April 18th is a very special day in the fetish clubbing calendar as it marks 12 successful years for Club RUB. Not a single monthly Saturday has been missed in all those years. Quite an achievement, however if you know the ultra organised Kim, it won’t surprise you. Speak to her and you will feel her enthusiasm and her heart-felt belief that she is putting something back into the fetish community. She cares! The recent Annual Club RUB free party, held in conjunction with the Skin Two Yearbook launch is testament to this. Kim started her fetish clubbing promoter career with the Rubber Nipple Club two years prior to the start of RUB with then partner in crime Daniel from Decadence. I remember the mad days of the RNC – a totally unique club which has never quite been replicated since.
If you have never been to RUB before and are a little apprehensive then watch The Movie Another way to ease yourself into RUB is the Meet & Greet Service, you get shown around and introduced to folk with whom you may have something in common.
Another Club Rub special is Fetish Speed Dating, a fantastic success in March (yes I did pull) and it’s being repeated on April 18th. It starts at 11pm so get there early as they won’t wait for you. Email your name to Kim now: firstname.lastname@example.org
The dungeon has always been a big part of RUB but due to the limited space at the old venue – Dukes, this activity got a little sidelined. However, the full glory of the playroom has been reinstated after a move 18 months ago to Parker McMillan which lent itself to a more convivial play space. Now further from the dance floor, much quieter and equipped with half a dozen items of dungeon equipment you can really hear the whip’s swish.
Like queen bee around a honey pot Countess Nina de Jager is RUB’s first dedicated Mistress and indeed RUB was her first residency too! RUB likes to be the first and has added Featured Mistress of the Month to its repertoire which works perfectly.
I watched in awe of Mistress Jezebel at the March 2009 RUB as she used the medical installation and had a queue waiting for her attention. An extremely accomplished and sexy addition to the night. The roped off area means “No interference” with players and play, however, as it cuts the room in half it allows for viewing on both sides. Let’s not forget RUB also uniquely has a love sling, grope corridor and harem den – three sexy little items!
There’s a huge market in London’s club scene for all things musically gothic and industrial, but if you want pure sexy house and pumping techno then Irish Pete and Rob Parish are the daddies! The dance floor is always packed with the sexiest movers on the scene.
The latest addition and Kim tells me a very expensive one is the podium pole. Last month we were given a rare treat as the 2005 Miss Pole Dance World Elena Gibson wowed us. See some pics from Marcus T here.
Finally – Oooo argh – it’s pirate, wenches and a jolly good rogering theme on the 18th!!!
It’s all here in the newsletter.
Photo credit for Pirate Wench: www.MariaColetsis.com
Photo credit for Couples at Speed Dating by Tony Betts