What a weekend! On Sunday, September 28, RealJock co-hosted a booth with Sports Basement
at San Francisco's (in)famous Folsom Street Fair
. We had a great time—we played games, got a little lively, met a bunch of members in person, gave away prizes, and, of course, saw a whole lot of leather. Oh, and we got spanked... but just a little bit. In the pages that follow, we've got a slideshow of 20 photos to give you a feel for the day.
For those far from San Francisco, the Folsom Street Fair is a giant street fair (and party) that concludes the city's annual Leather Week. All of Folsom Street in the gritty, urban South of Market area of the city is closed off for the day. Vendors set up booths, there's food (and lots of drink…), and music, and everyone spends the day promenading and taking in the sites. What can you see? Name your fetish, it's at Folsom Street. It begins with leather—harnesses, straps, bridles, masks—and goes on to a wide world of S&M. There are whips, ropes, chains, torture booths, and the broadest spectrum of human relationships to be seen anywhere on the planet. This year was the Fair's 25th anniversary, and so the air was particularly celebratory. Organizers estimate that over 400,000 people came from around the world to take in the sights—or become one of them.
Our RealJock booth was smack in the middle of the exhibitors, and as the day rolled on thousands of people streamed past us, many of them stopping to say hello, or to play a game. We gave out prizes for a beanbag toss contest—with RealJock Cancun contest winners (and now friends of the founder, Jeffinsf
and boyfriend Gunner
acting as emcees and ambassadors. Those guys put in a long day at full energy—we were grateful to have their help! In an act of unparalleled love for the site (OK, we made them do it), Chad and Gunner stripped down to a pair of RealJock-inscribed racing swim suits to work the crowd.
As the afternoon went on, things got pretty lively in our booth—and eventually the beanbag toss gave way to a bit of spanking. Hey, we got in the spirit of the occasion! Several RealJock members came by to introduce themselves and chat for a while. The entire day felt like a giant reunion—well, a giant reunion that included a torture booth manned by KinkMen.com right behind us.
Wish you'd been there? So do we! But, you can join us vicariously via these 20 photos—and start making your plans for next year. Now it's time to stop reading and look at the photos (depending on where you work, some of these may be NSW).