“The club’s only involvement in the customers paying money to the dancers was to keep a large quantity of one dollar bills on hand so that a customer could “make it rain.” This procedure allowed a customer who was particularly happy with a dancer’s performance or who wanted to encourage a more enthusiastic performance to pay the club $100.00 or more and get the same amount back in one dollar bills. When the customer threw the ones in the air, he was said to “make it rain.”
Explanation of “make it rain” found within a South Carolina Court of Appeals opinion.
Lewis v. L.B. Dynasty, Inc., d/b/a Boom Boom Room Studio 54 et. al, Op. No. 2010-165646 (S.C. Ct. App. filed September 5, 2012).