In 2016, I successfully attended Expo without injury. I did not arrive with any injuries and I did not leave with any. I am not counting the fact that I hurt my back dragging my 50 pound suitcase around BART on my way home -- I made it out of Vegas injury free!!
This trip was a whirlwind. I flew in last Thursday and essentially went straight to my room to get ready for the Pole Classic competition and showcase. The Mighty Grip team kindly invited Robert, Janette and me up to their VIP suite. I have to say this was one of their best shows.
|Underwater with Brett Stanley|
|Pepper - Yesod, Bret, Kaleo|
Saturday started out a little more quiet. I sat by the pool. I had a flexibility workshop with David C. Owen in the afternoon (yeah, I suck at it). Then, while most Pole Expo'ers went to Pole Show LA Vegas, Robert, Janette and I went for my very first strip club experience. We had received a tip that locals liked the Palomino. It was about a 15 minute Uber ride away, but it was worth it. I think I expected to go in there and see abused women who were being forced into slavery, but I really didn't get that vibe. I met a couple of really cool girls. We sat along the stage and threw extra dollars for the girls who could actually do pole tricks. I loved it!
Sunday I woke up early to have my make-up done so I could do a photoshoot with Somer. I think most people showed up wearing pole outfits and I busted out my pirate skirt and corset. The shoot went really quickly and her direction was easy to follow. I am also excited to see these proofs. Sunday's workshop was Stripcraft with Lux ATL. I love Lux's passion as she talks about accepting yourself. I'm not even into chicks but her eye fucking alone during a lap dance is pretty fucking hot. I also got to meet Eda from Eda Marbury's Climb To The Top. We are besties now as we lapped dance each other in class. Sunday night, Robert, Janette and I essentially ended our trip the best way we could -- front row for Thunder From Down Under. It was a super fun show, but it was almost more entertaining to watch these ladies lose their shit for a little man meat. I think I liked it because they didn't get down to banana hammocks during every performance. I like to leave a little to the imagination.
I flew home Monday to the post-Expo blues. I'm still recovering from that. There are so many people I didn't get to see (what, Nadia, how did that happen?!). But I am looking forward to next year already! Thank you to everyone I did see -- you helped contribute to a really fun trip!
|Having make-up done for the underwater shoot|
|My Artista Activewear outfit for the underwater shoot|
|Dinner with my partners in crime and my polly pocket!|
|Steve Gale at the Pole Classic|
|My pirate outfit for the photoshoot with Somer|