Months of planning have come together and by this time next week we will know who is our Mr Chicago Leather 2015. There’s is lots to do in picking that winner and plenty more going on around Touché during this big weekend. Check the MCL Contest page on the website for the schedule of events.
The big news is the new location for the contest. The crowds for this contest these past couple of years have proved to us that Touché can no longer hold all that wish to attend the contest. We can’t argue with success, so we have arranged with the Leather Archives & Museum just a block east of the bar to host the main contest on Saturday night.
Two things to keep in mind, the contest will begin at 8pm on Saturday with the doors opening at 7pm so you can grab your seat in the auditorium. Secondly, since the LA&M are providing us the space “after hours” there will be an admission for this year’s contest which goes to the LA&M since they will be leaving the lights on (and the heat) for us this night. Tickets for the contest are just $10 and have already begun selling at the bar. Since we will be keeping the crowd limited to the number of seats, you should pick up your tickets right away so you are not left out in the cold. There will be beverage service during the contest and a sign language interpreter for our hearing impaired friends.
We are pleased to have IML 2003 John Pendal return from London to host our contest again this year. This will be the 12th year in a row that John has taken on this task for us. His comedic talents and experience will ensure a fun and fast paced show.
We are also honored to have Ramien Pierre, International Mr Leather 2014 with us to serve on our judging panel. Joining Ramien will be International Leather Slave angie; Sir Volt, President ONYX Midwest, Joe Spacemen our Mr Midwest Rubber 2014 and of course, selecting his successor Miguel Torres, MCL 2014.
Contestant applications are coming in with the final deadline this Friday. If you’ve been thinking about entering the contest, stop by and pick up your application. At this point it looks like we will have quite a field of candidates for our judges to consider.
Our full schedule in a nutshell
WELCOME PARTY @10pm
ROAST OF MIGUEL TORRES @midnight
FETISH FLEA MARKET NOON-4PM
KINK U 1-5PM
MR CHICAGO LEATHER 2015 CONTEST at LA&M doors open 7pm contest 8pm
PURE MCL2015 VICTORY DANCE 10pm Kevin Bernal DJ dress code in Club Room
MCL LEATHER BRUNCH 11am – 2pm at Andersonville Brewing Company 5402 N Clark
FETISH FLEA MARKET noon-4pm
BLACK T Beer Bust & Dance with DJ Freddie Bain
Touché will open early at 11am on Saturday and Sunday and more info including last minute additions or changes will be posted at the bar. Tickets for the Sunday Brunch are also available at the bar for just $15 a person. Brunch includes an scrumptious buffet and non-alcoholic beverage. You can pay at the restaurant but it will cost you a couple bucks more, so grab brunch tickets when you get your contest tickets. All other events at Touché are free and open to all.
I also want to mention that the Gerber/Hart Library will be hosting a “Dirty Book Sale” during our Fetish Flea Markets on Saturday and Sunday. They have tons of books, magazines, videos and DVDs at huge discounts. Maybe you’re looking for a particular Drummer issue or other item for your collection. Check them out Saturday and come back Sunday. G/H has boxes and boxes stashed at the bar right now. More than they can layout in one day.available at the bar as well.
A shout of thanks to the Titans of the Midwest for hosted this KINK U, Gerber/Hart for providing space for our contestant interviews, the LA&M for hosting the contest and Andersonville Brewing Company for feeding us on Sunday. We have several prize sponsors to acknowledge and once that list is complete we will recognize their support as well at the contest and online.
Just plan to spend the entire weekend at Touché and you won’t miss any of the wild times in store for this weekend. We’ll be ready for you.