Being a looky-loo
If it’s your first time in The Quarter, you’ve probably never seen anything like it, but that’s no excuse for being a club lurker. "It happens everywhere, but most especially in New Orleans," Thick says. "I have danced in Dallas, Houston, Little Rock, and New Orleans. The frequency of voyeurs in the clubs on Bourbon are exponentially higher. People come in and just sit down for a while and then leave. Never tip a girl or even a bartender. Because of the tourism-driven economy of The Quarter in particular, they see it as not only acceptable, but even expected to get a free show, and it’s frankly insulting."
Acting like the "Anti-Strip Club Guy"
Guys who come in a big group usually contain that one guy who’s just not into the experience, Thick says. If that’s you, there’s no need to take it out on the entertainers, who are literally just trying to make sure everyone has fun. "So many times, a group comes in, and there’s that one miserable ‘anti-strip club’ guy, who will be a complete jerk to any girl who attempts to talk to him," Thick says. "There is never any reason to be rude when we initially approach you. We want to talk and spend time with customers, to help make sure everyone is having a good time. When you try to say ‘Hi’ to someone and they immediately throw a hand in your face, interrupt you mid-introduction, or literally tell you to go away before you have the chance to finish your sentence, it's infuriating."