Thursday, September 22, 2005

When the Strippers Return to the Big Easy

Well, it might not be quite on the same level as this tradition of the swallows returning to Capistrano, but I guess it is a sign that things are getting back to what is normal for New Orleans.

Erotic dancers and strippers are entertaining crowds of police, firefighters and military personnel instead of the usual audiences of drunken conventionally and tourists in Bourbon Street's Deja Vu club, which reopened this week.

It's the first strip joint to resume business, three weeks after Hurricane Katrina struck in the worst natural disaster ever to hit the United States.

G-strings for freedom? Pasties for perserverance? I don't know. But in a city only second to Vegas for its debauchery, its back to the good old days.