Stormy Daniels performance cut short after drunk man throws wallet in her face
The Bulletin, Bend, Oregon, May 17, 2018
A drunk patron at Stars Cabaret in Bend threw his wallet at alleged presidential mistress Stormy Daniels in the middle of her strip show Thursday night.
Daniels, a 39-year-old porn star [sic] was dancing to Poison’s “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” with nothing but high heels and a garter on her right leg when she was hit in the face with the wallet. She ran off the stage.
“I think she is a really nice person,” the man said. “I am extremely sorry.”
Daniels planned to give a single 15-minute performance late Thursday night.
She arrived at the club about 9:20 p.m. and was hustled through a back entrance by two bodyguards, one of them former Dallas Cowboy Travis Miller. Daniels set up a meet-and-greet for fans willing to drop $20 to have a photo taken with the star. She sold T-shirts that read “#TeamStormy” and DVDs of her porno movies. One woman had Daniels sign a pair of panties.
More than a hundred people showed up. Katya Toporkova, 29, arrived early with friends Emily Juno, 24, and Holly Landrum, 25. The women, who are all from Bend, said it was an opportunity they couldn’t pass up. Toporkova said, “We are going to see the woman who had sex with our president.” One woman said seeing Daniels was on her bucket list. Jeff Swanson of Bend arrived wearing a large cowboy hat and a woman on each arm — one was his wife — and said the only reason he was here was to see the president’s girlfriend from 12 years ago.
Daniels thanked everyone who showed up, including Kristi Folliard and Autumn Spence, who were over the moon about the experience. Daniels signed Folliard’s shirt “XOXO” and wrote “Stormy was here” on Spence’s shirt, then drew an arrow pointing south. They asked Daniels if they could pose on either side of her, each one kissing the porn star on the cheek. They didn’t think she would say yes, but they have the photo to prove she did.
“We are here to support her,” Folliard said, “and say thank you.”
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, stopped in Bend as part of her nationwide Make America Horny Again tour. Her performance Thursday was the first of an Oregon leg that also includes stops in Salem on Friday and Tualatin on Saturday. There was a $20 cover charge, but seats were reserved closer to the stage for an additional $15 to $25.
Daniels had performed in Bend once before, at Stars Cabaret in November 2008. The show did not have the same fanfare, even for Stars Cabaret co-owner Randy Kaiser: “I have no recollection of her being here.”
As Daniels’ show, delayed by hours, approached well after midnight, the club remained crowded. She finally took the stage shortly after 1 a.m. dressed in a patriotic bustier and long red skirt that flowed down to her high heels. The crowd yelled, “We love you Stormy,” as she pranced around the stripper pole to Lenny Kravitz’s cover of “American Woman.”
As Daniels removed items of clothing and dropped to the floor, the crowd chanted, “Stormy, Stormy, Stormy.” But as she stood up to keep dancing, the drunk man threw his wallet.