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E and i were on our way to the city yesterday to have brunch with friends. on route to our destination E’s friend calls and mentions the folsom street fair is going on that day. i was glad i had my camera packed. i have heard a little about this fair and i was excited to go. when i was first told about it, E just said it was a “bondage” fair. i did not realize what it was till we had met up with our friends.
my mind start racing about what i would see. leather, paddles, corsets, flesh, bondage and maybe blood? who knows. i wasn’t all prepared to attend such an event as i was just wearing normal street clothes. as we neared folsom street i had realized that a majority of the attendees to this kind of event would be “bears”, “gays” and “trannies”. there were plenty of looky loos and i looked like one of them, as well as plenty of photographers. you can tell who were being the pervs and who were being the professional pervs.
i walked around and started snapping shots. it was a rainbow of people with a majority of gay men. i felt a little jaded about the “spanking booths”. whips for “sensations” are not my thing and granted they will leave a red mark on your body, it seemed cheesey to me. it seemed more for show then what it should be about…pain. however, as we were leaving we did see down a side street a man whipping a girl bent against a wall. by this time i was getting severly under the weather and was in no mood to take a picture. i am kicking myself now for not getting the energy to do it. what really put E off to the whole fair was a cirlcle of older gay men practically naked jacking each other off. he said that is going to be burned into his mind now. he felt that was a bit too much for public view. i really did not have an opinion about it. it didn’t bother me, i was just hoping for better looking men. *wink*
i am sick, so i won’t be posting for a few days. i will be lurking here and there.
what is the folsom street fair?:
Folsom Street Events is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization serving the adult San Francisco alternative communities. Through the production of street fairs, Folsom Street Events promotes diversity within the leather/alternative lifestyle, highlighting entertainment, service and vendors. Proceeds from the production of the fairs are distributed to organizations which promote a sense of community, diversity, cooperation, health and human services.
Our mission is to create world-class volunteer driven leather events, providing the adult alternative lifestyle community safe venues for self-expression, emphasizing freedom, fun and frolic, while raising money to benefit San Francisco charities.
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