Dita Von Teese…once recounted something she had learned in her days as a stripper. Her colleagues [dressed cheaply] would strip bare for an audience of 50 guys in the club, and each of them would tip a dollar.
‘Dita would take to the stage [dressed classucally burlesque]. And though 49 guys would ignore her, one man would tip her $50. ‘That man’, Dita said, ‘was her audience.’ …It doesn’t matter who isn’t watching. All that matters is how you feel about who is.
Adapted for the ‘Gram. Story by Amanda Palmer via Dita Von Teese