FOLSOM STREET EVENTS™ PRODUCES RECORD-BREAKING 24th ANNUAL FOLSOM STREET FAIR™
Controversial promotional poster parodying Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper” probably enhanced attendance, and kudos for the organizers and charities to benefit from the event. Bad taste? Get over it. Anemic Royalty defines art as: “whatever sells.” heY!
“Is that you, Jesus?” Dang if the dood to the right here doesn’t look like the “Jesus” model for the poster (center), heY!
Hmm…”The Great Carnivale Conspiracy!” LOL, maybe, separated at birth, I don’t know!
Big Name Entertainers, Venus’ Playground and New Artists Area Draw Huge Crowds
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Hundreds of thousands of Folsom Street
Fair-goers, dressed in leather, rubber, uniforms, drag, or very little at all,
enjoyed a memorable day of frolic in the hot summer sun this past Sunday,
September 30th. Incredible numbers of visitors came from all over the world to
mix and mingle with local enthusiasts to enjoy top alternative acts, sexy
vendor booths, lots of cold beer, and more than just a little fun and
The Board of Directors of Folsom Street Events extends a huge thank you to the
over five hundred volunteers who helped make Folsom Street Fair such a huge
success. Andy Copper, Board President, said “We are extremely grateful to the
community volunteers who make this event so successful and fun! Our generous
sponsors, engaging exhibitors, our special women’s area, and vibrant
fairgoers all came together to make for a truly memorable weekend. We marked
many milestones in the development of the Folsom Street Fair this year,
including the introduction of new area for artists like cartoonist Justin Hall,
illustrator Axel, and photographer Shilo McCabe. This year signified the second
year of our Leather Women’s Area, Venus’ Playground, as well as the biggest
headlining bands in our history like Kelly, theSTART, Imperial Teen, and
Ladytron DJ Tour. We’re thrilled!”
Magnitude™ sold out early on Saturday with record numbers – over 2,200 hot
leathermen in attendance! Sweating up a storm at the Factory nightclub, the
event welcomed Hot House porn stars and featured the infamous DungeonBeds
Lounge as well as DJ Paul Goodyear (London/Sydney). As this party continues to
grow, we will be scouting out new and exciting venues for Magnitude.
This year’s event sponsorships covered the direct expenses of the Fair,
including dumpsters, toilets and more. Direct grants from the City and County
helped to underwrite the stage and sound production for the aforementioned top
name entertainers. And, all gate donations will go to local and national
charities working in public health, human services, and the arts.
Presenting sponsors of the event were Miller Lite/Miller Genuine Draft,
NakedSword, TitanMen.com, and GLOSS. Premier sponsors were RECON, Hot House
Entertainment, Elbow Grease, Mr. S Leather, and Maximus Vodka. Charter sponsors
were Steamworks, BigMuscle.com, Blow Buddies, Dungeonbeds, Leatherpost, Joie de
Vivre Hospitality, and Powerhouse. Media sponsors were SF Bay Guardian, IN LA
Magazine, and Bear Party Magazine.
Major beneficiaries include AIDS Emergency Fund, Dolores Street Community
Services, Frameline, Healing Waters, Lyon-Martin Health Services, Pets Are
Wonderful Support, Positive Resource Center, San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus,
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, STOP AIDS Project, and Tenderloin Health.
Supporting beneficiaries include Berkeley Free Clinic, Black Rock Arts
Foundation, GLBT Historical Society, Transgender Law Center, and Triangle
Martial Arts Association.
About Folsom Street Events
Folsom Street Events is a 501(c)3 nonprofit agency that produces four annual
fetish events: Bay of Pigs™, Up Your Alley™, Magnitude™, and Folsom
Street Fair™. Our mission is to create volunteer-driven leather events that
provide the adult alternative lifestyle community with safe venues for
self-expression while emphasizing freedom, fun, frolic and fetish and raising
funds to benefit charity. In 2006, over 350,000 attendees raised $301,512 for
charitable donations. 2008 will mark the 25th Anniversary of the Folsom Street
For More Information
Contact: Demetri Moshoyannis
“EVERYBODY IS UP TO SOMETHING, heY!”
Above = Art = Me
~ X Anemi