A family-friendly troupe of teens twirling and tapping replaced last week's lap dancers as the half-time show at the Boston Blazers lacrosse game on Saturday night.
The National Lacrosse League’s Blazers had promised there would be changes to its halftime entertainment after fans became enraged at seeing the team's mascot receiving lap dances in the middle of the field last week.
A local radio disc jockey emceed the first of what was reported to be a season-long lap dance contest at the indoor lacrosse team’s home opener Saturday night.
The Blazers’ mascot Scorch seated himself near midfield while three contenders took turns to perform the raunchy one-on-one routines.
The women, who were reportedly not affiliated with the team, did not actually remove their clothes - but fans complained the antics emulated the sort of moves more commonly associated with a strip club.
This week a group of 25 girls aged 10 to 17 from the Dancing School in North Reading performed for the crowd.