Went to Bristol at the weekend to celebrate the re-launch of the “The Palace”. Jo, who took over and runs the Palace has done a lot for the local kink community, with themed nights encompassing all parts of the gay-scene. This was their first solo pup event being run, so I really wanted to support it, following the excellent pup event that she hosted as part of the Leather weekend event back in 2015. (I realise that I haven’t actually posted a review of that weekend on here yet, but I will try my best to go back at some point and post up old content this month)
Pup Thunder and I got there just after noon, and although the venue is small, its ideal for a pup event. The bar had a set of mats provided by PuppyPride, and had a large banner displayed in the corner from the group. It was just a real shame no-one at all from there actually showed to support the event this time. The event runs from 12 noon thru to 4pm. There were also some toys for pups to play with, and a variety of treats (including chocolate buttons, and skittles!) SWRM (The SouthWest Rubber Meet) was scheduled from 4-8, so rubber pups had a second event to stay on for too, and then the official re-launch night of the palace was taking place.
I decided to go to the event with Thunder and make a weekend of it, by staying over in the Future Inns Hotel, which is ideally placed for quick access to the row of gay bars in Bristols city centre. Totally love spending time with my puppy bro, and going to events together, which is good when the two of us don’t have a handler taking us.
The event itself was great fun, with Thunder and I having a lot of fun on the uneven floor, and Pup Spyke joined us for lots of pouncing. Later in the afternoon we were also joined by GimpSkin and Sskinhead who it was great to catch up with.
My highlights of playing included managing to chew out the squeeker from one of the toys provided and then annoying everyone as I kept it in my mouth and blew it all the time, and then getting to chew and steal Thunders trainer and sock. Lots of cuddles and pouncing was had by all, and there is a great video (I’ll see if I can hyperlink it here at some point, on the SWRM facebook page).
We left just after 4’ish when some of the SWRM guys started to appear so we could get something to eat and to meet up with Connor for the first time. He’s a shy pup, who cant yet get into the bar scene until he turns 18 next year. We ate in Zizzi (pup had a craving for Lasagne!), where I can highly recommend the meat Calzone pizza (and Tirimasu!), and later in the evening we headed back where the bar was a lot more busy.
The palace has opened “The Gin Palace” in the back bar area, which is a nice chilled out area for gin lovers, with some local gins available. And on the night, Jo had booked La Voix, and Danny Beard, who together put on a great evening and really rocked the small venue, but when you’re dancing on the bars, you know the evening is a good one! I decided to put on my hood again in the evening, which was great fun, and even got to wave around a glow-stick.
Had such another pawesome weekend with Thunder, who got some quality pup play time, and looks totally amazing in his gear. Such a cute puppy, and had several people comment on how cute he is.
Am looking forward to going back to their 2nd event, which is booked in for June 4th, watch this space as I may decide to organise a mass pup trip to Bristol for the weekend for those interested…