There's no shortage of strip club action in the Valley of the Sun. From high-end gentleman's clubs like Christie's Cabaret and Le Girls Cabaret to the low-rent flesh parlors of the West Valley's skeezier industrial neighborhoods, Phoenix is definitely skin city.
Despite what you might think, the buxom babes baring it all inside these strip joints aren't just bumping and grinding to Warrant's "Cherry Pie" of Flo Rida's "Low."
We're debuting a new series dedicated to discovering what the preferred striptrease tracks are for the exotic dancers of the Valley.
First up, the tempting Tawni, who works her magic six nights at Cheetahs.
Read about what Tawni is dancing to -- and see an undistorted picture -- after the jump.
Why she digs it: Loaded with grinding guitar riffs and bombastic electronic beats, this intense track from Marilyn Manson's 2003 album The Golden Age of Grotesque is a perfect fit for the tattooed-and-pierced topless dancer. She typically uses it to start off her shift.
"Marilyn Manson is something you can rock to but also fuck to," she says. "He can be hardcore and his lifestyle is totally crazy but his songs can have a certain sensuality, depending on how you dance to them.
Tawni can get a little intense herself, especially when participating in Cheetahs' weekly Stripper Cage Matches every Tuesday Night, where dancers square off inside a makeshift ring made from cyclone fencing and foam padding. She enjoys getting in the occasional scrap, as evidenced by the tattoo of a fighting leprechaun on her left shoulder (which, along with the Claddagh ring inked on her belly, is indicative of her Irish heritage).
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Other occupation: When she isn't busy at the club, Tawni works as a medical billing clerk.
Current schedule: Thursday-Tuesday, 7 p.m.-2 a.m.