Stadium Closes, Twitter Grieves
Judging by the tweets, the District's seizure of James "Tru" Redding's Stadium strip club is the biggest government shutdown since, well, the government shutdown, I guess.
When news broke yesterday that D.C. had taken over the club to collect on $100,000 in unpaid taxes from Redding's shuttered TruOrleans restaurant, reactions on the social media service fell into several camps:
Stadium DC closed......damn b. This can't be life
— D. Johnson (@datboii1der) November 22, 2013
- Sage wisdom
PAY YO TAXES PEOPLE – http://t.co/tzv0dVkM4M
— License to ill (@dabay2la2dc) November 22, 2013
- Sympathy for now-unemployed strippers
— hollyWood (@Sandria_Marie) November 22, 2013
- Jokes at expense of strippers
Stadium closed huh...Where all the sucessful career women gonna go now???
— Mr. Nice Guy :) (@UPTMillz) November 22, 2013
RIP Stadium Club and shouts to all the women with silicone bootys about to signup to Linkedin.
— Desus (@desusnice) November 22, 2013
- Journo jokes
re: Stadium Club … if we had a NYPost in D.C., tomorrow’s headline: “Seized Assets”
— Patrick Madden (@Patrick_Madden) November 21, 2013
- Shock, dismay that a place with so much rainmaking can't pay its debts
How you allow a club as popular as Stadium get seized is beyond me unless that bitch wasnt as profitable as it looked
— Apollo (@SunG108) November 22, 2013
- Classy ladies disappointed by loss of classy entertainment option
Stadium holds a special place in my heart and I refuse to go from an upscale gentlemen's club to some basic ratchet-ass strip joint :-/
— Brooke Lockett (@PrttyLeft2Rite) November 22, 2013
- Young women disappointed by loss of employment option
welp, guess i have to graduate now... http://t.co/cNhmD8xSzm
— Alexis (@Mis_Lexis) November 22, 2013
- Confusion between D.C. government and federal government
Naw folk, DC government own Stadium Club now. Congressmen gon be in that bitch having business meetings.
— Chavez (@CPE24) November 22, 2013
Obama gotta go. RT @DMVFollowers BREAKING: DC's famous strip club 'Stadium' has been shut down by the government due to a tax issues.
— Tequila Mockingbird (@vernon_virgo) November 22, 2013
- Things That Would Be Nice
— Ward5DC_9.11Grove (@Sept11GroveW5DC) November 22, 2013
HOLD DA FUQ UP THEY CLOSED STADIUMS http://t.co/vHVsrFNQhN
— SuQ MadiQ (@Dontbe_a_victim) November 22, 2013
- People who did not get the memo
I'm going to the Stadium Club this weekend...I want to have fun & get me a lap dance...I prefer to watch female strippers instead...#yepyep!
— pinksatin (@pinksatinxoxo) November 22, 2013
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