What're you doing for Folsom?

For the SF gays, Folsom Street fair (leather and fetish festival) is the apex of the summer party season. Whatever your flavor, you can find something to dip your spoon into at Folsom Fair... except vanilla--that will not be served here. With so much going on, there is much discussion about which parties to hit, and plans are made (only to be broken and made again). So, well, here are some plans: 

Thursday, September 26
Event: The Balcony
Scene: Leather; dark room 
Location: Underground SF, 424 Haight St. 
Time: 9 p.m.-- whenever
Vibe: Expect local dudes in classic leather looks at this sweaty bar; heavy cruisers can take it out back.

Stay home and polish your leather. It's a Thursday night. 

Friday, September 27
Event: Bearracuda FLSM: Horse Meat Disco
Scene: Bears
Location: Public Works, 161 Erie
Time: 9 p.m. -- you'll know when
Vibe: Big boys and beefcakes bouncing to disco beats by the fabulous Horse Meat Disco dj crew (Love love love those guys!!)

Event: PRIME
Scene: Daddies (and their boys)
Location: Club 6, 60 6th St.
Time: 10 p.m. -- you're stupid
Vibe: Sweaty muscle daddies and beefy boys rub up on; there may or may not be (there is) a dungeon play room.

Saturday, September 28
Event: Bigmuscle Folsom Party
Scene: Muscle queens; misc fetish
Location: DNA Lounge375 11th St.
Time: 1 p.m. -- 7 p.m.
Vibe: You'll forget it's 4 in the afternoon as you roll around on the dancefloor at this circuity gaytime clubber. 

Event: Mr. S Folsom Block Party
Scene: Leather; misc fetish
Location: Mr. S, 385 8th St. 
Time: 12 p.m. -- 6 p.m.
Vibe: Hang out in an alley behind this famous leather store; lots of sexy people into S&M (stand and modeling) with a cordoned off play area.

Event: Have a fucking life
Scene: Calm down
Location: Your house, a restaurant
Time: Maybe you can be in bed before midnight
Vibe: Go on a date, throw a dinner party, eat oysters at a wine bar, catch up with friends, pretend you've got more going on than the next circuit party.

Event(s): Masteurdome w/ Chus+Ceballos or NEW BREED by Pound Puppy and Polyglamorous
Scene: Misc fetish circuit fashion; puppy play 
Location: August Hall, 420 Mason St.; Club Six, 60 6th St.
Time: 9 p.m. -- 3 a.m.; 10 p.m. -- 5 a.m.
Vibe: Either one will be a smoosh of fetish gear clad humans rubbing to club beats. If you follow trendy DJ's, then go to Chus+Ceballos (probably more for out-of-towners); if you're into the whole pup vibe, or maybe just want your leg humped, go to New Breed (local DJ collectives and their friends).

Sunday, September 29
Event: Folsom Street Fair
Scene: Take your pick!
Location: In the streets of SOMA around Folsom and 10th
Time: 11 a.m. -- 6 p.m.
Vibe: Catch grunge queens L7 headlining the main stage of the wold's largest leather and fetish fair; bar hop, frolic, let your freak-flag fly, and always ask for consent. 

Event: Honey Soundsystem 
Scene: Discotech
Location: Audio, 316 11th St.
Time: 3 p.m. -- 6 p.m.
Vibe: Escape the crowds to bop around with a legendary SF DJ collective.

Event: Meet a nice person (people) at the fair. Take them home. Work out your kinks.

Event: Real Bad 31
Scene: Leather, latex, rubber party men
Location: 1015 Folsom, 1015 Folsom St.
Time: 8 p.m. -- 5 a.m.
Vibe: Frankly, if this isn't your Plan A, you probably won't be going, but for those who can blow off work Monday, this is supposed to be the party to end all end-of-Folsom parties. Also, it's a fundraiser, so you can feel good about that. 

If you're still going after this point, then more power to you, but you're probably good to figure it out on your own. Happy Folsom!

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