Sunday, September 11, 2011

Folsom Europe 2011

Folsom Europe is an annual BDSM and leather subculture street fair held every September in Berlin, Germany. Folsom Europe was established in 2003 in order to bring the non-profit leather festival concept pioneered by the Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco to Europe. Today this is the biggest gay fetish event in Europe and thousands of participants, locals and foreigners from all the world over dressed in their finest leathers, rubbers, latex, feathers, whatever or barely anything at all. It is a highly stimulating event festooned with beautiful, sexy and a sometimes kooky collection of folks enjoying all manner of drink, food, shopping and tons of eye candy for all the world to see. Folsom Europe is shockingly similar to any street fair in the world, except with fewer children and funnel cakes and much more flogging and dominance play. This was my second year in a row where I set up my own Boy Butter booth to sell my wares because Folsom Europe has become an essential promotional and sales event for my company, especially since Boy Butter is sold in over 400 stores throughout the European continent. Berlin is a beautiful and surprisingly affordable city for Europe and this event is definitely one that people should experience at least once. While you are here, you can rent a bike for 8 euros a day and visit the many museums and historical sites the city provides.
One of the entrances to the event
Some Boy Butter posters lining the sidewalks
Just finished setting up the Boy Butter booth
These gentlemen look remarkably like Power Rangers, especially the guy on the left.
A fellow Angeleno, Keiren visiting my booth
Some more BB posters, and I just noticed how naughty that poster is above mine, 
and I thought my poster was racy.
 Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence grace us with their presence 
A nice gay fetish beer garden scene at the fair, very German.
This lovely fellow deserves whatever title he seeks
I love propaganda
This was the best dressed puppy I saw
This guy looks like an extra from Hellraiser
A love this photo towards the end of the evening
A view from the Boy Butter booth
The TV tower at Alexanderplatz at night, a great way to end it.