Skin Two North 2013 Review
Skin Two North: It’s an annual kinky northern knees up!
Skin Two North is one of the most anticipated fetish events in the northern half of the UK. Once a year, people from all over flock to Leeds City Centre to flaunt their kinkiest glad rags and enjoy themselves amongst like-minded individuals. This was the second year Skin Two North has been held at VOX Contemporary event space with its high ceilings and minimalistic modern design, the vibe of the event was able to shine through.
There were lots of familiar faces at this year’s Skin Two North Daytime Market I actually arrived 20 minutes to closing time but I was still able to peruse what everyone had to offer. There were plenty of impact toys like floggers, paddles and canes available in so many materials. Each had their creator’s own personal touches and flair to them. If you were leaving your outfit to the very last minute, there were a couple of fetish wear clothing stalls where people were still frantically going through the racks looking for the perfect piece. If extreme medical play is more your fancy there was a stall dedicated to needles, hooks, speculums, urethral sounds, staples and so forth. If you were attending this event alone there was an admission charge of £2.00 but entry was free if you had purchased advanced tickets.
Chill out area
Once we arrived at Skin Two North I was immediately met with familiar faces and friends relaxing and having a drink in the chill out area. There were various tables, chairs and padded benches for people to take in the atmosphere and catch up with a drink. At one point, my friends and I had amassed quite a shoe collection under the bench we were sat on as our feet got tired from walking around in high heels! A Skin Two photographer was wandering around taking pictures of people dressed in their best latex gear.
The vast play area at Skin Two North was kitted out to capacity with great bondage furniture supplied by Nemesis. Players were definitely spoiled for choice when it came to equipment! As I walked in about a half an hour after the event began, there were already couples warming up the spanking benches and suspension frames with a bit of impact play. Because Skin Two North is a major event, I had the feeling there would be queues for each piece of bondage furniture but I found that there was always something available and I was lucky enough to get to play twice.
At one point we were all asked to clear the play area so that feature performer Dasniya Sommer could entertain all in attendance with her beautiful shibari bondage suspension art. She gracefully suspended herself and created beautiful poses with the aid of her bondage rope.
Not too far from the main venue there was a vibrant dance floor filled with latex clad dancers gyrating the night away to a dynamic soundtrack hand-picked by none other than DJ Domaster and his fetish friendly tunes. There was plenty of room for the energized fetish fanciers to flash their best dance moves.
This dance floor area was also used for the two erotic fashion shows held during the evening. The models from Cathouse Clothing were elegantly dressed in stunning latex creations including their well-known Latex Catwoman Catsuit. The captivating performance by Psiclone Latex featured two models who acted out a wondrous scene set to exquisitely haunting music. As their set progressed, they peeled away layers of their amazing latex creations to reveal even more erotic latex fashions underneath.
All was not chaos as the Mistress of ceremonies on hand was the lovely Rosie Lugosi, Manchester’s famous lesbian vampire poet, author and fetish queen.
Return of Skin Two Midlands
How about another date for your kinky calendar? Announced at Skin Two North: Skin Two Midlands returns! For the first time since the early 90’s, Skin Two Midlands returns on Friday 15th November in the heart of Birmingham City Centre at Karbon Night Club. There will be a main room with DJs and entertainment, a cabaret bar and of course a dungeon for those who want a lovely memento of the evening’s festivities across their bum.