The event was good. It was like a large extended version of my normal local friends. I missed seeing all the Philly people. I only went to four classes, Dov’s Hogties class and his Escape artists class, as well as Mollena’s Bitchin’ Bottoms class, and Brittish Lucky Paul’s Electro play class. Dov’s classes made me rethink some things about the way I tie. Mo’s class made me feel better about just being who the fuck I am, which is why I finally wrote an “about” on fetlife. BrittishLuckyPaul’s class was just for funsies becasue I’ve taken a few electro classes before, but ti’s always fun to watch cute girls (IE MissCalico) get tortured. (I’m a sadist…) I also got to feel a rather low voltage taser, which wasn’t that bad.
I spent my first night just sitting at the security desk. It was a LOT of fun. I had a lot of people stopping and talking to me, saying hi to me, giving me hugs. I heckled people, I made new friends. It was really exciting when people I didn’t know would be like, “Oh you’re ammre! I’ve heard about you, your photos on fet are awesome” and that would totally make me feel awkward for a second but also feel really good. I spent a lot of time hanging out with my friend Adam who I kinda felt a slight sexual tension with. Others came over, this guy Brian hung around for a few hours and in my head I labeled him “tall dark and curly”. He was quite nice to look at/listen to/think dirty thoughts about. Apparently, he has been following my twitter for nearly a year now, I had no clue. This other kid Kevin stopped by. I started a running joke that he was 12. He was 20, but looked super young and was kinda talkative and slightly annoying like a little kid. He took my heckling like a champ though so I give him props. The next day he said he turned 13, and since that’s an age he’d apparently accept, He’s now 13. As Adam said, which is worse, a 20 minute painful scene or 8 hours of annoyance and humiliation. If someone can take 8 hours of my annoyance and humiliation they are a champ. So Adam is a champ.
The Next night was fantastic. i got to smack a cute girl around a bit while she was tied up thanks to Blondie. I also got to set up and middle for a violet wand scene with MinaMeow as a top. When she had the contact pad we had a small learning curve with how it could hurt us TOO. More like I leaned back against the chair while holding the wand and the metal rim of the chair zapped me because the ballchain that went to the contact pad was touching the chair. The later mina was dancing around with metallic pompoms and the ballchain was swinging into my shin. It was.. interesting. I had lots of good conversations that night and it was great.
Then I went home at about 3:30am, accidentally woke the dogs, Emily jumped off the bed using mom’s shin as a launching point and tore it open about an inch and a half. I had to clean up the blood puddles she was leaving behind, clean her shin up, bandage it, get her to the hospital and get her taken care of. The adrenaline was pumping hard in me so I wasn’t emotionally reaching or feeling any body pain, but once that dropped, oh god i felt like hammered shit.
I slept till 2 the next day, I went to the event late, and I was pretty useless. I got to have a lovely diner with blondie, aries, shelby, mystic, starfire and a few others though. I just felt so emotionally and physically drained form the night before and everything fucking hurt. I felt like I wanted to cry the whole day because I was strung so tight. I also was jonesing for play, to bottom to someone, but it didn’t happen, partially because I didn’t allow it considering the state my body was in, with a still open surgical wound. so it didn’t end on the best note.
Overall it was kinda small, but it’s tough to take something that was a multi-day event for LOCALS and turn it into a hotel event. Hotel events are normally for the benefit of people traveling from afar. I do give props to the organizers, for as small as it was, it was pretty well done and they worked their asses off. It was a really nice way for m to get back into the scene, and it was a nice way to start off the new year.