Last Saturday night Northbound Leather celebrated their 20th anniversary with a stellar bash at Revival, here in Toronto.
This is a particularly significant occasion as Northbound Leather were the vanguard of the fetish scene, having hosted the very first fetish events, thereby bringing fetish out into the open and enabling our existing freedoms in our expression.
Let me first say “Wow, what a bash!”
The three story club was equipped with a playroom in the basement, a lounge on the second floor and a large dance floor on the main level lined with a bar on one side and seating on the other.
The djs’ beats were hard and pounding in a venue that was once a church – and there were those of us being worshipped!
A number of us had been anticipating the event since George from Northbound had announced the date and venue.
I arrived with my good friends rubberraccoon – one of the founders of “Fetish Night” – and his lady Wintermute, having prefaced the event with a “getting ready” pre-party at my home.
We encountered Lady J (local dominatrix and one of my best friends) and KardynylSynysTyr (her partner, another great friend and writer for “von Gutenberg Magazine”) shortly after a perusal of the space.
Our party was then complete with the arrival of my good friend Baroness and her three boys – all on leashes!
Mistress Katina – another good domme friend of mine – even joined our little group for a while. It’s always good to see her.
The layout of the venue was not exactly conducive to conversation among groups as the seating was linear – only enabling conversation on either side.
That said, there was a tremendous amount of eye-candy featuring a surprising number of attendees in latex!
Our numbers are growing here in my home town.
While long latex gowns, stiletto heels and absinthe (consumed at my home and not available at the bar!) may not be the wisest combination, I somehow made it back home without a single rip!
What a relief!
*Apparently I hadn’t really thought that one through, however everything worked out just fine.*
As this was a particularly special occasion, the folks at Northbound also arranged for some performances, featuring Lotus Lily artfully demonstrating her self rope bondage skills (and what skills they are!) as well as Baron Markus darkly crooning his gothic-flavoured tunes a la 2010.
Rumor on the street has it that this may become a semi-regular event.
I will certainly keep you posted.