Did you know that Charlotte, North Carolina, is home to one of the largest fetish events in the USA? Purgatory is bi-monthly, every 2nd Saturday of every even month at Amos’ Southend, the city’s largest music/arts venue, which is completely transformed into a huge 2-level dungeon over days of pre-production.
The downstairs area is full-scale nightclub, with a large stage in the front where their own Purgatory Fetish Performers along with Playboy TV’s Oni & Jody put on shocking & erotic performances every hour, with beautiful fetish go-go dancers in-between each show, all to the cutting-edge industrial/ebm sounds of nationally known DJs Lechter, Spider & Karma.
In the back is the largest of 3 full bars in the venue and a huge vendors’ area where patrons can purchase everything from lingerie & fetish gear to toys & videos as well as original art and even custom vampire fangs!
The upstairs area features 10 unique & fully interactive fetish “play stations”, including St. Andrew’s crosses, violet wand electro-torture, a complete medical fetish station, a soft-play table, a waxing station, a “human red carpet” trampling station, and even rope suspension where patrons can literally hang from the rafters, swinging down into the crowd on the lower level!
Purgatory is also one of the few major fetish events that doesn’t enforce any sort of dress code, fans can come dressed in their favorite fetish attire or “in theme” with the event, but jeans & a t-shirt are okay too. The event encourages “true freedom of
expression” so long as it’s kept within the boundaries of NC state law, meaning no full nudity and of course a strict 18+ policy.
Single Cell Productions also takes Purgatory on the road to countless cities across the US, including several appearances over the years at the Skin Two Pre-Pervy Party in Atlanta, Ga. and plan to take the event on tour internationally in 2009.
The next Purgatory will take place June 14th, 2008 at Amos’ Southend, and will feature the long-awaited “Circus Of Souls” theme with The Purgatory Fetish Performers’ makeup done by legendary body painter Pashur and more special guests TBA.
For more info on Purgatory and other Single Cell events, visit their official website at www.singlecell.us or their myspace at