October 27-31, the twentieth edition of the Amsterdam Leather Pride will take place. Frank van Schie, Mr. Leather Amsterdam 2015 describes the key goal of the event as: “Socialize with friends and other wonderful individuals and talk about our lives and experiences. Meeting without telephones but having an interest in each other as men, not on the telephone.” In most cases, there certainly will be a kinky element to these meetings and socializing!
On October 27, Leather Pride Amsterdam will start at Dirty Dicks, Warmoesstraat 86, from 20:00-04:00, with “Golden Shower – 2 Euro Thursday,” hosted by Tim, Master of the Golden Shower. If golden showers are not your cup of tea, the Eagle, Warmoesstraat 90, presents “Fetish in the Mix” at Warmoesstraat 90, starting at 22:00. Regardless of whether someone has a preference for sportswear, leather, rubber, uniforms or something else, everyone is invited to dance, cruise, or enjoy carnal pleasures while listening to the beats of DJ Mally Clark. The more eccentric can visit Club Church, Kerkstraat 52, where the Hopelezz Family at “Blue Leather” will create a colourful mix of extraordinary performances and wild, eccentric misfits. “Blue Leather” starts at 22:00.
On October 28, Mister B, Warmoesstraat 89, will present an opportunity to meet the participants and jury members of the Mister Puppy Netherlands election. It is a first in Dutch history that Mr. Puppy Netherlands will be elected. This puppy will have the honor of representing all puppies and handlers in this young community in the Netherlands. The election will be held on October 29, from 14:00-18:00 at “Bark & Play” in Undercurrent, Papaverweg 265. The organizers keep us somewhat in the dark about on what the participants will be judged, but a possible example is an obstacle course. They promise, however, it is “going to be a lot of fun.” See www.misterpuppy.nl for more information.
On October 29, also at Undercurrent, the election of Mr XXXLeather Amsterdam 2017 will take place as part of “Invasion.” The doors open at 21:00, and the contest starts around 22:00. Around midnight, we will have a winner. The fetish party “Invasion,” which celebrates its second edition during Leather Pride, then continues into the small hours. Visitors can go wild on the large dance floor on the catchy beats of DJ RW (Netherlands) and DJ Jack Chang (Germany) or enjoy a large play area with slings, beds, benches, and much more. Also, there will be sexy dancers and live performances by international porn stars Ale Tedesco, Ken Taylor, and Aneudi & Evert.
Traditionally, the Amsterdam Kink Academy again will organize several workshops in the Eagle and Dirty Dicks. On October 28, the workshops start with “Cause & Effect Bondage,” in which Master Dart and Sir Bart will demonstrate some creative evil ways to put a bottom into some roped up predicaments. At “Unarmed Body Play,” where situations for the advanced will be shown, things will get even more hard-core. According to the organizers, it will be “intriguing and perhaps even shocking.” The workshop “Rubber Play” is not so much about physical lust excesses, but about a smooth, shiny and especially tight clothing material, which also is perfectly suitable to strap down a naughty bottom for some time, or perhaps longer. Again purely physical is the “Fisting Workshop” where Daddy Z will handle the intricacies of what he sees as “one of the most sensational sexual kinks in our community.”
Whatever someone’s fetish might be, a wise man once said: “There are two kinds of gays, size-queens and liars.” The same goes for leather men and their entourage. Those who want to surrender shamelessly to their desires for “a (considerably) little more” can visit the Eagle on October 30 from 15:00-19:00 for the “Horsemen and Knights Safe Sex Party,” with music by DJ Mally Clark.
Throughout this five-day festival for rough and tough guys and their enthusiasts, visitors can fortify the inner man in the friendly atmosphere of Getty, Warmoesstraat 51, and enjoy the “Leather Pride Specials,” from 16:00 onwards.
The above mentioned events are just a selection of the total program of Amsterdam Leather Pride. See www.leatherpride.nl for an overview of all activities.