Launch Party Wrap-Up

DFA First Gathering

This past Thursday’s DFA Launch Party was more successful than we ever could have imagined! Over 120 guys showed up, with many staying well past the 9:30 p.m. closing time. (Check out our group photo to see just some of the men who stayed to the very end!)

It was a sexy and friendly crowd of men of all ages, in and out of gear, meeting and making friends and enjoying being out together as a community. It was clear that attendees were excited both about our vision and about what might be coming next!

Special thanks to all who stepped up to help put the night together, including Matt Sorrentino, Christopher Bates, Brian Bohler, Ted Guice, Paul Perrotta, and John McBain. Thanks as well to Papa Tony of FetishMenSanDiego who did our flogging demo and was busy all night! And another thank you to Hunters, which was super-helpful and provided us with drink coupons for everyone who showed.

Most of all, thanks to all of you who came out and demonstrated your support, especially those of you who visited from as far away as Riverside, San Diego and Orange County. You made it overwhelmingly known that we had a worthy idea and that you wanted to be a part of it, and for that we couldn’t be more grateful.

What’s Next?

We’re currently tabulating the surveys that we distributed to solicit information about your interests and next-step ideas. If you’d like to add your own voice to the mix, you can pick up and return one at Gear. An online version has just been posted here as well! Our goal is to have our next activity planned by the end of the month.


Here are a few pics of all of the fun! If anyone has additional photos that they’d like to share, please send them to us or post them to our Facebook Group!


Guys who attended have already posted a bunch of reviews in our Facebook Group. We hope you’ll add your own here too!

  1. David McCammon02-12-2012

    Congratulations Gentlemen on a great start to DFA. The kick off was fun and enjoyable, and everyone was having a great time.

    look forward to more
    Palm Springs Piercing Co

  2. Eddie Matarazzo02-12-2012

    Thanks guys for a great night and I hope we helped you launch your new fetish fraternity, let me know if we can do anything to help you again or make this a monthly event.

    Eddie Matarazzo
    Bar Manager
    Hunters Palm Springs

  3. Ted Guice02-12-2012

    What a great turn out and first gathering…hot men, lots of gear and an awesome evening at Hunters! Looking forward to more! Ted

  4. Eli Correa02-20-2012

    Was such a great night of hot men in gear, conversation, demonstrations, and I look forward to the next event. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help.
    Much Love

  5. Christopher D02-20-2012

    Awesome night guys! Looking forward to more gatherings.

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