The North’s most glamorous rubberati turned out in force to party at the day-long Rubbered Up North event in Manchester in early November. Billed as RUN 2: The Second Coming, this was a follow-up from a successful first bash in June this year.
Clearly the word had spread, as the pervs in attendance had come from the south-west and the Scottish Highlands as well as more local destinations. Manchester already has a moderately sized and thriving fetish club scene, but RUN 2’s raison d’etre is to offer something more than just a typical club night. The day-long rubber-fest took place in the many-splendoured surroundings of an upmarket swingers club, which offered comfortable chill spaces, a Jacuzzi and a heated pool as well as the traditional play spaces and an intriguing darkroom that doubled as a maze.
Hosted by dominatrix Mistress Evi (aka the Rubber Domme), Royalle and rubber maid CandyLatexCD, RUN 2 kicked off at noon sharp – northern fetishists like to party long and hard. And so it proved. The party was already in full swing with a full house of guests by the time Skin Two turned up 90 minutes later and the sounds of spanking and other activities formed an intriguing soundtrack as the afternoon unrolled. A queue soon formed for the vacubed, the maze door somehow managed to stay on its hinges and even the pool was occupied by rubber lovers keen to play in the water.
As well as the full range of dungeon equipment being put to extensive use, there were several stalls selling rubber clothes, toys and some gorgeous mini top hats fashioned by Mistress H. Kinky poledancers were on hand to entertain in the main bar, there were demonstrations to watch and the house mistresses kept a strict eye on it all.
And then there were the outfits – people made a huge effort to get dressed up in an amazing array of latex creations, many of them bespoke, as well as leather and black tie. There seemed to be an unofficial gas mask theme too, judging by the number of people sporting them.
After this daytime party ended at 7pm, many of the partygoers moved a mile across town to the Manchester Dungeon for the afterparty, where Mistress Julia Pink had generously offered her Fetters-equipped space to those with tickets. With five playrooms, it didn’t take long for the RUN enthusiasts to fill them up and the house mistresses were kept busy too. Skin Two crept away shortly before midnight, leaving behind a still-busy dungeon. Proof, if it were needed, that 12 hours of non-stop partying is all in a day’s work for the Manchester perverati…
Roll on RUN 3, which is already being organised – keep an eye out for the date early next year on http://www.rubberedupnorth.co.uk/
by Louise Bolotin
All photos © RUN 2 house photographer James Alexander