LFS Fringe Benefits party

By Denny on Sun 22 Dec 2002 at 17:34

Last night I went along to the LFS Fringe Benefits party at The Fringe. I turned up late due to my usual terrible navigation skills, left early due to being bored and tired, and froze to death on the way home because someone had broken into my car by smashing the driver's window while I was in the club. Not the best night out I've had recently, it must be said...

The club was fairly quiet when I turned up (at 1am), although not deserted. The dancefloor never really took off while I was there, in fact it was so empty it got taken over by Alex from Cobra Whips for playing for a large part of the night. This seemed more popular than the music, which was not so much hard house as happy handbag. Alex's scenes gathered a fairly respectable crowd of onlookers and the odd round of applause.

Upstairs the equipment was mostly being used for Dommes to sit on while foot fetishists kissed their shiny boots, which is one of those definitively fetishy kind of things to see when you walk into a room :) There were also occasional spankings and floggings up there. A video was running on an overhead television, I didn't figure out what it was though - SM Pride march maybe? Just normal people in nice outfits wandering around in the streets mostly...

In the end the lack of music that I liked meant that I was falling asleep on one of the bench seats by 3am and so I left. To find that the charming locals had smashed my driver's window so that they could have a look around in my car. Highly intelligent locals obviously, as although they emptied the entire glovebox onto the passenger seat and opened the boot and looked inside the jump-leads box (??), they failed to notice the two bags full of clothes, shopping, and various other stuff which were behind the front seats. It's nice that I didn't actually have anything stolen, but I imagine the window is still going to cost a bit to fix...

On the whole, the venue looked promising. With a different DJ (and maybe an armed guard on my car) I'd be interested in going back sometime to see if I just picked a bad night to visit.

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