Fetish Week London 2016
A few weekends ago, I visited FWL2016 and wanted to post up a review of the weekend again, which I really really enjoyed, even more so than last year. I had decided to try and do an extra night, and stay the Sunday night too this year (which I generally miss as I travel home ready for work on Monday), so had booked Thursday thru to Sunday night at the Vauxhall travelodge, which is a pretty central location to the majority of events that take place over the weekend. I’d taken the Friday off work, and arranged to travel straight into work on the Monday morning (albeit arriving a little later than usual!) so I could attend all of the events this year. I was attending most of the events on my own this year, as my husbear had’nt really enjoyed last years events and instead wanted to go and take in some of the none FWL venues on the leather scene with his boy, which gave me a chance to hang around with the Tskin pack and and their boss Tyke over the weekend, which was great, and they looked after me a lot, for which I am really grateful.
Held at the Hoist, the sports kit night is definitely one of my favourite fetish nights, and always awesome to see so many guys in rugby and footy kits, which is my go-to fetish of choice, purely on the basis that I can see their socks and trainers! There were more guys in this type of gear this year, although the event itself in the hoist doesn’t really have a foot-pit, or somewhere where guys can just sit and take off their trainers for other guys to then just get under their feet. There are some sit down areas but they aren’t really used for this, as the flooring in the hoist is not something that I’d have wanted to lie down on in a white kit (although by the end of the night, it did look like I had played rugby in my gear!). I chose in the end to wear my England rugby kit, after some deliberations on whether or not to wear my new UnderArmour Lycra gear. The UA gear looks good with my pup hood on, but for my first night I decided that I’d have a social sports kit night. I met up with Tyke (@tskinboot) and Pup Champion (@pupchampion) before heading to the venue, and also met a very cute pup Foxpilot from Florida who was over the weekend for the 1st time.
The events always have really good photography, but this year has been excellent with photographer Chris Jepsom being present at all the events and actually taking pics during the event too. There are a few photo’s that I didn’t even realise had been taken over the weekend which were all available really quickly the next day for review on his site and with a selection on the recon news-feed too, which really helps to remember people that you’ve met and seen at the event (including the ones that you drooled over in your head at the though of being at their feet!)
When we got in there, Tyke bound me in my rugby gear which was very horny, and the blue ropes (my favourite colour) definitely stood out on my white rugby kit. The ropes also had the side effect that the buldge in my rugby shorts was noticeable and I got quite a few people passing by to have a rub. It was a late night, and after the boys had gone home I stayed around and had a couple of snogging/groping sessions and also found the attention of a german guy who was very horny but wanted to be top, in a headspace where having been bound all night and submissive I switched fairly quickly into a more alpha role, but my tiredness and grumpiness at this point meant that I left rather than play any more.
Friday, The Meet & Greet & Skinhead night
In the late afternoon, the meet and greet took place in Soho at Comptons in the upper floor area. This is always a good opportunity to say hello to everyone and I arranged to meet up my husbear and Deadliftbear along with the Tskinpack for coffee and cake around the corner first. We didnt stay too long, and I spent most of the time down on the floor as there was very little standing area, so it was good to assume pup stance and check out the boots and trainers on parade. We headed back to the travelodge by tube to get ready for the evenings events.
The skinhead event is normally a daytime social that is held at the Eagle London on the Saturday daytime, and then proceeded with a different night to go to, but this year the skinhead night was a night of its own held in Union which is just under the arches by the RVT. Its not a venue I’ve been to before, but the low ceilings of the arches and bar are a nice venue to hold a kink event. It certainly wouldn’t be able to hold the numbers required for the main Saturday night, but is probably a little larger than the Eagle. I found it strange that there has obviously been a parting of sorts as no event at all where held in the Eagle this year, which is a shame as its a nice bar in Vauxhall, with a good outside area when the weather is nice. I went to the Eagle for a drink before the event, as the London Leather men were meeting there and I went along with my husbear and deadliftbear who were going to attend in their langlitz. The place wasnt very busy, and the local group were meeting there for drinks but it wasn’t really an event as such, as Eagle were hosting their normal Friday night “horsemeatdisco” affair.
I haven’t done the skin scene in quite a while, in fact since before I met my Husbear, so it was kinda strange getting back into my gear and meeting up with a different circle of people – although it was great to catch up with Rich and Vaughn, and the Tskinpack took care of me again. I was still fairly tired from the night before so didn’t stay out too late, and ventured back to the apartment around Midnight. It did highlight to me, how strangely on edge and shy I am with new circles of people and in unfamiliar kink territory, although I suppose every kinkster feels like that when venturing out into the kink world for the first time.
Saturday Night – Full Fetish Main Party
I really like the main party that Recon hold on the Saturday night. Its the only UK fetish event that sorta makes an effort with its play spaces to the size and scale of a large party. Its good to support his type of event. Flawed entry the first year they ran it, is a thing of the past and I was straight inside when I got there as it started. The dance-floor area is massive, and this year they’d moved around the bar areas so there was a larger pup area too. I arrived and had my photo taken solo, and then went for a wander. Its totally different when you venture out onto the kink scene solo. Even though my pup head-space helped a bit at times, it made me long again for a partner in crime to venture out onto the kink scene with. As a pup, having a handler there would have helped I think, but these events are about playing too so going off to explore or having someone to play with is vital.
I am fortunate to have some very good friends within the Tskinpack and they looked after me again and made me feel welcome hanging around with them when I arrived. I was nicely bound to keep me out of trouble and it was great to see Pup Champion get locked into the cage so that I could tease him a little too.
As the night grew late, I managed to bump into Lanx too and persuade him to stay after his friends were going home. He is such a cute pup, and it was nice to spend the remainder of the evening with him catching up as we can never seem to find the time. We were both leaving the club pretty much when it was shutting up shop at 5am, and the sun was up! But I had such a good night, and it cemented how lucky we are that Full Fetish is on, as its definitely the UK’s go-to fetish event now annually. I still wish they’d get rid of the astroturf in the pup play area though, as it plays hell on your knees!
Sunday Night – The Rubber Party / Deconstruction
This was my first year staying on the Sunday too, to experience the Rubber party and Deconstruction. Both events happen on the same night, with the rubber party kicking off first late afternoon. My husbear had had to head off home for work on the Sunday afternoon, but I’d booked to go straight into work the following day. I was so glad that I did as it was probably my favourite night of the lot! I went to the rubber party in my rubber pup kit and again met up with Pup Champion and also met up with @cockobcn a cute spanish rubber boy. He was in rubber and very sweaty, which was very good to sniff, and Tyke was wearing rubber boots containing lots of sweat too! The rubber party was held in Union again, so it wasnt too far from the Vauxhall area, and the Deconstruction party was back in the Hoist, where the sports party had been on Thursday (a nice full circle!)
I spent most of the Rubber event on the floor pupping and playing with the subjects that Tyke had handily tied up, and then I also got to spend some more time with Pup Champion. After heading over to the Hoist, I managed to play with @cockobcn and managed to nick and sniff his boots that he had on when he was getting changed at the end of the night…
I can highly recommend the entire weekend for any kinkster. Theres pretty much something for everyone, if you only wanna dip into your particular fetish scene – or if you like everything (like me) you can spend your time enjoying all your kink gear and kink friends. Roll on Folsom now!