More Naked Folks Expected at Folsom Street Fair
San Francisco is gearing up for this Sunday's Folsom Street Fair, a celebration of all things leather and kink, as the infamous event celebrates its 30th anniversary.
The city has banned public nudity since last year's event, so some are anticipating an increase of naked folks at Folsom, where nude people are allowed to roam free. According to the Bay Area Reporter, the event is actually adding more "clothes check" stations so people can disrobe at the event, which takes place in the South of Market neighborhood.
This year's event will also see the return of elevated steel cage dancers, while demonstration stations will provide info on whipping, bondage, and masochism. Choreographed hook suspensions, where people hang from hooks in their backs and other parts of their body, will also return to the festival.
Notorious as a place of public nudity — as well as whippings and gropings — the fair is also a charity event, raising millions for HIV causes through its $10 admission fee.
See the last decade of Folsom posters here.
(Via Out Traveler)