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My very first Fetish Factory anniversary party was in 2005, the 10th anniversary of one of the greatest three-day fetish events in the world. I was just beginning to photograph fetish images, and had a few events under my belt… but I didn’t really know what fetish was until my first Fetish Factory party.
The Fetish Weekend consists of four parties, Friday night’s Beat and Greet, Saturday night’s Fetish Ball, Sunday’s pool party, and the Extreme Players Party that same evening. This year, the host hotel was once again the Sheraton, which was sold out very early, and the Hilton nearby. Staying at the host hotel is a wonderful experience, as the entire hotel is populated by people in the fetish scene, and it’s never a problem to walk through the halls in your favorite latex, leather or pvc if you wish. The hotel pool was also the place to be after each night’s party…taking the festivities into the early morning hours.
For the first year that I’ve photographed the anniversary weekend parties, there was no fashion show. Although I missed photographing all of the beautiful new latex designs, the extra hour or so that a fashion show usually takes was better served photographing the guests. Performers this weekend included Masuimi Max, Empress Stah, S1N F!ST3D, and Perish. Masuimi performed at both the Friday night the Beat & Greet Fetish Party, and the main event 15th Anniversary Fetish Ball. Friday night’s performance was a wet and messy striptease show where Masuimi stripped down to a red thong before taking a creamy milk bath on stage. S1N F!ST3D is one of the hottest contortionist, performance artist, extreme pole dancers on the planet – in fact, she may be the ONLY one! I had the opportunity to photograph her during the 2008 Kink in the Caribbean, and was astonished at her energy level. Perish also performed on Friday night, but unfortunately I was beat from the 20 hour drive to Florida and opted to get some much-needed sleep.
Saturday night was the main event of the weekend, the 15th Anniversary Fetish Ball. The venue this year was the beautiful multi-level, beachfront nightclub Exit 66 on Fort Lauderdale Beach. Over 2,000 people typically attend the main party of the weekend, and this night appeared to be no different. Unlike some fetish events, the Fetish Factory has a strict fetish dress code that does not permit black street clothing as an alternative. This is definitely a party with a lot of visual stimulation! Empress Stah kicked off the performances of the night with a breathtaking aerial trapeze and piercing show, swinging out over the audience and nearly taking off my head (quick reflexes allowed me to duck just in time!) Masuimi went from milk to fire, showing off her fire play skills in an erotic burlesque performance. Scattered throughout the venue were other performances including S1N F!ST3D and Bonk and Brit who gave another great fire play show in the outside portion of the club. Finally, the night wrapped up with a spectacular grinder and fire show by fetish model and performer Perish. I missed his Friday night show, but did manage to get some pretty cool shots from this one.
On Sunday there were two parties, the Pervy Pool party in the afternoon and the Extreme Players Party. The annual pool party offers a terrific way to spend the day lounging and socializing in the Florida sun. Some of the more dedicated fetishists showed up in full head to toe latex, including a few total encasements that had to have been quite hot inside. Poolside, Uncle Eric – a Fetish Factory staple – had a lovely redhead girl on a bell cart where she was spanked and flogged…warming her up for the Extreme party later that night no doubt.
The final party of the weekend was the naughtiest by far. If you’re a voyeur or an exhibitionist, this is the party for you. Much of what happened at club Solid Gold in Ft. Lauderdale that night couldn’t be photographed… but I did get a few shots to give you a feel of what it was like. My favorite part of the space was what I would compare to “little Amsterdam” – a row of curtained rooms to each side of a hallway. Inside the rooms, couples, threesomes and moresomes got together for some very kinky play. The sluttier and naughtier people left the curtains open so the gathered crowd could watch, while those who wanted a little more privacy were content to let voyeurs peek in the curtain for a quick thrill. There was also a dungeon section with plenty of spanking, flogging, and other bdsm fun going on.
Once again FetishMovies.com was the main sponsor for the event, without who’s generosity parties like these could not exist. If you’d like to see more photos of the event, go to the Fetish Factory website and search for the 15th anniversary weekend!Tags: Fetish Factory, latex