“Well, less than 24 hours leading up to the festival the owner of Satellite Bar canceled on us because it was said HPD wanted to raid us because of gang members or something,” explained Nicks as she motioned to the vendors set up in the parking lot behind her.
“So now we’re here at Crazy Horse [Strip Club] on the north side. We still have food trucks. There are still performers coming. We’re not letting this stop us. I just don’t get why they keep coming for me.”
Everybody Eats is a family friendly food festival so its movement to strip club might raise a few eyebrows but Amy Mueller, the head of Bounce & Turn a promotional group throwing the Festival with Bloodbath, explained the reasoning.
People came out for the food, to play games, buy artwork, and take pictures with Nicks as she ran around making sure everyone ate. Vendors like UrFavCreole Kitchen, SoooIcy Treats, Fatboys Catering and others served wings, shrimp, cupcakes, shaved ice, and more.
One woman and her daughter who attended last year’s event spoke on why she braved the weather and came out again.
“I was concerned at first because…well…kids and a strip club,” she laughed as she pointed at her daughter standing in line for a fish plate. “We had so much fun last year that we had to at least come out and see what was going on. I’m glad we did!”
“Bloodbath and I come from the same place. Every year she does this I got to come out and support her because I’m like her big brother. They gave me an award last year and it’s still hanging up at the house. I’m glad she’s doing this because we got to clean up our image. We all got records but when people see stuff like this that’s beneficial to the community it just puts us in a better light. And I’m especially proud she’s from my camp.”