Well, I don't know how I wrangled up all four guys to show up at one event, but all four guys made it!
Teo and Dyson were getting nervous about doing the event, and I had to remind them that it IS a really fun thing to do. They both have done amateur strip nights, but the whole 1-on-1, meet the press, and sign autographs thing was a little nerve wracking for them, and they were getting cold feet.
Zane has already worked at a couple strip clubs, so he was way excited and ready to give out DVDs, sign autographs, and of course, get as much tip money as possible!
Nash was the only one who had not been in a gay bar, and didn't know what to expect. He was last to get up and dance, but had no problems engaging and talking to the fans.
The event at Charlie's ran from 6-9pm so the bar was not exactly packed, but there was always 30-40 people there. We gave away about 350 books. I lost track of the DVDs as Teo and Zane were giving them away and charging here and there to sign them.
Each model had their own style. Dyson plunked himself down and always had a crowd of 2-3 guys to talk with. He is very chill and calm. Zane and Teo were up on the "stages" in their undies the minute we walked in the door.
Nash hung with me the first 10 minutes, but then when people started to talk to him, he just went from group to group.
After the shift ended, we stopped to get something to eat, and the guys were talking a mile a minute, and were just beyond excited with how much fun it was to meet everyone, get tips, and sign autographs.
I am proud of all of them, because they treated everyone equally, and really engaged whoever they were talking with, listened, and were equally impressed that fans knew who they were, and wanted to talk about the videos.
Zane announced he thought he was pretty much Bi, which was no surprise to me, but glad he figured that out. He just seems Omnisexual to me. Where ever there is sex he will be there!
Nash kept talking about the MILF that showed up and kept grabbing his dick while saying, " I really shouldn't, I am married now!" but couldn't pass up the chance to meet her favorite guy on the site (Yep! about 15-20 percent of my audience is women!). All Nash talked about the rest of the night was her tits.
Teo and Dyson live together, but are clearly just friends. They both have girlfriends that they managed to get do a fourway with. When I asked if they played with each other, they said, "No way, but we got our girls to do each other and it was HOT!" So, I think the debate over them being straight, bi, or gay that was hotly debated online, was pretty much put to rest by the fans there. Just friends! Though of course, the flirted with everyone like there was no one else in the room.
After dinner, we went to Midtowne Spa. This was a more intimidating location for the guys. We pretty much stayed in the front area where they have a gym and a big screen TV. I hooked up a hard drive and played all their videos in full 1080i HD, some of which have not even been released. So you missed seeing some advance screening action!
Teo and Zane led the way by getting naked and doing a workout. Dyson soon followed, and eventually Nash got naked too.
The crowd was happy to have them there and took pictures of them working out, and they even did a tour of the entire place, being naughty here and there.
The clients at the spa are of course in their towels, so didn't really have tip money on them. The guys weren't making any tips, AND they were willing and able to flop a dick in someone's mouth if the price was right. So that part didn't go so well.
I think when we promote an event in a bath house, we need to really make certain that people going know that that is why we are there and to bring some money! By that point in the evening the guys were ready for action!
So we stayed about 90 minutes, and though it was midnight and I was ready to hit the sack, they all wanted to go back to Charlie's to see if they could make more money. Charlie's had picked up a bit more by then, and this time Dyson and Nash got up on the stage and were eagerly trying to get tips and having a blast talking to everyone.
Queerclick.com had a reporter there, as well as a freelance reporter/photgrapher who works for a variety of sites. I didnt't get to talk much with the one reporter, but the Queerclick reporter was super nice, and sat down and interviewed all four models, as well as a conversation or two with me. So check out Queerclick in the coming days for photos and model insights! (Article featuring all guys is online!)
This Week Texas was there and took a lot of photos of the guys too.
I want to say thanks to the management at both Chalie's and Midtowne. They treated the guys perfectly, made sure everything went smoothly, and generally made the event easy to pull off!
Links to Charlie's & Midtowne Spa Austin