The word for the day at the Folsom Street Fair was “shade”. Not the kind you throw, but as in get out of the direct sun. It was a scorcher out there. Even with the temps hovering in the upper 80’s to low 90’s, kinksters of all types came to celebrate and hang out with friends.
Organizers said more than 300,000 leather aficionados made it to the 33rd annual leather-loving, BDSM-loud-and-proud fair. Most stripped off their street clothes as soon as they passed through the entrance gates. Folsom is the place where everyone’s free to be who they want to be. Its a celebration of all things sexual. The fair annually draws visitors from around the world, and is the third-largest street event in California, after the Tournament of Roses Parade and the San Francisco Pride parade. Each year, net proceeds from Folsom Street Fair, including gate donations and beverage sales, are given to qualified local charities (“beneficiaries”). These include charities working in public health, human services, and the arts, as well as beverage partners. The event regularly generates over $300,000 annually for charity.
Here is a link to this year’s batch of photos from Folsom. If you were there, take a look and if you missed it, take a look to see some of the sexiness and craziness that is the Folsom Street Fair. If you want to keep up with what’s happening in the leather community here a couple of great resources, The Leather Journal and if you are on Facebook, join Race’s Bar.
Up Your Alley, the dirty little brother to the Folsom Street Fair was packed with hot and hunky leathermen. And yes there was nudity and hard dicks. The Steamworks Naked Twister didn’t disappoint either. The MC was making sure that the game lived up to its name as all the contestants got naked and into some very compromising positions. When the sun came out, the medical stations were popular as they were giving out free sunscreen and in some cases, the cute EMTs were helping apply it. Hot indeed! More photos from the day follow here. (NSFW)
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).
Talk about a hot day! It was very warm in SF on Sunday for Dore Alley and when it’s warm, that means the men wear very little. There was lots of skin and leather to look at and here are some examples for you to look at.
Mr S Leather extended their usual pre-folsom store party to include Friday and Saturday before Folsom. There were lots of men from around the world in town for Folsom and many stopped in at Mr S to find a new outfit or accessory for the Sunday street fair. Its always fun to see the guys at the street fair and see what they decided to wear and what new gear the picked up at Mr S. The store party is a preview of what you will see on Sunday, but without the tourists. Just lots of hot men getting trying on leather and gear to see what looks good on them. Follow the link here to see more photos from the store party.
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Always a fun time, the Mr S Leather Store Party on Saturday was a hot time as frisky men shopped and hung out with friends. With Up Your Alley or as the locals call it, Dore Alley happening the next day, it was tough to make a decision on what outfit or accessories to buy. With tons of new items, the shopping baskets were filling up quickly. Watching the boys try on jocks, wrestling singlets and leather was a blast. Of course there were hard dicks everywhere, which is what is supposed to happen when you put on fetish gear. To see more of the fun, click on the photo.
Grey skies and rain couldn’t keep the hot men away or from showing off at the Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco. Actually, the rain only lasted about an hour and then the sun came out for a great afternoon of hanging out with friends and checking out all the hot men in leather. To see more photos from the 2011 Folsom Street Fair, click here.
Mr S Leather hosted another fun party in their store on the Saturday before the Folsom Street Fair. The store was packed with locals and guys in town for the festivities, all looking for the perfect outfit or accessory for Folsom or the many parties going on all weekend. Hot men doing flogging demos, or cute twinks in the latest jocks from Timoteo were on hand to add to the excitement. To see more photos from the party, click here.