This weekend in SF is the Folsom Street Fair, one of the bigger events of the year here. It started years ago as an afternoon street fair celebration of the wonderful weirdness of the leather and fetish folk. Over several decades it's grown into "Leather Week", and a veritable onslaught of kinky fashion and piggishness. And much like the Castro Halloween, most of the people at the fair aren't dressed up - they are just tourists and gawkers here to look at the freaks. It also tends to take over the whole of Gay San Francisco for about a week, though the weekend is the most intense. Last year I saw guys in assless chaps on Castro Street on Friday afternoon. Sheesh.
I wanted to get out of town this year and escape the madness. I was going to run off with redarius
for the weekend but unfortunately the work beast is going to be devouring him instead. So now I have to think of some other brilliant plan. Think, brain, think!