The groom was watching from a nearby table, but seemed to be getting angry and agitated. He would come over between songs to pay for another dance -- and just seemed to get more and more frustrated after each one.
"He finally grabbed the bride by the arm and the two started arguing," says Megan. The whole scene was uncomfortable. Apparently they'd been having trouble for a while and he only agreed to marry this girl if they went to a strip club the same night. "She was supposed to proposition me for a threesome, but was too scared to even talk to me. Not like it was going to happen anyway."
The arguing didn't stop and the bouncers eventually told the couple to leave. "They were definitely my worst customers," laughs Megan. "But I made some good money out of it."
The ladies room is for crying customers only
"I love couples. They're my favorites to dance for," says Sarah, who spent a few years working at Sapphire. "I'm always very respectful and conscious of what the woman wants. Because her happiness is going to determine how the night goes."
And sometimes the night doesn't go so well. Sarah was dancing for a girl when her boyfriend disappeared and ended up in a VIP room with another dancer. The girlfriend was later found crying in the bathroom.
"I can tell when a girl is uncomfortable, when she doesn't want to be in that situation, and she's just going along with it to be the cool girl," Sarah points out. "You can see it eating her up inside. And it always ends up in a fight."
On at least one other occasion, it was painfully obvious that a couple didn't belong together from the moment they stepped foot into the strip club.
"This young beautiful girl walked in with this older nerdy-looking guy. She was running up to the stage, throwing lots of money around. As it turned out, she was a dancer from another club out of state and the guy was one of her customers."
Beware of pickpockets, even when wearing nothing
You can make a lot of money in one night as a stripper. Sometimes thousands of dollars. Just make sure you keep track of it. Jenna says she would never leave her cash in her locker when working at the Spearmint Rhino or Larry Flynt's Hustler Club. She would take the bills, fold them over her garter, and wrap a hairband around them. She remembers early one night, she had about $80 in her garter before bringing a customer to a private area for about five or six dances. Afterwards, she noticed the hairband broke. She counted her cash and realized she had the same 80 bucks she started with earlier in the evening.
"He was either a pickpocket or a slight-of-hand artist," recalls Jenna. "He kept putting $20 bills into my garter, but I'm 99 percent sure he kept handing me the same twenty over and over again. I was too embarrassed about it to say anything to anyone, including security."
On the other hand, customers don't always realize how much money they're spending as the night goes on especially when they're drinking lots of alcohol.
"It definitely happens," says Jenna. "Customers will spend the cash they have on them, before turning to a credit card. Then the credit card comes back declined, so they break out another card. You can see the look of panic go across their face. They pretend it's not bothering them."
Sometimes customers accuse the dancers of overcharging them. If the situation gets heated, security is quick to step in and give the customer the boot.