Dore Alley 2010 Photos
The Up Your Alley event, more commonly known as The Dore Alley Fair or simply Dore Alley, was held Sunday, July 25th. This leather and fetish event in San Francisco was on Folsom Street between 9th and 10th Streets and on Dore Street ("Dore Alley") from Howard Street.
The event is organized by the same group that runs Folsom Street Fair, the world's largest BDSM fetish and leather event. Like Folsom, there were vendors, dancing, and a lot of pervy dudes. But unlike Folsom this is a smaller event, much more community based, whereas Folsom is now such a major institution that it often sees more mainstream folks coming in to check out the crazy.
Our man on the streets, Andrew Inman, made it to the event and took some fun pictures that we've put into this slide show.
The first Up Your Alley Street Fair was held in 1985 on Ringold Street between 8th and 9th Streets and was called Ringold Alley Fair. The event moved to its current location on Folsom Street at Dore Street in 1987. According to Wikipedia, "Among the original rationales for this fair was to illustrate, in the face of redevelopment pressures, that the South of Market neighborhood was already home to a community and that this community was still active and organized in spite of the AIDS epidemic."
Find out more about Folsom Street Fair and Up Your Alley.