I had a great show at Northern Illinois University on Thursday evening. Thank you so much to Prism, Marc Romero, and everyone else who worked so hard to make the event a success! The audience was so interested and asked a lot of really great questions. It was also really great to get to pick the brain of Dr. Brad Sagarin, who with his research lab, is working on more projects in BDSM and kinky sex. Incredible time!
Pup Trigger had scheduled a trip to Chicago for us this weekend to see Kai and Shivian get hand-fasted (married). I haven't been down here since MIR. It's been a very relaxing get away! I got in on Friday afternoon and used my free time to visit the Leather Archives and Museum for my very first time. Seeing some of the original, handpainted artwork, the old guard vests, patches, and colors, the historical displays was very moving. The paintings, specifically, sent chills down my spine. It's a look into a world that I'm a part of today, but so disconnected with, from a time long before I was alive.
That night we went to Steamworks. I'd never been there before. By the time my Minneapolitain counterparts arrived from the north, we were getting there pretty late. We made the most of our time anyway, though. GearKidMN, Trigger, and myself decided to put on a floorshow. GearKid and I had done it before, but it was especially fun to have Trigger a part of it as well. Man, can GearKid take a fist...and all the other guys standing around loved watching as well ;)
Yesterday was a loooooong day, but a good kind of long day. Kai and Shivian were getting hand-fasted (married)! It was an awesome day. I've been to a large number of weddings in my day, but I've never before been to a kink wedding. The grooms both wore kinky gear and many of the guests were wearing their best latex or leather. However, they both also invited their regular "vanilla" families, making it a very interesting mix of people. Regardless, it was an incredible day! Congratulations to the two very happy grooms, and best of luck in life, leather, and your pursuit of happiness.
Slept in today from a long night of festivities. Leaving for Minnesota tomorrow, so we'll see what kind of trouble I can cause with the rest of my day today....