In parts of Taiwan, it is not unheard of for funeral processions to be over a mile long, with marching bands, singers, street performers, the deceased's family and friends, people hired to openly and passionately wail, and... strippers?
Not a Typical Dancer
She is a stripper.
Her client is dead.
Before the day and night is out, she will have danced for many deceased people.
She is a funeral stripper.
It is not unheard of for marching bands, stilt walkers, singers, people hired to cry, and hundreds of people to follow the funerary procession. The party-like atmosphere represents the livings willingness to see their loved one cross to the other side, the pomp and fanfare will represent the quality of the after life for the recipient.
In more recent times, since the 1980's, a new form of 'entertainment' at the funeral popped up. Old trucks were converted into brightly lit, mobile stages from which singers could perform, as well as other stage acts. Also present is a pole so that a stripper can ply their trade. Although these Electric Flower Cars are also used for many of lifes other celebrations – births, birthdays, festivals and just about any other excuse to party – it is when seen at a funeral that it can cause a bit of a stir in the older, more traditional generations.
...And this is a Small Town Thing!
Packed to the max with speakers, the music thumps, the girls sing, and the clothes drop off. It is not unheard of for the deceaseds coffin to have a hole, so that they too may watch the strippers work (though one might also expect the spirit is not confined to the coffin, but still it is a nice touch!).
It should be noted that funeral strippers, although common in Taiwan, are not considered the norm. Many people have smaller, more closed funerals, however, if you find yourself in a position to be 'fixing up your earthly matters', have the money, and the want for some 'live entertainment', then An Electric Flower Car, and a full deck of singers and dancers, can be easily obtained.
Note, as of 2015, the Chinese government has begun cracking down on the hiring of strippers for funerals.