In the Atlanta Underground Club Scene, we’re a little more familiar and comfortable with the term “fetish”. For many in the scene, it is just another expression of our style and our personalities. But for the mainstream crowd, fetish is their underground.
The majority of people would not usually head out for the night clad in skin-tight latex, corsets, and sky-high boots. (Hard to imagine, I know.) But for those that are curious about the fetish lifestyle and would not normally attend a fetish club, they are in luck; Party Érotique is throwing a masquerade fetish ball in Atlanta this Saturday, February 26 at The Tabernacle.
Party Érotique is an 11-city international tour of masquerade fetish parties, all in upscale Live Nation venues. With parties in Atlantic City, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, San Diego, and Vancouver, the tour kicks off this Saturday, right here in Atlanta. For dates and more info on the other parties, visit PartyÉrotique.com.
One aspect that makes Party Érotique more accessible to fetish newcomers is that masks are required. It makes it harder to recognize someone when they are wearing a mask, of course. But masks are also pyschologically liberating, allowing a person to be their true self without fear of judgment, or perhaps to become someone else entirely. Fetish attire is also encouraged at this event, but not required. However, if you are wearing a mask, then fetish wear is more akin to a costume, allowing more freedom of expression and creativity. It’s all about having fun and enjoying the experience.
While Party Érotique was created to encourage the kink-curious, it also appeals to experienced lifestylers. Each city’s party is community centric, meaning that local talent, promoters, and local business sponsors are involved in the party that takes place in their market. If one were so inclined, they could go to every party on the tour, and each one would be a completely different experience!
Party Érotique Atlanta will take place at the historic Tabernacle. Built in 1908, this landmark venue is going to be rocking like a horse and carriage on a cobblestone road! The nearby Glenn Hotel is offering discounted room reservations for the party if you’re coming in from out of town, or you simply want to be able to stumble home.
The night will be full of non-stop entertainment, with multiple performances throughout the night from top performers: Coco Lectric, the reigning queen of burlesque, instrumentalist and chanteuse Mademoiselle Dawn Drake, burlesque and fetish performer Gia Nova, and professional go-go dancer Heather Minx. A special stage show sponsored by Liberator.com will encorporate Liberator Latex Couture, DeLashe whips and their Black Label Esse Chaise with Silk Binding Sashes. Need something to wear for the event? You can shop at the Liberator Factory Store located in Atlanta for latex, whips, and masks, and save 15% when you tell them the coupon code is “EROTIQUE”.
Jsin’s Secretroom is also taking part in the event, so Atlanta underground clubbers will feel right at home. Look for the familiar faces among the go-go dancers from 10pm until 2am during the party.
As if Party Érotique Atlanta wasn’t going to be big enough, there are also several pre and post parties that will take place surrounding the event sponsored by local swing and fetish clubs. For more information, go to PartyÉrotique.com and click on “pre-parties” and “after-parties”.
Party Érotique Atlanta takes place at The Tabernacle located at 152 Luckie St. NW 30303 on Saturday, February 26. Doors open at 9pm, and the party will go until 2am. The event is 21 and up, and ID is required. Advanced tickets are $30 per person and may be purchased online at Live Nation or Ticketmaster. (Use the Secret Room discount and waive Ticketmaster fees.) Doors prices are $50 per person, so purchase online and save!
For more information, visit Party Érotique online, on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. For information on similar events, follow the fetish thread on Examiner and the Atlanta Underground Club Scene on Facebook.