On the way down there, I’m calling folks that might be there, making plans, etc. We pull up as Reso finishes and enjoy the first set. At setbreak, I go out to try and meet up with a buddy, and am stopped by a frat brother I haven’t seen in 4 years. Now this guy is the quintessential Ole Miss Frat Bro. He’s not just wealthy, he’s Ferrari wealthy. Anyway, he’s rocking VIP, I have a few drinks in the lounge, and he says we should catch up after. I consider it a nicety, and go about the rest of the show.
Show’s over around 1, and after my long day, I’m not done drinking. Unfortunately, the bars close at 2 in Dallas, so I decide to give homeboy a call. Best decision ever. He tells us to come to his apt, give me an address, and we hit the road (Me, Stringz, Fussy, and another buddy, Lee).
As expected, homeboy lives in a fucking penthouse in the heart of Dallas. He starts talking: “Fuck, Southern Hospitality, this is Texas Hospitality.” So we’re partying, drinking expensive bourbon, and some of us are playing controlled substance Bingo. Knock on the door. It’s a huge black guy. Huge. He walks (ok, swaggers) in, and obviously knows my buddies from Dallas, so the party continues. He mentions he was in the NFL for a while, played for Iowa, etc. His story checks out. At this point, my buddy pulls out a Glock 9 mm bong. Shit’s getting real. D’Rob (ex-NFL), is on the “Texas Hospitality” train and mentions that the strip club is open until 6. Well shit, we’re in. But we’re broke. My buddy says, don’t even get any money out, let’s roll. This chick gets up to use the bathroom, and we hear a fucking thud. A real thud. Go to check it out, and this girl has fallen so hard that she put a hole in the fucking bathroom door, and there is hair stuck in the hole. So she, and the other chick are now out for the strip club (Emergency Room implied jam). This leaves 3 white borters, 1 asian borter, my buddy from Dallas, and D’Rob.
So we follow D’Rob’s jacked up, rimmed, $60k “play truck” in Stringz’s car, and pull up to some place called “XTC.” The reality of the situation sinks in. We are about to walk into a HOOD AS FUCK strip club. Fuck it, fortune favors the bold. We pull up, but D’Rob drives straight to the back, gets out, moves a bunch of traffic cones, and pulls through to some protected area. Not sure what to do, we follow. Turns out, D’Rob is valeting his truck. He points at our car and says “they’re with me, take care of them.” Here it’s important to note that we are surrounded by $100k benzs, jacked up trucks, etc. But Stringz’s ride is… practical. We’re talking no power windows “practical.” It’s also fucking totaled from a recent hail storm. (Windshield busted out, looks like someone took a bat to the whole fucking car) We’re VIP valeting a totaled Honda Civic. Nothing to do but own the situation, toss the guy the keys, and tell him to “keep it close.”
Now, XTC has a dress code. And Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles T-Shirts, “white-boy tennis shoes,” and khaki shorts ain’t on it. I’m probably wearing the shortest shorts any man has ever worn into this place. Again, D’Rob to the rescue: “They cool, they work in production on the new Batman movie.” We make it past security, and the doors open, and it’s like a movie where the doors open up, someone scratches a record, and everyone looks at us. But then they see D’Rob, and shit goes fine.
Oh shit, all the tables are taken. Not a problem. D’Rob walks up to the table right in front of the stage, and literally makes 2 tables full of people that looked like they spend a ton of money there get up so the only white kids in the building can sit down. Walking up to the table, on of the thuggest looking dudes in the place looks at my buddy Lee and says “Damn, N***, you ROLLING!” Lee gives the perfect white response to being called a N by a black guy and just giggles and says yes.
We sit down, and D’Rob is just pointing at ladies. When they get pointed at, they come to our area, do their thing. Now, I’ve been to strip clubs. But I’ve never been to a “touching encouraged” strip club. These ladies were all about some gross shit. I’m talking shoving our hands places, febreezing their assholes between dances, etc. We’re getting down, taking lap dances (not paying for them though), and watching people all over the place make it rain. At this point, we’re not even trying to keep the Batman story going. We’re telling anyone who asks that we are bunch of kids from MS and we are having the time of our lives (implied controlled substance bingo). This continues until closing time when we make our way to the door.
We walk out of XTC, hand the guy our valet slip, and wait. D’Rob refuses to leave before us because he’s convinced we’re going to fuck this up somehow. After Porsche’s, Mercedes, etc all get out of the lot, the beat-to-shit Honda Civic pulls up. This draws attention. The spectators are literally jaw-dropped as 4 fucking wooks in T-Shirts, shorts, sandals, and grins bigger than our boners get in. It’s really this moment that everything sinks in. The hilarity of this story is not in the details, but in the abridged conclusions that we all drew at this moment. 4 Umphrey’s kids ended up walking into a strip club that we would not even be allowed in if it weren’t for randomly meeting this ex-pro baller at about 2AM. We broke dress code (hard). We valet’d a totaled Civic (hard). We then proceeded to be treated like absolute kings despite our appearance, lack of money, and generally observable discomfort. One girl got a concussion (hard), we smoked out of a Glock 9MM, a bunch of strippers thought we worked on the Batman movie, and we got down harder than the cartel did at XTC that night. 4 hours later we were on the road to Austin.