Photos by Michael Diamond – Article by Zoey Holloway
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Barcelona Fetish Weekend, April 13,14,15, 2012. Written by Zoey Holloway
This is the second year of this specially planned weekend for all fetish enthusiasts. I don’t want to get into a comparison of the two events although I would like to say that I thought Christian and Erica did an exceptional job last year, but this year just blew it away. I can’t even imagine where to begin assembling such a weekend as this. Their format as far as dance club Friday, Cabaret club Saturday and Kinky Bus tour Sunday remained the same as last year.
Friday, April 13, The Main Event, Bondage Bash at EiTwo. Bus transportation from the hosting hotel was provided to the club in a few different time options. This was a nice feature since the club was quite a drive from the hotel. I was on the first bus where everyone seemed to be ready for the evening with good cheer. I kind of feel like I’m back on a school bus on that first day of school in eager anticipation of what the day will bring. Such is my feeling on the way to the club. Some people are enjoying conversation, others are just sitting with smiles at the thoughts of the evening ahead. There was a little wait to gain entrance to the club but once inside, Christian and an assistant were very efficient to make sure everyone received appropriate wrist bands and a little info about the inside of the club. DJ’s for the evening were Zor (Madrid), Davide (Montreal), Die-6 (Barcelona). VJ’s were Bunnyguts (Montreal) and Pauleska (Barcelona). The performance stage was to the side of main dance floor, a VIP area mirrored the stage to on other side of dance floor. One could see the main floor from an above loft that hovered over the full bar down below. Exiting the main floor area and to one side of the building was another full bar and play area. All of the dungeon furniture you remember of this night was hand made by Christian. That’s right, HAND MADE. I will probably say this more than once but Christian and Erica truly put their hearts and passion into the creation of BFW. People wasted no time in getting their drink on and dancing. There was a bevy of beautiful latex, corsets, fishnets, hats, hoods and boots. Come to find out, quite of few of people had made their own latex attire. Impressive. Throughout the night 4 shows were presented on the main stage. Leading the evening was a Fetishadow act by Agujafrenetica.org. A short and entertaining skit involving a sexy maiden and a robed Priest (?) No wait, Priests don’t have penises do they? Anyway, it was a twisted ending to see the Priest also get his in the rear-end after receiving a reluctant blow job. Their choice of lighting made for some beautiful colored photographs in the photo gallery. Next up was Mistress Absolute as the Kinky Pink Panther. Her latex catsuit was absolutely adorable. She even had a pink strap on ensemble to match. Her performance was fun and unique. She looked to be enjoying herself completely.
Between each performance was plenty of time to get some private playtime in. There was a suspension bar being used. See the gallery for images of the very happy girl in the ropes. There was flogging, whipping, spanking bondage happening throughout the room. A footworship area was designated with comfortable chairs for the lovely goddesses to rest themselves and be attended to. In between the sofas was a hand made Christian shackle table. The heavy see thru top lifted up from one side so someone could lay inside completely encased and shackled in the wooden cutouts provided. I wasn’t able to see if anyone discovered this little play time treasure. Maybe some kind of writing on it next year saying, “Open and play with me” will help.
The third show of the evening was a latex fashion show by Bridgette Moore of Lovely Latex. My only complaint would be it went to fast. The colors and designs were so bright and detailed I would have liked some more time eyeballing the model on stage. I did enjoy how they all came out at the end and welcomed the designer. Latex is not a fetish of mine but I can appreciate the design and wearing of it. Not an easy material to work with and be able to make appealing on most any body. Please check out the fashion show photos in the gallery. A variety of style and nice to see so much color amidst the standard black. I especially love the frilly hats that accented a few of the latex dress ensembles. The final show of the evening and one that shouldn’t have been missed was a fire show performed by TNT Systems. I was told they do not have a website which is a shame because their performance is one I would watch again. When performing with fire, I have seen shows that made me yawn and those that make me want more when its over. This show was of the latter. I really like the sensual tribal music they chose and how they each had their own body movement to the music. Their use of their torches and fire blowing techniques was impressive for such a smallish stage to work with. They did enter through the crowd and made use of the metal spider web to one side of the stage before completing their show on main stage. There a few stunning shots of their performance in the gallery. I must admit I didn’t know if I would be able to stay until the closing at 5a.m. but I was having so much fun, the night literally flew by. There were or seemed to be a lot more people in attendance this year. Everyone I spoke with was very happy to be part of the weekends events. They liked the venue and only wished there were more people. It seemed to me that attendance doubled this year so it can only get better as the word continues to spread. A bus provided transportation back to the hotel at 5a.m.
Saturday, April 14, Cabaret Berlin. Show coordinator and main person of the act, Gina Burdel. Soberbia Dolce, Quim Cathaklan, Kasandra Grace, Daniel Cobacho were also entertainers of the evening. DJ, Peter Brown. VJ Pauleska (Barcelona).
Now here is where I will do a little comparing. Last years cabaret evening was an intimate 4 or 5 course meal with several acts performed on stage throughout the dinner. Performers also included Fetish Models. After the dinner and entertainment, the floor opened up to playtime and dancing. Not many people opted to dance last year. Most engaged in conversation and then disbursed to various play rooms or left the event. I was assuming this year would be of the same format. This year although different from last was perfect. The club layout made it possible for those who wanted to see the shows to come up close to the stage or stay throughout the club for a distant view. There were plenty of booth seats, bar stool seating and small café table seats but not so much as to prevent anyone from getting their groove on. I liked the 2 hour window for food service to each table top. I missed the full meal feeling but understand for this type of location the way the food was presented was best. There were so many beautiful latex dresses and full catsuits to appreciate this evening, cant forget the corsets and military hats. Although official play time started when the individual rooms in the lower level of the club opened, there was some flogging & whipping happening next to the bar upstairs. At an appointed time, the club opened to the public and fetish only people were allowed downstairs. This part of the evening was the highlight for me. I little history was the individual rooms downstairs were once a functioning brothel, or ‘knocking shop’ as Christian said Londoners call it. I camped out in a room with a stripper pole and play bench. Various people passed throughout the evening. I had a few glorious moments of giving Jean Bardot a lap dance before having my panties removed and receiving a spanking. Mistress Absolute, Mistress Deanne, Claire and Jean gave me a nice boob smothering with plenty of smooches thrown in. I don’t know how the rest of you spent your time downstairs but I was smiling big the remainder of the night knowing full well just how my makeup got smeared. *wink. I did get to spend a little time in that room in conversation with Erica. She is a jewel to be in the company of. Her excitement at seeing how much everyone was enjoying their weekend was palpable. Her heart is in providing people with their money’s worth of fun. Christian sat with us as well and was equally happy at the joy of the evenings vibe. There are plenty of pictures of the events in the room this evening in the gallery. My favorite photo might be of us little bad girls covering our messy lipstick smeared mouths. Good times.
Sunday, April, 15. Kinky Bus Tour. I heard Erica booked our tour bus with the same driver as last year because he was such a good sport at driving the non- vanillas around Barcelona. Here is was with a big smile and ready to do it again. Unlike last year where we all came from different locations to get on the bus, it was nice to see us all standing in front of the hotel awaiting the pick up. The response from people leaving the mall across the street was priceless. We were getting shock looks then giggles and thumbs up. Despite the clouds and cold, everyone was in good cheer and ready for the ride. Christian and Erica had travel worthy glasses of bubbly for everyone as they stepped on the bus. As they had all weekend they made sure all were comfortable and having a great time. There were definitely double the people of last year or more. I saw on the web site the bus tour was sold out this year. Someone made a comment of who thought of this idea? Brilliant was the word used I believe. We did the same stops as last year although sitting on cement bench lounges replaced beach volleyball of last year. I might add that last year the weather was much more accommodating. My favorite stop again this year is of the Sagrada Familia. I heard one of the group telling tourists, Hey! The chapel is over there, not here. Our group had become the focal point of the tourists and locals. We were entertained by the inquisitive civilians and graciously posed for photos with them as well as getting our own group shot. Somehow we managed to acquire four vanillas as the bus proceeded from this stop. I saw 3 of them and the 4th was reportedly being taught some fetish ways in the back of the bus. The other 3 weren’t concerned in the slightest and found it all entertaining. The remainder of the bus ride was full of conversation and shivers as the day seemed to get increasingly chilly. As cold as everyone was, there were smiles all around and good spirits. We were taken back to the hotel after about a 2 ½ hour bus ride.
Barcelona Fetish Weekend will always be special to me as last years first event was also my first event that I travelled quite a distance for. Christian and Ericas attention to detail continued in this years planning. Throughout the weekend I asked attendees how they found out about the event, what made them come, etc. I got all favorable responses. Not only was it one fabulous fetish weekend but just being in the beautiful Barcelona itself is enough to make this trip worthwhile. Considering it’s the 2nd year, its still in the developing and building stages. I heard someone say that it will probably take 4 years to really develop into an event that people feel they MUST attend. Meaning that with continued positive word of mouth and internet marketing there is no reason for this whole weekend not to be sold out one month if not more in advance. Please take a moment to view the weekends gallery that Erosartist.com has provided. The gallery will also be available for viewing at Barcelonafetishweekend.com soon. Also, take a moment on BFW.com to send a quick note to Christian and Erica who’s time and year long efforts really showed. These fetish events are a much needed place for like minded people to enjoy their individual freedom of expression. Where we can go to shed our daily costumes for those that are much more fun in our own world of fantasy. The bonus is this particular event is also in a fun walk friendly city. I look forward to next years schedule of planned events and catching up on the life paths of familiar faces. Once again a huge THANK YOU to FETISHMOVIES.COM for making this trip possible for me and placing your sponsorship on such a worthy fetish weekend!