Cry me a river
I was wondering… What do you hate most about being a dancer?
Every job has it’s challenges. There are parts of my work that I absolutely love: Performing, meeting new people, travelling to different places, setting my own schedule, having a real impetus to stay fit… Of course, all of those have their down sides as well, but generally those are my favorite parts of working in clubs.
I don’t know why you’re asking me this, so I don’t know how to frame my answer. Do you want to know, because you’re considering the career and you want to know what to expect? Or are you just curious? I suppose I can just speak to both at the same time.
Although I enjoy my work, I would have to say that these are my 10 biggest pet peeves about the work (rated from least annoying to most, for me personally):
10 Clothed patrons who make cynical comments to me about my appearance while I’m disrobed.
9 The same songs every night, no matter where I’m dancing.
6 Free advice from either patrons or dancers about the career that wasn’t requested in the first place.
5 Living on a completely inverted schedule from everyone else in the world.
4 Having to constantly explain why adult entertainment is a “real” career.
3 People who sit by the stage and text all night. Hello! You could do that at the back of the room!
2 Straight dancers talking shit about the gay patrons who support them.