orderly.  In fact other than people going to and from their cars no one was outside.

It is sad these freaks we allow to be cops care more about harassing young gays than they do about patrolling our streets and keeping us safe.  But then they are not men - they are cowards who see it as easier to gawk at young gay men than put their life on the line and patrol our streets.

Someday this city will have a city manager and city commission which will end Chief Garcia's reign of incompetence.

Now I will go play.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bobby,

I can't believe this posting has no comments. As evidenced by the lack of comments, one would think that nobody in Brownsville has visited Club 69. Are readers afraid of having their sexuality questioned if they admit to having visited the club? Does Brownsville really have that many homophobes?

Marco

BobbyWC said...

Actually it is not so simple - people every where tend to shy away from these issues - things are changing big time in larger communities -

Even now while things are a lot better even in polling it has been show if you ask a question about gay marriage - some people will say they oppose even they do not care one way or the other - when further inquiry is made we learn they are afraid the polster will think they are gay if they say they support gay marriage - they are on the phone with someone they will never meet and they are still afraid

There are a lot of gay friendly people who are just not very open about being gay friendly - you would be suprised how many gay friendly businesses there are in Brownsville - they just do not want to advertise out of fear they will lose customers to the ignorant

Bobby WC

BobbyWC said...

Actually it is not so simple - people every where tend to shy away from these issues - things are changing big time in larger communities -

Even now while things are a lot better even in polling it has been show if you ask a question about gay marriage - some people will say they oppose even they do not care one way or the other - when further inquiry is made we learn they are afraid the polster will think they are gay if they say they support gay marriage - they are on the phone with someone they will never meet and they are still afraid

There are a lot of gay friendly people who are just not very open about being gay friendly - you would be suprised how many gay friendly businesses there are in Brownsville - they just do not want to advertise out of fear they will lose customers to the ignorant

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Bobby,

While I dont care much for Garcia, your generalization of police officers is not appreciated. This city as many others have many fine police officers who are willing to do more than what is expected from them. My son tells me that they're supervisor will usually assign a few officers to "this bar or that bar". This changes from day to day and is done to avoid trouble at a bar. Just like your support your interests; I support mine....and that is my son and other police officers. No ounce of my body has hatred for gays, lesbians or whatever the term is now adays....and If you were to meet my son, you would agree that he is not there to bash or hate anyone. Thank you for your attention and even though I dont always agree with you, I enjoy your blog.

-Francisco Garcia

Anonymous said...

sorry....their not they're


-Francisco Garcia

BobbyWC said...

First thanks for sticking up for the police officers and thanks for your comment

In other posts related to police I have always been clear to say we are only dealing with a few bad officers - maybe I should have been clear here that I was only refering to those at the bar - I certain was not referring to all police officers.

If you are a long term reader you know I always tell people to remember the police are there to protect us - I always do this on new years eve.

It is important that we remember people in all professions are good and bad - it is up to the police to get rid of the bad ones - every profession has bad people

The police officer who left when he saw I was pissed knew he was doing wrong - 4 police cars is a bit much especially when they should be patrolling the neighorhoods.

Again I was certainly not speaking of all police officers being like the ones who were there.

Now if they were ordered to be there then we have a bigger problem with whomever ordered 4 police cars to be in front of one club - especially when everything was calm.

I am very grey - I was carded going in - they have a police of card everyone - this tells me the owners are serious about the rules

Again, thanks for sticking up for the police

To my readers - look at he challenged me - and look at how I responded - this is an A+ challenge to my post - I wish everyone understood how to do this

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Bobby,


Thank you for your response. I have followed you for years....in fact some years ago when you considered ending your blog...I asked you not to.....and I very well know that you have backed up the police in the past....you seem to be a humble and educated person...Thank you for all that you do....


-Francisco Garcia