This year, Isabeau & Sebastien's Fetish Fools Ball was held at the Just For Laughs Museum on St. Laurent. I thought is was a great space, different from Bain Mathieu from previous years. We arrived at around midnight, leaving a mere 3 hours to play - minus 1 hour of meet n' greet.
I wore a Lolita black dress with red fishnets stockings from Cruella and killer PVC ankle boots with 6 inch heels from Stelly/Toby on St. Laurent. I must say that I was damn cute (never so innocent) that night. I opted out of the corset for comfort. However towards the end of the night my feet were aching so it was a trade-off.
We chose a relatively quiet corner. There were some great pieces of BDSM equipment and furniture at the Ball. Our little corner had a great kneeling bench from a converted barber platform/chair. I will want to add this type of bench to my private collection because it's just too cool.
The area had a greenish spotlight which did help us to see in the dark. However I think it would have been better to use normal white lighting because some of us can be a little blind without contacts or glasses. But it did the job and no misses.
The play area was all the way towards the back, sectioned off by a large curtain. I like the idea of separating the play space and the dance floor. There was a decent amount of space between the player and the spectators, especially in our section. I didn't dwell into the other areas because I had the perfect spot for flogging and paddling.
Speaking of paddles, I actually broke my favorite wooden paddle on my switch partner, Master Tommi Gunn. I guess the wood wasn't thick enough for his hard ass. We tend to play hard, so a new set of heavy duty toys will be needed soon. But dammit, that was my FAVORITE paddle. I even used it at our March performance at Club Sin.
Since I have been playing (mild play) with my client submissives and kinda neglecting my real play partner - I must admit that I am out of practice when it comes heavier scenes. So guess what we are doing all of this week. If you don't use it, you lose it.
So back to the party ..... I can't say that I really observed the party. When I a doing a scene, I ignore all else except my play partner. However I love the live sculpting section - we certainly do have a lot of talent in Montreal. It's a shame that we didn't get a chance to check out the other play furniture, but then I was quite content at using the kneeling bench. Heck we played for a full 2 hours on that thing, taking turns switching.
I enjoyed the evening. But next time we will arrive much earlier to take advantage of play, dance and mingling among our kinky friends.