Location: Sound Academy, 11 Polson St, Toronto
Tickets:$45 ($55 at the door) with limited $125 VIP packages at http://rapture.northbound.com
Dress Code: leather / rubber / PVC / fetish sex wear / drag / lingerie / uniform / gothic
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord (1 Thessalonians 4:17)
To many Orthodox religions, it is heresy. To Evangelical Christians, it is proof that we must repent for our sins while we still walk the Earth. At 9pm on October 22, 2011, Northbound Leather’s Annual Fall Fetish Ball opens the doors to their vision of the Rapture:
The state or condition of being rapt, or carried away from one’s self be it agreeable excitement, violence of a pleasing passion, extreme joy or pleasure, ecstacy.
The centrepiece of this fantastical evening will be a fusion of fashion and theatre produced by Carolyn Kelly. Lasting 45 minutes, Rapture will feature interpretations that include a mother giving birth to a child, Ill Nana / DiverseCity performing a modern ballet (“men in stilettos”) and a live crucifixion, all while debuting three new collections from Marty Rotman (an interview with him can be found at http://natpo.st/9KCuhL via the National Post).
Rotman’s first collection is inspired by Steampunk of the 80s and 90s, Sherlock Holmes and the completely underrated TV show Firefly. A second collection will feature Japanese calfskins and a loose style, culminating in a neoprene and pleather space age collection that purposely accentuates its jewellery from House of Levant and Miles Sexton and Thien Hoang. It sounds like the past, the present and the future. They’re just getting together for tea, and a good spanking in the dungeon.
The dress code is strictly enforced. Options such as leather corsets, or your new lace teddy (with say, some hot, leather boots) will do. Jeans, if it isn’t a part of your costume, will not. You could also express your fetish for priests, college girls or nuns. As it happens, I’ll be a school girl with my fiancée the Catholic priest. So in a way, my Rapture will involve confessing my sins. After the show I’ll be back to tell you how it went. At least what I can talk about.