well, i'm exhausted and worn out.
yesterday started out sunny in palo alto as i drove over to the Walgreens to pick up a couple of things.
then i headed off to SFO to pick up allenfalkner
and drive to the Glas Kat to set up the stage for the show with fd_midori
we ended up waiting almost an hour to be let in. grrr.
awesome volunteer helped us out by climbing the huge ladder and throwing fishing line over the braces & i-beam so we could hang our fabric.
Samar showed up as well as Rev B Dangerous and George to take care of last minute things.
We left the venue with only one hour to go but decided food was important so ate at Basil Thai. YUM!
Samar collected her things and so back to the club. people had already showed up as it was after 8 and even tho i told ppl to get dressed up, i simply couldn't with only an hour or so before having to hit the stage.
it was seriously a wonderful crowd that showed up. old friends from clubbing days over a decade ago - including ones that i shared many a long evening/day/evening/etc without much sleep going on, friends i've not seen in ages that used to hang out at the racetrack, friends from high school (so we're talking about 25 years back now!), friends from my local bar, friends from a variety of completely different scenes unrelated to fetish clubs, and of course friends that are into rubbery stuff and into bondagey stuff!
all the shows went great and were wonderfully received except for a sudden & scary fall during Samar's suspension show.
right after my messy and inky show i headed straight for the makeshift bath tubs set up for me so i could get cleaned up. then headed upstairs to change and that's when i learned that my new atsuko dress was not going to fit no matter how hard midori and her buddy tried. luckily i had a back up!. I got downstairs in time to watch Vienna La Rouge take off her sparkly outfit and pour absinthe on herself to the enjoyment of all the horny young patrons while sokkmonkey
played the dorky waiter. Paul Nathan gave away prizes in a variety of ways and soon after Samar took the stage. Her single knee hang ended up tearing and she fell to the ground but surprised everyone by continuing on with her show with a smile and leaving the stage un-aided.
people cheered but quite a few were shocked and i think were ready to leave around then. By the time the Reverend took the stage, it wasn't as crowded on the dance floor. Again, I think some were feeling squeamish after Samar's accident, but for the ones that stuck it out, some were ecstatically entertained. Though I do feel sorry for the poor earthworms and crickets. I could mention that the Rev got a lil hurt after Kendra James broke a cinderblock in his crotch with a sledgehammer.
All in all, I hope I brought something to SF that hasn't been around in a while and that people enjoyed it.
Right now I'm on very little sleep. Last nite as the club closed I headed off to Samar's house with her roommate and unloaded Samar's things while AllenF and her spent the entire night and morning at SF General. I had to lock Meeks out so I was up til about 7am. I finally did get about an hour or so of sleep but well, for anyone that knows SF and has a car, SOMA is a pain so at 10am I was out the door to move the car. Samar & Allen had gotten back only a little bit prior. I've already moved my car a second time and unfortunately, I'm not able to nap. At least I got in enough sleep in order to drive back to the south bay safely. Allen is napping now and in an hour we'll take off for food and then I'll get his butt to the airport - San Jose this time.
Soon there'll be photos. I can't wait to see what people shot!
here are a couple of phone pix i snagged from various places:
from Kendra James's twitter:Spanking contest
from AllenFalkner's twitter:
Samar's knee before stitches and after it took 30 sutures to close up the wounds
I can't write anymore now but thanks to everyone that helped out, that showed up, that performed, and that were there working cuz they had to be there!