Despite rain and unseasonably cool temperatures, Friday the 13th was a lucky night for the Desert Fetish Authority! Over 90 guys (some from as far away as LA, San Diego and Orange County) showed up for our second event, held at The Barracks.
April’s gathering attracted another sexy, friendly crowd, with plenty of new faces. More gear was on display (hooray!) and it was once again great opportunity to make new friends and enjoy being together as a community.
What really blew us away was that the majority of guys—nearly 70—showed up early in the evening to take our Intro to Rope Bondage Course. Instructor Steven Canale taught about different kinds of rope and bondage safety and then tied a basic box harness on our willing victim Chris Bates. Afterwards everyone had the chance to practice on their own partners. Tons of people did!
Special thanks to Steven and Chris for making the class a success, along with everyone who braved the weather to attend. Also thanks to David Gray, Damian Day and Dennis Thomas for taking such great photographs to document the evening. Finally, thanks to John McBain and Ken Blochowski for planning things, The Barracks for hosting us, and both The Barracks and Gear Leather & Fetish for sponsoring the drink tickets.
What’s the next big thing? Well that depends on you! One of the great things about DFA is that because we’re so informal anyone can have the chance to be a leader. Right now we’re looking for someone to step up and organize something for early May. How about a movie night (The Avengers, anyone?) or a dinner or another skills-building class? Anything is possible!
John and Ken will provide marketing support and advice on planning. But they would like to actually attend the next event instead of run it!
So how about it? Help build the Next Guard! To volunteer, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.