Luv Doc Recommends: Extravagasm II Fantasy Ball

Parish, Saturday, October 16, 2004

If the gimp suit in the box in your basement is getting a little moldy, good news: This Saturday is the second annual Extravagasm Fantasy Ball, a fetish, fashion and freakshow/fete set to a porn soundtrack. Bow chica wow wow. Hey, you may not own a gimp suit, but surely you’ve had a fantasy or two. Maybe you like to dress up as a nurse. Maybe you really are a nurse and like to dress up like a French maid. Maybe you really are a French maid who’s into nursing. Maybe you’re a nurse who’s into nursing. Of course, that would make you a lactation specialist, which, costume-wise, still makes you a nurse. Whatever the case, the possibilities are endless, and while caution, discretion and repression work for most people, some just have to let it out every once in a while – free the nipple so to speak (or maybe clamp it, depending on preference). Thus the Extravagasm. Parse it however you like, it’s a kinky sounding name. Most of the kink in this case however, is simply exhibitionism. Don’t hate. Some people dig karaoke, some carry the collection plate, others paint their stomachs in team colors and shimmy for the Jumbotron. Is it a sick, neurotic need for attention or a joyful affirmation of life and all of its bizarre possibilities? If you’re the type of person who is tortured by ponderous philosophical questions like the preceding, chances are you don’t own a gimp suit, a zipper mask, or a ball gag, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pay your admission and enjoy the fruits of other peoples’ neuroses, right? Just remember: you’re going to have to make a stab at looking freakinky or the real ones will sniff you out like Tom Cruise in Eyes Wide Shut. Then again, that may be your fantasy. Otherwise, you can feast your eyes on the Kitty Kitty Bang Bang burlesque show, enjoy fashion/fetish vignettes by Forbidden Fruit, Sacred Heart Rubber, and Underground Bliss and groove to music by DJ Vanya from fluffertraX – and, just so you don’t feel too depraved, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to VoterVirgin, a voter registration organization that uses abstinence movement parody to educate voters. Now that’s a fantasy.

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