Folsom Europe Berlin 2014 : Day One (Tue)
Folsom is the highlight of my fetish calendar each year, and it was at Folsom Europe last year that I met Robert and my foray into pup-play was started. A year on, and I’ve really started to take hold of my submissive side and indulge in it a lot more in a pup role, and although I still haven’t been officially named and tagged, I was looking forward to this Folsom more than I have over previous years.
We got to Liverpool Airport for our usual Easyjet transfers across to Berlin. Tony, Ben and I were sat together in the middle of the plane in the extra legroom seats which helps a lot when travelling with them. The flights are SO cheap when booked in advance, and I think we ended up paying around £80 return when booking 8 months in advance.
We had booked the apartment we stayed in 2 years ago again, and invited friends over to join us. I was gutted that Robert and Stephen couldn’t join us from Seatle, but we will get plenty of time to meet up with them in future I hope. We had Vaughan and Richard able to join us in their place, and then in the singles room (so called because its a room with 4 single beds) we had 3 guys join us – Chris, Hauke and Ben. It was Ben and Chris’s first Folsom and both were pretty eager to experience it. We did miss Tom however, who was due to be the 4th person in the room, but had to drop out last minute.
On arrival, Ben, Tony and I got to the apartment around 9.30pm so our first night was a quiet one, and we decided to just head to Prinzknecht the main focal bar during the Folsom event. It wasnt too busy in there when we arrived, so we took a seat at a table, and then the cutest bar-tender came over to take our drinks order. He had such a cute smile, and I made sure that I left him a large tip at the end of the night, which reaped dividends during the remainder of the weekend when trying to get served and being able to get his attention and just to see that smile again!
I love the Prinzknecht bar there, as it is just a lovely atmosphere and the staff are usually really friendly, although they have a totally manic week in the lead up and over the Folsom weekend, so hats-off to them for the hours that they work and the effort that they put into the celebrations.
Mutschmanns is the other main fetish bar and club that we frequent, but this was closed on the Tuesday night, and was obviously getting ready for the pandemonium of the following days. So we decided to and have a quick drink in New Action, our other favourite bar on the way home. It was pretty quiet too, but still had a few people out in leather and kink gear in there.
We decided to call it a day and head back for a fairly earlyish night around 1am, so that we could get some sleep to prepare for the exciting few days ahead…