The 13th annual NightMoves Adult Entertainment Awards Show, often referred to as The Tampa Show, began its series of events Thursday evening with the arrival of a virtual who's who of current adult video performers.
This invitational event, the largest of its kind east of Las Vegas, is a unique series of meet-and greet public appearances which lead up to the actual Awards Show: a ticketed event Sunday where national and regional awards are presented by the invited stars amidst feature dance performances by some of the attending talent.
Following a hectic roundabout to meet planes from various origins (mostly L.A. and Vegas) and arrival times, the stars settled together in their hotel late in the afternoon to hang out and take a breather from the long flights.
By early evening almost all of those contracted to appear had arrived or were en route. Thursday evening the stars participated in the first of many scheduled appearances. This V.I.P. party was held at Pleasure Palace, an internationally known swing club in Tampa.
Paul Allen, owner of NightMoves, had an interesting perspective of this event.
“Normally we have to instruct the stars on the legalities of each appearance and what they can and cannot do," he said. "In Florida clubs, certain rules apply depending on their license and location. There can be dance, bikini, topless, or nude. Tonight we took them to a swing club where anything goes and for the first time they were free to do anything they wanted. No restrictions. And you know what? They all got an eyeful of swingers in action, but none of our girls participated.”
It was well into the a.m. before the group returned to their hotel where many hung out at the “porn pool” until dawn.
Early Friday morning, two small groups took to the local airwaves to promote their upcoming appearances. At 97X, an alternative rock station, early morning DJ Fisher was treated to the studio company of Tyler Faith, Daphne Rosen, Summer Haze, Craig Valentine and the unflappable Wankus. Wild 98 featured Brooke Haven, Vivian West, and Trina Michaels.
Appearances Friday will include Vegas Showgirls in St. Petersburg, while Saturday will be at the Tampa Gold Club. The Awards Show will be Sunday at Bricktown 54.
Monday afternoon will feature the traditional pool party at the home of Allen in Palm Harbor, and that evening a porn karaoke, hosted by Wankus from KSEX, will top off the events. Most of the stars will fly out Tuesday.
Some of the adult stars attending this series of events include: Charlee Chase, Sunny Lane, Sierra, Lisa Sparxxx, Ashley Blue, Missy Monroe, Carmen Luvana, Cytherea, Cheyenne, Tyler Faith, Kami Andrews, Mari Possa, Flower Tucci, Angelica Sin, Jersey Jaxin, Jesse Jane, Lexi Amore, Davia Ardell, Summer Haze, Delilah Strong, Courtney Cummz, Daphne Rosen, Maya (AKA Wendy) Divine, Brandie May, Rita Faltoyano, Heather Pink, Juli Ashton, Olivia O’Lovely, Jenny Hendricks, Kylee Kennedy, Katie Gold, Sky Lopez, Ashton Moore, McKenzie Lee, Ron Jeremy, Mike South, Eric Masterson, Sean Michaels, Ethan Cage, Billy Glide, Tommy Gunn, Nick Sparks and others.
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