Club RUB – celebrating 15 years with a Circus Freakshow

By on May 29, 2012

“There’s a sucker born every minute” is a phrase widely, though erroneously, credited to Phineas Taylor Barnum (1810 – 1891) the American showman, businessman, scam artist and entertainer, remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes and for founding the circus that became the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Club RUB by Jan FetishClubPixSince then circuses have progressed and regressed – Zippos, Cirque de Soleil and… Club Rub. If you’ve read the novel by Katherine Dunn “Geek Love” (with its family of carnival freaks, bred deliberately through toxic drugs and radioactive exposure) you may well have been prepared for Club Rub’s fascinatingly sexy 15th Birthday Celebration.

Hosted by the delectable Kim Rub, the theme was Circus Extraordinaire, Carnival and Freakshow. Venue was the White Swan pub in Farringdon.

How refreshing it was to see the colourful array of the “so-wrong-it’s-right” sights of evil/sexy/harlequin/Pierrot clowns, tattooed women, bearded ladies, strong men and women in furry, leopard skin thongs, “rubber-boy human corkscrews” and even a fun-sized rubber clad sexy freaky pinhead perve (courtesy of yours truly…).

The White Swan is a cool, atmospheric pub venue, the perfect setting for the friendly, intimate, charismatic party that is Club RUB. Although there’s no changing area, all of the other elements of a perfect fetish event are clear and present: a dedicated play space, bar/chill out zone, couples’ room and a pulsating dancefloor. And how many other fetish clubs can boast such a glamorous Maitre D(omme) as Kim RUB, who personally welcomes the pervy punters to her lair of lewdness. Just don’t even dream of wearing fabric trousers…or Kim’ll personally throw you out. She’s a rubberist to be reckoned with!

Ms SpikeyO

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Photos by Jan FetishClubPix

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