Up Your Alley (Dore Alley) weekend brought out the boys from all over. I met guys from Australia, Germany, Great Britain, Texas, Washington, Oregon and from all over California. Everyone loves a party and Dore Alley doesn’t disappoint. Recon was putting on before and after parties as well as their famous Bay of Pigs party on Saturday night. The afternoon was spent getting warmed up for the fun later. Check out the guys having some fun (NSFW).
“For Racial and Economic Justice” – The crowds were noticeably smaller than last year which actually made for a much more enjoyable experience. Last year, Marriage Equality became the law of the land, and everyone came out to celebrate. This year, the parade goers and marchers were just as enthusiastic, but after the tragedy in Orlando, some decided to stay away. I decided to march this year as an act of defiance. The slogan “Silence Equals Death” has new meaning now in the wake of so much gun violence.
Marching with the Leather Contingent was fantastic. We were near the front of the parade and there was lots of interaction between us and the crowds. Many folks wanted a picture with us or wanted a slap on the ass with a flogger. Check out the photos!
The Jockstrap party was a great success. More than half the guys who came decided to strip down to their jocks while they shopped or hung out with friends. Hot go-go boys entertained and showed their ass-ets. Check out the photos by Some Men Photography.
More contingents, more vendors, more fun sums up this year’s Sonoma County Pride 2016. “United in Pride” was the theme as a diverse group from throughout Sonoma County came together to celebrate Pride. The Pride Committee did a great job of putting on a fun and successful Pride Parade and Celebration. This was their top priority, but they also promoted working with other community groups and our local governments to address LGBT issues.
It was a great kick-off for the month of Pride. To see all the photos, follow the link here.
Here is a short video from the Fisting/Fucking scene with Brian Bonds and Drew Sebastian. My apologies for the the poor video quality. I was only allowed to use my smartphone, but you get the idea of what went on. Enter SomeMen when prompted for the password. (NSFW)
This was the 32nd annual Folsom Street Fair and it was attended by an enthusiastic crowd of leathermen, drag queens, doms and subs, voyeurs, tourists and more. I really wonder what brings the tourists. Are they looking for information, or do they get off on being suburban suzie surrounded by all the kink? As an example, there was a very hot muscled man, in just his tight fitting boxer briefs and boots with a couple of women and another guy. His friends were all dressed in street cloths, so that made me wonder why they were at Folsom St. I should have just gone up to him and asked.
Whatever brought the large crowd of around 400,000, it was lots of fun and the weather was perfect. It was warm enough that if you wanted to be naked, it was very comfortable. Here are some highlights from the day.
If its Folsom Weekend, then Mr S Leather is having an in-store party with lots of boys, beer and gear. As the guys shop and enjoy themselves, lots of them just drop their pants and have a good time. Here are the photos.
Day two of the rodeo was another great day of competition and fun. Here are all the action shots.
Hot cowboys and cowgirls from all over the US and Canada returned to Duncans Mills, CA for the Best Buck in the Bay 2015. There were pool parties, night time parties, dances and of course rodeo! The two days of rodeo were filled with events like, Bull Riding, Steer Riding, Chute Dogging, Roping Events, Barrel Racing, Pole Bending and Flag Racing. Only at a gay rodeo will you find events like Steer Decorating, Wild Drag Race and Goat Dressing. The straight rodeos don’t know what they are missing. These “camp events” are my favorites and are so much fun. The Goat Dressing even allows the community to participate. Look through the album to see photos from these events.
The largest pool party of the weekend was the culmination of a great Lazy Bear Weekend. DJ Rotten Robbie provided the dance tunes for this party and no one was in a hurry to leave. The weather was perfect and the everyone was having a great time. Here are the photos.