When I moved to New Orleans back in '81, the first hint that I might have moved to the 3rd World was a sign on a local hotel (now the Clarion):
"Dis Hotle be closid. You stay outsite becall secrity on premsis. Dey got guns and will shoot you all over agin."
There was also a place on Bourbon Street that advertised "Live Nude Female Wrestling with Audience Particicapation.". It stayed that way for the entire time I lived there. I went once, with my wife and a girlfriend of hers. They didn't particicapate, but that's cuz the nekkid wrestlers were very big, very ugly girls with tattoos and bite marks.
It took me 10 years to get out. Now those same folks have moved to Texas and work at Burger King (okay, most of them work at Popeye's). In Texas, tho', it's illegal for audiences to particicapate.