Okay, now that I have had sufficient time to cool off, I am ready to share the information that I eluded to in the post.
This is a picture of the post card for the event.
Yes, it is true. I donned a pair of leather pants and a vest and went with them. I was over dressed and I knew I would be but I was comfortable. I knew that Stephanie had been to quite a few of these events and would know a lot of the attendees. I was correct. Not only did she know a lot of people, so did Bill and he made sure that I met all of them. I met Martin, the owner of Dare Ware. He is a savvy business man as well as one of the City's leading real estate agents.
I also "ran" into six people that live in my complex. One was the DJ for the event. One is his apartment mate, Big Mike. Mike was a total gentleman and we know each other well, as DJ Genesis (aka Darren) and Mike live right across the courtyard from me and we hang out and cook out together. Mike made sure that I was escorted by an appropriate gentleman at all times and that I was provided with anything I needed. The VIP room was where I spent a great deal of time while Stephanie and Jack did things that they wanted to do without "Mom" tagging along. I also saw Jason and James. They live right next door to Darren and Mike and they were part of the security contingent. James escorted me to the Green Room which is where the models were getting ready. That was a real treat! That is also where I met Brittany. She is also one of my neighbors. She is in a different part of the complex but knows the rest of the guys. She was cute and very interesting. The champagne was a benefit of the Green Room and the VIP Lounge, so I enjoyed some along with strawberries.
I saw a lot of interesting things and got quite an education. What amazed me was that this was not a bunch of disgusting people trying to pick up people. It was comprised mainly of couples that came to a safe place to enjoy things they like and be with others who accepted them for the same reasons. At no point in the entire evening was I ever groped or hit on or any thing else weird. Almost everyone was gracious and fun to be around.
Will I go again? I cannot say. What I can say is that I was brave enough to want to go and satisfy my own curiosity. I did not let my own prejudices or narrow-mindedness cloud my judgement. I went with an open mind. I learned about people that are doctors, lawyers, teachers, executives, and every day folks that all like a different form of sexual gratification than I do. Does that make them weird. No, it just means that they like something different. Enough said....