Note from Tony: We're up to 896 members as of March 23, on various forms of social media, mostly on the email list. I REALLY wanted to take us over 900 this last weekend, but I ran out of steam! In a year, I expect that we'll be at over 2,500 members at the current rate. Everybody wants to be on the winning team, so it's getting easier and easier to add new men to the list. Even better, it's getting easier and easier for the newest faces among us to fit right in. As I keep saying, QUANTITY is nice, but the QUALITY of brotherhood, acceptance and good-heartedness is the real point.
There are a few new plans in the making that haven't been announced yet, for later on in the year, but in the meantime, let's just keep building momentum and solidifying our monthly traditional events. We're on a really good ride, and I don't want to mess it up by throwing too many variables at everybody.
I'm planning to attend the Dore Alley/Up Your Alley Street Fair this year. It's not really in the budget, but I have certainly enjoyed Dore Alley and Folsom Street Fairs in the past. I can bend the budget for something that nice, and so should you.
-=-=-=-=- UPCOMING EVENTS -=-=-=-=-
March 26th, 7-10PM: Mr. Bear SD 2011 Contest
March 26th; Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2011 Contest.
Friday, April 1, 7PM: SDLOG monthly educational meeting: KNOT FUN with Michael Sol, from SoCal Shibari
Saturday, April 2, 9PM-2AM; BearNight Dance at Numbers. $5 cover. First Saturday of each month. Lots of leathermen attend this event…
Wednesday, April 6, 9PM: PUPPY NIGHT at the Eagle, hosted by Pup DragZ and San Diego Puppy Play (SDPP). First Wednesday of each month.
April 8-10; Leather Leadership Conference in
Friday, April 8, 9PM-1AM: DRESS IT UP/STRIP IT DOWN at the Eagle. This has become the biggest fetishmen event in San Diego every month! Approximately 300 men come cycling through the bar during the course of this event on the second Friday of each month, and many of us are dressed (or undressed) to impress! Here are a few reviews, if you haven't been to one yet. This month's theme is FULL LEATHER. If you've got it, we really want to see it. Before much longer, it'll be too hot to get fully layered up! Here are some pictures from October, February and March. Notice how HAPPY everybody is. You deserve to be that happy too.
Saturday, April 9; 4-7PM: Anthony's IML Fundraiser/Cigar Social at Bourbon Street
April 16-17; Phoenix Pride
April 28-May 2nd; Phoenix Phurfest 2011
Sunday, May 1, 5-8PM: CIGARS & BOOTS at Redwing, hosted by California LeatherSir Miles B. First Sunday of each month, out on the patio at Redwing. Unbelievably congenial crowd… Like nothing you've ever seen. The perfect Gentlemen's Club vibe. You'd think these men have been best friends for decades, and there's room for more, so come on over and mingle freely…
May 21-22; Long Beach Pride
- If you're going to International Mr. Leather 2011 weekend in late May in Chicago, NOW would be a really good time to make sure that your travel and lodging plans are completed.
June 10-12; Los Angeles Pride
June 25-26; San Francisco Pride
July 15-17, San Diego Pride
July 28-30; International Leather Sir/boy/Community Boot Black in San Francisco, leading into...
July 31; Dore Alley/Up Your Alley Street Fair