I'm just meeting a friend. I never actually come here. Several dancers have shown me their wieners, a few have given me their phone number or hit me up later on Grindr. I've also learned that a dancer once punched a customer in the face and was banned for life. Peter Pan Mercury Theater Chicago.
Even on Grindr, where filth is de rigueur, there's reluctance to legitimize the Horseshoe:
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I didn't come out, march in protests and Pride Parades, and spend the better part of a decade advocating for LGBT equality and freedom as a journalist to suddenly play timid. What I enjoy more is getting to know the dancers and hearing their stories. Several dancers have shown me their wieners, a few have given me their phone number or hit me up later on Grindr. At times, these boys are so captivated by their own performances they barely register when someone slips a fiver into the waistband of their jock. Bringing back the close-up magic th I found out from one dancer, for example, that the metal box perched above the top-shelf liquor in the back bar contains one of the founder's ashes. There are straight dancers and gay dancers, and you can decode their orientation based on their moves.