One of the many reasons that I love my home town of New York City. Is the fact that there are some street festivals that appear to be very interesting and worth going to.
The Folsom Street East Festival is was of those street fairs that is very interesting, and worth going to. Reason being is because the Folsom Street East Festival is an annual BDSM and leather subculture street fair.
You can see the events website located at.: http://www.folsomstreeteast.org/
I have always wanted travel to see such an event, but for various reasons, I have missed it in past years. But this time around I was able to travel and view yesterdays event. The festival was packed of loads of people (sorry for the pun…) that are into the BDSM and leather subculture, along with supporters, and people that were just generally interested in discovering the subculture.
I have always been fascinated with it myself, so I was more than willing to go check it out. So with camera in hand and tow I went to go check it out. The place was packed with lots of people, leather, gym bodies, condoms and kink. Actually… The fact that it had loads of people, leather, gym bodies, condoms and kink just made it all the more fun.
While at the event I did see some of my friends that I have not seen in a while and as well have seen one of my Twitter followers that I know for a fact is totally into the BDSM and leather subculture. For the record I know a few of my Twitter followers that are into it as well. But at the time I have seen only one of them. Granted with so many people there I am sure that I had missed the others. And as well I did encounter another major blogger from the blogosphere, who was just carrying on being a social butterfly. Witch they are notorious for doing. With press pass in hand, I went deep to explore the event, and to check out what was going on.
And I did notice a major porn star at the event as well. “Hot Dam!”
Below are the photos that I had taken from the event.
This was the fist person that I had noticed as soon as I walked into the event. You couldn’t miss him for he was on stilts.
Like I said… The place was packed.
This was the live stage they had for acts an performances.
I tried a few times to get into the Eagle Bar a couple of times, but as you can see the place was packed!
One of the many interesting displays at the event.
Someone getting whipped, slightly of course for this was a public display.
Silence Of The Lambs?
Work that hair dammit!
The picture above I thought was funny for the tee-shirt on the person’s back had read. “If I wore something underneath this kilt, then it would be a skirt.”
Someone mentioned to me that the person in the above photo, in the burgundy and grey stripped undershirt was news broadcaster Keith Boykin, this I did not confirm.
I noticed the ass and I had to take a few photos.
I did say that I noticed the ass… You was warned!
And now the front view.
All I can say about the last six photos is “Lord have mercy.” Mind you… That was mentioned in a good way. This event was a sight to see, and it’s a “must return” event for next year.