How to describe the Folsom Street Fair except as a sort of one day Burning Man for the BDSM crowd. It’s a chance for all types of people to come together for a day and share their kinks with no judgement (well not much). It’s not perfect because of all the tourists who just come to gawk, but the majority of attendees are wearing their colors, costumed in some interesting/weird way or showing lots of skin, tattoos and piercings.
The longer you live in San Francisco, the more you begin to accept alternative realities. There’s a reason “Westward, ho!” was a battle cry for pioneers, and not just for people leading their hooded partners around by a leash down Folsom St. People come here from more repressive parts of the nation and globe to reinvent themselves, and to be free. As a result, the fair is an adult-only event celebrating alternative sexuality. This was the 29th annual fair and it continues to attract a huge crowd. For a slide show, click on photo above.
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The incredibly sexy Derek Parker
The Falcon and Raging Stallion Studios VIP Party was a huge success. Mezzanine was packed with fans and the studios’ porn stars. Trenton Ducati, Jason Michaels, the incredibly sexy Derek Parker, Leo Forte, Christopher Daniels, James Ryder and Element Eclipse danced for fans during the party and some of them also appeared on stage with Erika Schiff. Click on the photo above for more.
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Mr S Leather held their annual in-store party the day before the Folsom Street Fair and the place was packed with guys from all over the world, porn stars, friends and the very helpful employees of Mr S. It was all hands on deck as guys snapped up the latest gear to wear out to the many parties and of course the Fair itself. Several vendors were on hand as well to answer questions and demonstrate their products. Scott from SquarePeg Toys was on hand and the maker of the Fat Boy cock sheath by Perfect Fit Brand was there. The lines to check out and for the free beer were very long all day, but everyone was having a good time and no one seemed to mind. For more photos of the party, click on the photo above.
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