I did it with my best friend, went to the 15th annual Organ Grinder’s Ball that is. After getting the skinny on the history of OGB from Amanda and Gemma in #KinkyInCLE part one, my curiosity was definitely peaked and I was excited/ nervous as L and I made our way through the twisty turvy roads leading to the Flats. We arrived at Dream night club, parked our car conveniently across the street (thank god because my Steve Madden Mary Janes were already crushing my feet) and made our way through the crowd of half naked smokers outside the club. As we walked through the door we were handed the rules of the evening. I rushed right over to the box office without a glance to give them our names, but L’s bug- eyed expression as she glanced down at the slip of paper was a sure indicator that the rules demanded my attention. The rules were as follows:
- No image taking devices
- No competitive flyers
- No penetration
- No masturbation
- No unconsentual groping…
L pondered out loud, “What did I get myself into?”… I think she was only half kidding. As she entered the club, L said she felt like a tourist but as I looked around I was actually quite thrilled to see a wide array of different “types” of people and any uncertainty I had about whether I belonged there melted away. We made our way to the front of the stage in great anticipation…
- The show was broken down in to four sections. The first was Museum Heist, then Absinthe Dreams, Beauty Hurts, and Tarot of Fetish. The descriptions that Amanda had explained to me in KinkyInCLE# Part One totally interested me. Two of the sections really stood out as something I would enjoy. Absinthe Dreams because even though I find Absinthe to be less then yummy I still find it to be a fascinating drink and really wish I liked it… actually it’s the same way I feel about lobster. I hate lobster, but it always seems like something I should eat. I digress…The second section of interest was Tarot of Fetish because I am extremely interested in tarot cards.
As I expected the Absinthe Dreams section was great. One brave soul drank a half glass of hastily prepared Absinthe at center stage. I say brave because I have had Absinthe before and it can send shivers down your back and not necessarily in a refreshing way. The images of fair wings and green glitter, green tulle, bubble wrap, and green wigs were certainly a sight to behold, but my favorite part of the Absinthe Dream section was the melted green wax scene performed by Megan “Bedlam” Richards and Mister J. The scene pictured below took place stage left, which was a shame because it deserved to be front and center. Mister J dipped Bedlam back and slowly poured green wax down her chest, between her breasts, down her tummy, and down her leg. It was hot.
I’ve never been into bondage per say… a little recreational spankies, but that’s as far as I’ve ever gone. So I was surprised that I really enjoyed the Beauty Hurts section. There were many parts in this section caught my attention, but my favorite hands down was Ms. Kitty Blue of Ms. Kitty’s Closet aka Carolyn Sue Trappe. Compared to what I saw on stage the pictures don’t do it enough justice. As Ms. Kitty Blue came slinking down the run way I actually had some chills running down my back. The black see through body suit was elegant and revealed enough skin to arouse interest but the strategically placed red gems hid the” rest”. The most striking element of the costume was the kitty mask. A black vinyl mask trimmed in red provided a wonderful mysterious element. Positively gorgeous. If you dig the mask as much as I do you are in luck. Ms. Kitty Blue makes these masks and much more. She actually was the designer on many of the shows costumes and has her own Etsy store Ms. Kitty’s Closet.
L’s favorite was Franklyn. L’s exact words were “He was made for this.” I totally agree. Hopefully Franklyn, if you are reading this, you will take that as the complement is was meant as. Franklyn was in many scenes through the show including the Absinthe Dream scene where he donned a gigantic green afro, but my favorite was his scene during Beauty Hurts. He played a bull (pictured below). A charging bull at that! Franklyn has the longest legs I have ever seen on a human being. Needless to say this 5’1” dwarf of a girl is kinda jealous, not gonna lie.
While all of these performers mentioned were fantastic, the most thrilling part of the evening for me were the bits in between the scenes. Zafira Dance Company provide the between scene entertainment. Their costumes were a gorgeous mix of modern and vintage, like urban gypsies. Their concentrated sensual and flowing movements really inspired me. I wanted to run out and take lessons immediately. To me, these ladies and their belly dancing was far more erotic then any rhinestone covered strap on could ever be. Though I am not knocking the sparklie strap on… we all know how I love sparkles. It also affirms my belief that there isn’t anything you can’t bedazzle.
I want to thank all of the performers for an enjoyable evening of fetish entertainment and I want them all to know that even if they weren’t mentioned above, I commend them on their bravery…it takes a lot of guts to get up on the runway half naked, I don’t care who says different.
If you’re interested, and you should be, in seeing a fetish fashion show yourself…well you are in luck because on October 30, 2010,Fetish Playland will whip up more fetish entertainment at their Halloween show. Click the link for details!