London Fetish Week 2014 (part 2)
Because of our late night at the Eagle we slept in till late on the Saturday morning, before deciding to head out and find some breakfast. We’d realised that we’d actually not really eaten a lot the previous day (but drunk a fair bit!), so we went down to the cafes in Vauxhall and found a nice place to sit outside and had a full cooked English breakfast in the sunshine.
On the previous Fetish Week events there had been very little to do during the daytimes other than go to the Fetish shops around London and partake in shopping or hang out at their stores if they had some porn star to ogle at. However, this year we had seen the “Leather Social” being advertised on the official programme, an event in the park just around the corner from Comptons.
The Leather Social usually runs on the 1st Sunday of the month at Comptons as a meet event for guys into leather to attend. They’d arranged a picnic in Saint Anne’s churchyard, only around the corner from Comptons from 3pm to 8pm. We arrived promptly at 3pm armed with a variety of food bought quickly on the way from Waitrose. It took a few hours for people to start turning up, although we were greeted immediately by the organisers and made to feel welcome and aided with the blowing up of some balloons and sticking the stakes in the ground for the 3 legged races.
It did indeed stick to its name and was the most social event of the weekend and we met so many nice guys there, that we hope to see again at future events. It is only a pity we are so far away from London, otherwise we would be there every event. We did take part (and came last) in the 3-legged race, handily using the bondage rope for tieing up people together. I also got a rather nice leather neck tag with DT_BRI on it, punched by hand from the hubby. We stayed until the grounds keeper wanted to get rid of everyone, and we had palmed off the 25 or so balloons to 1 child (who I thought would float away!) and their mother that were in the park, before we headed back to the hotel to get ready for the main event of the weekend.
After changing into my leather gear (and umming and agghing about what to wear again), we headed to the Eagle for a beer, where we met up with Vaughn and Richard, who had just finished the skinhead event (ran until 9pm at the Eagle) and then were having a chillout before heading onto the Full Fetish Event themselves. It was good then getting on the bus with a load of people from the Eagle and other kinksters all together to head to the event, and I must also thank the pup or handler that was giving out home-made bone biscuits on the bus (of which I had a rather large one!).
The LFW “Full Fetish” event was held at the Coronet, a place I’d not been to before. The night started from 10pm according the ticket, although we arrived at around 10.15pm. The organisation to get people in was pretty poor. The queue outside was massive (around the block) and hadn’t even started to move when we arrived. I’m not sure if they opened late, or they were just letting in the VIP’s first, but the queue didn’t start to move until about half past, and we finally got into the club at 11. They had been metal detecting, and checking bags of everyone that was entering, which given that every fetish person had a bag of kink gear, and most had piercings, it was taking a long time to get everyone in. Then the drama of the bag check began. I began queueing for the downstairs bag check, and I actually gave up after 30 minutes wait, and decided to just carry my backpack and get a drink. An hour later I went back to the bag check downstairs and was told that it was full, and that I’d have to use another one upstairs that they had opened up. So, off I went upstairs only to find another queue it took 30 minutes to wait in (with a LOT of people complaining that they had been waiting in total for over an hour now) to finally put in my bag. So, low marks to the Coronet staff who really should have thought about how to get people in and sorted a lot quicker.
However, I must say the set-up of the venue was amazing. The club itself is an old theatre, and they had one of the best dance set-ups there with video on a massive cinema style screen all synchronised to the music, with lots of fetish images and some great DJ’s. Outside in the arches there was a large wet-room with a couple of baths (handy for the several times I need to pee quickly), a fairly large dark-room area, and a great area with equipment for being tied up, or flogged. @superpup6901 needs to be congratulated for his help in organising that, because it was the best arch of them all. We met all the Tskinpack there again, who are brilliant guys and was such a pleasure being able to chat a bit with them this time.
I watched for a good hour whilst @tskinboot tied up a gorgeous looking lad and suspended him in the archway, absolutely amazed at the intricacy and tidiness of the rope-work. Am looking forward to getting to spend more time with them potentially at around Berlin for Folsom, as they are really great guys. (And I’m also determined to do Qualgeist for the 1st time too!).
So, even though I changed half-way through into a harness and had my pup hood on my belt, I spent most of my time wandering around the event and on the dance-floor rather than playing though. Sir was busy outside and looked amazing as usual in his full Langlitz attire smoking heavily in the corridor and attracting a lot of attention.
We stayed out till late, and the collection of my bag wasn’t as stressful as dropping it off, and the following morning, we set off fairly early to head home and see the family on the way. I’m looking forward to next year and hope that this will now be an annual fixture on our calendar.