[All photos by my lovely, Tim Riot]

Last weekend was the world famous Folsom Street Fair. I have always thought of Folsom as one of those wholly San Franciscan institutions, that serves as a reminder to me that I am lucky to live in such a freethinking city. While some of what happens at Fulsom isn’t exactly MY bag, I’m glad that it exists for the people who are into it!
Leather folks- rock on with your bad selves!

For those of you who don’t know about the folsom street fair, here’s what wikipedia has to say about it:

The Folsom Street Fair (FSF) is an annual BDSM and leather subculture street fair held on the last Sunday in September and caps San Francisco’s “Leather Pride Week”. The Folsom Street Fair, sometimes simply referred to as “Folsom”, takes place on Folsom Street between 7th and 12th Streets, in San Francisco’s South of Market district.

The event started in 1984 and is California’s third largest spectator event and the world’s largest leather event and showcase for BDSM products and culture.[1] It has grown as a non-profit charity, and local and national non-profits benefit with all donations at the gates going to charity groups as well as numerous fundraising schemes within the festival including games, beverage booths and even spanking for donations to capitalize on the adult-themed exhibitionism.

When they say “adult-themed exhibitionism” what they’re saying includes, but is not limited to, a lot of this:

Folsom is one of the few times of the year where I find my day job overlapping with the rest of my life, and this year was no exception!
I modeled for the poster for the official afterparty (see first photo) and after seeing my face all over the city I felt especially obligated to seriously get my rage on.

My friend Space lion is fierce. For real.

Ramon loves lion hugs!

Robin Hood for Folsom? Awesome.

I got a new corset from Timeless Trends at the fair. Not the one pictured, this was just for fitting.
Oddly, I have the one in this picture, which I bought from them at New York Comicon 4 years ago.
The same man did my fitting.
The performance of that corset over the past 4 years was what convinced me to get another.

Reverend Luc keeps it classy.

Let us pause for a moment to marvel at this ray gun vibrator! Okay. Done.

Young coconut. Sounds like a euphemism.

Bondage giraffe girl! Adorable!

At the end of the Fair, one is to expect large piles of trash and also trashed people.
Both pictured above.

That’s all folks!
If you want more Folsom, check out the video I made about Folsom’s Prim Queer Tea, from last year!

About Star St.Germain

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  1. Sarah Allison-Tremblay says:

    Wow, you look INCREDIBLE!! What a fun time!

  2. Luke Neu says:

    Most excellent

  3. Joelle Conlin says:

    this is the best thing i have ever seen.

  4. San Smith says:

    “At the end of the Fair, one is to expect large piles of trash and also trashed peo ple.
    Both pic tured above.”

    Loved that haha!

  5. Jolie O'Dell says:

    Ladydude, amazing stuff! I didn’t know Tim took such lovely pics… And you look totes hot. =)

    Miss you!

  6. I own one of those ray gun vibrators. Call it my “rey fun”

    Got it here: http://littledeathray.com/

    Folsom… yet another reason why I wish I lived in the bay. Oh lucky lucky you. Was so good to see you last weekend.

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Raging: Folsom St. Fair 2010

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September 29th, 2010